I've been thinking about making a hammock as well, but one problem i've been pondering was the bug netting. How well would velcro work instead of a zipper? I was thinking that maybe a velcro would be easier to get in and out of if you are just hanging out. You could just get in or out and let it go and it would just flap down and stick on. Also, at night you wouldn't have any problems if the zipper were to get stuck having low visibilty and what not. Anyways, i was thinking of doing something like this -
Now something else I thought about is that maybe one could sew into the actual hammock like an extra tab sewn into the edge of the hammock for the buttons on the outside of the hammock/the inside of the netting to clip into, instead of sewing the buttons directly into the hammock fabric part which might compromise the structural integrity of the hammock itself over time.
Something like this -
Has anyone tried this before? What type of Velcro would you think to use on something like this? I was thinking of either thick Heavy duty tabs, or weaves of smaller tabls in like a tic tac toe sort of design, to make like several cells of velcro all along the sides of the hammock.
Also i'm a heavy guy, my dimensions are 6'5" 330ish, but i would want something where myself and another person could sit in comfortably, and i was wondering what type of fabric to make the hammock out of. I'm hesitant of the whipping procedure because it just doesn't look like it would hold up after i toss and turn throughout the night.
Any kind of feedback would be helpful.