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    Sorry if this is off topic, but is this fabric that you are talking about down proof and/or water resistant?

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    I'm planning to build... Ok commission the build of... A DIY BB clone using this fabric as an outter layer. I'll be using the 20D ripstop from OWF (black) as the inner layer. I'm not planning to use it unil I've lost about 50lbs more.

    Since, I won't be ever using a pad, or at least not a very thick one. (1/8" in an emergency) My hope is that I'll be comfortable when I hit ~235lbs, in a ~20oz BB, and it will last my entire AT through hike. Only time will tell I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubbockhammockguy View Post
    Sorry if this is off topic, but is this fabric that you are talking about down proof and/or water resistant?
    no! & no!

    It is pure finish, second quality. There are markings to highlight defects in the print. As well as a very very light ink overall. It's so thin you can see through it. Lets just say you probably wouldn't want to be going commando if you made a pair of shorts out of it.
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    Now that you folks are getting me to thinking about this fabric, I might make a hammock with a single layer of this zippered to the TOP of the hammock, just like a zippered bugnet. I would use this as a winter hammock when I don't won't to go all the way to a sock. Hmmmm....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    I highly recommend testing the DIY sil thing with this fabric before going to the effort of making a tarp.
    Good thinking.

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    I just received 160 yds of 72" wide 1.1 DWR ripstop in 1st quality olive and tan (about 80 yrds each) as a freebie and planned on making a single layer hammock for starters. I've enjoyed reading the collective thoughts on making a hammock with this weight of a material. I'm 185#Any suggestion for hammock type/design are most welcomed that may be best for this material. My company makes the waterproof coating that went on this fabric. I'm in the process of testing it for waterproof and I placed water on the top and will see how much penetrates in 8 hours and over the weekend.

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    If your fabric is waterproof, you may want to reconsider using it for a hammock unless you want to wake up on a pool of perspiration. WP fabrics are best used for tarps. All my tarps are 1.1 or lighter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chembrew View Post
    I just received 160 yds of 72" wide 1.1 DWR ripstop in 1st quality olive and tan (about 80 yrds each) as a freebie and planned on making a single layer hammock for starters. I've enjoyed reading the collective thoughts on making a hammock with this weight of a material. I'm 185#Any suggestion for hammock type/design are most welcomed that may be best for this material. My company makes the waterproof coating that went on this fabric. I'm in the process of testing it for waterproof and I placed water on the top and will see how much penetrates in 8 hours and over the weekend.
    You certainly could send 8 yards of it to various members to make into tarps and test its waterproofness.

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    thanks for the comment Mike. I dont know yet if it pools up or not. Its seems very breathable, like you can blow through it without too much pressure. So I figure water vapor will move out readily and may not pool up, but not liquid water which completely beads over it and runs off it. I just finished a 1.3 silnylon tarp and these are very different materials, in the breathability aspect. Your comment reminded me it is "best to test", and I have plenty enough to sew up a quick survival bivy sack and see if it breathes ok during a good nights sleep. If I find it doesn't breath, I just pull it off and continue my zzzzz's, and think of other uses for it besides a hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chembrew View Post
    ..1.1 DWR ripstop...My company makes the waterproof coating that went on this fabric...
    Be careful with your nomenclature.

    DWR and waterproof are two completely different things.

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