I wonder what the weight limit is for cuben fiber hammocks? Since i weigh over 200 pounds right now, i don't see one in my immediate future. Perhaps next year after some long hikes....
I've made a hammock out of $1/yard fabric for a total cost (including rope)
of <$6. If I use your argument, is everyone, who pays more than $6 for a hammock, guilty of something to do with hunger in Africa? I think it would be
less than kind to insinuate such a thing.
the manufacture for between $14.50 & $16.50 a yard. The Cuben Fiber Corp.
was bought by North Sails and the division is now called North Cuben Fiber , LLC.
I have not dealt with them since the buyout.
CF material is not breathable and as such I do not use a Cuben hammock in
hot weather. If you sleep naked, I suspect it will feel like sleeping on Saran wrap.
Last edited by Oh-No; 08-14-2008 at 08:58. Reason: clarity
Would it be possible to sew an extra strip along the bottom center of the hammock to increase the weight capacity, or would the sewing holes weaken the strength of it all?
I would make sure the extra strip extended the entire length of the hammock
and was incorporated into the gathered ends.
It may be cheaper, easier, and lighter to get Cuben sailcloth of sufficient strength so as to eliminate the need for a reenforcing strip.