I've been working on a weight chart to help new hangers determine the appropriate fabric for their weight. It's tough because the limits are such a subjective area and different fabrics and hammocks act differently. I'm shooting for an overall rule of thumb, not an absolute weight limit.
Here's what I have so far. If anybody sees anything way out of line, let me know.
Green = "safe and comfortable"
Yellow is a 20lb range = "safe, but some loss of comfort"
Red = "you really need to think about a heavier fabric"
Also, please understand that this chart is to help guide the new hanger in their choice of fabric.
Many of you choose to live out there in the "red area", but it may not be the right choice for the "average person".