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    Thank you for this! I've been trying to glean this for a while. It's a great help.

    But I don't see my hammock up there. Is the 1.0 dl about the same as a 1.1 dl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadrunnr72 View Post
    I am guessing that the chart was neccesary after the big boys asking about a lite weight Darien Hammock.
    Exactly

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    Quote Originally Posted by newlease View Post
    Thank you for this! I've been trying to glean this for a while. It's a great help.

    But I don't see my hammock up there. Is the 1.0 dl about the same as a 1.1 dl?
    Most of the 1.0oz stuff I've seen is the same as a 1.1oz nylon without any coating or DWR treatment.
    One exception would be the Impetus 1.0 from DIY Gear Supply. It's 1.0oz after coating so the base fabric weight would be lighter.

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    Useful chart. Newbies (and some of us oldies) won't immediately recognize some fabric types by their weight. 1.1 ripstop nylon and 1.9 ripstop nylon are widely available and very recognizable, but is the 1.6 oz. the same as the 1.5 oz ripstop nylon I got from DIYgearsupply? My first hammocks were made with supplex nylon from QuestOutfitters. Kay said it was the same stuff that Ed Speer used for extra strong hammocks. I think it was 2.8 oz, but I could be wrong. ( Yup - I'm wrong. The QuestOutfitters site says their supplex is 3.4 - 4 oz.) What are the 2.25 oz and 2.6 oz fabrics in your chart, and where can they be purchased?

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    looks great!
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    Thank you thank you for the chart. make us noobs a bit more confident with our choices. Great chart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Useful chart. Newbies (and some of us oldies) won't immediately recognize some fabric types by their weight. 1.1 ripstop nylon and 1.9 ripstop nylon are widely available and very recognizable, but is the 1.6 oz. the same as the 1.5 oz ripstop nylon I got from DIYgearsupply? My first hammocks were made with supplex nylon from QuestOutfitters. Kay said it was the same stuff that Ed Speer used for extra strong hammocks. I think it was 2.8 oz, but I could be wrong. ( Yup - I'm wrong. The QuestOutfitters site says their supplex is 3.4 - 4 oz.) What are the 2.25 oz and 2.6 oz fabrics in your chart, and where can they be purchased?
    I was trying to figure out a way to cover several possible fabric weights without listing each and every individual weight.

    Many of the 40d nylons will go in the 1.4 - 1.6 range.
    The 2.25-2.3oz can be found in many 70d Crinkle Nylons, Poly Taffetas & Poly/Nylon blends.
    The 2.6oz can be found in the Crinkle Polyester Taffeta (table cloths) & Poly/Nylon Blends.
    I have some supplex in a 3.7oz Hunter Green and it's amazingly comfortable

    It's unfortunate that many of the heavier fabrics, especially Polyesters and Polyester/Nylon blends don't get much consideration.

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    Great info and very easy to understand.
    Thank you

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    Awesome work PapaSmurf, thanks for taking the time to do it.
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    Awesome chart PapaSmurf!

    Got me thinking... Anyone do a hammock with Momentum50 (.69oz/yd2) single layer?

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