Like every specialized piece of equipment directed at lightweight,it's obviously a balancing act between weight and ruggedness,
between the abuse it has to withstand and rate thereof..
When used at a more or less normal rate they seem to hold up quite well but
i wonder how they fare in an everyday use scenario
Now for hammocks i`m quite convinced fabric with 1.1oz/sqy (37g/m²) or more especially when more than on layer is used will do the job for a very long time, but how susceptible is it to be punctured by objects you accidentally lie on or even thorns ?
Of course it's to be avoided but you never know right?!
And what i`m personally most worried about is the tarp..
How appropriate is Ripstop Silnylon really considering UV exposure and occasional scuffs it might take on a long trip.
Is Pu coated Nylon to be preferred ? Or even Polyester , Polycotton ?
With such a rich (in experience) community i hope you can help me out here
I was planning to build a tarp from 60-80g/m² (1,7-2,4oz/sqy) Ripstop Silnylon with the seams glued with elastosil instead of sewing, but i grew slightly reluctant ...