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    Does a single layer hammock stretch more?

    I'm considering a WBBB XLC and trying to decide between a 1.1 DL or a 1.7 single layer. I'm thinking the single layer will be a little more "stretchy". If so is that a good thing or bad. Will it give a flatter lay or have more sag? Or is there no difference in comfort between single layer and double hammocks?

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    Senior Member Mort's Avatar
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    I just ordered a 1.7 single BB, so that's what I'm going with since I'm not interested in using pads. I'm not that large of a guy (185 lbs), so I felt that the single would give me more than enough support. I'll be spraying the outside fabric with Permithrin to keep the mosquitoes at bay. Sounds like a good set up to me.

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    I'm also about 185 pounds and won't be using a pad. That's why I'm leaning toward the single layer, but I wonder how they compare in the way you lay in the sweet spot.

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    http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/hammocks101.php
    That will have all of your answers.
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    The thinner the material the more it will stretch. Its a personal thing as to the comfort of the the stretchier feel. I don't mind it. I am 250lbs and use a 1.7 SL BB.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thom View Post
    http://www.warbonnetoutdoors.com/hammocks101.php
    That will have all of your answers.
    Thanks Thom,

    I didn't remember that part about the flatness. I'm going for the 1.7 SL

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