I was spending a little quality time in my hammock the other day and was thinking about all the floppy material on my right side and I decided to chop it off. I left one side full and cut off about 8" from the other side. It still lays the same and now I don't have all that extra material. I'm not sure how much of a wieight savings is involved, but it was kind of cool. Thought I'd share.