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    Ripstop weight suggestions

    I'm looking at making a double layer hammock with underquilting included as the bottom layer. I'm thinking a heavier weight for the top layer and lighter weight for the bottom. Trying to keep the size and weight down enough not to make this huge, how light would be safe?
    I was thinking 1.5 to 1.6oz for the top layer and something like 1.1 for the bottom.
    Thoughts?

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    How much do you weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrprez View Post
    How much do you weigh?
    Under 200lb.
    Depending on time of year (training and beer consumption), between 170 and 185.

    200lb is a safe target with extra clothes, and what not

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    There have been others to try this with varying success. I think there was one major failure. The oroblem is the stitching weakens the hammock material. I don't remember anyone trying a double layer though. Here is some reading. http://www.imrisk.com/hammock/warmhammock.htm.

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    Shoot FireInMyBones a PM asking about his integrated underquilt; he's been fiddling with it for a while now. I think he's got it working to his satisfaction now, but I could be wrong.

    At under 200 lbs, I'd recommend a 1.4 to 1.7 oz/sq yd fabric for the layer on your prototype, but I think FIMB has 1.1 as his (he runs below your weight, but not by an whole heckofalot).

    Hope it helps!
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    I've noticed lot of folks around 200# are getting away with double layer 1.1
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    I'm sleeping every night in a DIY 1.1 12 foot long hammock, and have been for the last three months. I weigh 215.

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    I sleep in a SL 1.1 two or three days a week with no issues, and I'm about 215#.
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    So I should be safe with 1.5 and 1.1 by the sounds of it.
    The biggest thing is to make setup and tear down (packing) easier and save a bit.
    The idea of hanging the hammock, through in the top quilt and be done is nice. A pair of snake skins in here, and camp tear down should be easily under 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Mike View Post
    I'm looking at making a double layer hammock with underquilting included as the bottom layer...
    If I'm understanding this correctly, you intend to have two layers of fabric in total. One for the hammock (and UQ top) and another layer for the UQ outside shell. If this is the case, only the top layer will support your weight as the bottom layer has to be differential cut (cut much larger) to allow the insulation to loft.

    Your fabric choices will be limited by what is available in downproof versions if you intend to use down.

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