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    Cuben hammock

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    How much did the tester weigh. I'm not prepared to turn my cuben hammock into stuffsacks just yet.
    Hi,

    The guy was 6 foot tall and weighed 260 pounds.

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    I still want one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    But 1.1 nylon stretches. I predict a renewed search for ripstop polyester. But that said, I still plan to make a hammock with my CT1K.08 , but I'm going to do prototypes with 1.9 ripstop first and pay careful attention to areas of stress.
    I've been using Thru-Hiker.com 1.1 for my homemade hammock I've been developing as I have also been playing with the Nano7. There is a very minor increase in weight over what the Nano 7 uses, but one thing I have noticed is there isn't much stretch to the thru-hiker 1.1. The lay of the hammock seems pretty flat, flatter than even the Hammock Bliss hammock I've also been testing which is made of much heavier material.

    I don't know all the info behind the 1.1 that thru-hiker has, but it is different than any other 1.1 I've made hammocks out of in the past.
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    There are two types of 1.1 generally in use...one stretches much easier than the other. I think Type 66 is the less stretchy kind.

    The HH ultralight hammocks are made from 1.1 and they don't stretch much after the first few uses. Not like the 1.1 Walmart nylon I made a hammock from. Stretched so much it gave me shoulder squeeze even when the hammock had lots of sag.
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    Looking for this one too.
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    I see this thread has been dead for almost 2 years, but, has there been any advancement in the Cuben Hammock area?
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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    I see this thread has been dead for almost 2 years, but, has there been any advancement in the Cuben Hammock area?
    After two years of thinking about it I've ordered some .75 from Moujtainfitter and plan to try it next month when I get back from my hike. See the ghost hammock thread for that discussion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cranky Bear View Post
    I see this thread has been dead for almost 2 years, but, has there been any advancement in the Cuben Hammock area?
    The only one I have ever heard of that actually worked is Strung out's which you can see here.

    I have been seriously considering making a hammock out of momentum though. I do know one person who made one successfully and has been using it for awhile.

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    That is a cool hammock. Maybe if mine works I can upgrade it to something like that.
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    First cuben hammock

    Just got back from Loyalsock, carrying two hammocks - my standard down insulated 1.9 oz. nylon and a new cuben adjustable made with CT1K.18. The first two nights were cold so I stuck with the known and trusted nylon hammock augmented with an overstuffed No Sniveler as an underquilt (I sleep cold - temps were in the mid twenties both nights.) The third night it was warmer, maybe 45 or more, so I used the uninsulated cuben hammock with the NS underquilt. (1) It was very warm. (2) More importantly, it was very comfortable. The 18 adjustable cords on each end really let me fine tune it to a shape that suits me. Others tried it and seemed impressed, though some (who are too tall) wanted it longer. One brave anonymous tester determined that it will hold 230 lbs. My next move will be to replace the 600 lb. spectra end cords with lighter spectra. I've used 130 lb test for similar adjustable hammocks in the past. The hammock currently weighs about 10 oz., with dynaglide suspension whoopies. The next step after that will be to insulate it with down, using a bottom layer and baffles of CT.03K.08. Projected final weight will be under 2 lb.

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