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    Quote Originally Posted by beep View Post
    Not to take this thread way off topic, but what weight fabric does the Nano-7 use to get to a "300 lb" rating and weigh so little?
    +1 for this question. "300 lb"... that seems mightly questionable.

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    I don't weigh 300 pounds so I wouldn't know.
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    I wouldn't doubt it. I know a 260lb man that used a silk hammock he made. And used it for a couple of years. Don't get me wrong, he was like a mother nursing her baby when he was handling it and using it, but it worked.

    The weight savings are mostly in the dimensions on this thing. It's shorter. You will have to sacrifice a little comfort to save this weight. But for a fastpacker, adventure racer, and thru hiker, that might be a small price to pay. It's 7' long by 4' wide. That's quite a difference from most other camping hammocks.

    I'd bet it still sleeps much better than the ground.

    Info of the Nano 7:

    The Nano 7 hammock from Grand Trunk is an extremely lightweight hammock. It is perfect for relaxing on day hikes or in the backyard. It is also the perfect choice for those wanting to camp overnight as the Nano 7 would be the lightest backpacking hammock on the market. Constructed of sturdy but light ripstop nylon the Nano 7 is durable as well as light. The included stuff sack is attached for convenience and when packed the Nano 7 is about the size of a softball. Carabiners at each end simplify set up.
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    EASY to OPEN - Just grab the Nano in one hand and pull the red carabiner.
    300 lb capacity
    Weighs 6.7 oz
    Size - 9'x4'
    Material - 1.27 oz RipStop nylon
    Color - Gray
    Pack Size - 7"x4"
    Ultra lightweight hammock
    Carabiners on each end for easy set up
    Stuff sack is attached so you can't lose it
    Triple stitched for strength and reliability
    Strong and durable RipStop nylon
    Hang Kit is NOT included.
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    Have y'all heard about the breathable cuben? It may double the price of this setup, but lower the weight a bit.
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    I've not heard of it.

    The Spinn tarp would be a nice weight and money saver. I think if one wanted to go even lighter than this you could make a cuben diamond tarp. I sketched one out and figured it in at about 2.8 ounces. You could probably set up the Zpacks 5'x8' tarp as an asym for $140 and 2.9 ounces.
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    Breathable cuben? This opens so many possibilities!

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    JustJeff--links to the newest miracle fiber?
    I'd bet co's like Western Mountaineering will be all over this.
    Wonder who among us will offer the first TQ and UQ with it.

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    I haven't seen specific info, but it is hinted at.

    Cubic Tech's Products page mentions gas permeability. And Ron Bell hinted about it here.
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    Yeah - I haven't seen any specifics about it yet, and I searched CubicTech's page for it. Nothing more than what AS linked to. It shows up in a few threads at BPL.

    Not sure I'd be willing to pay the cost, but we'll see. For example, a Yeti UQ doesn't use all that much material, so you might save an ounce or two by doubling the cost of the quilt. Worth it? That's about a hundred dollars per ounce! A full-length and full-width quilt would save some more weight, though.
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