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    Can you use 1.1 oz ripstop in a single layer hammock???

    Hey, so i made my first diy hammock out of 1.9 oz ripstop, but it was a little more weighty than i would like so i was wondering if 1.1 ripstop is strong enough to make a single layer gathered end hammock with the hammock knot in each end instead of a tube stitch. Im 5' 9" and 175pounds. any thoughts??
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    It should be fine to 190 or so. It won't lay quite as flat as 1.7 or 1.9, but it will hold.
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    I'm 185 and have a slept quite a few nights in my DIY gathered end made from 1.1oz ripstop. It is kind of freaky though. Just seems like it shouldn't work.
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    Just as a test, I decided to make a hammock with an 11' body, just to see how it would compare to my 9' DIY... It's made from 1.1 ripstop 2nd's I bought from Sclittlefield.

    I now use it as my primary hammock, and have slept 7+ nights and several naps in it.

    I weigh 210lbs... + clothing I keep inspecting the whipping to make sure it isn't failing...

    If I had to do it over again (and I might) I'd probably go double Layer...
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    hey thanks alot!

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    I made my first two hammocks from 1.1 material. Both work, both often look like they might fall aopart at any time. I then made a hammock from 1.9 and found that it is more comfortable due to the much lower stretch factor.

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    I've made two from 1.1 oz ripstop. Some ripstop is more stretchy than others and that will definitely make a difference in comfort. My 1.1 sil hammock is pretty comfortable and shows no signs of damage after several nights in it...probably 8-10. I'm ~180 lbs.
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    Since nobody brought this up i thought i should throw my 2 cents in.

    I made my first and 2nd hammock out of 1.9oz ripstop. Mostly since it was easy and cheaper to get but i did have some method to my madness.

    I used the table at the bottom of the link below to figure out which material i should use. I weight around 250lbs so i figured that if 1.7 was flat at 190 the 1.9 should be flat around 210ish and so far i have slept like a baby in it.
    http://warbonnetoutdoors.com/blackbirds.php
    There are some other links which say the recommended weights for ripstop hammocks but the one above i thought was the most informative and simple.

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    hey guys, thanks for the input. i have decided to go with 1.5 oz ripstop because it seems to be a perfect compromise between 1.1 and 1.9, and besides- now i wont have to work too much about it comming down in the night!!
    Thanks so much, Dan

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    my first hammock was 1.1oz

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