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    Ripstop or Tyvek top cover

    I'm wanting to make a top cover for my bridge hammock. I cant seem to find any ripstop around 1.9oz. that is at least 66" wide. Anybody know of a source?
    If not, I am also considering using Tyvek. http://cgi.ebay.com/Dupont-TYVEK-HOM...QQcmdZViewItem
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    personally, i would lean toward 1.1oz rip stop & just sew two pieces together w/ a seam if needed. but of course i'm thinking about the cheap stuff from walmart. if you're going to get it else where you can probably find it wide enough.
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    you can rarely get it that wide, i think justjeff had some grey 1.1 that was 65-70" a few months ago.

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    i dont think he had it 70" wide

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    Any opinions on the difference in warmth, if any, between using 1.9oz or 1.1oz as a top cover?
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    I think the 1.9 would be thicker, thus trapping more heat within.

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    Here's an idea. Try silk.

    Silk would probably be a great material for a top cover; it light and highly breathable. If you look at this site where I bought my 10mm silk to make a hammock, they have widths from 36" - 108" and everything in between. The only down side is that it comes in white, but you could always dye it.

    As far as a top cover goes, it doesn't have to be ripstop. It can be almost any material that is breathable.
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    I got some of this. 3 yards. Gonna sew the two pieces together.
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