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    I am guessing that the 1.1 oz silnylon IS too light for a tarp. Do you agree?
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    AND uncomfortable!

    There are 1.1 hammocks out there and they are fine if you're a skinny person. That pretty much leaves me out of that arena.

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    1.1 oz silnylon is perfect for a tarp.

    1.1 oz dwr is doable for a hammock if you're careful. Silnylon isn't breathable so it's not so good for a hammock, but it doesn't really make a difference if you're using a pad anyway. The 1.1 oz dwr I used for the hammock stretched so much it gave me shoulder squeeze, though.
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    i recently got some polyester fabric from owf by mistake. they said it was nylon, but it's not. it is 1.5oz/yd, and is about the color of southern white pine (needles). anyway, i really like it. it stretches way way less than 1.9 (this is a double 1.5 layer hammock though) anyway, it seems to make a noticeable difference. the benefits of less stretch are: my but sinks less compared to my head and feet, resulting in a signifigantly flatter lay, and less shoulder suqeeze. i have not compared single layer 1.5 poly to single layer 1.9 nylon, but the double 1.5 has the flatest lay and least shoulder squeeze of any end gathered hammock i have ever tried. i was able to lay on my side without having to resort to the fetal position due to hip torque. it really was a signifigant diff, just thought i would share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warbonnetguy View Post
    i recently got some polyester fabric from owf by mistake. they said it was nylon, but it's not.
    Interesting, they sent me some stuff that they said was 5oz Climashield and it wasn't, I am trying to get them to resolve it now.

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    How good would a tarp be out of the 1.5 poly? I could score tons of black or gray at Walmart in the $1 bin, but didn't think it would do as well as sil for a tarp.

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    the 1.5 poly i am talking about is breathable, and would work poorly for a tarp, lightweight waterproof polyester would probably work well, less stretch could be an advantage for a tarp, lots of tent rainflies are poly for that reason i'm sure.

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