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    New pertex DIY Hammock

    I thought I'd give this a try.

    3.5m of olive green pertex 4. Hemmed on two longer sides and a channel on each of the two shorter ends.



    6mm Dyneema is currently being used but I have some 5mm on its way.



    Cord was thread through each end cord and cinched up nice and tight, looped around and a square knot tied up nice and tight.

    A short length of the same cord was attached to the hammock with a larks foot below 1st bit of cord.



    Will it hold?





    it holds nicely, although the wall posts of the new house are a little low, therefore the hammock is suspended much lower than I would normally have it.

    It holds nicely!





    It is super light weight. Just going out to take it down and weigh it,
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    Sweet man. Nice work.
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    Weight is without caribiners. Stuff sack is an XS Exped dry bag.



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    Looking forward to seeing the weight of the hammock. I know pretty much nothing about pertex, but I was looking at their fabrics here. Do you know which fabric you used? Does it feel strong enough?

    Great looking hammock and I am impressed by your stitching Much straighter lines than the hammock that I made.
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    Oops. You posted the weight while I was posting. Very light. How does it compare to a single layer 1.1 ounce ripstop in terms of stretch?
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    Its super comfy. Fair bit of stretch I reckon but not more so than my TTTM double.

    I have some black pertex lined up for a double layer hammock.
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    I'd like to see that in a double layer. That's one sweet hammock with the use of Pertex.

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    Looking at the link to Pertex fabrics, I don't see "Pertex 4", though I've heard others mention it. Is it one of the types of "Classic" Pertex mentioned there? What's the weight in grams/square meter or ounces/square yard?

    I have some Pertex Microlight I've been saving for quilts and maybe a windshirt. It's very soft. I think the weight is about 1.5 oz/sq. yd., but I haven't measured it. If I used it for a hammock, I think it would need to be double layer.

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    Pertex 4 is one of the classic range. Probably before the uk company was bought out by the Japanese firm.
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