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    Question about fabricweight?

    You guys keep talking (writing) about different types of ripstop for hammock that is 1,1oz or 1,9oz or whatever.

    What is that?

    I know that oz is ounce but is it per square-"something", or what?

    Since Im from Europe I have some difficults in "translating" this measures to something I can understand.

    Please respond!
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    it is referring to the weight (or strength) of the fabric per square yard...or in metric units it is nearly one meter square, or 10000 cm squared. It is just a way of categorizing the different kinds of ripstop nylon. hope that helps!!
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    Thanx!

    That means that:
    1,1oz = 37gr/m2
    1,7oz = 58gr/m2

    I have made a single-layer hammock made from 50gr/m2 = 1,5oz
    I weigh 190lb

    A Traveler Single Layer 1,7oz is rated to 240lb
    A Traveler Single Layer 1,1oz is rated to 185lb

    1,5oz should be rated at approx 220lb
    That gives me a safetymargin of 30lb

    If my mathematics are correct it will help me from nightmares...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bieggolmai View Post
    Thanx!

    That means that:
    1,1oz = 37gr/m2
    1,7oz = 58gr/m2

    I have made a single-layer hammock made from 50gr/m2 = 1,5oz
    I weigh 190lb

    A Traveler Single Layer 1,7oz is rated to 240lb
    A Traveler Single Layer 1,1oz is rated to 185lb

    1,5oz should be rated at approx 220lb
    That gives me a safetymargin of 30lb

    If my mathematics are correct it will help me from nightmares...
    I used your figures to check mine, and we're pretty close. I calculated that dividing ounces per square yard by .03 gives grams per square meter.

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    Thank you for making this thread, this was exactly the question I had.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krissa View Post
    Thank you for making this thread, this was exactly the question I had.
    Your welcome!
    Im not sure how exact this is and if Ive assumed everything right but hopefully it will give a hint on how much load the fabric will handle.
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