I'm making a double bottom hammock but I'm not sure what weight of fabric to use. The double bottom is to hold a pad in place. Here is my thinking (which could be off base and/or just plain wrong...).
The hammock will be a basic gathered end with attached bug net. It should look similar to the DD Frontline in style. I don't have one of those, but that's the general idea.
The hammock base that supports the occupant might be slightly heavier duty fabric, and the hanging double bottom will likely be a lighter breathable fabric. The double bottom only needs to a) create a dead air under you for warmth and 2) hold a pad in place. I'm not sure if using a breathable fabric will defeat the dead air component or not (thoughts?). The base that supports the occupant needs to hold more weight, so that'll be heavier - but what weight is sufficient? I'm building this for backpacking, so I want to keep it light if I can.
Can you guys recommend what types of fabric to use? Fabric weights to use? Thoughts? Advice? Thanks!