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    Opinions on a double layer please

    Double layer 1.1.

    I am 6-3, 225.

    I have the fabric cut now at 12' x 68" wide.

    I want this a comfortable hammock so I do want it big, but I would like to cut a little weight out of it.

    Is there any real difference in comfort going to 11' long ?

    How about and or going to 56" wide ??

    My tarp is long enough for a 12' hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tammons View Post
    Double layer 1.1.

    I am 6-3, 225.

    I have the fabric cut now at 12' x 68" wide.

    I want this a comfortable hammock so I do want it big, but I would like to cut a little weight out of it.

    Is there any real difference in comfort going to 11' long ?

    How about and or going to 56" wide ??

    My tarp is long enough for a 12' hammock.
    For maximum comfort at your height, I'd make it long (11 feet). After you seam the edges, it won't be a full 68" wide. I'm 6'5" tall and found the extra length at 11' (in a custom WB Traveller) to be more comfortable. At 10', it wasn't bad, but 11' was better for me. YMMV.
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    Definitely keep the full width, that can really add to the overall comfort. I'd recommend 11' by full width. I'm only 5'10" and while I use a 10" hammock, my 11' hammocks are extra comfortable.
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    Just echoing from above. Keep the width and go down to 11'.
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    Okay I just weighed my ripstop and it is 1 oz per yard even.
    I am wondering if a double layer 1oz is good to go with me at 225#

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    Have you seen this link from Warbonnett? Provides good guides for weight limits.
    And, keep the length and width. I'm 6'2" and my 11' X 60" hammock is dreamy.
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    Thanks, that helps

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