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    MAD777's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Glad you're okay. Bet the material will show up in some other gear someday.
    That's a lot of cuben stuff sacks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fronkey View Post
    GEEZ! That was death by decapitation!

    Really great to know that a cuben hammock has the possibility to have that happen. It's ideas like that that that help us move forward. Thanks for testing it out and sharing your results.

    Fronkey
    Yep, I routinely test to failure.

    Quote Originally Posted by WV View Post
    Glad you're okay. Bet the material will show up in some other gear someday.
    Most likely. I haven't decided what yet, but no reason to waste good material.

    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    Any guess the total number of nights in the hammock?
    Wow, good question. Not that many actually. I did do a lot of climbing in and out of it, and had it set up at the SUL hang this summer where lots of people got to get in and out to see what a cuben hammock felt like. I'm going to guestimate about 7-10 real nights on the trail sleeping in it, the rest of the wear on it was what I mentioned above.
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    Did you have any condensation trouble with the CF hammock?

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    Senior Member SGT Rock's Avatar
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    yes. I would not want to use this in warm weather. Hence the long break between my last use and when I finally took it back out this last weekend. I wanted it to be cooler before I used it.

    I'm pretty convinced that CF is a cool fabric, exceptional for tarps and OK for stuff sacks. But it is not a good fabric for hammocks. Besides breaking for unexplained reasons, it doesn't stretch one iota so it is hard to get comfortable in, it is expensive, and it doesn't breath well which may be OK for some folks wanting to to also serve as a wind block.
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    The CF I have samples of here are not of fabric. They're samples of dyneema reinforced film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DemostiX View Post
    The CF I have samples of here are not of fabric. They're samples of dyneema reinforced film.
    Well that is what CF really is as far as I know. It is Mylar flim re-enforced by dyneema, but it still is the same stuff I'm talking about. I just use the term fabric because it is easy.
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    You could save a few more grams by tossing the woopie slings and using a single line of amsteel.and a knot.

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    There are fabrics of ultra high strength fibers: think kevlar (tm) and other aramid anti-blast and anti-penetration vests and other garments and air-bags. When used in gloves to protect those working with knives, weight is not an issue.

    I pointed out the cuben that is a film because if you think of it as a film and not a fabric, then those who are not working on cutting edge, like Rock, will look elsewhere, even if the price of cuben drops or the strength increases. As a film, it is just not the first thing to think of it where breathability is needed.
    Last edited by DemostiX; 10-11-2012 at 15:33. Reason: spelling

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