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    That's a nice looking sock, Trinni!
    I hope mine comes out looking like that
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    I was going to order some of this to make my first hammock, is it to thin for a single layer? And would it be ok if I used it as both layers if I make a double layer?

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    I would like to know about what weight a single layer of the material would support as a hammock if anyone knows?

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    I've had 250 lbs in a single layer hammock made out of it. It did not fail or even show signs of stress afterward, but with the weight in it it looked strung pretty tight and did stretch some. Evidently the DL made out of it was much more comfortable at 250 lbs. This is coming from my dad who tried it out for me, since I don't weight that much myself.

    How much it would support as a single layer comfortably I'm not sure. Possibly up to 200 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lymphocytosis View Post
    How much it would support as a single layer comfortably I'm not sure. Possibly up to 200 lbs.
    I think that's about right. I'm 180 and it holds me fine but I find it a little less comfortable than my 1.5 sl. Not much though. If I were a gram weenie I'd use it.

    Many upwards of 200 use a sl 1.1 . ymmv
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    Keep in mind that there is a difference between enough "support" to keep you from falling to the ground through a rip in the fabric, and enough "support" to not sag so much that you can't get a flat lay.

    As long as you don't get into the hammock with a knife in your pocket, you'll be amazed how these thin fabrics can keep you airborne. However, that doesn't mean you will be comfortable.

    The reason that there isn't a consensus on this is because of "The 3 Bears" principle. Like Goldilocks, we all have our preference for comfort. Even at home, some of us like a very firm mattress while others like a soft mattress.

    I weigh 200# and I draw the line for comfort at 1.5 oz/sy single layer. But that's just me. I have friends of the same weight that prefer 2.5 oz/sy polyester fabrics that feel hard as a rock to me.
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    At 175 lbs, I find my single layer made out of this fabric to be comfortable even though it has some stretch. The dbl layer hammocks I've made out of it are more comfortable to me and I really like this fabric as such.

    FWIW...keep on mind that this fabric is closer to 1.0 oz/sq yd than it is to 1.1 oz.

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    thanks for all the input. I may order some. I have a couple of DIY hammocks and am interested in how a lighter one would work for me. I tend to be one of those gram weenies, can't help it. I do have to be comfortable though.

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    just got 50 yards, realized the shipping was pretty much the same price, + or - a few dollars, even if i had gotten a smaller roll.

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