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    On the M 90T material,,I just did a test of 250lbs for half hr. with me, a bag of salt at 40lbs and 50lbs of water in hammock of M 90t and it held just fine,,I figured if anything poped would be the guterman thread that it was hemmed with as its polester thread..and I just don't find any thread poped or anything. But,,If you were thinking of doing a DL for using pads, or thin padding materials vs. UQ's in the summer..I would be very tempted to do a M 90 MR in ripstop material and M-50 for the outher layer to stick the padds in..I would think that would save alot of weight savings on backpacking and maybe work. Maybe others will chime in their opinions with a better idea. I haven't done much DIY'ing and really just trying to cut some oz's off my pack weight here and there and about only thing left to cut is make the TQ, & UQ's out of M 50 and some of these other materials and holding off on that due to the expense of those items for now.

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    Thought that I should add this to the list for anyone who references this in the future.

    Momentum 90 MR as a single layer will not hold someone weighing 215 pounds, as I found out while being gravity fed to the ground. The fabric failed at the gathered end.

    I realize now that I need to work on an ultra-light me before I use an ultra-light hammock.

    I am now re-sewing it into a double layer with 1.1 as an outer layer.
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    Thru-hiker.com

    Thru-hiker.com sells and has some info about the materials being discussed above, but not their breaking strengths.

    My preference for buying fabric is from diygearsupply.com because he is a hanger who goes out of his way to help other hangers.

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    FYI denier is the measurement of a single thread's weight of a certain length.
    Denier (unit), a unit of linear mass density of fibers- wiki
    Last edited by ahhhgladius; 08-26-2012 at 09:19. Reason: my grammar is terrible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ahhhgladius View Post
    FYI denier is the measurement of a single thread's weight of a certain length.
    not weight but thickness which is tangentially related to weight. But Cotton, linen, nylon, silk rayon and such will all have different weight but can be of the same denier.
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    i was close, from memory. but a denier is a denier.
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