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    New Member Madox's Avatar
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    1.4oz ripstop weight limit

    I am looking at 1.4 oz ripstop since I'm a gram weinie. I am 230 lb and wanted to know if anyone has hade the experience of using that material for a DIY gather end hammock and has actually used it for some time? I know what warbonnet recommends and I spoke with Scott over at diygearsupply. I made a 1.1 and I don't have a problem with that stretch but its not safe. I made a 1.9 but just too heavy. Any suggestion on ripstop material size that's smaller than 1.9. and where can i get it. Thanks folks as always!!!!

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    1.4 would be the way to go then. Wilderness Logics makes their single layer Snipe out of 1.4 and i think they rate it to 250# may want to double check on their website.
    I am currently making myself a hammock out of 1.4 but I only weigh 180#

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    I was going to use 1 layers of 1.4oz since I'm heavier (240lb) but decided to go with one layer. I only just made the hammock though so can't really tell you how durable this material is for us bigger guys.

    My first test hang, I did notice some stretch but I don't know if it was all in the fabric or partially in the webbing suspension system.

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    anyone know what the actual weight limit of 1.1?

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    I'm down at 180 but have used that 1.4 for years and it's great. Many guys heavier than you have used it. I love the weight and feel of it but I can't really speak to durability for your weight class...
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    210lbs, single 1.1...

    No issues 10+ hangs...

    Now I DID take a 3" wide unhemmed piece of fabric and rigged it up... vertically, it supported my weight, but boy did it stretch!

    Fabric is stronger than we give it credit for!
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    New Member Madox's Avatar
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    Thanks for feedback. Wilderness logics rate their 1.5 ripstop hammock at 225.

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    So, I get the whole weight rating thing, but what is calendared vs pure finish, soft vs hard hand and which is best for a hammock?

    At first glance it would appear that soft would equal comfy.

    Inquiring minds want to know.

    Also, are any of the nylons going to be as 'soft' as the parachute material?
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    Scott has crinkle taffeta... similar to what eno and others use, I am told....
    http://www.backwoodsdaydreamer.com/p...hable-fabrics/
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