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    "Parachute" nylon hammocks.

    What fabric is used in the cheapy parachute nylon hammocks? I have one and it stretches a good bit. This seems to give it some weird quality that makes it comfy laying straight, even with a lot of sag. Laying on a diagonal doesn't seem to work too well with this hammock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JakobW View Post
    What fabric is used in the cheapy parachute nylon hammocks? I have one and it stretches a good bit. This seems to give it some weird quality that makes it comfy laying straight, even with a lot of sag. Laying on a diagonal doesn't seem to work too well with this hammock.
    I think it's crinkeled taffeta nylon fabrics like the eno hammocks and grand trunk hammocks?
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    As best as I can tell, they use Jet Dyed Antron Nylon Taffeta. Jet Dyed gives it the crinkled aspect. Antron Nylon is a shiny fabric, gives it that special look - even black - with Antron Nylon, it just looks brighter.
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