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    M50 Hammock

    What is the consensus on a gathered end M50 hammock ??

    Any guesses on much weight will a dbl layer will safely hold ??

    Thanks

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    I am 220 and 6'2" and my single layer does fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickycodie View Post
    I am 220 and 6'2" and my single layer does fine.
    That's great to hear! My hat is off to your bravery!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rickycodie View Post
    I am 220 and 6'2" and my single layer does fine.
    Wow! Really? How long have you been using it? I didn't think it would hold someone that weight for extended use, I'm 225lb and 6'3" and was considering an m50 double layer project.

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    Poof and MedicineMan have one I think that is double layered...Be careful of the m50...I made one of the M90 tafetta and it ripped in a couple of places,,also made one of M 90 ripstop,,and its perfect as the ripstop is stronger. However,,I weigh 170 and lanky,,but what a lay and the feel of the fabric!!! Awesome hanging with it and use it occasionally but into the Bridge Hammocks for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickycodie View Post
    I am 220 and 6'2" and my single layer does fine.
    How many hangs have you done in it? Now you have me thinking again.

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    I have over 6 hangs in my M50 hammock. Its the bomb. I'm 175lbs. 6 hangs is not much but really i don't even think about it anymore. Its just the go to hammock now. I think any hammock could rip, I just try to be careful setting it up, not to let it drag on the ground and get snagged on something. It weighs so little its fun to carry in the ol' pack

    If single layers are holding 175 no problem, lots of guys are doing it now it seems. I would think a double layer would hold 275 or more easy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blaktee View Post
    If single layers are holding 175 no problem, lots of guys are doing it now it seems. I would think a double layer would hold 275 or more easy.
    Too bad the material is a little pricey to just stack weight on until we know its fail point.

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    My plan if it ever rips is to sew gossgrain or ripstop in strips length wise to reinforce it.

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    just a follow up.... I have over 25 nights in the M5-oh!!! what a great fabric!!!

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