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    Always surprised

    It's always amazing that such light and what appears to be flimsy materials, are in reality so strong. I've got a Grand Trunk Nano 7 and it always feels like it should rip out beneath me.

    I guess a lot of it is our own mental perception. More weight "means" you have to have heavier material, which is not always the case with modern manufacturing methods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PapaSmurf View Post
    I much prefer a firmer hammock body and don't care for any "springyness" or "stretchyness".
    I tend to recommend heavier fabrics because they are firmer and tend to hold their shape a little better. Also a slightly heavy fabric will hold you higher in the hammock and not allow you to sink down into it quite as much....
    I'm in the same camp as PapaSmurf. However, I have friends that are heavier than me that prefer thinner fabrics than I do. I believe it boils down to the "Sleep Number Bed" concept.

    Try to attend a group hang. The folks there are usually eager for you to try out their hammocks.
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    As mentioned before, we can't make intelligent advise if we don't know if you're going up or down in weight. Plus, are you using the hammock for two-three day hikes, or are you planning a thru hike (more than a month or two) somewhere? If you're planning a thru hike, you'll lose weight and the lighter fabric makes sense. Otherwise, go for the heavier fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simply_light View Post
    More weight "means" you have to have heavier material, which is not always the case with modern manufacturing methods.
    Well that still applies, it's just that the definition of 'heavier' is relative.
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