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    just got done making a tripple layer for my cousin and it came out great and he loves it. and as we all so no pics or it didnt happen so here it is lol.
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    BT, that is one nice looking hammock! Great job!

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    Very nice .

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    Ty but I just sold it to fund a ultralight setup
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    Bout to start ordering fabric and was wondering if there was a reason everyone was using 1.9 ripstop instead of 210 denier nylon. I dont know the difference between them and thought I would ask. Also should I get coated or uncoated?

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    Dont know the difference between the two fabrics. However i would choose the uncoated for condensation purposes. Probably more comfy too.

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    Most people likely use the 1.9 because it is available in most every fabric store; so people can just walk in and grab it, instead of waiting for it to show up in the mail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeDee View Post
    Simple question - what are the tradeoffs between using a zipper versus velcro for the bug netting?

    Here's my initial take on the trade-offs"

    Cost: the Velcro would be much cheaper is my guess. I haven't priced zippers in years.

    weight: the velcro would be lighter.

    ease of use: a. The velcro can be a pain to line up to close, but b. can be opened at any point without having to start at the end like a zipper. Opening at any point could be important if you only wanted a small opening, e.g., to stick your arm out. c. the Velcro would be harder to close properly after getting into the hammock. d. the bug netting could possibly get caught in the zipper and cause damage to the bug netting. e. The bug netting could get hooked by the hook side of the Velcro and possibly damaged in dis-engaging.

    maintenance: zippers can jam and lose teeth, not often but Murphy's Law states that it will happen at the most inconvenient time. Velcro is fairly maintenance free - just make sure that the loops are on the hammock body and not the hooks.

    Comfort: Velcro backing is fairly rigid and this may irritate.

    Other points to consider?

    Anybody with experience either way?

    Would the new Omni tape be better or easier/better than traditional Velcro (if you can find a source)?
    Velcro has a tendency to be worn out over time, and it would be difficult to replace if you plan on using the hammock long term. being out in the woods where there can be rogue plant material on you or just floating around, this will get stuck in the velcro, its a major pain to get out and can build up in spots making the velcro not very effective. you mihgt be better off not using anything to attach the netting, just drape it over and tuck it under yourself. it can be a more convenient method and can have other uses. i've been backpacking with a friend who used his mosquito net to catch his dinner every night.

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    I am curious as to why no one is experimenting with DIY Exped Ergo style hammocks. I realize that their construction is infinitely more complicated and probably requires a greater skill level, but from my eye it looks to be worth the effort. Putting the support lines to the side (offset) rather than at the ends just seems to make sense.

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    Here is my take on the DIY Hennessy Hammock using Wally World dollar bin calendered nylon. I started out making the Knotty gathered end and well I ended up making a few changes and it transformed. I did use Knotty's stretch side mod on this and it worked out great. Next in line is adding the bug net and doing a Bishop bag. Please excuse the mess in my garage and hopefully tomorrow I can get some pics of it out in the wild



    Thank You headchange4u and Knotty for the instructions and great ideas

    Hope everybody likes
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