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    Senior Member E.A.Y.'s Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffjenn View Post
    Sorry eay! We seem to have gotton off the trail so to speak..

    Why would you not use a 1.7-1.9/1.1 dbl if you have doughts about the 1.1 dbl? Seems this would hold up well, sag less, & give peace of mind so you wouldn't lose sleep waiting for it to fail. Weight wouldnt be too much more this way.
    awwww, but waiting to fall is such fun......

    Quote Originally Posted by sclittlefield View Post
    For safety's sake you could use 1.7 on the bottom layer and 1.1 on top.
    So - does the (potential) differential stretch between two different weights of nylon cause any difficulties in a double layer hammock? Never had a double layer so this is all new to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eay View Post
    awwww, but waiting to fall is such fun......
    Been there and done that (several times) and went back for more. Where I used to work we called that testing to failure. Do as I say and not as I do...use some sort of crash pad!

    Quote Originally Posted by eay View Post
    So - does the (potential) differential stretch between two different weights of nylon cause any difficulties in a double layer hammock? Never had a double layer so this is all new to me.
    I have a hammock that is double 1.1 oz fabric. I am 270#'s and it SEEMS to hold me with ease. BUTTTT... I have not done any long term testing nor has the fabric suffered any abrasion (briars, underbrush ect.) that it would be subjected to when hiking. I used a 1.9oz inner with a 1.1oz outer fabric for a number of years and it held up well. My purpose was to ward off mosquitos and not for securing a pad but I don't see why that wouldn't work. The bottom layer should stretch tight enough to keep the pad snugged up against you and prevent cold spots.
    Brian
    ...and there came to be a day, all too soon, that I became aware that I could travel no more on my long journey. Though I did not arrive where I had planned, I believe that here is exactly where I am supposed to be...

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    Senior Member Rushthezeppelin's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by T-BACK View Post
    I used a 1.9oz inner with a 1.1oz outer fabric for a number of years and it held up well. My purpose was to ward off mosquitos and not for securing a pad but I don't see why that wouldn't work. The bottom layer should stretch tight enough to keep the pad snugged up against you and prevent cold spots.
    Well it works quite well in my claytor to hold my pad down.

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