Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Swamp in the woods, NJ
Hammock: WBBB XLC or GT Dbl for day hiking
Tarp: WL OMW
Insulation: AHE KAQ JUQ, HG0B
Suspension: Whoopies or web
GT DBL DBL or go with DIY Tablecloth
So I've got a GT Dbl, love it.
Planning on stitching in some reinforcement on the extra flaps for an asym tie out setup.
Was thinking about finding another piece of fabric and turning it into a Dbl layer, wasn't even going to sew it, just whip both end together and keep it simple.
My concern, the GT is so doggone stretchy and comfortable, am I going to be able match the "parachute nylon" used? Don't want to hose the GT comfort factor.
Or should I leave well enough alone and just get 2 tablecloths to get started and then purchase some 1.7 or 1.9 ripstop for my own diy dbl layer which is probably in my future anyway?
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Modoc, SC
Hammock: HHDJ/Speer/T-Bird/WBBB/Lite Owl
Suspension: Cinch Straps
If you get two tableclothes and make a double layer, you can leave your GT Dbl alone, and use it with an UQ later when you get one.
You cannot solve a problem with the same mind that created it. -Albert Einstein
Try the tablecloth
I would recommend trying the table cloth for a double layer. It will feel more firm than the grand trunk, but I think you will lose the "stretchy and comfortable" feeling you describe if you try to add a layer to the GT.
I like the firmness of the tablecloth fabrics over my nylon ones. It's nice to have different options though, and a tablecloth DL has a pretty low initial cost.