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    Senior Member xtrm611's Avatar
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    HEXON 1.6W or HYPER D 1.6 XL or ROBIC XL 1.7......

    Planning to make a new hammock and have settled on an Wide fabric, but alas with these 3 choices, what would you choose and why?
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    I've made hammocks from Hexon W 1.6 and HyperD XL 1.6, and Robic XL 1.0.

    I agree Hexon has a soft feel that's more cottony than HyperD/Robic, HyperD has a silky/stain feel, and Robic is between but much close to HyperD.

    I'll disagree with kitsapcowboy on one point - in my experience sleeping in both (side/fig 4) Hexon 1.6 definitely feels firmer than HyperD 1.6. Less give against my knee in these positions.

    Robic 1.0 obviously stretches more than either of the 1.6's, it's a great choice for DL hammocks.

    Because I'm primarily a side/fig 4 sleeper and I like minimal fabric pressure against my legs, HyperD XL is my (current) fabric of choice. If I was a back sleeper, I'd probably go w/ Hexon.
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    I love my hexon wide. I like the durability of the robic but it's not available up to 70+ wide. The stretch to me seems about the same.
    The hexon feels way better then the robic.
    Unfortunately Dutch no longer has the hexon wide in an earthy tone.
    Never made a HyperD hammock so can't comment on that.
    All mine are whipped 11.5 footers with KMs. I'm little over 6' and 195 lbs.


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    If I weighed under 175lbs or so... I'd probably use HyperD 1.6 XL. (or his Dutchness's Hexon if you prefer as some do).

    If I weighed more than 175lbs... I'd use Robic Hybrid 1.7 XL.

    I don't like Robic 1.0 very much in a single layer- so for those who tried that and don't want to try the hybrid... it's a different fabric.
    I do like HyperD 1.0 very much- but doesn't come in wide and I've gained some weight.

    In the XL fabrics- I like a 10'6" sewn channel GE best with a bit more sag than others tend to use and a bit more extreme angle at 5'10" and 225lbs or so.

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    Thanks everyone for the input, going ahead with the 1.7 Robic.
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