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    VIDEO: Hexon 1.0 Vs. Hexon 1.6 Comparison/Sag Test

    Ever since I was able to pick up a Hexon 1.6 chameleon (for my wife) I have been pretty curious as to how the two fabrics compare and because Im rich in chameleons at the moment I did just that!

    I gathered up my wife and brother, two DW chameleons (one in Hexon 1.0, another in Hexon 1.6), and performed some testing to measure the degree of sag in each hammock and then collected their general thoughts on each hammock fabric, what they liked, etc.

    Interestingly, my wife did not sag differently, nor feel differently in the 1.0 vs. the 1.6. This was not the case as my brother and myself (similar in weight) sagged (and felt) noticeably differently in the 1.0 vs. the 1.6. My brother and I both sagged 23% closer to the ground in the 1.0 vs. the 1.6. (8.5 inches from the ground vs. 11 inches from the ground) This might be why I can sleep so much better on my side in this hammock?

    You can see how we measured sag, the exact numbers, as well as their thoughts on the two fabrics in the video below.

    Anyone else have any experiences comparing the two fabrics?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwazY0b_yUo
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    Quote Originally Posted by schillke View Post
    Anyone else have any experiences comparing the two fabrics?
    Yes. I've used both Hexon 1.0 and 1.6 for over a year now. It's common knowledge that the 1.0 has noticeably more stretch to it than 1.6. Thanks for quantifying it with data though.

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    Thanks for sharing Schillke! I have a 1.0 and I've kicked around the idea of picking up a 1.6 as well. If I'm not in the Chameleon I'm generally using a DIY HyperD 1.6 hammock. I have found that for me, the 1.0 is less tolerant of an imperfect hangs. When I have it dialed in just right it's GOLD. However, occasionally I find that I can't quite get it right. Again, thanks for sharing! (You might consider picking up a Lav or shotgun mic. At times the audio was hard to hear.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by schillke View Post
    This might be why I can sleep so much better on my side in this hammock?
    Which one do you sleep better on your side in?

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    The Hexon 1.0 is much better for side sleeping for me. I think because I sink more into the fabric it helps with the side lay. Has anyone else experienced that? It is a significant improvement for me.

    Yeah the GoPro microphone isn't the greatest Thanks for the feedback though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by schillke View Post
    Yeah the GoPro microphone isn't the greatest Thanks for the feedback though!
    I use a Zoom H1 and record the footage externally, hello from Columbus btw.

    Great video, I have a 2.4 and may end up trying out the 1.6. My back tends to kill me if I don't have a nice firm lay, hell I sleep better sleeping on a floor than I do a bed that is too soft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike2541 View Post
    I have a 2.4 and may end up trying out the 1.6. My back tends to kill me if I don't have a nice firm lay, hell I sleep better sleeping on a floor than I do a bed that is too soft.
    I'm really curious as to how the 2.4 compares to the other fabrics. Have you tried the other ones? or another hammock brand?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schillke View Post
    I'm really curious as to how the 2.4 compares to the other fabrics. Have you tried the other ones? or another hammock brand?
    No and not anything that's worth comparing to lol.

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    That's really interesting that the sag didn't change for her... I really like my 1.6, and my double 1.6... but have been afraid the 1.0 will be too stretchy, might not be for me. I'm only ~150lbs
    I'd rather be hanging.

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    Yeah she is ~130 lbs and she did not feel a difference, nor have any noticeable sag difference between the two hammocks. It surprised me as well. You are not far from that weight so you might not feel a difference either.
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