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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsapcowboy View Post
    To be sure; my opinions were exactly that -- just [i]my[i] opinions -- based on a bit of first-hand experience with each of these fabrics over various projects. My $0.02...

    I concur with mrcheviot's ranking of firmness vs. stretch; he has an impressive oeurve of DIY gear, and he knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joedietz View Post
    Hi All,

    I want to make a lightweight hammock with a 1.0 ounce fabric. My choices are Hyper D, Robic XL, or Hexon. I'm planning on making the hammock 58-60" wide, so I would end up cutting down the XL fabric. The hammock will be 11.5-12' long. I'm 6'1" 170 lbs.

    Any comments on which fabric you like better? Most comfortable? Least stretch? Anything else I should know?

    Also, I will be using lightweight sewn on bug netting with zipper. Is the .5oz durable enough? Or should I stick with the sturdier .67 ounce?

    Thanks!
    I would suggest the genuine calendered parachute fabric in a 1.1 ounce 30 denier. It is available for only 79 cents a yard in a 66 inch width in silver, white and royal blue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MagnaFabrics View Post
    I would suggest the genuine calendered parachute fabric in a 1.1 ounce 30 denier. It is available for only 79 cents a yard in a 66 inch width in silver, white and royal blue.
    Calendered fabric would not be my go-to for a hammock. Not breathable enough and the low air permeability will have you waking up sweaty. I also think 1.1 Parachute material is really stretchy. All my opinion of course.
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