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    Would like to get started

    So my wife and I would like to make a hammock for home use only. Essentially she was so comfortable napping in the ENO Sub7 on a recent camping trip that she/we want to make a better one for sleeping inside the house instead of the bed. I most recently purchased the "Ultimate Hang" and have been trying to catch on to all the various terms and skills needed for this adventure.

    She is 5'3'' at 180lbs. I on the other hand am 5'11" at 300lbs.

    I would assume we will need to make two different size hammocks?
    All the fabric scares me when having to choose, so some help would be appreciated.

    Looking for a place to start

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    If you go to Ripstopbytheroll.com they have a chart with what the fabrics are rated at (roughly). And you can make double layer hammocks that are quite Strong.

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    For home-only use, consider just getting a cotton Vivere Brazilian hammock. I think they are sub-$60 nowadays. It's a 14-footer and will hold a lot of weight. Great for indoors or back porch lounging. If you want to mount it indoors, you'll need a mounting kit that would support 300lbs or just get a hammock stand which you can put anywhere (which Vivere also sells). I've had mine for about 4 years with no problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leiavoia View Post
    For home-only use, consider just getting a cotton Vivere Brazilian hammock. I think they are sub-$60 nowadays. It's a 14-footer and will hold a lot of weight. Great for indoors or back porch lounging. If you want to mount it indoors, you'll need a mounting kit that would support 300lbs or just get a hammock stand which you can put anywhere (which Vivere also sells). I've had mine for about 4 years with no problems.
    I'm not sure cotton would be the best for her. Even with AC running she is hot at night, LOL.

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    The fact that it's cotton does not make it any warmer. It is a hammock with airflow underneath, so the tendency will be for it to feel cold regardless of what fabric it is made of. I keep an underquilt on mine full time, even at room temperature.

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    Here's the link to RSBTR on their recommended weight limits

    https://ripstopbytheroll.zendesk.com...mparison-chart

    The 1.6 hyperD would probably be fine and let you do a single layer hammock. Rated at 300 but during it's roll out there were plenty of 300+ hangers that reported no issues or catastrophic failures. I believe RSBTR stress testing was at 1000 lbs of cement sacks for 10 days with <5% stretch so the stuff shouldn't just fail because you exceed it. My brother swings around 250 - 280 and we did a HyperD one for him. No issues so far. I personally assume there's an engineering/liability factor in those limits so don't mind brushing against them.

    If you want to be safer a double layer Robic 1.0 hammock is rated for 400 lbs only weights a few more ounces and is only slightly harder to hem. Slight harder is relative, it will still be pretty darn easy to sew it yourself even if you're a novice.

    Edit: Found the testing thread with pdf result:

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/02...89105502884063

    Doesn't mean it's rated for 1200 lbs obviously but it's also not going to come apart because 325 lbs gets placed inside it.
    Last edited by MoldyFrog; 06-26-2018 at 17:29.

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    I am partial to Dutchwaregear.com Hexon fabric. I, at 6'1"+ and 185, like the 1.0 and 1.6oz. The feel is close to cotton, which is very nice. I want to make shorts out of the stuff!

    You could get the 2.4oz (I think) and the 1.6 for her - unless you want a little more stretch for her at the sacrifice of durability, then try the 1.0.

    Here's the video I followed to make my hammocks. He keeps it simple.

    https://www.hammockforums.net/forum/...-sew-a-hammock

    I do what he did and use all 4yds of the material (no cutting required!). For her, you might trim it to 10ft - 10.5ft.

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    Oh, and another pretty good option is just to get a nylon taffeta tablecloth blank from Tablecloth Factory, whip the ends, and badabing, you got a heavy duty hammock for $20. (Rigging not included). No sewing required for that and the fabric is great for home use. (Too heavy for backpack use).

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