There was a thread on this subject on hammockforums.net where an individual did some testing. The person created a couple of gathered end hammocks. One the whippings slid off the end. Once that was fixed, the hammock failed as the tyvek ripped at the larkshead.
Stick to Polyester or ripstop nylon, and use your tyvek for a cheap tarp... If you get lucky, some walmarts have fabric departments (but not for much longer). Look for Sharkskin silver ripstop. 7 yards doubled makes a fantastic hammock. My kids use a single layer of this material, and it works great.
If you do wash your tyvek, don't use any soap. It does get quieter, but it's still quite noisy in the rain.
--- In email@example.com, Cara Lin Bridgman <shokulan@...> wrote:
> Anyone make a hammock from tyvek? If so, how did it hold up?