- Jan 14, 2009Just checking. Aren't the hammocks built by Ed and Hennessey normally
made from ripstop nylon. They aren't using the sport nylon are they?
I bought some ripstop last night and I'm little surprised by the BIG
differences I noticed between the nylon hammock and the cotton
hammock. Yeah, for outdoor use not much could beat nylon but indoor
use...I'll take the cotton any day. It is so much better in many ways
I can use the cotton hammock for a chair(sitting with my legs crossed
in the hammock, the backrest is great), but I wouldn't want to try it
with the nylon, it's not rigid/stiff enough to allow you to lean back
like the cotton is. The one annoying thing about nylon is how easily
the foam pad slids around. That's going to take some getting used to.
Admittedly, nylon does have the extra bit of water repellancy that
cotton doesn't. Hence why I said for outdoor use nylon rules.
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