19737RE: [Hammock Camping] Ripstop?
- Jan 14, 2009Yeah, my Speer Hammocks are made from ripstop nylon. One wouldn't want to
use cotton outside-absorbs water, stays wet & rots quickly. But it's easy
to prevent nylon sleeping pads from sliding around inside a nylon hammock by
using a 12"x12" square of shelf liner-yeah, the same stuff used to line
kitchen shelves. A 5' piece at Wal-Mart is about 1$. Placed beneath the
sleeping pad, it will prevent slipping & sliding. Of course, many folks do
move on to underquilts for hammock warmth since they can eliminate the
sleeping pads altogether..Ed
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Subject: [Hammock Camping] Ripstop?
Just 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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