7181Re: Spectra Hammock
- Nov 3, 2004Bill,
I'm hoping to aquire a spectra cloth in a 15D or 10D weight that would
support my 175 lbs and save me a bunch of ounces while still being
robust enough to handle the backcountry. Hennessy's Racer hammocks
are OK for biking, but aren't very durable. I'm shooting for a 7 oz
hammock that will last more than one hiking season and withstand the
abuse of the trail.
As far as stretch affecting comfort - spectra DOES stretch, but not
immediately - it undergoes creep, which is a slow permanent stretch.
I figure that means the longer the hammock is used, the more it will
"form-fit". I could be totally wrong, but until someone makes the
hammock, we won't know for sure, will we?
I wouldn't mind finding a source for a nylon cloth with spectra
webbing either. It should have a much higher tensile strength than
just plain nylon of the same weight.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Bill Fornshell
> I think they found out someone wanted to use Spectra
> for their hammock and are just offering them a low
> mortgage rate for it. I don't even want to guess how
> much that would cost using Spectra material like my
> Kelty White Cloud is made out of. The Spectra ripstop
> seconds that Quest Outfitters sells is $6.50 a yard
> (60" wide) but only the grid fiber is Spectra. I have
> a yard of this stuff to use for "wear points" on a
> winter pack pack I want to make. It should make a
> very strong Hammock though for me it would be way
> over-kill on the strength side of things.
> Do you really need hammock this strong?
> Are you thinking about a hammock for two people?
> Bill in Texas
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