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  • Try Backpackinglight.com -- Spectra Aircore Plus listed in their shelter section. Specs: AirCore Plus- weight oz/ft 0.0360, diameter 0.1250, breaking strength - 1109#. Currentyl Backpackinglight is not showing it available. I sent a query to them to see if they are planning to stock it in the future or other sources. REI has carried a Spectra "accessory" cord with a breaking...
    Bill Thomas Feb 5, 2007
  • Thanks for the suggestions. BTW I weigh 175#. Very well it may be that I've been pushing off with my sock heels to move up in the hammock that may have overstessed the fabric. Curriously, two of the failures occured on first night on the trail, first on the Quachita then on the Colorado trail. So, I just converted to being a ground sleeper with my K-mart blue pad and continued on...
    Bill Thomas Feb 5, 2007
  • Thank you to all of the good ideas & info from the groups members. I need ideas on possible failure causes of 3 hammocks I made. The first one was made of 1.8 oz ripstop, second a Wally World $1/yd polyester muslin, and 3rd was of 1.2 ripstop nylon. All were based on Speer's design except instead of knotting the ends, they were gathered and frapped to form a loop as the HH hammocks...
    Bill Thomas Feb 4, 2007
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  • NiytOwl, You might try the Cuben Corp (http://www.cubenfiber.com/cfmain.html). The make carbon fiber & spectra sailcloth. Like you I was searching for a spectra cloth source. bill2 in tx. --- In hammockcamping@^$1, "NiytOwl" wrote: > > Thanks Craig, but that Spectra ripstop is way too heavy. I was > looking more for a really sheer 100% Spectra fabric. > > --- In hammockcamping@^$2...
    b Nov 6, 2004