This week we continue our series on Hammock Fabric Testing with new static load results on two fabrics:
1.6 oz HyperD - One of our flagship premium hammock fabrics. Known for it's balance of weight/durability and extremely soft feel against the skin. Diamond grid ripstop nylon.
1.9 Ripstop Nylon - One of the first materials we brought to market back in 2013 and still a huge favorite amongst both DIYers and vendors for hammock making. Square grid ripstop nylon.
Both materials were tested at a 1200 lb load for a duration of 12 days. In addition to holding up over the life of the test, the overall stretch was mild compared to the range of data we have from testing a number of other fabrics.
One of the things you may notice is that the 1.9 oz Ripstop Nylon stretches less by the numbers than the 1.6 oz HyperD. This is expected due to the difference in weight and denier.
Hopefully, this provides some hard answers to questions like "What's the load rating?" and "How much does it stretch?" when you're comparing hammock fabrics.
If you're a vendor using one of these fabrics, please feel free to reference these test results when listing your products or when asked about load/stretch ratings by a customer.
Next up on the testing docket is 1.7 ROBIC Hybrid XL...
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