Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock

by David "Fujibilly" Brashears

This is my first real DIY project (after the proof of concept stuff sacks, LOL). I wanted a double layer hammock that I can use that is still light enough to be a practical option for longer trips.  I decided to use the colors in my Gibson guitar case for a little fun.  I also used the two contrasting colors to make a double-ended stuff sack. 

Here are some of the key specs:

  • Length: 11'6" 
  • Width: 60"
  • Construction: Gathered end (triple stitched channel design)
  • Suspension: DIY whoopie slings from 7/32" silver Amsteel Blue. Dutch Dyneema tree straps and titanium toggles.
  • Stuff Sack: Matching material contrasted double-ended stuff sack.

I love the way it turned out and everything that Ripstop by the Roll provided was premium quality and well-packaged.  Thanks for giving me the confidence to take on this project.  I love my new custom hammock!
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock
Customer Project: The Gibson double layer hammock

Materials

Here's the Materials I used:

  • 5 Yds Coyote Brown 1.0 oz. ROBIC XL 
  • 5 Yds Fucshia 1.0 Hyper D 
  • Fucshia MARA 70 thread
  • 30 ft. silver 7/32" Amsteel Blue for whoopie slings
  • 10+ ft. silver 7/32" Amsteel Blue for fixed dog bone ridgeline
  • Dutch Gear Dyneema/Poly tree straps (2)
  • Dutch Gear titanium toggles (2)
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How do I make it?

I found this video from BigWhiteFish very helpful.  Click here to see the video