I tried a hammock made with the Monolite 1.0, and although I loved the concept, the material was too lightweight for my 200lb weight. Then I discovered that Monolite comes in a 1.5 and that made all the difference in the world. It’s still super lightweight and not as stretchy as the 1.0 making it perfect for ultralight hammocks.
Hey Paul! 1.5 Monolite is a great hammock fabric! Super breathable and lightweight while still being durable enough to hold a lot of weight. We appreciate the review!
I purchased the Monolite Ripstop mesh to use as a backing to patch horse fly masks and sheets. I cut a patch and double it and spray with a temp adhesive and apply to the back of the mask covering the torn areas. I then zigzag back and forth over the torn area. The mesh holds great and seems strong. It is breathable, so just becomes part of the fly mask. Time will tell how it holds when the horses decide to play tug of war again with their masks! The shipping was fast. Will order again from this site.
Thanks so much for leaving us a review Liz! I can positively say that is a first for us hearing about DIY Horse Fly Masks, it sounds like a really awesome project. We'd love to see photos, be sure to tag us on social media and let us know how it's working over time!
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Wow! Thank you for such an awesome review, it truly makes our day! Happy Making William!
The 1.5 Monolite is awesome it has a lot less Stretch then 1.0 witch makes it a lot better for people over 200lbs, it warms up instantly when using an Under quilt un like other Materials that take a few seconds to adjust. It also is cool and warmer weather due to the breathability of it I highly recommend having a monolite hammock in your line up of hammocks.
Thanks for leaving us a review Jason! We love to hear your first hand experience and comparison between the 1.0 and 1.5 MONOLITE. Happy Hanging!