1.8 oz AIRWAVE™ Hybrid Ripstop Nylon
Thanks for your review! Enjoy the 1.8 oz AIRWAVE!
So, living in a hot and humidity environment, I wanted a hammock that was breathable. That is what I got when I made it with this. As others have stated, it's not very slippery, when you get in it, you tend to have a bit of a harder time moving around if wearing much clothing. Living in Hawaii I sleep in just shorts, and don't use an underquilt very often either. Usually just a sheet over me. Sleeping in just shorts allows me to move around as much as I want. This is my nightly Sleeping hammock now days. Since making my first airwave hammock I have had 3 other friends ask me to make them ones from it as well. I didn't seem to have any problems sewing it, and its so dang comfy. Love it, and can't wait to go crawl into it for the night.
Thanks so much for the review Charles! We love the feel of Airwave too, it's so soft! If you have photos of your hammock in Hawaii we'd love to see! Happy hammocking!
light and strong, but soft enough to use against skin
Thanks for the review Nathan! This AIRWAVE truly has a cotton feel, it's so soft!
I initially purchased 1.0 oz Hyper D to sew a hammock, but 1.0 oz Hyper D does not breathe at all...think of it as a hammock made out of Saran Wrap. As a second try I purchased 1.8oz Airwave and night and day difference. Airwave is VERY breathable and actually feels more like cotton than nylon. It is about twice as bulky for the same size hammock compared to the 1.0 oz Hyper D, but the absence of the "Zip Lock bag" feeling made the 1.8oz Airwave more than worth the extra bulk.
Thanks for the review Jonathan! We're glad you found a fabric that works better for you as a hammock, this airwave ripstop is a great choice. Enjoy!
I made a lighter pocketless version of my favorite heavier weight nylon TNF shorts. This fabric sew beautifully, not slippery or fragile, be sure to heat treat the fabric ends, they do fray easily- a quick “lighter sweep” will do.
Glad this material worked well to help you make your own shorts! We'd love to see photos if you care to share, Enjoy!