Jun 1, 2014 at 11:42 am #1317446
This company seems to make customizeable Hammocks including one that has an insulating sock to wrap around the hammock. Anybody here use one? I do not know these people who make this product or have an affiliation with them.
I forgot to post the link: Dream Hammock
So they might be able to build the Norwegian style hammock for much cheaper and with some other customized options like cuben fiber or what not.Jun 2, 2014 at 7:32 pm #2108215
@papasmurfLocale: Dream Hammock
I'm the owner of Dream Hammock.Sorry the Amok hammock is a patented idea. Can't touch anything like that.
[from their website]
"Amok™ have worked closely together with NTNU TTO and Dehns Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys in London to secure our intellectual property and protect our unique hammock construction by filing a patent."Jun 15, 2014 at 8:43 pm #2111809
Have you ever made a Hammock for anyone requesting it be made out of cuben fiber?Jun 16, 2014 at 12:33 pm #2111938
I had a cuben fiber hammock once…
When they fail they fail in a spectacular way!
Yes – I was in the hammock when it failed (otherwise it wouldn't have failed, would it?) but I wasn't hurt. Hopefully you can tell by the site selection that I was being particularly cautious in case it did fail as I tested it. I only fell about 14 inches and landed in very soft grass.
This was back in 2010 and I haven't been that interested in saving an ounce or two to try it again. Look at Butt in a Sling hammocks…Their Weight Weenie Micro hammock only weighs 12.6 ounces with Whoopie slings and tree straps.Jun 18, 2014 at 7:14 am #2112388
John MyersBPL Member
@dallasLocale: North Texas
I considered making a cuben hammock once.
Until I saw your picture.Jun 18, 2014 at 9:57 am #2112438
Phillip AsbyBPL Member
@pgasbyLocale: North Carolina
Yep – talking to a friend who had a buddy that made a cuben hammock. Same result as posted above – ripped clean in two. I don't know what the issue is but it would appear cuben is not an ideal hammock material!Jun 18, 2014 at 3:40 pm #2112521
I slept all night in the hammock without an issue. It failed as I was shifting a bit to get out of it in the morning. I was just sad when it failed…I REALLY wanted it to work!Jun 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm #2112943
Does Cuben come in different layers of thickness like ripstop nylon? Weird that everybody raves about how strong the material is for backpacks which have weight in them and then a cuben hammock turns out to be too weak to support the weight of a person.
Now did the fabric rip or was it the stitching that just gave out?Jun 20, 2014 at 12:54 pm #2113125
In case it's not clear from the photo it was the material that failed, not the stitching. This hammock was a little unique – one end was a channel end with the whoopie sling running through the channel and the other end was whipped with the whoopie sling going around the knot. I wanted to see which approach worked best with Cuben, but I never got to the point where the attachment mattered.Jun 20, 2014 at 8:41 pm #2113262
I did some recon on the subject and I discovered posts regarding your cuben hammock failure in 2010. There was someone who posted on this forum who was gung ho to actually produce and sale Cuben Fiber Hammocks but after your test and another test result he forsook the idea. I am still interested and I think it would make an interesting project.Jul 2, 2014 at 2:46 pm #2116880
Steven McAllisterBPL Member
@brooklynkayakLocale: South West US
I suspect a heavier weight Cuben would have been fine. I could see that happening with the real light Cuben.
I know I have ripped some of the lighter ripstop fabrics. The stress on the fabric gets multiplied when you get in and out or some clown thinks its fun to bounce around when they try it out:-)
I never wanted to try Cuben because of it's lack of breathability. I have a hard enough time with moisture gathering when I sleep on a sleeping pad.
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