Choosing the best camping hammock for you is no easy task. There's no one "perfect" hammock for everybody because we all have slightly different needs. To help you identify some of these needs and choose the right hammock for you, please take a peek through the information in the links below.Lay Length Width Fabric Layers Suspension Insects Wind/Rain Zippers
The fabric used in the hammock body plays an important role in how the hammock lays. A very lightweight fabric will have more stretch and give you a "springy" feeling. It will also allow your body to sink further down into the hammock and tend to close up around you. A heavier fabric will not stretch quite as much and feel firmer under you. Your body will be held slightly higher and the fabric won't tend to close in around you quite as much, giving you a flatter lay. The disadvantage in heavier fabrics obviously, is final weight and pack size of your hammock.
We offer many different weights, types and colors of fabric.
1.0oz ROBIC XL Ripstop Nylon- Stronger and more abrasion resistant than 1.1oz ripstop nylon. A great option for those looking for wider lightweight fabric for their inside layer. To reduce bias stretch and increase abrasion resistance, 1.0 oz ROBIC XL also uses a diamond hybrid ripstop grid. This makes it easier to sew, increases comfort for load bearing applications (e.g. hammocks), and extends the overall life of the fabric. Good for inside layers and overcovers. Not available for single layer hammocks and outside layers.
1.1oz Ripstop Nylon - Breathable, uncalendered 1.1 oz ripstop nylon with DWR finish (except where noted). A lighter, softer fabric that doesn't give up too much strength/durability.
Good for inside layers and overcovers. Not available for single layer hammocks and outside layers.
1.6oz HyperD Diamond Ripstop - Designed to both perform AND feel different than standard square grid ripstop nylon, HyperD® offers a superior strength-to-weight ratio combined with an incredibly soft hand feel and visual pop. At 1.6 oz, this fabric fills the void between 1.9 oz and 1.1 oz weights for those looking to save weight while retaining maximum strength/durability. The premium choice fabric for hammocks. Comfort rating of up to 280lbs.
1.6oz HyperD XL Diamond Ripstop - HyperD XL is the widebody version of our original HyperD line of diamond grid ripstop nylon. Custom woven to a non-standard width of 72", HyperD XL is over a foot wider than most fabrics on the market today. The premium choice fabric for hammocks. Comfort rating of up to 280lbs.
1.7oz Robic XL -Looking for wider, stronger, and more durable? Meet 1.7 oz ROBIC® XL Hybrid - the latest addition to our custom woven, lightweight ROBIC fabric line and built from the ground up to outperform similar weight standard nylon fabrics. To reduce bias stretch and increase abrasion resistance, 1.7 oz ROBIC® XL Hybrid also uses a diamond hybrid ripstop grid. This makes it easier to sew, increases comfort for load bearing applications (e.g. hammocks), and extends the overall life of the fabric.
1.9oz Ripstop Nylon - Breathable, uncalendered 1.9 oz ripstop nylon with DWR finish. Provides excellent strength and durability without being too heavy. Great for hammocks. Comfort rating of up to 250lbs.
2.2oz HEX70 XL Ripstop Nylon - A 70 denier high-tenacity ripstop nylon designed specifically for higher strength, durability, and abrasion resistance compared to standard 1.9 oz 70D ripstop fabrics. This fabric is 67.5" wide and has a comfort rating of up to 350lbs.
Camouflage Fabrics - We also offer various weights and patterns of camo fabrics including Multicam, Woodland, & A-Tacs.
See our available fabrics here.
How heavy a fabric do I need?
Note - Due to durability concerns, we do not offer 1.0 & 1.1oz fabrics for single layer hammocks, nor for outside layers on our double layer hammocks.
Note - These figures are to be used as a rough guide only. It is your responsibility to determine the best fabrics that will serve your needs.
Generally speaking, the heavier the fabric, the "flatter the lay".