I remember reading on a sailing fabric site about quite a few spinnaker cloth samples being air permeable, unlike the waterproof qualities of the material used in the Gossamer Gear SpinnShelter and SpinnTarp. I was going for my run yesterday, and thinking about what kinds of very light fabric I might use to make a hammock, and I wondered about using air permeable spinnaker or even, if it is available, air permeable cuben. Would any one have any idea or experience using these materials this way?
I was thinking of just using a single layer of 1.1 nylon (until now I've always used either 1.9 or two layers of 1.1) for a new hammock, but just don't trust the strength of the material, unless I can find the heavy duty rpistop reinforced material that Hennessy Hammock is using in their new Hyperlight A-Sym Hammock. If anyone has any idea about a source for this, I'd love to know.