This kind of fits along with Tims thread on fabrics and weight capacities, but I didn't want to hijack.
I just got back from an overnighter, I now have only 6 nights in my MYOG hammock. It is made from BWDD 1.1oz ripstop (the camo).
I weigh 155lbs, after dinner.
I have never worn shoes in my hammock, or pants with zippers or anything that could tear the fabric.
I now have small areas where the fabric is clearly stressed. Picture a small area, about 1/2" by 1", with only up/down fibers and the left/right fibers are gapped(best way I can describe, will put up pic tomorrow). I have quite a few of these stressed areas. It makes me nervous, I don't want a surprise drop to ground in the middle of the night.
Is there a source for polyester ripstop, I would think polyester would be a little more durable, and would eliminate the stretching. At my weight, I notice the stretch of the fabric under my rear.
I am willing to go up a small amount in weight for long term durability.