This was posted in 2011 so thank you to those who are now offering 2015 solutions to the original post.
Where are the UL hammock makers? There are hammock makers, and light tarp makers, but no UL hammock makers.
Since CT2K08 ripped, why isn't someone using doubled CT1K08 or limiting the weight of the user? Tom Hennessey sells hammocks that are sized for average, tall, and very tall users with fabrics for 200, 250, and 300+ pound users.
The most recommended hammock at HF is one sized for up to 6'8" users and is popular due to its comfort. It still has metal in its suspension, just like backpacks in the 1980s.
My opinion is that length is almost a foot too long for my 5'8" length. Sounds like frame packs in the 1980s: big, wide, not light, and one size fits all.
My garments and pack and sleeping bag are all sized to fit my weight and dimensions which reduces the weight that I carry. When will hammock making enter the 21st century? In the 1800s, boots were not sized by numbers nor shaped specifically for left and right feet, buyers just chose whichever two boots felt most comfortable from the bootmaker's inventory.
Why isn't someone selling a hammock with a strong 27" cuben center (half width of cuben from the factory) with add-on sides of lighter cuben, or adding strong reinforcing strips length wise? Cuben doesn't breathe. Well neither does tarp fabric, but good design has circumvented the condensation problem.
On a double layer hammock, often each layer is fully adequate to support the user. Why? Using the same fabric is convenient for the maker, not for the person who carries it. Why isn't the second layer SUL since all it carries is the weight of the insulation? Why aren't we seeing cuben Garlington tacos that will accept any sheet insulation including a 7D down quilt, Insultex, CCF, or Climashield?
Seems like the hammock industry is in the Henry Ford mindset of "You can have any color of car that you want, as long as it is black."