20D Monofilament Nylon
Sea to Summit’s 20D monofilament fabric is structural, breathable and ultralight. The fine Denier yarn is light, but most importantly has large areas between the yarn so it is extremely packable. These characteristics are perfect for a hammock that would need to be ultralight be also highly breathable. Monofilament fabric is very uncommon in the textile industry because multi-filament fabrics fulfill the requirements for most other manufacturers. Multi-filament yarn is made by braiding countless fibers together into a single strand. By comparison monofilaments are a single extruded strand of plastic, in our case high-tenacity Nylon. To achieve the low-density weave required for breathability and pack-ability the woven fabric is heat-seared to melt the yarn in place.