Tribe Provisions Adventure Straps II
The Tribe Provisions Adventure Straps II are one entrant into a long line of daisy-chain hammock straps. What makes these straps stand out is the unique pairing of a wide 1.6 in (4 cm) strap with a 0.8 in (2 cm) daisy-chain webbing loops. Each strap has a total of 18 loops that run nearly the entire length of the webbing. This is also different from most daisy chain strap that usually leave several feet of “empty” strap to go around the anchor point. The wider strap has reflective tracer lines running the length of the strap.
The daisy chain loops are folded over onto each other, similar to the ENO Atlas straps, which increases the stitching strength a little but also makes it much easier to access the loops during clip-in. The loops are each 6 in (15.24 cm) long. The straps come with a stuff sack and a pair of steel carabiners.
Overall Impressions and Updates
The Adventure Straps provide the most clip-in points across the entire length of the webbing of any daisy-chain strap I’ve seen. This has some advantage for smaller-diameter trees because less length is lost from the adjustable points. Folks looking for a wider webbing strap will be pleased with the width of these straps. I’ll be honest that I’m not sure how well the load is transferred from the thin strap to the wider one. I could only speculate that the benefit is marginal.
The loop design does make the straps a little bulky, but it is also really easy to clip-in. This is a bonus for beginners or during colder nights when fingers tend to fumble with fabric. As I’ve said before, I highly recommend daisy chain webbing straps for beginners because they are so easy to master and are hard to mess up. The loops feel a little long to me and I could see this design with shorter 4 in (10 cm) loops for even more adjustability.
I’m not a huge fan of steel carabiners. It’s great that they are included and they work as a low-cost clip, but the “teeth” on the gate snags easily on material and I tend to “fight” the spring when trying to clip things into it. I usually upgrade to higher-end aluminum wiregate climbing carabiners.
Recommendations and Review
|Construction and Craftsmanship||♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||The straps are well-made and use strong, triple-stitching on each load-bearing seam.|
|Modularity and Adjustability||♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||I really like how the daisy chain loops extend almost the entire length of the strap. This allows them to be used in a variety of ways, including used as gear loops to hang a series of items down a line, for example.|
|Aesthetics||♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||The construction is somewhat unusual, compared with contemporary straps of similar design, but the loops are really easy to connect to.|
|Price and Value||♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥||For a daisy chain strap, these are very competitively priced, especially with the inclusion of the carabiners.|
- Manufacturer: Tribe Provisions, made in China
- MSRP: US$19.95
- Triple stitched seams for durability
- Highly reflective strips to return the beam from your flashlight on dark nights
- Tote bag with Tribe Provisions Patch
- Stainless steel carabiners
- 1.6 × 120 in (4 × 305 cm) “seatbelt” style polyester webbing straps matched with 18 0.8 in (2 cm) daisy-chain loops
- 200 lbs (91 kg) rated weight capacity
- 14 oz (394 g)
Disclosure of material connection: The author (Derek Hansen) was provided with a free sample from the manufacturer for testing and evaluation purposes. The comments in this post (written & spoken) are of my own opinion, which I formed after personally handling the gear.