Category: Suspension

Hammock tips, illustrations, and reviews.

Drip Lines, Part 2

Another look at drip lines to protect your hammock from water seeping down your suspension and onto your hammock

Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps Review

Hummingbird Hammock Tree Straps Product Description When I wrote my post on lightweight hammock suspension systems, the Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps weren’t available. At 2.3 oz (65 g) per pair (43.5 in/ounce or 4 cm/gram) I’ve now updated that post to highlight one of the (if not THE) lightest suspension on the market. The design…
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Ultimate Hammocks Ultimate Straps Review

Ultimate Hammocks Ultimate Straps While the name is somewhat repetitive, the Ultimate Straps from Ultimate Hammocks does present one of the more unique designs to daisy-chain webbing straps that I’ve seen. The woven design allows the straps to be extremely slim and lightweight while maximizing total suspension length and strength. These straps are not only…
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K2 Camp Gear Heavy Duty Hammock Straps – Review

K2 Camp Gear Heavy Duty Hammock Straps Product Description I think the word is out: daisy-chain straps are a great option for hammocks. The K2 Camp Gear straps are one of a dozen now in the market. The K2 straps are a cross between the flat daisy chain design that was first debuted by Kammok…
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New Soft Shackle Design from Hummingbird Hammocks

Hummingbird Hammocks recently sent me a prototype hammock to review and they gave me permission to “leak” this little snippet they created. They have been using a soft shackle design since they came out with their first hammock, but it has gone through some significant upgrades to improve performance and usability. The new soft shackle uses…
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Tribe Provisions Adventure Straps II Review

Tribe Provisions Adventure Straps II Product Description 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…
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Byer of Maine Micro Strap Review

Byer of Maine Micro Strap Product Description The Byer of Maine Micro Strap is a modified cinch buckle system that incorporates both tree-friendly webbing with a highly-adjustable suspension system in one. The straps are 1 in (2.5 cm) wide and 9 ft (2.7 m) long. One one end of the strap a loop is sewn…
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The Becket Hitch for Hammocks

The Becket Hitch has been around for a long time and has been used with hammocks since pre-Columbian days. If you ever visit South America you’ll see this hitch used almost exclusively to hang hammocks. Locally it is simply referred to as the “hammock knot.”