Tag: suspension

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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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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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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Grand Trunk Goods Trunk Straps Review

I’ve written about and recommended that new hammock users start off with daisy chain style webbing straps, so I won’t go into that here. What encourages me is that I’ve seen a huge uptick in the number of vendors who are now selling this style of strap. Grand Trunk Goods, one of the godfathers of…
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Therm-a-Rest Slacker Suspenders (Tree Strap) Review

Therm-a-Rest Slacker Suspenders — Hammock Hanging Kit Therm-a-Rest sent me a package that included their updated Slacker Hammocks, bug net, and new hanging kit, the Slacker Suspenders. The Suspenders is a combination anchor point and suspension line since the webbing is used for both purposes. Manufacturer: Therm-a-Rest, Made in Vietnam MSRP: US$24.95 Available Features/Specifications Weight: 9 oz…
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Hammock Suspension with Descender Rings and Garda Hitch

I recently came across a YouTube video (thanks Eric H.!) that shows how to use descender rings and an easy wrap that makes a quick and secure adjustment without any complicated knots. Known to climbers as the Garda Hitch, this technique is used to haul gear upward, as it only slides in one direction. This…
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The Ship in a Bottle – Toggle Rope Straps

When I was doing some research on toggles, I came across The Ship in a Bottle website and was pleased to find they sold hammock gear. I was intrigued by their unique and innovative hammock suspension system based on a military “Commando” or “Toggle Rope” design: the Toggle Rope hammock straps. At first I dismissed the design because I’m…
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