Guide to DutchWare Hammock Hardware

June 9, 2022

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Guide to DutchWare Hammock Hardware

Whether you’re a hammock enthusiast or just starting to gather hammock equipment for the first time, you can find all of your go-to gear from DutchWare. Our high-quality hammock materials, accessories, and gear can help you explore all corners of the outdoors. Some essential items you’ll need to grab before heading off on your next adventure are hammock hanging hardware.

Finding the right hammock suspension hardware is as important as finding the right hammock or tree straps for your setup. Your suspension hardware can help you hang out in all of your favorite outdoor spots. Learn about the different DutchWare hardware options to help you create the ultimate hammocking setup for your next adventure.

Types of DutchWare Hammock Hanging and Suspension Hardware

Hammock hardware allows you to arrange a secure and strong setup. You can select from various types of hardware depending on your hammock, the straps or tree huggers you own, and the locations you frequent for hammocking. DutchWare offers a wide selection of quality hammock hanging hardware to pair seamlessly with your current hammocking gear. Check out each hardware option and see what type of clips, buckles, or hooks will work best with your current hammock gear.

Cinch Buckle

Cinch buckles are the best hammock hardware option if you’re looking for gear that is easy to use. The cinch buckles make hanging your hammock simple and quick. This is a common hardware option because it holds up in various weather conditions and withstands outdoor elements.

You’ll feed your 1″ tree strap into your cinch buckle and adjust the sag as needed to hang your hammock. The cinch buckle must be perfectly straight when you set up your hammock — the cinch buckle can fray the webbing of the tree straps if the hardware is at an angle.

You can choose DutchWare’s aluminum cinch buckles or our lightweight titanium cinch buckles to secure your hammock.

Beetle Buckle

The titanium beetle buckle is a type of cinch buckle. It’s a lightweight and strong hardware option for nearly any hammock. This exceptional hammock suspension buckle offers a unique suspension system that allows you to easily adjust the sag of the hammock without disconnecting it.

The beetle buckle’s special design makes adjusting your hammock simple. You’ll place your thumb on the anchor and your pointer and middle finger on the tabs and maneuver the beetle buckle either parallel or perpendicular to the webbing. You can adjust the beetle buckle when it’s perpendicular to the webbing — it will secure its position when it’s parallel to the webbing. Your hammock straps will stay in excellent condition and won’t fray with beetle buckles because they always line up straight with the hammock straps.

You also have the option to connect two hammocks to the same beetle buckle when you add a spreader bar — you can hang out side-by-side with your camping partner or choose to hammock solo.

Whoopie Hooks

Whoopie Hooks

Whoppie hooks are a compact suspension hardware option favored by many outdoor enthusiasts. It’s easy to pack, allows you to separate wet suspension systems from the hammock, and is incredibly strong. This type of hammock hardware can hold up to 1000 pounds and only weighs 3.4 grams.

The whoopie hook has a slight learning curve for its use. Once you understand the setup process of the hardware, you’ll enjoy the benefits and versatility of this suspension hardware.

There are a few more types of whoopie hooks:

  • Double Hammock Whoopie Hooks: You can suspend from the same tree as your hiking partner with double hammock whoopie hooks and a spreader bar. These hooks look similar to a standard whoopie hook with an additional hole to secure a spreader bar. This allows you to set up two hammocks on the same two trees and comfortably hang side-by-side.
  • Bridge Hammock Whoopie Hooks: You can use bridge hammock whoopie hooks for your bridge hammock or a gathered end hammock with a continuous loop at the ends. The bridge hammock whoopie hooks are easy to secure onto your hammock and create the same water break as the other whoopie hook options.

Cinch Bugs (patented)

Cinch bugs offer one of the simplest suspension methods for your hammock. You can easily adjust and secure the straps with the aluminum slider. The anchor at the end can connect to various types of hammocks including bridge hammocks or hammocks with a continuous loop at the end.

DutchWare’s cinch bugs work best with 1″ spider/poly or polyester webbing. This lightweight hardware can keep your suspension secure and hold up to 300 pounds with the correct webbing.

Titanium Dutch Clips

The titanium Dutch clip is the perfect carabiner replacement. Titanium Dutch clips allow you to connect and release quickly from the tree and are lighter than traditional carabiners. This clip is specifically for webbing-based hammock straps and suspensions.

It’s important to secure your Dutch clip on the same side of the tree that keeps your suspension straps straight. Moving it to the other side of the tree can bend the webbing and increase the ware of the webbing and Dutch clip.

Sew-On Dutch Clips

The sew-on Dutch clips are already attached to the hammock straps. If you enjoy the popular titanium Dutch clip, you’ll appreciate the sew-on version.

This clip makes it easy to secure your hammock suspension straps around the tree without a carabiner. If you want to remove the sew-on Dutch clip you’ll need to cut your hammock straps.

Dutch Biners

It’s great to include the classic hardware items in your hammock gear setup, and the original Dutch biners are a go-to option. These biners will help you hang your hammock quickly and safely. They are compact and easy to travel with while still offering an impressive 1,000-pound breaking strength. DutchWare’s intentions behind this hammock hardware’s design are to provide a simple and efficient way to suspend your hammock.


The mantis hardware is an excellent option to use in place of a traditional carabiner. The mantis will pair with most types of daisy chain webbing and provide a speedy way to connect your hammock to your suspension straps. This hardware is lighter than a carabiner — making it easier to pack for all of your adventures.


Spiders hammock hardware is another excellent substitution for carabiners. You can also use this type of hardware to replace a marlin spike hitch. These are lightweight and simple to use for hammock suspension. The weight limit for the spiders is 250 pounds.

Shop Hammock Hardware and Gear Today

Shop Hammock Hardware and Gear Today

Make DutchWare your go-to place for hammock gear. We’re proud to offer high-quality gear made here in the USA. You can browse through all of our hammock hanging hardware or shop our entire hammock camping gear inventory today.

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Reviewed By: Dutch (Thom Ressler) - Dutch started Dutchware after thru-hiking the entire 2,200-miles of the Appalachian Trail with a hammock. During his journey, Dutch learned that there wasn’t high-quality hammocking gear available on the market so he began to create his own.

He began manufacturing the Dutch Clip, which he invented to connect the webbing suspension around the tree. Next was the Chameleon Hammock which offers superior flexibility for hammockers. Today Dutchware sells over 1,000 outdoor gear products to provide backpackers with high-quality equipment that allows them to enjoy the outdoors with a minimalist approach.

Dutch is passionate about providing the hammocking community with the highest quality gear along with the highest quality information to ensure they have the best outdoor experience possible.

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