Hammock Tree Straps & Huggers
Lightweight Hammock Straps
Whether you’re new to hammock camping or you’ve been at it for years, it’s impossible to get the most out of your hammock if you don’t have a great set of hammock tree straps you can rely on. These are one of the most essential hammock accessories to bring on your trip.
How to Choose Hammock Suspension Straps
While hammock tree huggers are meant to keep your hammock off the ground, they do more than “just” that. They also protect the trees you use to hang your hammock from unnecessary damage and stress. When you use huggers like our Kevlar straps for hammocks instead of rope or cords, they’ll spread the weight of you and your hammock over a bigger surface area, which will protect the trees and reduce bark damage.
Given the dual purpose of hammock suspensions straps, it’s important to give your impending camping gear purchase some thought when you’re shopping for them. Here are some things you should consider when you’re trying to select tree hangers for hammocks:
- Weight: If you’re going to travel under your own manual power (e.g. hiking, snowshoeing, skiing), you should pay close attention to how much hammock tree huggers weigh so you don’t add too much dead weight to your pack. You should also make sure the straps you get can support the combined weight of your hammock and whoever or whatever may be in it. Weight capacity and breaking strength are both important components of buying tree straps.
- Durability: If you use your hammock for camping often, your hammock suspension straps will probably suffer a lot of abuse. Make sure the straps you decide to buy are up to the challenge.
- Versatility: While you may plan to use your straps on trees exclusively, there may be times when you’ll want to attach your hammock to something else. Make sure the straps you purchase are versatile enough to do so.