Straps & Huggers
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.
If you’re a seasoned hanger, you know hammock tree huggers make up the suspension system that attaches the ends of your hammock to the objects that will support it and keep it off the ground. If you’re new to hammock camping, that may be news to you, but you need to start learning somewhere — and here is as good a place as any!
Hammock Suspension Straps
From UHMWPE straps for hammocks to lightweight hammock Kevlar straps and more, there is no shortage of options when it comes to hammock suspension straps. While you have plenty of choices available to you, it’s critical to pick camping hammock straps that can do what you need them to — not just once, but every time you go hammock camping.
If you don’t get the right pair of hammock tree straps, you won’t be able to really relax when you’re in your hammock. You also run the risk of hitting the ground unexpectedly just when you got cozy in your hammock. While that might amuse your fellow campers, it can bruise more than just your ego.
Choosing Lightweight 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.
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.
- 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.
If you’d like more tips about picking the right hammock tree straps, or have questions about tree strap extensions we’re happy to oblige. Get in touch by contacting us today!