Webbing for DIY Outdoor Gear
Webbing is essential for every do-it-yourself (DIY) hammock project. At DutchWare, we’re committed to being a good steward of the Earth, which is why we offer a selection of DIY hammock webbing that’s low-stretch and durable for the best possible tree & bark protection.
Check out our guide on different webbing materials here!
Hammock Webbings That We Offer
Our DIY hammock webbing includes several different materials, like 1/2″ polyester, 2″ polypropylene, 1/2″ nylon, 1/2″ Kevlar and UHMWPE. Our hybrid webbing, featuring UHMWPE and polypropylene, is a DutchWare exclusive.
UHMWPE and Polypropylene Webbing
This webbing is an ideal alternative to polyester webbing because of its lightweight design, which is 30 percent lighter than standard polyester webbing of the same breaking strength. It also has an extremely low stretch rating, which is a must for hammock webbing, and a breaking strength of 1,500 pounds. It’s compatible with bling as well, like our Dutch Buckles, Spiders and Dutch Clips.
Our Daisy Chain hammock webbing is another great option for your hammock’s tree huggers or straps, as well as gear hangers. The DutchWare Daisy Chain separates itself from other chains because it’s woven instead of sewn together.
This design difference gives it a 5,000-pound overall break strength and 2,000-pound individual loop break strength you can count on when hammocking. We offer the daisy chain in custom sizes to match your tree huggers, but we also provide them in two to four-foot lengths for fast ordering.
Our catalog of DIY Kevlar webbing meets and exceeds the industry standard of a 1,500-pound breaking strength for hammock tree huggers or straps. Kevlar webbing is known as one of the lightest and strongest hammock straps available, which you can count on during your outdoor, hammocking trips.
We offer Kevlar hammock webbing in one- and two-inch widths. You’ll find we offer a smaller, half-inch width, but it’s more suited for other applications because of its breaking strength. The one- and two-inch widths feature Kevlar’s signature tight and taunt design, which prevents stretch. It’s also resistant to heat to give you a long-lasting webbing for your hammock’s suspension.
However, our DIY Kevlar webbing is best suited for shaded locations when hammocking because exposure to direct sunlight will decrease its breaking strength over time. If it rains where you’re camping, the hammock webbing won’t become soggy since it doesn’t absorb a great deal of water.
The properties that make it a great choice are its strength, it doesn’t stretch, it is fairly UV stable, and it doesn’t absorb water.
Nylon is probably the most commonly used webbing in the outdoor industry and because of that, it comes in a wide range of styles from your backpack straps to your life-saving equipment in rock climbing. It’s also known for being very strong.
Shop DIY Hammock Webbing
Check out our selection of DIY hammock webbing by the foot to start your next project. If you need advice or have any questions, feel free to contact us — we love talking about our DIY gear for hammock webbing.