Stock setup is a Hammock Bliss Double with the stock 100" ropes on both ends coupled with the Hammock Bliss 8' Cinch buckle straps.
Weight in this configuration was 1lbs 13.125 oz (29.125 oz)
I did away the straps/buckles and the stock rope. I replaced the stock ropes with two continuous loops from whoopieslings.com . Basically girth hitched through the end channels of the hammock. I bought some of the Harbor Freight 1"x12' tie down straps and bought two nano carabiners (also from whoopieslings.com) for attaching them around the tree.
Saved myself 5.5oz. Not that it really matters since I mostly car camp. Still, I thought it was kind of cool to now have a much simpler suspension option that gives me 4 more feet of tree strap per side that wont stretch and saved a little weight in the process. Simpler. More reach. Lighter. Good deal . That 5.5 oz will quickly reduce to 3.5oz if I decide to go with 1" cinch buckles from dream-hammock.com . I haven't decided if I want to use cinch buckles or rings yet. I figure if I will have to tie a SHH when using the rings I could simply SHH the straps directly to the amsteel loops and forgo hardware all together. I would still be able to adjust the lines by untying the SHH and sliding the webbing through the Amsteel loop. No different than with rings. BUT
1. I don't think I would trust it. Would probably weaken the straps with the knot.
2. nothing there to keep water from running down to the hammock so Id have to some up with something somewhere along the chain.
3. not sure what kind of wear it would cause on the strap/loop.
With the buckles I wouldn't really have to worry about it.
If nothing else, this gave me a lot more room in the stuff sack that is sewn to the side of the hammock. Makes it much easier to pack up. All in all Im happy! Just wanted to share.