My current setup is straps, cinch buckles, and carabiners. Tonight, I played around with whoopie slings and marlin spike hitches using trail sticks. These strike me as about the heaviest and lightest common suspension options.
Here's what I have per side.
- On Rope cinch buckle lark's headed to hammock body with 2.8mm Sypderline
- 12' heavyweight polypro 1" webbing threaded through buckle with loop sewn into the tree end
- Trek Light biner attached to loop
- Weight, not including hammock: 133g.
- 6' Amsteel 7/64 whoopie sling lark's headed to the hammock body via a fixed eye
- 6' heavyweight polypro 1" webbing using a trail stick for a marlin spike hitch.
- Weight, not including hammock: 68g.
That's a difference of 65g per side, 4.6oz total.
Not an insignificant savings, but it doesn't seem like much of a spread from the lightest to the heaviest options.