Originally Posted by Curt
What's the weight of a full ring buckle setup? Assume big NW trees.
The rings weigh 0.4 oz each. You need 4, so 1.6 oz for the rings.
If you use a biner to wrap and clip the webbing, then the CAMP Nano wire carabiners are 0.8 oz, you need 2, so again 1.6 oz for the biners.
The weight of the webbing depends on what webbing you use and how much. Most people seem to use about 12' of 1" wide webbing on each end. You can get polypropylene webbing from Ed Speer. He lists 24' at 5 oz. You can use 1" wide polyester webbing. It is much stronger than polypropylene and more abrasion resistant. You can buy tie down straps from Harbor Freight such as these
. You will end up with about 12' of polyester webbing rated at 1500 lbf. The webbing is about the same weight as the polypro that Ed Speer sells. You can get polyester rated at over twice the Harbor Freight stuff from here.
. It is much thicker, stiffer and heavier, but much stronger also. You can get seat belt polyester from the same place that is 1.5" or 2" wide. Very flexible stuff and very strong. The wider stuff is probably good for trees with tender bark. Weight - don't know.