Originally Posted by cameronjreed
Which is material is better for support straps? The HH Expedition I have uses 1.5" nylon tree-huggers. But I have read in places (like Ed Speer's site) that polypropylene webbing should be used. But now I see that there is polyester webbing as well...
So much to think about, please help clarify.
Thanks in advance. I am a noob to hammocking. If there is already a discuss on this topic, please feel free to direct me to it and then the moderators can close the thread if they so wish.
I can't really give an intelligent opinion of polypro, but I have used both nylon and polyester. I have to say, the polyester straps I use now are wonderful. They're 1" polyester webbing from Strapworks in the usualy ring buckle setup fashion. Very nice material. They give almost no stretch, even from the first use. On the other hand, I've used the ENO SlapStrap Pro in the past, and they are the exact opposite and strecth quite a bit each time you use them, especially when they're new. That's the reason I switched over to ring buckles with polyester straps in the first place, to be totally honest. I origianlly bought the SlapStrap Pro because of their adjustability, which is actually far surpassed by the ring buckles. They all have their pro's and con's, but to me, the polyester is ideal.