Hello Hophead and welcome to the forum,
Really strange you had your tree hugger break after only 4 uses. I dont have a clue. I've ditched my tree huggers cause they were a royal pain for me.
I got sick of constantly having to re-adjust my hammocks tension. Tired of how slow my set up and break down was.....and on and on....................
Can you tell I hate those things. Many Hennessy owners here have also ditched theirs and switched to a better suspension system such as the ring/cinch buckles system. I just posted some info. on it on another thread.
At the end of the webbing is a loop, I attach my Camp USA Nano wire carabiner to the loop
and wrap around the tree and clip to the webbing. Super simple and super fast. You can get
webbing as long as you'd like. I use 12' per side and can hang on trees over 20' apart if I wish.
Tree thickness is not an issue like it can be with the tree huggers.
Polyester and Polypropelene are the two types of webbing recommended.
Originally Posted by Hophead
Greetings everyone...a newbie here. I've just completed my fourth hang using the HH Ultralight A-sym, but had to be less tree friendly this trip due to failure of one of my stock tree huggers. It was beyond shock to experience such breakage during my slumber. The trip was only saved by the fact I was sleeping over flat ground and not the rocky ledge I first considered on my hike into the park. I ditched the huggers and tied back off directly to the trees, but didn't sleep as peaceful as before of course, wondering how much I would hurt the next day, and whether the spectra line would break next. I was wondering whether you experienced hangers have ditched the stock tree huggers due to reported failures such as mine, or is it just a matter of ease of setup. Also, any ideas of what I may have done to cause the failure would be appreciated (too much tension?). I weigh 180 lbs. and was using the recommended figure 8 tie off to the tree huggers. I can tell the other tree hugger was beginning to wear through and was close to failure as well. I'm hesitant to return them for replacement.