Originally Posted by Passinthru
I contacted DD about their webbing ratings and was told that the suspension webbing was rated for 150 kgs (330 #). A little on the smitely side (IMO) if only using a single strap instead of the 2 as designed.
That figure will be their working load, 800kg is the breaking strain of the black webbing and doesn't account for knots, wear etc.
Assuming a knot will derate the line by an average of 50%, a 150kg load in the hammock hung at 30 deg gives the webbing a little under a 3x safety factor-much less than the normally accepted 4 or 5 to 1 margin.
Much better doubled, or even better replaced