Originally Posted by DavoAnth
I did a couple of overnight hangs when I first got my Claytor just using the webbing straps it came with - they worked fine, but it was in our dry season in Oz when there was no chance of rain. I later swapped these for a set of whoopies with an attached drip ring at each end - works fantastic, cuts down on weight, and through using a trunk strap / carabiner system, no likelihood of a knot failure. I used the whoopie / drip system during extreme hangining conditions in a 2 week trek in remote Borneo - the whoopies did bind at one stage (very easy to remedy) and this may have been to do with dipping them in premethrin insecticide before I left home.
Either way - with standard webbing or an aftermarked suspension system, the Claytor is a fantastic hammock, and one that I favour over my Clark Tropical or Hennessy Deep Jungle (although the Hennessy is an extremely close second).
Good info, Davo! Interesting bout the Whoopies binding. I see that the ratings are close, but can you say what gives you the slight preference for the Claytor?
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