Originally Posted by funbun
I'm considering using rope on the ends instead of the webbing like on my Speer style hammock. What are the pros and cons of using rope over the flat webbing. Where do you get rope? What type rope should I get? I weigh about 270lbs or so.
Cord can be lighter, but IMO webbing is more convenient.
I use short pieces of the Spyderline here:
to go from my hammock to my buckles. I think it's plenty strong, but there's been some recent discussion on that. To me, you shouldn't need a breaking strength ~4x the tension you'll be putting on something. For climbing, yes. For this, no. Just extra weight. Anyway, you might want to check out some of the other opinions before deciding.