Yeah, but then I started tinkering again!
I think straps are marginally heavier, depending on what kind of cord you use. The weights are pretty close to what comes stock on the HH. Straps are a bit easier, with less fiddle factor, to set up. But like you said, it all becomes second nature pretty quickly. So changing it may save a 30 seconds during setup or something...is it worth the mod? Well, if you're a tinkerer it is...
Six of one, half dozen of the other.
The advantage of my newest project will be the ability to adjust the hammock from under the tarp to account for wind changes and such. Haven't decided if that's worth the extra ounces, though.
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