Much lighter, I changed mine out the week I bought it. Also I dont know if you are using ENO tree straps or not, I used mine to hang the hammock in the backyard and they are not very adjustable, even the newer ones in my opinion. I use webbing with the marlin spike hitch. If you haven't watched Shugs how to series on youtube yet I would highly recommend it
Have a great time on your trip and welcome to the forums!!