Originally Posted by Sailor
Proper descender rings, bought at a climbing outfitter, will hold a static hammocker fine. They are intended for top belay rappelling and then cast off. If you're not willing to fall from hammock height, don't buy what rings you find at hardware stores.
Welded rings bought at hardware stores aren't the topic of discussion. It was SMC Descender rings vs Omega Pacific rings.
As for static weight, well static weight doesn't weigh as much as dynamic weight, which is what I would put more significance on personally. But I agree that descender rings bought at climbing outfitters, provide more than enough working-load strength for an average hammocker.