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    Cinch Buckles vs Whoopie Hooks

    Going to purchase a PolyD hammock fron Dutch soon, but now I'm stuck between the suspension systems. I like the weight of the Whoopie Hook system more, but the Cinch Buckles seem so quick and easy? What is your preference for suspension?
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    I like the hammock anchors from Hammock Fan or you can go with Dutchs speed hooks since you'll be ordering through him already.

    Lighter than whoopies and pretty simple to hook up.

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    I have both. I only use the cinch buckles when car camping or in my back yard. If I am carrying my equipment, I choose smaller and lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cherring View Post
    Going to purchase a PolyD hammock fron Dutch soon, but now I'm stuck between the suspension systems. I like the weight of the Whoopie Hook system more, but the Cinch Buckles seem so quick and easy? What is your preference for suspension?
    That is the exact trade off. Although IMO the weight of the cinch buckle is not convenient if I have to carry it for hiking. You will get varying opinions on this though and personal preference comes in to play. The whoopee hook isn't quite as simple to set up as the cinch buckle but it is still pretty simple. The only time it becomes the slightest challenge is when nature make the tree the wrong size for your hugger. You have to wrap it around twice of use the whoopie sling as a tree hugger extender. If this isn't for hiking or you don't care about weight then cinch buckle all the way.
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    Dutch speed hooks and treehuggers. Quick and easy and very light weight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunzman View Post
    Dutch speed hooks and treehuggers. Quick and easy and very light weight.
    yes, this
    add the aDutchable buckles for the ultimate in convenience

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    Quote Originally Posted by packeteer View Post
    yes, this
    add the aDutchable buckles for the ultimate in convenience
    This is what i just ordered, I can't wait to try it out.

    Adutchable buckles, with 3,000 lb breaking strength 1" strap, and speed hooks. Should be the best option right now, and should hold my chubby butt up in the air quite well. lol

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    I agree completely. Dutch Speed Hooks and tree huggers. I just sent my brother a Dutch Hammock with this set up (4' huggers + 12' Amsteel with speed hook). I have a few pieces of Dutchware, but I have to tell you....that speed hook is really NICE. I don't think the cinch buckle is any easier...and those small clips are amazing. My brother will use his when car camping, but why give him more stuff to store?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kunzman View Post
    Dutch speed hooks and treehuggers. Quick and easy and very light weight.
    Quote Originally Posted by packeteer View Post
    yes, this
    add the aDutchable buckles for the ultimate in convenience
    Perfect setup. Just used mine two nights ago on a overnight trip. Loved it.

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