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    Really disappointed

    So let me start by saying I love my ENO Hammock. It's a double-nest with Atlas Straps. What I am extremely disappointed in is what just happened. I thought that when I bought atlas straps, a 400lb weight rating per strap would be totally fine for me being 6'2" 310lbs. I was wrong, I sat right into my hammock just now after using it for about a month and the stitching on the loop I've been using pooped right loose.

    Anyone have an explanation? Cause I'm a bit irritated.

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    Faulty goods. Return to manufacturer and get a replacement. The only complaint I've ever heard about Atlas straps is they weigh too much.

    Though I am wondering exactly what you're doing with that paracord and carabiner. Paracord is generally not suited for hammock suspensions or ridgelines due to its stretch.
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    I had the same thing happen and I weigh considerably less. The atlas straps are not my normal choice, but I've used them several times without a problem. I've used them only for casual hanging, not sleeping. That would be a big bummer if it happened while you were asleep. I forgot where I bought mine, so I can't take them back.
    I've used the kammock python straps many times with no problems at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarman View Post
    I had the same thing happen and I weigh considerably less. The atlas straps are not my normal choice, but I've used them several times without a problem. I've used them only for casual hanging, not sleeping. That would be a big bummer if it happened while you were asleep. I forgot where I bought mine, so I can't take them back.
    I've used the kammock python straps many times with no problems at all.
    Maybe check about returning them straight back to ENO? Maybe a pic of the damaged one and they'd just send you a replacement out?
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    I bought my ENO as a lark while traveling. The carbines corroded really fast, tested the DN once, did not get it wet or anything. Took it out a couple of weeks later the carabiners were corroded.

    I called ENO, talked to a very nice person, even though I had the hammock over the warranty period, ENO sent me out two new carabiners (no corrosion on them after 5 years).

    I would decidedly call ENO, also Email them the image of the damaged goods. ENO publishes weight, they warrantee their product is safe for people under a given weight 400 pounds I believe. My daughter's companion uses my straps, they are pre Atlas Straps, however, they have held him several times, he is close to the 400 pound limit. Most straps, hammocks give a wide margin of safety on weight ratings.

    Your near oops should not have happened, ENO needs to know the problem and rectify it. Minimally give you new straps that are dependable.

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    Imloaded Atlas straps with over 300lbs for 100+ nights. No problems.

    Did you use them correctly, meaning with the stitching and not against it? The loops should be pulled "down".
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    Quote Originally Posted by SilvrSurfr View Post
    Though I am wondering exactly what you're doing with that paracord and carabiner. Paracord is generally not suited for hammock suspensions or ridgelines due to its stretch.
    That's the way it comes. And that's not paracord.

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    Jaycooper is right, that's the rope and carabiner that come stock on the ENO DoubleNest.

    I'd go with the others and say to contact ENO directly, their customer service reps are really friendly and helpful!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ratdog View Post
    Did you use them correctly, meaning with the stitching and not against it? The loops should be pulled "down".
    This was my thought too. Atlas straps have a top and bottom end. You should be attaching them to the tree so that the part you hook the carabiner to is resting on the loop of the strap, not on the stitching.

    I might be a bit hard to tell from the pic but you can see that the bottom side of the loop is where you'd hook and if you use the strap backwards you'd bear weight directly on the stitching.

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    I haven't looked at my Atlas straps but I'm pretty sure Python straps, though a bit heavier, are sewn so if one loop pulls out, you are caught by the next loop. If Atlas straps don't have that feature, I'd consider switching. I bought a set of Atlas only because we they offer and XL length and we have large trees in the NW. But so far the Python straps have worked fine.

    As far as the tearing, maybe the weight limit is based on an assumed 30 degree hang. If you were hanging much tighter than that, and you were close to the limit already, the increase force vector could exceed the limit. You can use a hammock calculator (Google it) to see how the forces increase as you hang tighter than 30 degrees.

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