After my first attempt at a hammock hang using the straps that came with my eno clone(present from a family member this year) only to have the stitching on the loop end of one of the straps fail as soon as the hammock bore any of my weight. Which in turn resulted in a quick acceleration followed by a far more abrupt deceleration and a cold, wet, sore bottom. I have some reservations about using the actual hammock now.
Not so much hammocks in general, just this one in particular. If the strap failed, can the hammock still be a decent one?
So on to the point here. Eno clone debates aside, the material seems nice enough (could be junk for all I know, total new guy here) and the stitching LOOKS good. Would any of you have reservations about using it? In my eye and mind the strap stitching looked good also.
Could I have done something wrong in hanging it to out an unreasonable amount of stress on that strap?
Is there anything I should look for when I inspect a hammock for purchase or when inspecting for maintenance purposes?
As an aside, I purchased a set of eno atlas straps to replace the ones that came with it. Had I seen some of the other systems available I may have chose differently. However I feel good about those straps. But this is another topic for another time.