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    Quote Originally Posted by blue indian View Post
    I have the 1.5 spider straps from Dutch. They are crazy light and feel more like ribbons than straps. I like them so far, except they love to bunch up which kind of defeats the purpose.
    I thought the 1.5 straps were gonna be flat & not bunch up. I still might get em hoping they will hold a knot and not jam. Either becket hitch or slip knot.

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    ENO took a LOT of flack for their nylon Slap Straps (aka Crap Straps). They finally got the message and introduced the Atlas Straps...which were polyester. Took them a bit to wise up but they finally got it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erok_ View Post
    Trying out new gear tonight. Getting ready for winter. New straps that I bought from local camping store failed. Didn't break but stretched to the point I ended up on the ground. So I went to Dutchware and bought some new straps. Hopefully they will be here this week.
    All in all, pretty cheap lesson. A few bucks for some straps you can likely repurpose, no injuries and no ruined trip. You were smart to test at home, smart to then replace them with a quality product instead of trying another untested strap, and humble enough to come on and admit the error to help the next guy.

    Glad you were not hurt and did not give up.

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    Isn't that what this forum is for,to help the next guy lol. No one is perfect. Life would be boring that way. If someone else can learn from my screw up I'm happy for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Erok_ View Post
    Isn't that what this forum is for,to help the next guy lol. No one is perfect. Life would be boring that way. If someone else can learn from my screw up I'm happy for it.
    Agree 100%. Great take on an imperfect situation

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    I don't consider it a fail. It is a learning experience. You are testing the gear to make sure it will preform as expected for the way you plan to use it. Testing any new gear before taking it out into the field is always a smart move. Better to find out before hand. If I have a new piece of gear that I have not had a chance to test then I will use it on a car camping trip where I can take backup.

    Nylon straps, rope, twine, cord, 550 cord ect will always stretch. Much better stuff out there for hammock related uses.
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    Another low-stretch, low-cost option is 1/2" mule tape.

    It's hard to find in smaller amounts, however. Usually 200' on ebay for about $15-$20.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Grappler View Post
    I thought the 1.5 straps were gonna be flat & not bunch up. I still might get em hoping they will hold a knot and not jam. Either becket hitch or slip knot.


    They will lay flat if you coax them too. After the first use, they bunched up and became more chord like than a strap. But you can straighten them out pretty easily. They are crazy light! I was weary at first TBH.

    Im using a becket hitch and I havent had any issues so far

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue indian View Post
    They will lay flat if you coax them too. After the first use, they bunched up and became more chord like than a strap. But you can straighten them out pretty easily. They are crazy light! I was weary at first TBH.

    Im using a becket hitch and I havent had any issues so far
    Thanks blue indian, this is good to hear.

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    Update. The new spider poly straps from dutchware work great.

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