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    20mm or 3/4" webbing for suspension

    Just wondering has any one ever used narrower webbing for suspension ?

    Not for tree huggers.

    I was thinking of trying 20mm poly just to experiment.

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    Some use a 5 to 1 safety margin
    And others use 10 to 1 safety margin
    Many cottage vendors sell suspensions rated anywhere from 1500 pounds to 3000 pounds.
    Anywhere in there that gives you piece of mind will be great
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    The community generally accepts the 1" minimum width as the standard to protect the trees, whether real or perceived.

    Strength of the webbing is to protect the hanger. What is the breaking strength of the webbing you are considering? Is it compatible with the hardware you have (buckles, etc)? Will it hold and release knots, if you are going that route?

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    Oops, not sure, do you have tree huggers or straps that are one inch wide? And experimenting with your 3/4 inch webbing, to go from tree hugger to hammock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by piscator View Post
    Just wondering has any one ever used narrower webbing for suspension ?

    Not for tree huggers.

    I was thinking of trying 20mm poly just to experiment.
    Here is some 3/4" polyester that is rated to 1800 lbs. Assuming that is accurate, it could be used in situations where tree damage is not an issue.
    UL, because nobody ever asks "How can I make my pack heavier?"

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    I'm not using it around the tree that's covered by tree huggers.
    Figures I have are around 2500lbs breaking, reccomended using up to 800lbs for 3/4" 20 mm x .6mm thick
    So I don't think I'll be putting it under any duress!
    Just wondering does anyone use it?

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    Quite a few people use 1/2" mule tape. I've forgotten the strength specs on that, but I don't recall anyone having a failure

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    Thanks for replies guys,
    Might just get some 20mm and see what it looks and feels like.
    A man needs projects!

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