I just got back from hanging for 8 nights straight (well except that one night in the tent with my wife). The first day I hung my Traveler on my usual straps, sat down to test it, started hearing a popping sound. Next thing you know I am on the ground. Strap broke. I have been using these straps with Dutch clips since December and haven't been able hang that much.
So luckily I had the stock Warbonnet straps in my bag. Brand new, so I used them the entire week with no issues. I used them on multiple trees of varying diameter so I wasn't loading the strap at the same place all the time. I noticed when I took my hammock down the last day, that the straps were already showing some wear where they contact the Dutch Clip.
Does anyone else get this premature wear? I don't want to give up the Dutch clips, but I don't want to replace the straps every other month or so either.
I may try the carabiner setup like WarbonnetGuy shows in his videos and see if that changes things.