Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 28
  1. #1
    New Member pdcollins6092's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Leesburg, Fl.
    Hammock
    Clark N. American
    Tarp
    12 X 12 Guide Gear
    Suspension
    Whoopies & Straps
    Posts
    35

    I got the best deal ever...

    I think I got the best deal ever today on Ebay. I won a new set of Slapstraps for $5.94, that was $0.99 for the straps and $4.95 for the shipping. The only thing is that it does not come with the bag but I dont se that being a big deal..

  2. #2
    Senior Member taylo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Alabama
    Hammock
    Darien UL
    Tarp
    Tadpole
    Suspension
    NCAA
    Posts
    696
    No offense, but they were .99 cents because they suck. They are referred to as crapstraps around here. They streeeeeeeeeeettttchhhhhh overnight, not cool.

  3. #3
    New Member pdcollins6092's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Leesburg, Fl.
    Hammock
    Clark N. American
    Tarp
    12 X 12 Guide Gear
    Suspension
    Whoopies & Straps
    Posts
    35
    Quote Originally Posted by taylo166 View Post
    No offense, but they were .99 cents because they suck. They are referred to as crapstraps around here. They streeeeeeeeeeettttchhhhhh overnight, not cool.
    Wow, I thought I got a good deal. I was under the impression that Slap Straps were good to use. I guess thats what I get for being a noob..lol. I glad I didnt pay full price for them then..

  4. #4
    Senior Member taylo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Alabama
    Hammock
    Darien UL
    Tarp
    Tadpole
    Suspension
    NCAA
    Posts
    696
    Look into getting some polyester straps from whoopieslings.com or arrowhead equipment.webs. Both of those guys are good to order from, will have them out to you same day. I use 6 foot finished size and have never had problems. Zero stretch with polyester.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Flangler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.1DL
    Tarp
    CTF3 Cuben
    Insulation
    Phoenix 3S, GoLite
    Suspension
    Stock
    Posts
    160
    Images
    1
    Don't be discouraged though, pd. There are plenty of other uses for the slapstraps: hanging gear or a water bag from a tree, roof rack tiedowns, etc. And I'm not too ashamed to admit I use my old ones for my home hanging set up, with a marlinspike and toggle. Work just fine and don't stretch nearly as much as the big brazilian hammock between them!
    “Simplicity in all things is the secret of the wilderness and one of its most valuable lessons. I think the matter of simplicity goes further than just food, equipment, and unnecessary gadgets; it goes into the matter of thoughts and objectives as well. When in the wilds, we must not carry our problems with us or the joy is lost.” -Sigurd Olson

  6. #6
    Senior Member taylo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    South Alabama
    Hammock
    Darien UL
    Tarp
    Tadpole
    Suspension
    NCAA
    Posts
    696
    Yea by all means use them around the house for whatever, I just wouldn't take them backpacking - polyester is much lighter and will not give you any problems in the wilderness

  7. #7
    Senior Member KerMegan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Irving, TX
    Hammock
    not quite eno..
    Tarp
    10x12 DIY
    Insulation
    insultex+momentum
    Suspension
    DIY whoopie slings
    Posts
    2,479
    Images
    2
    Sadly, it is true; folks have tried to give these away on the PIF thread, and had no takers, I wish you the best, but hang 'em high- it might keep your booty off the ground, or just use them for shorter (than overnight) sessions.
    KM (who really tries to see the good in everything, but this one is a challenge...)

    (PS- my best deal ever was a Neiman-marcus fur jacket for 10$ at a garage sale.. that one is going to be hard to beat..)
    Last edited by KerMegan; 06-21-2011 at 11:32.

  8. #8
    New Member pdcollins6092's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Leesburg, Fl.
    Hammock
    Clark N. American
    Tarp
    12 X 12 Guide Gear
    Suspension
    Whoopies & Straps
    Posts
    35
    Hearing all the responses from all you guys I will find other uses for them. I just got the Clark North American and figured I would get the Slap Straps to make hanging quicker but I went and set up last night and with the stock suspension it was quick enough so it's no loss not to even use them. I may just do what Flangler suggested and use them to hang other gear from.

  9. #9
    Dutch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Reinholds, PA
    Hammock
    Bridgeskin
    Tarp
    DIY Blackcat
    Insulation
    DIY Quilts
    Suspension
    Whoopie sling
    Posts
    6,731
    Images
    198
    It is amazing to me that they make them still out of nylon.
    Peace Dutch
    GA>ME 2003


    http://dutchwaregear.com
    Visit Dutchwaregear on facebook (and like it)
    Check us out on Twitter @dutchwaregear

  10. #10
    Senior Member stefprez's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Detroit, MI
    Hammock
    WBBB 1.0 DL
    Tarp
    WB Edge
    Suspension
    Webbing/Carabiners
    Posts
    352
    Images
    2
    In all honesty, the hype on here about Slap Straps being like bungee cords is quite inflated. I used nylon climbing spec webbing for over a year. Does it stretch a little? Sure. Can you use it just fine anyway? Yes. I never once woke up with my butt on the ground or anything.

Similar Threads

  1. Down deal of the day
    By Fish<>< in forum Do-It-Yourself (DIY)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-07-2013, 08:16
  2. REI One Day Deal
    By muttly in forum Grand Trunk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-01-2010, 08:19
  3. Is this daily deal a good deal? ripstop reversible jacket
    By Skittles in forum [SOLD/WITHDRAWN] Items no longer available
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 11-04-2010, 15:59
  4. What a deal!
    By Ashman in forum Hennessy Hammocks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 03-05-2009, 04:08

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •