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    best tree huggers ?

    Hey all so I'm making a transition to whoopies and I guess that means I need some tree huggers. So who sells the lightest huggers out there? I thought about making some but I don't have a sewing machine.
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    My vote. Now let the feathers fly!

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    Lightest? Good question. I don't think that's ever been a big issue. Lightest would be a factor of fabric type, construction style, and length. I made some straps out of some 1" webbing from WalMart with sewn loops on both ends. The loops were as small as I could make them and the straps were 3-4 feet long, I think. Light.

    I'll have to do some research on what's on the market.

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    If you want to really get a wide choice, try strapworks.com. They can custom make most anything you want, with a wide selection of materials, colors, and sizes. Costs are a little high since they will charge to prototype the first one, but after that they are reasonable.
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    I got mine from Stormcrow at HammockGear.com

    Can never go wrong buying anything from them.
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    Our webbing is just under 6 grams per foot. Should be about as light as anything out there on the market for Tree straps in 1" wide Polyester, rated to 1200 pounds. And we have it on sale in tree straps for another week. Best price we have ever run on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgibson View Post
    Our webbing is just under 6 grams per foot. Should be about as light as anything out there on the market for Tree straps in 1" wide Polyester, rated to 1200 pounds. And we have it on sale in tree straps for another week. Best price we have ever run on it.
    Do you have user "wish list" So that I coul dmake a list of things I want and then send a family member to the website to buy it as a gift?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jons4real View Post
    Do you have user "wish list" So that I coul dmake a list of things I want and then send a family member to the website to buy it as a gift?
    We do hae gift certificates.
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    Mine came from Papa Smurf, who posts at this forum.

    At 145#, I'm light enough that the lower strength, but lower weight of polypro straps is okay for me. The PP stretches more than polyester but my shorter straps do not stretch enough to bother me. I do pay attention to the angle so that contributes to less pull on the straps.

    This is controversial: Some hangers are using Amsteel rope as tree huggers to save weight. They put sticks under the straps to protect the bark. An upside down forked stick has a built in hook to keep it from sliding out. I wouldn't do that on thin barked aspens but on Ponderosa pines, it would be fine.

    Both paragraphs above have situations where user knowledge and judgement are required for safety.
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    Check Harbor Freight for cinch straps. I got a pair of 12' straps for $2.99 and I am going to take off the cinch buckle and just use the straps. They are very light and yellow in color. I bought 5 pair to convert all the hammock suspensions to elephant trunks. Now I just have to order the elephant trunks.
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