owf told me the camo was 2000# and that seems to correspond with it's weight of ~6 grams per foot compared to other poly webbing i weighed. owf has another poly webbing that might be 3200. and the 1" strapworks is close to that 3500 i think and much heavier.
the single braid is better for untying slipped knots where you have to "pop" the bight. the added friction of the double braid makes it harder to do this. i really see no advantage to a higher friction line except maybe with the use of friction knots for attaching bugnet or a tarp to, but i've used mason line sucessfully as a prussic on the single braids., and nobody really attqaches their tarp to their suspension anymore. they are also heavier and weaker for a given diameter than the single braids i believe.
uh oh.... I guess I need to get with the program and hang my tarp separately... :P Or maybe I'll continue the way I am and be a new trend setter as the next cycle comes around. hehehe
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I am not sure how much the webbing I have weighs, so it could very well be a different type. I ordered mine in March this year.The Woodland Polyester Webbing that we currently have in stock has a tensile strength (slow pull till it breaks) of 3200 pounds. They are not making this item any more and I am waiting for a sample of the replacement that will be a 3500 tensile strength.
I use the polyester seatbelt webbing from Strapworks, both the 1-1/2" and the 2".
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So, I'll probably go with the Am Steel blue (sp?), but i guess I wasn't clear about wanting the lightest straps that'll hold my weight that would work for a hammock. Also, is 6g/ft sounds light, but is it, how many feet will I need?
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you can't trust what owf says really, ive gotten 1.4 oz polyester and 1.4oz nylon both labeled as 1.1 oz nylon. i don't trust their specs anymore, they don't seem to take the effort to make sure they are accurate.
if they are indeed discontinuing the camo webbing that is a shame, hopefully that 1" seatbelt poly from strapworks is close in weight and strength, any weaker and you seem to get more stretch.
owf also told me they are likely discontinuing all the climashield. they are already out of the xp i believe.