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    Quote Originally Posted by gmcttr View Post
    Let's remember that the 1" width webbing was selected to protect the tree, not because it was required for strength. 3/8" webbing may not protect a thin bark tree.
    I'd like to second this remark.

    If you want to save weight, use shorter tree huggers and reduce the rest of your suspension components by using the lightest dyneema cording you are comfortable with. But using narrower webbing is not a good idea, either for softer tree barks or for the perception of hangers as Leave No Trace compatible campers.

    There is some really fairly lightweight 1" polyester webbing available from several of the vendors here on the forum. Choosing the shortest length of this that is suitable for your area is perhaps the best approach.
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    For what it's worth - a longtime thought of mine has been that there ought to be some possibility of *very* thin webbing made from dyneema fibers. There exists now on the market some dyneema webbing, but it is suited to certain climbing applications, and so is thicker/heavier than the lighter polyester options. Thin dyneema webbing would probably have to be made specifically for this purpose.

    At least one vendor here looked in to this, but found it to be cost prohibitive at the time.

    Maybe it will appear in the future though. Thinner, lighter, stronger webbing made from dyneema would be useful for several hammocking applications.
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