So I just installed my first set of whoopies on my HH Hyperlite and am excited to get out this weekend and try them out.
But I noticed that adding the dutch clips to my setup made my overall pack weight heavier than the stock HH suspension. (I weighed each piece individually.) The gain was something like 0.02oz, but still I wonder at the necessity of the dutch clips.
Currently I have 70" tree huggers from HH, which are pretty beefy, and have what looks to be a formidable stitch pattern on the loop ends. Can I forgo the dutch clips and just thread the webbing through the loop? The only mode of failure I can think of are those stitches tearing out, but like I said before, it appears to be a pretty strong connection...
Anyone have experience with this?