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    1" strap material is made out of what?

    What material are the 1" webbing straps the Warbonnet uses made out of?

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    They are polyester.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cannibal View Post
    They are polyester.
    Really? Then the question becomes... What kind of polyester? I have what were marketed as polyester straps and they feel and look nothing like the Warbonnet straps.

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    No clue on the thread count in the weave or any of that stuff; only know they are polyester. I do know Brandon ordered lots and lots of samples before settling on what he sells now, so it doesn't surprise me that you found some that feel different. More to a product than just the raw materials.
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    Burn it and see if your sample and his smell alike. That's my favorite polyester/nylon test. Polyester has a pretty distinct odor.
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    There are 100s of diffrent types of polyester. Diffrent types of weavesn, thickness, thread counts, you name it it runs the spectrum of applications. Some are good for suspension and some are not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsemod View Post
    Really? Then the question becomes... What kind of polyester? I have what were marketed as polyester straps and they feel and look nothing like the Warbonnet straps.
    Dude, I know EXACTLY what you mean. I felt gypped on my old straps after seeing what I got from Warbonnet. OP, these things are very high quality. Could have the straps run out pretty far with very little stretch. They feel like tough seatbelt material.

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    I'm on a mission to find out who manufacturers this particular kind of webbing strap and what it's trade/design/product name is. It's the lightest and most durable I've found so far. From what I can tell it's nick/fray resistant. The same kind of strap is on my Chrome 'backbone' messenger pack. I've had this pack for over 4 years. I've leaned up against a lot of brick walls with the pack on my back in this time, it's been taken on and off countless times… The straps haven't frayed.

    As for my SO's WBBB's straps, it's only seen about 15 hangs since purchase. Too soon to tell how this use is affecting the straps.

    Any reports from long time heavy users?

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    i've used mine relatively regularly for 2 years,, and they are holding up remarkably.

    my cheapo- ratchet straps frayed after a few uses on the trail.

    i think ahe sells the same type warbonnet uses
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    Quote Originally Posted by pulsemod View Post
    Any reports from long time heavy users?
    I guess it was about 3 years ago that I purchased a full roll of the webbing from Brandon to make suspensions for a few of my hammocks. Between myself and the people that often use my gear, those suspensions have seen pretty heavy use. I doubt any of them have less than 30 hangs on them. My personal set, has many more nights on it. Only one has taken any real damage and that was more operator error than anything else; there was a nail in the tree that the lady using the hammock didn't notice and put the straps right on top of it. Over the course of the night, it wore a noticeable thin spot in the strap. Tossed it out and never thought twice about it. Actually, I'm wrong. I did put some wear spots in a few sets back when I was using the welded tri-rings Brandon had for a while. Put the weld in the wrong spot and you'll see wear. Still, both situations involved operator error, not flawed materials.
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