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    Spectra Tree-Huggers?

    What do you guys think of these as tree huggers?
    http://www.backcountry.com/store/MET...tra-Sling.html
    A little overkill, but they should be lightweight for their size since this is the same stuff amsteel is made of, right?

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    A 4' simple polyester sling with 3" loop on each end is $3.52 from Strapworks.com. What the weight savings would be I have no clue but I'll carry a couple extra ounces for saving $10 a piece.
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    At only 3/4" wide I would suspect that they would damage the tree. I would stick with the 4" polyester webbing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lurch View Post
    What do you guys think of these as tree huggers?
    http://www.backcountry.com/store/MET...tra-Sling.html
    A little overkill, but they should be lightweight for their size since this is the same stuff amsteel is made of, right?

    wrong, those are rated to a very high strength, several thousand lbs. and will still be heavier than a good 1000# 1" polyester. it would be lighter than a nylon or poly of the same strength, but since this is for hanging, you can use weaker and lighter stuff.

    should work though, maybe a little narrow, 1" is pretty standard.

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    It seems like overkill to me. You don't need your tree huggers to support 5000 lbs. a piece, unless you're record breaking fat.

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