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Eagles Nest Outfitters SlapStrap Pro

3 reviews
5-star:   1
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   1
1-star:   0
1

While these straps are useful and have served me well,…

Rating: rated 2.5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $20

Summary

While these straps are useful and have served me well, there are better products out there. I have used these so many times, but I recommend other suspension systems over these.

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Pack small
  • Stuff sack included
  • Strong material

Cons

  • Hanging options
  • Stretch out/draw up
  • Small end loop

These straps have served me well, but I would recommend other products over these. In, fact ENO has recently put out a new system called the ATLAS straps, which are a lot better (although a bit heavier). 

The SlapStrap Pro straps are very limited on their hanging options, meaning that there's not a whole lot of customization to the tension that you hang your hammock. You will find yourself hanging and re-hanging your hammock a lot with these straps. 

Also, these straps stretch out quite a bit. You can have your hammock hung at the perfect height and perfect tension and wake up and be basically sitting on the ground (especially if it's raining or heavy dew)! 

The end loop is quite small on these straps which can make it frustrating having to feed the other end through the loop to wrap it around the tree. 

I have also had one of the loops break on these straps without coming anywhere near the weight limit on them. That's kind of frustrating as well, because not only do you end up on the ground, but when you hang your hammock again, you are even more limited to the hanging options. 

A few good things about these straps is that they come with a stuff sack, pack up small, and are very lightweight. The material is durable in these straps, but the design leaves them fault after a period of time, which  I believe is why mine broke. 

This is not a close up picture of the straps, but it will help you get an idea of how they work! 


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0

A hammock suspension system by ENO. These work well,…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars

Summary

A hammock suspension system by ENO.

Pros

  • easy to set up
  • simple
  • light weight

Cons

  • little versatility compared to other systems
  • stretch over longer periods of use

These work well, pack up easily, have a very simple setup but the nylon stretches if it's used for more than a few hours. It is very easy to wake up with your butt on the ground using these.

I still keep mine around for lounging around parks, the backyard and whatnot, but I have upgraded for camping.

0

The ENO products are fantastic. I highly recommend…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $48.95

The ENO products are fantastic. I highly recommend the ENO Pro Slap Straps and the ENO Pro Fly or Dry Fly tarps @ 69.95 You won't be dissapointed.

You can buy the line of ENO products at www.gearforadventure.com. They have great prices and awesome customer service.

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