Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps+
These are the ultimate hammock tree straps for lightweight backpacking. Small, easy to use, ultralight, and reasonably priced. Hummingbird even sells replacement parts and extensions. Better used with Hummingbird's excellent hammocks, but work with any type, though most will require a carabiner.
- It’s Dyneema!
- Very compact
- Easy to use
- Top craftsmanship and materials
- Replacement parts available
- Gets dirty pretty easily
- Won’t work with some kinds of hammocks (or requires a carabiner)
These are the lightest and most compact tree straps ever. As seen in the photo bellow, it’s more than 10oz (300g +) over my Hamaca Portable Style, which is the heaviest one I’ve used, I admit, but still remarkable.
It’s not as solid or stout as a daisy chain strap, like my old Kammok Python Ultralight (which got stolen), but packs significantly smaller and works perfectly, and is holding strong after some abuse. It gets dirty pretty easy too, but can be washed.
It has a learning curve compared to chain straps too, like every other woopie sling, but offers a finer adjustment and after a couple of times anyone can get used to set it up in a minute or less.
Mine is the + version which has some 5 feet extra on each strap (versus the regular Tree Straps). I have never needed it because there’s usually a lot of trees where I go. I even bought the HB strap extenders and I’ll be using those wonderful pieces of Spectra to replace an old hammock’s suspenders because I can‘t see the need for them, but anyway.
Sometimes I even have to wrap multiple loops on the trees to make up for the extra slack. Just sayin' in case you‘re looking for these to suit your needs, they come in two lengths. It’s so lightweight though that the extra feet are not that bad to have around, just in case.
Hummingbird sells replacement parts individually, but since it’s not expensive maybe it’s better to just replace both straps once they wear out and be on the safe side. But if the sling or the webbing gets damaged it makes it easy and cheap to repair. Besides, it should last a long time with some care. Mine’s perfect after months of heavy use.
If you’re looking for the smallest and lightest (yet still very strong) tree straps, it’s these with the ENO Helios in second. The Python UL is a wonderful option too, extremely lightweight, fast and easy and super strong. I love all three and would use any one at anytime for the saving in weight and bulk alone.
But I admit, the Hummingbirds are a joy to even hold in the hands, so light and well made.
I’ve used regular nylon and poly daisy chain straps, and one of my favorites is still the incredible Kammok Python UL at just 3.2 oz, but unfortunately it was stolen so I decided to try the Hummingbirds. I also use the ENO Helios, which is similar just a tiny bit heavier, but equally great.
I always keep two straps especially if its these ultralight types, because if something happens and I’m leaving for a trip I’m covered and don’t have to wait or cancel anything.
I usually take only one with me for camping/backpacking, but these two are so small and lightweight that it’s OK to take both for a longer expedition, or when I have someone with me..
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: USD40
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|Weight (both straps)||
2.3 oz / 65 g
400 lbs / 181 kg
5 x 3.5 x 1 in / 14.5 x 8.5 x 3 cm
152 in / 12 ft 7 in / 386 cm
120 in / 10 ft / 305 cm
|Whoopie Sling Length||
40 in / 3 ft 4 in / 102 cm
1″ Dyneema Webbing / 1500 lb Spectra Cord
Made in the USA