Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps Reivew
April 30, 2015
Hummingbird Hammocks is one of my favorite new brands on the market. I reviewed their first product (the single person hammock) and loved it (it’s still my go to hammock) but was disappointed by the hanging options available to me. I looked at various solutions from Dutch Ware, Anti Gravity Gear, Dream Hammock and Arrowhead Equipment but all of their “lightweight” options weighed at least 4 oz. and I refuse to bring a hanging solution that weighs nearly as much as my hammock. With the Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps weighing just 2.1 oz. they seem like a perfect solution to my dilemma but… how do they work?!
I tested the Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps out at my local park and was super pleased. I’ve never thought of the rope used to hang my hammock as being innovative but these most definitely are. There are a couple things that they are doing differently that sets them apart. The first is their use of a whoopie sling adjustment system to help get the right hang for your hammock. While Hummingbird Hammocks isn’t the first to use this type of adjustment system I wouldn’t call it common, yet, I think it’s the best method to fine tune your hammock setup for the perfect pitch.
The other unique thing is the lack of any type of metal from the setup. No carabiners, toggles, clips, or hooks. This is, is my opinion, the biggest contributor to making the Tree Straps the lightest solution on the market that I know of. I imagine this change of approach comes from the parachute rigging background the founders of Hummingbird Hammocks have – they bring a unique perspective to ultralight backpacking gear that I’ve not seen before (such as their use of soft carabiners).
To hang the Tree Straps wrap the webbing section around the tree and through the loop at one end (hitch style). Once hung they will support up to 400 lbs. of weight with a maximum length of 100 inches each (actual usable length varies depending on how much length is needed to wrap around the tree you are using to support your hammock).
I hands down recommend the Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps to hang your hammock.
Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps