I used this to make some tree straps... that didn’t suck. So far so good! It sewed really well. I was concerned that it may bunch in the machine, but it fed rather smoothly. I used Mara 70 and microtex 80/12 needles, same as I use with silpoly and nylon. Good stuff!
Venom UHMWPE Ultralight Webbing
Made hammock tree straps. Saved weight. Previous reviews are mostly accurate. Nuff said.
this stuff is unique, its lighter and far softer than standard 2" webbing. the weave is looser than standard webbing also. Though i don't think it has any stretch in the threads, it does have mechanical stretch and lateral movement as a product. this mechanical movement makes it undesirable i think for a number of tasks you would normally use stiff 2" nylon for. i used it to make ultralight day pack shoulder straps and its pretty great for that. it was fairly easy to sew a layer of 3d mesh to it for the shoulder strap but frankly it is so soft all on its own that i dont think the mesh added much in comfort.
I am delighted with how light and strong the 2" webbing is. I find that I need to be careful to keep it from bunching up on the tree, but really that is not so terrible, even if the effective width is a little less than 2 inches, it is still plenty wide. I made mine into four identical straps about 6 feet long with a sewn loop at one end.