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.
I purchased the 2 Inch venom webbing for hammock straps. I was initially concerned about the 2 inch width, and the 1 inch webbing was sold out. I needed the straps for an upcoming trip and bought the 2 inch. I think this works even better. I made my straps by sewing a loop at one end and leaving the rest of the strap flat with a hem and bar tack on the flat end. I use a marlin spike hitch to knot the webbing at the desired location. My hammock’s continuous loop goes around that knot for a sturdy connection. Because the webbing is so light, I can carry two extra long straps to allow for varied distances between trees (I used one 25’ section divided in half). My set up eliminates my whoopie slings and any other connection device. I believe the 2 inch webbing gives a better grip on slippery bark, or as in my most recent trip, frozen tree trunks with caked on, wind blown snow. Even 40 mph gusts and freezing weather didn’t move my straps. Very pleased with the webbing!