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!
I’m using this as my entire suspension system, using a double sheet bend to hold the hammock gathered end and various different knots to secure the other end around the tree. Double the price of 2 ultralight tree straps with sewn loops on both ends, but I prefer the flexibility and having two 12’ straps. Still doing some simple testing of knots at different angles and weights, but sheet bend and becket hitching the working end after wrapping the tree and threading it through a standing end larks head are solid so far. The main drawback is it crinkles really easy, so you have to carefully flatten it when wrapping a tree and before making knots. I have not found it as slippery as some Dyneema warnings say, although of course some knots and hitches don’t hold.
It is so incredibly light. I had a problem where it would slip if wrapped multiple times around a tree but this can be fixed by running it back through the end loop after the final wrap around the tree
The best to hang your hammock using a Becket hitch.
Used to sew ultralight hammock straps. Did a 3" box stitch and throw a Becket hitch on the other end and you're done.