The Best Hammock Straps in 2021

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The hammock isn’t the only important aspect of the overall setup. After getting the whole thing ready and tied up, you don’t want to be unpleasantly surprised by one of your straps breaking or sagging.

Some companies offer suspension systems with a sample of a good hammock. These typically include the hammock straps and some carabiners, depending on the way the hammock is made.

There are a surprising amount of factors that go into choosing quality hammock straps. Some of these include :

  • Hammock suspension systems including how they work and what they are made with
  • Strap length and thickness depends on what weight and type of hammock needs to be supported
  • Strap materials determine the longevity and quality of the straps themselves

Read More : 7 Things to Know Before Buying Hammock Straps

If you had felt before like your hammock system wasn’t quite what you wanted it to be, finding the right suspension system might be just what you need.

Our top picks

Here’s a quick summary of our favorite hammock straps. Read on for more details.

Budget Option : Sea to Summit Hammock Suspension Straps
“Buckles are high-quality, made from aircraft aluminum alloy to keep them lightweight.”

Value for Money : Grand Trunk Straps
“They have designed their straps to be high-quality and well-suited to most hammocks”

Ultralight Option  : ENO Helios XL Ultralight Hammock Suspension System
“Makes the finest tunings easy to accomplish with a bury splice.”

Highest Weight Rating : pys XL Hammock Straps
“It can hold more weight than other products at 1000lbs.”

Best Tree Friendly : ENO Atlas EXT Hammock Strap
“Straps are made with extra-wide webbing that minimizes their effect on the tree you attach them to.”

Sea to Summit Hammock Suspension Straps

Sea to Summit Hammock Suspension Hammock Straps
Photo Credit : Sea to Summit
  • Dimensions : 9’ 10” x 0.6”
  • Weight Limit : 300lbs / 136kg
  • Strap Weight : 6.0oz / 170g

Sea to Summit has taken a different, more minimalistic approach to how suspension straps are done. They use a quick-connect buckle system to keep it easy to set up and adjust as needed.

Part of their goal with these straps is to decrease the packed-size in the complete setup of the hammock. The straps come with a compression bag. It can be somewhat challenging to fit them inside but is worth it in the end.

The webbing is only 0.6” thick and might not fit all park regulations. The buckles are high-quality, made from aircraft aluminum alloy to keep them lightweight, and offer more adjustments.

What We Like

  • Minimalist design for small pack size.
  • Buckle system made of lightweight aluminum.
  • Compression bag to keep pack size down.

What We Don't Like

  • Thin webbing can hurt tree bark.

Grand Trunk Straps

Grand Trunk Hammock Straps
Photo Credit : Grand Trunk
  • Dimensions : 10’ x 1’
  • Weight Limit : 400lbs / 181kg
  • Strap Weight : 12.0oz / 340g

Grand Trunk is another leader in the hammock market. Of course, they have designed their straps to be high-quality and well-suited to most hammocks, but uniquely theirs.

The straps are made of tree-friendly webbing of high tenacity polyfilament webbing. The stitching is fortified with 70 nylon triple seams. These straps are lightweight and have 18 adjustment points.

They haven’t only thought about the technical specs when designing their Grand Trunk Straps. You can buy them in five different colors currently, to match with the pattern of your hammock. They come with a lifetime warranty.

What We Like

  • Tree-friendly material made of high-quality webbing.
  • Durable seams with 70 nylon construction.
  • Adjustment points are numerous along the strap length.

What We Don't Like

  • No earth tone color options.

ENO Helios XL Hammock Suspension System

ENO Helios XL Ultralight Hammock Straps
Photo Credit : ENO
  • Dimensions : 13’ 4” x 1”
  • Weight Limit : 300lbs / 136kg
  • Strap Weight : 6.3oz / 179g

The list wouldn’t be complete without an incredibly lightweight option. These Helios XL straps are part of a lightweight suspension system ENO has put together. They market it as the final adjustment sans the extra weight.

The cord is made from strong Silverlite™ material and 1000D polyfilament webbing. They say that it is a no knows needed kind of set up.

ENO has crafted their Helios XL Ultralight straps with a Microtune™ adjustable system that makes the finest tunings easy to accomplish with a bury splice.

What We Like

  • Lightweight material makes it a must for backpackers.
  • Webbing made with 1000D polyfilament for durability and safety.
  • Microtune™ adjustable system unique to ENO makes small adjustments easier.

What We Don't Like

  • Length usability is debatable from some consumers.

Pys XL Hammock Straps

pys XL Hammock Straps
Photo Credit : pys
  • Dimensions : 10’ x 1”
  • Weight Limit : 1000lbs / 454kg
  • Strap Weight : 1.2lbs / 522g

Pys includes heavy-duty carabiners with their version of hammock straps. They are 20’ long combined and add plenty of extra length to your suspension system. The design is heavier than most since it is reinforced. It can hold more weight than other products at 1000lbs.

Set up with these straps moves quickly by securing them around the trees and hooking them through the hammock’s ends. They are compact and pack down to 4.5” x 7.4” x 2” size.

Some people bemoan the fact that they cannot find naturally-colored straps. These come in camo colors to make them unique and natural. The Pys XL Hammock straps are made from durable polyester.

What We Like

  • Heavy-duty carabiners included in the kit.
  • Add length totaling 20’ to the suspension system.
  • Compact build to make it easy to pack.

What We Don't Like

  • Heavy-weight when added to the entire system.

ENO Atlas EXT Strap

ENO Atlas EXT Hammock Straps
Photo Credit : ENO
  • Dimensions : 5’ x 2”
  • Weight Limit : 400lbs / 181kg
  • Strap Weight : 7.0oz / 198g

The Atlas EXT Straps from ENO are built for your comfort as well as natures. The straps are made with extra-wide webbing that minimizes their effect on the tree you attach them to. The webbing is 2” wide and meets almost all park regulations.

Adding these straps to your suspension system gives you an extra 10’ of length. The straps are made with 1000D polyfilament webbing that has reflective stitching woven in for increased nighttime visibility.

ENO makes all of its products to work the best with its other products. These Atlas EXT straps fit seamlessly into all other aspects of their suspension systems.

What We Like

  • Tree friendly wide webbing design.
  • 10-foot addition to the suspension system.
  • Reflective stitching increases nighttime visibility.

What We Don't Like

  • Expensive price for simple straps.

Kammok Python 10 Hammock Straps

Kammok Python 10 Hammock Straps
Photo Credit : Kammok
  • Dimensions : 10’ x 1.5 – 0.75”
  • Weight Limit : 500lbs / 227kg
  • Strap Weight : 8.2oz / 233g

You might think when you first look at the dimensions of the Kammock Python 10 Hammock Straps seems to be off. However, it is because of their built-in adjustability when it comes to their width. Make them wider to protect tree bark, and thinner to facilitate a tight pack.

The straps use a nano weave technology to add extra strength to the cord by weaving each daisy chain connection instead of using the traditional bar tacks. It also decreases weight.

Each strap features 20 points of connection, and reflective tracers are woven into the webbing for increased visibility. Kammock offers a lifetime warranty with their Python 10 Hammock Straps.

What We Like

  • Adjustable width to protect tree bark but pack down.
  • Nano weave technology increases strength and reduces weight.
  • Adjustable points along each strap.

What We Don't Like

  • Adjustments start too far down for some hanging situations.

Tree Hugger Hammock Straps

Tree Hugger Hammock Straps
Photo Credit : Tree Hugger
  • Dimensions : 8’ x 1”
  • Weight Limit : 400lbs / 181kg
  • Strap Weight : 1.2lbs / 544g

The Tree Hugger Hammock Straps incorporate slightly different design elements. Instead of extending the hammock’s length to accommodate various distances between trees, it fastens around the tree and doubles up on top of itself. The design serves to protect the trees more.

To secure the hammock to the tree, all you have to do is position the D-ring so that it angles towards the hammock. Then, slip the O-ring over the end of the hammock’s strap and attach it through the D-ring edge.

The Tree Hugger Hammock Straps are made out of weather-resistant polypropylene. They make hanging up hammocks more mobile and increase the eco-friendliness of the hobby.

What We Like

  • Eco-friendly strap for hanging hammocks.
  • Useful D-ring for quick attachment.
  • High weight limit to accommodate more than one person.

What We Don't Like

  • No added length to the remainder of the suspension system.

HangTight Hammock Straps

HangTight With Carabiners Hammock Straps
Photo Credit : HangTight
  • Dimensions : 10’ x 1”
  • Weight Limit : 400lbs / 181kg
  • Strap Weight : 14.7oz kit

HangTight hammock straps come as a kit, complete with carabiners and a storage bag. Altogether, the kit still weighs less than a full pound. The system doesn’t involve any knots and offers multiple different adjustments.

The straps are made from a 100% polyester fabric that doesn’t allow for extra stretching. It is fortified with a reinforced daisy chain loop system so that changes are easy to make. Each strap is 10’ long, thus adding 20’ total to the entire system.

As displayed in their weight capacity, they have one of the highest strength ratings on the market. It is mostly due to the HangTight Hammock Strap’s robust reinforced, double-power stitching. If you aren’t satisfied with their product, in the end, they offer a 100% money-back guarantee.

What We Like

  • Double stitching reinforces strong weight rating.
  • Long extension to the suspension system.
  • Addons included such as carabiners and carry bag.

What We Don't Like

  • Awkward adjustment levels compared to other increments in products.

Hammock Straps Buying Guide

Hammock straps are not simply reinforced pieces of rope tied around a tree. If you want to invest in your hammock kit, it is worth knowing how to invest in your suspension system.

These are 5 factors to consider before buying your hammock straps.

Hammock suspension system

Hammock straps come in two typical forms; straps/webbings and ropes. They can be called different things, but these take up the majority of the market.

Straps / webbings

Straps made with a webbing, or woven, material that fans out around the tree increase the surface area. It protects the tree’s bark and keeps it from putting too much pressure on the outside and damaging the tree’s inner layers. 

There are specialized suspension systems meant to limit trees’ impact even more, like in the Tree Hugger Hammock Straps.

Typical webbing straps are made to extend up to 2” and are made with a polyfilament webbing with a high denier rating. The ENO Atlas EXT Straps are a perfect example of this.

Ropes

Rope straps are exactly how they sound, made with natural bound fibers. They weigh less than many synthetic materials like nylon. However, they stretch out during each use and put a lot of stress on the outside of the tree.

Read More : 15 Hammock Camping Tips and Tricks

Strap length and thickness

Straightforward, the strap length matters since it opens the door to more hanging options. If you have a suspension system that barely extends out from the hammock, you will need to find anchors that perfectly match the hammock’s length and preferred sag.

The thickness of the straps determines more of their impact on the tree.

Thicker straps can also increase durability. Try to avoid straps that have a diameter of less than an inch to prevent hurting trees.

Maximum weight limit

Some people might require a defined weight limit to feel safe hanging out in their hammock. Others want straps that accommodate double hammocks. 

They need a weight limit that doesn’t max out if two people are sitting in it together. Pys XL Hammock Straps have a higher weight limit than most do.

The average weight limit tends to be between 300lbs and 400lbs.

Strap materials

There is not a wide variety of materials that hammock straps are typically made from. These include polyester and nylon.

  • Polyester is the less common material to use in strap production because, on a weight-for-weight basis, nylon is stronger than polyester. However, polyester production is less expensive, and so it is commonly used in more budget-friendly hammock straps. The HangTight Hammock Straps use 100% polyester fabric since they don’t stretch as much as nylon can.
  • Nylon is stronger and more stretchable compared to polyester. The stretchability is not a desirable factor in hammock straps. If you have a fixed adjustment that you like to use in a specific spot, it is convenient if the straps stay that way.

Number of attachment loops

Even if straps are long, if they don’t have plenty of attachment loops, then they don’t technically offer much more convenience. Adjustability is key to having plenty of spaces where you can pitch your hammock.

Most hammocks only have between two to four attachment loops on either end. Some offer many more, such as the Kammok Python 10.

Strap weight

Everyone is concerned about their hammock’s weight when they are looking for their perfect match. However, they don’t consider the addons like the straps that end up going along with it. 

Finding lightweight straps might not be an essential factor for everyone, but if you backpack, even another ounce starts to add up. 

Find straps like the ENO Helio XL to complete a lightweight hammock tent kit.

Strap color

Although the color of your straps doesn’t rank as priority number one when completing your suspension system, it can add a factor of fun to your purchase. 

Finding color variety like those offered by the Grand Trunk Straps fulfills the need for durable straps but still gives you color options.

Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams is a writer, plant-nerd, and outdoor enthusiast. She has traveled extensively, around the U.S., throughout Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Everywhere she treks, she takes time to enjoy the outdoors. John Muir is her hero. She aspires to inspire people to live better as he did.