ENO SlapStraps are efficient and intuitive. The SlapStrap hammock suspension system provides six points on each side to attach to the carabineer ends of a hammock. This enables two points of contact up to twenty feet apart. Let your imagination pick your next resting spot. Be in charge of your relaxation efforts, anywhere: off streets signs, roof racks, rocks, and big city apartment porches. ENO provides the possibility. You provide the creativity. The ENO's SlapStraps come in pairs. They are packaged in their own stuff sack made from ENO hammock materials and colors. Easy set up is essential. While ENO's SlapStrap system is made for ENO hammocks, it can be used easily with virtually any hammock on the market.
I have to agree with Eli, "must have" are the exact words that come to mind with this product. Your number one priority while setting up a hammock is to get your butt in there asap to let the relaxation begin. Throw these puppies around your nearest upright objects, hook them to your hammock of choice, and sit back while you watch your buddies trying to remember the knots they learned in boy scouts so they can set their hammocks up with silly ropes. My biggest tip would be to make sure everyone you are heading out with busy these, so that everyone can be in a good mood for the rest of the trip.
If you have a sweet outdoorsy hammock, you really need to have some slapstraps to compliment it. Went camping with a set of these bad boys and it took me less than two minutes to find a prime location and get my hammock set up. I then proceeded to spend 30 minutes trying to help my friend find a spot to set their hammock up without slapstraps, and when we finally settled on a spot, they had to deal with a big ol' pine branch in their personal bubble. Needless to say, they wished they had got a set of these. You should, too.
but it's not. the slap straps are really easy to use, and I have yet to come across a hammock situation where they didn't help make getting the hammock hung up (a very important, crucial thing after a long day on the trail)fast and easy. I left off the 5th star because they are kind of spendy for a few feet of webbing, and when they die, I'll probably rig something similar out of cord. The real ease of use here comes from the loops stitched into the webbing, and that is easily copied with rope. Still, slick product.
I use these for my Hennessy Hammock. They have a smaller width than the straps provided with my hammock, which causes me some concern about damaging trees (Hammocks are illegal at a bunch of CA National parks I visit because they damage trees). These straps do provide flexibility when hanging, are lightweight, and don't stretch when under tension. Excellent product, but a unnecessary luxury item for the lightweight backpacker.
I've got this thing to sleep in or just to hang around in while everyone else is standing around or sitting on a tree stump.
If you're going to sleep in this, put a little pad down for some back support and much needed warmth. It can be pretty chilly if your sleeping bag isn't warm enough.
Grab the Eagles Nest Slap Straps too. It's a great thing to have.
These things make setting up the hammock easy. I don't know what folks mean when they talk about a strap from a hammock hurting a tree. I haven't choked one to death yet. These straps are strong and make setting the hammock possible in some pretty hard spots. Love 'em, beats the mess out of trying to rig the hammock up with 550 cord. Ken
Much easier to use this to hang the hammock from two trees, than to try and use ropes. Hammock isnt hanging quite right? Very simple to adjust. Literally sets up in seconds. Holds tight too. You can be relaxing in no time at all.
These straps are perfect for your ENO hammaocks. I have used them many times now and have had no problems whatsoever. The only problem is trying to find a good spot to put your straps around. I recommend buying these!
These are great! They make setting up my hammock a snap and are as sturdy as can be. I forgot most of my Boy Scout knots years ago, anyway. Now I don't need them. definitely recommend.
Pretty basic item, but works like you'd want it to. There are plenty of loops to achieve whatever length you need. They pack pretty small and the included stuff sack is handy.