5 Best Hammock Tree Straps: Rankings & Reviews

Hammock Straps Score Weight
Top Pick: Kammok Python 10 Straps
95
8.2 oz
Runner-up: ENO Atlas Hammock Suspension System
93
9 oz
Best Ultralight Hammock Straps: Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps
89
1.55 oz
Grand Trunk Trunk Straps
88
12 oz
ENO Helios Hammock Suspension System
85
4.3 oz

We tested 5 of the best hammock tree straps on the market by wrapping them around trees, hanging hammocks with them, and using them on our hammock camping trips. After all that, we think the Kammok Python 10 Straps are the best hammock straps for most people.

The Python 10 Straps are lighter and longer and have a higher weight capacity than the ultra-popular ENO Atlas Hammock Suspension System, our runner-up. They also are incredibly durable and sport tree-friendly 1.5-inch webbing on the section that you wrap around trees.

For ultralight hammock campers, we recommend the Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps. They weigh a mere 1.55 ounces and pack down to the size of your palm.

Any pair will do if you want to hammock in the park or in your backyard. Just be sure to familiarize yourself with how to use them. Doing so will limit damage to the trees you hang from and, just maybe, prevent more cities from banning tree hammocking.

Read on for our full reviews.

Top Pick: Kammok Python 10 Straps

If you know anything about hammock straps, you probably expected our top pick to be the ubiquitous ENO Atlas straps.

However, when we started testing and comparing specs, it quickly became clear that the Kammok hammock straps are better in just about every way.

They’re longer and lighter. They have a higher weight capacity and more attachment points per strap. They’re also a bit more compact, making them easier to stuff in a backpack.

On paper the winner was clear, so we were curious what we’d think after some real-world use.

The biggest difference we noticed was the extra foot of length per strap on the Kammok straps. That extra foot per strap (2 feet combined) let us pick between even more trees to hang from. They’re also essential for hanging a hammock from porches, balconies, wooden posts, and beyond.

Otherwise, both straps perform about the same. They both showed minimal signs of wear after months of use. They both take about the same time to set up.

And, good news, they’re both tree-friendly. They’re 1.5 inches wide in the section that comes into contact with the tree, then taper to 0.75 inches to save weight and bulk.

You can’t go wrong with either pair. But Kammok was the better option in nearly every way we tested.

Product Specs

  • Length per strap: 10 ft 2.5 in
  • Strap width: 1.5-0.75 in
  • Claimed weight: 8.2 oz
  • Our recorded weight (w/ pouch): 8.08 oz
  • Our recorded weight (w/o pouch): 7.8 oz
  • Weight capacity per strap: 250 lbs
  • Weight capacity, both straps combined: 500 lbs
  • Attachment points per strap: 20

Runner-up: ENO Atlas Hammock Suspension System

You probably have a friend who has a hammock, and your friend probably has a pair of these straps.

The previous version of the ENO straps (pictured above) was so popular that Amazon is littered with cheap knock-offs. The design is everywhere.

ENO recently updated the design and made some improvements. These classic straps are now even better.

Notably, the straps are now 1.5 inches wide where they’re wrapped around trunks, limiting the damage they do to tree bark. They’re also a bit lighter and more compact than the previous version.

The ENO straps are still some of the best hammock straps you can buy. And, as opposed to going with a knock-off version, you can swing easy knowing ENO’s great reputation is behind them.

They just lag behind the Kammok straps every so slightly in some key specs like weight and length, so they settled for second place in our rankings.

Product Specs (Updated Version)

  • Length per strap: 9 ft
  • Strap width: 1.5-0.75 in
  • Claimed weight: 9 oz
  • Our recorded weight (w/ pouch): 9.15 oz
  • Our recorded weight (w/o pouch): 8.85 oz
  • Weight capacity per strap: 200 lbs
  • Weight capacity, both straps combined: 400 lbs
  • Attachment points per strap: 15

Best Ultralight Hammock Straps: Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps

I loved the Hummingbird tree straps. They weigh a mere 1.55 oz and pack down to the size of your palm.

The webbing is made of thin Dyneema, a material known in the backpacking world for being lightweight yet durable. During use it wrinkled easily but showed minimal signs of wear and abrasion.

The whoopie sling system, which Hummingbird rightly describes as similar to a Chinese Finger Trap, is easy to adjust even when your hammock is already hung. We found it easier to set up than standard daisy-chain systems.

The Humingbird straps were a no-brainer pick for best ultralight tree straps. They’re nearly 3 ounces lighter than the ENO Helios straps. They’re longer. And they have a higher weight capacity.

The main drawback is the length. Ultralight straps are around 8 feet long per strap. You’ll be limited in your tree selection when making camp compared to standard straps which are a foot or two longer. We could always find a pair of trees to hang from, but we did have to search a bit longer than normal.

If you want ultralight straps for hammock camping or backpacking, these are your best best.

Product Specs

  • Length per strap: 8 ft 4 in
  • Strap width: 1 in
  • Claimed weight: 1.55 oz
  • Our recorded weight (w/ pouch): 1.62 oz
  • Our recorded weight (w/o pouch): 1.48 oz
  • Weight capacity per strap: 200 lbs
  • Weight capacity, both straps combined: 400 lbs
  • Attachment points per strap: 1 (w/ adjustable whoopie-sling system)

Grand Trunk Trunk Straps

I like what Grand Trunk is doing with their products.

Rather than optimize for performance, they’re all about colorful fun. Scroll through their Instagram and you’re bombarded with bright patterns.

Their hammock straps are no exception. They come in a variety of bright colors, in stark contrast to straps from other brands which are almost uniformly black or gray.

Performance-wise, the Trunk Straps get the job done. They let you hang your hammock from a tree. Their straps are tree-friendly. And they’ve held up well during our testing.

While they aren’t winning any performance awards, they are colorful. And sometimes that’s all you want.

Product Specs

  • Length per strap: 10 ft
  • Strap width: 1 in
  • Claimed weight: 12 oz
  • Our recorded weight (w/ pouch): 13.09 oz
  • Our recorded weight (w/o pouch): 13.63 oz
  • Weight capacity per strap: 200 lbs
  • Weight capacity, both straps combined: 400 lbs
  • Attachment points per strap: 18

ENO Helios Hammock Suspension System

The Helios straps weigh 4.3 ounces and can hold up to 300 pounds. They’re surprisingly durable for how lightweight they are. The webbing is 1000 denier fabric, and it feels tough. It showed virtually no signs of wear after testing.

Both ultralight straps have just one attachment point, but use a whoopie-sling mechanism to adjust the length. The system is a great trade-off between weight and usability. It does limit which trees you can hang from, but only slightly. Most trees and most distances are still accessible.

The ENO Helios Suspension System came up short against its main competitor in this test, the Hummingbird Tree Straps. The weight and bulk difference is pretty substantial from an ultralight perspective.

These could be worth a look if the Hummingbird straps are unavailable.

Product Specs

  • Length per strap: 8 ft 1 in
  • Strap width: 1 in
  • Claimed weight: 4.3 oz
  • Our recorded weight (w/ pouch): 4.41 oz
  • Our recorded weight (w/o pouch): 4.16 oz
  • Weight capacity per strap: 150 lbs
  • Weight capacity, both straps combined: 300 lbs
  • Attachment points per strap: 1 (w/ adjustable whoopie-sling system)

Summary

Here are the best hammock tree straps:

  • Kammok Python 10 Straps
  • ENO Atlas Hammock Suspension System
  • Hummingbird Hammocks Tree Straps
  • Grand Trunk Trunk Straps
  • ENO Helios Hammock Suspension System

How to Choose the Best Hammock Tree Straps for Your Needs

Types of Hammock Straps

Two of the main differences between standard and ultralight hammock straps are weight and bulk. Ultralight hammock straps like the Hummingbird Hammock Tree Straps (left) are a fraction of the weight of standard straps like the Grand Trunk Trunk Straps (right).

We’ve classified hammock straps into two categories, plus one for common alternatives:

Standard: Standard hammock straps are best for recreational hammocking where weight and bulk aren’t a concern. They’re the best choice for hammocking in the park or your backyard.

Ultralight: Ultralight hammock straps are best for lightweight hammock camping.

Household alternatives: Paracord, rope, zip ties, and other household cordage can be used to hang your hammock. However, you should never use these items to hang a hammock from a tree. Straps that are less than 0.75 inches wide can cause tree girdling and other forms of bark damage. Reserve these items for places like hammock stands and deck railings.

Length per Strap

The longer your straps, the more places you can hang your hammock.

Standard: Usually 9-10 feet long per strap.

Ultralight: Usually 8-9 feet long per strap.

Strap Width

Ultralight straps like the ENO Helios Hammock Suspension System (top) tend to have 1-inch wide straps that taper to a thin cord. Newer standard hammock straps like the updated ENO Atlas Hammock Suspension System (bottom) have 1.5-inch wide straps that taper to 0.75 inches.

Leave No Trace recommends using straps that are between 0.75″-1.5″ wide to minimize damage to trees. Every strap we tested meets this requirement, but the different categories do have different widths.

Standard: Usually 1-1.5″ wide. The standard design for many years was 1-inch straps. Newer straps feature a tapered design with 1.5-inch webbing on the section that you wrap around trees and 0.75-inch webbing elsewhere to reduce weight and bulk.

Ultralight: Usually 1″ wide on the section that you wrap around trees, and thin cord elsewhere to reduce weight and bulk.

Weight

Standard: Usually weigh over 8 ounces.

Ultralight: Usually weigh less than 5 ounces.

Weight Capacity

Hammocks have weight capacities, too. Make sure your hammock is also rated for your weight.

Standard: Usually 200-250 pounds per strap, or 400-500 pounds combined.

Ultralight: Usually 150-200 pounds per strap, or 300-400 pounds combined.