Dutch Spiders vs Hammock Fan Anchor S

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Dutch Spiders vs Hammock Fan Anchor S

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Post by Flynguy521 » Mon Jun 06, 2016 11:42 pm

Video review coming soon

http://www.buttinasling.com/strap-anchor.html

http://www.dutchwaregear.com/spiders-ha ... -pair.html

For now suffice it to say I'm torn between both of these. While the Spiders win on paper it will take more field use for me to determine if they will hold up and hold me up without unnecessary wear and tear or failure. If they were slightly larger with smoother radiused corners they would win hands down!


Ease of use: Spiders

Both are very easy to use, and dare I say it easier than cinch buckles. The Spiders win due to being able to adjust more easily. On the Anchor S's you have to pinch the webbing and pull it through the notch to adjust. The spiders you just grab and slide.


Longevity: Anchor S

I've noticed wear on the straps with both, but the radius on the edges of the spiders is smaller/harder on the webbing than the Anchor S's. You should check your gear before and after each trip anyway, but I have noticed with other Dutch products i.e. Dutchclips, that webbing integrity can be compromised.


Weight: Spiders

6.7 grams each (Spiders) vs 9.4 grams each (Anchor S)


Price: Spiders

$15 vs $21.97

Weight limit: Anchor S

No limit published for Anchor S, but they are substantially more robust than the Spiders and their 250lb capacity.

(I am pushing 300lb and the Spiders held with me...YMMV-As always never hang higher than you are willing to fall[emoji848][emoji724][UP DOWN ARROW]️)




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Re: Dutch Spiders vs Hammock Fan Anchor S

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Post by kev137 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 1:36 am

I had thought about picking up the dutch spiders at one point. But then the cheap skate in me spoke up and nixed the idea. Although those are both neat products , my free wind chime aluminum toggles and marlin spike hitch work fine. Thanks for the comparison though. Have you seen the multi buckle from Dream hammocks? Simular to the spiders , but multi functional.
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Post by Flynguy521 » Tue Jun 07, 2016 7:00 am

I've got a pair on order with a new dream hammock to give a try. I'll add them to the comparison once I get them. My real hope for them is to be what the Dutchclips should be, a way to attach/detach a tree strap on a tree quickly that does not damage your strap. Right now I use camp nano biners, but I am eager to try the multi buckle.

All three of these to me are simpler to adjust than the Marlin spike hitch. Plus I've seen people fall from the continuos loop slipping off the Marlin spike hitch.

To be honest though I have never regularly used the MSH so I bought a pair of carbon fiber toggles from http://www.litesmith.com to give a shot.


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Post by Scuba » Tue Jun 07, 2016 11:57 am

Having used every possible suspension option available and my goto choices are Hammock Fan Anchor S or a plain cinch buckle.
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Post by Flynguy521 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:19 pm

Here is the video as promised!

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Post by sarge » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:37 am

Good video! I gotta try out those Anchor S dillies myself.
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Post by losthanger » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:10 pm

as an update/add-on to this thread, I just got a pair of Dutch's Spider Straps and I also have been using the Anchors. I can state categorically that you have to sort-of double thread the Spider strap through the Anchor as the strap fabric is really slick. I don't see them working very easily with the Spiders either.
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Post by Scott » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:33 pm

my 2cents on the multi-buckle...

My kids use biners, I use the buckles. I plan to get biners one of these days. I do like the multibuckle though.
I have used them in a few ways. currently I have a loop of my strap around the center bar, wrap the strap around the tree, and then lock them in. I always run the strap through both ends, using just one end can slip. I have them matched with cinch buckles on the hammock end. When attached correctly I have never had an issue with them.

So I guess the take away is while I would prefer the quicker biner setup, I have not been motivated to get a pair to replace my buckles I have been using since Dream Hammock started selling them.
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Post by Scuba » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:32 am

Yeah, I use multi buckles as a replacement for an MSH toggle with my whoopies. Easy and bombproof.
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Post by thanhliem24 » Sun Oct 08, 2017 8:28 am

I like Spiders. The second link is error
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