Turtle Tie


2.6 grams of adorable

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Turtle Ties were created to enable the lightest suspension available. Weighing just 0.1 oz each (2.6 grams), they interface with a single strand of 7/64″ (2.75 mm) Amsteel with a wrap-and-lock adjustment. Unlike a whoopie sling that doubles back on itself, the entire length of Amsteel is the range of available adjustment.

Turtle Ties have been tested to hold approximately 400 lbs tension (180 kg) with a standard lock without slipping. This is sufficient for any typical hammock scenario, but if extra security is needed the optional “flipper lock” method can be used to increase the tension by another few hundred pounds. Unlike other suspension devices that rely on a “twist lock”, Turtle Ties are less damaging to the Amsteel due to building up friction over several regions. With that said, the “twist lock” method can still be used when ultimate security is needed.

Additionally, the Turtle Tie can be set up to work with a whoopie sling if that’s your preference. See the video at time mark 3:54 of the first video for a demo. They also work well for your tarp pullouts as shown in the second video.

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Amsteel Suspension Weight

LengthStrand Weight [g]Whoopie Weight [g]Strand Weight [oz]Whoopie Weight [oz]
6' (1.8 m)10170.30.6
8' (2.4 m)12220.40.8
10' (3.0 m)15280.51.0
12' (3.7 m)18330.61.2
The weights listed are per suspension without the Turtle Tie. Add 2.5 g (0.1 oz) for each turtle, and 2 suspensions per hammock.


Additional information

Weight 0.1 oz
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 0.125 in

Green, Red, Cyan, Purple, Grey, Blue

19 thoughts on “Turtle Tie

    • Nich Fugal says:

      Thanks for pointing out the confusion. I updated the product title the the singular form and added a note in the description.

  1. Michael Tereck says:

    I absolutely LOVE my new turtle ties! I love using whoopies, but I found long straps and beatles or loops etc to be just so easy. These awesome little guys give me the best of both worlds. I ordered the 12’ amsteel ropes with 2 turtles and couldn’t be happier!

  2. Tony says:

    These things are tiny! I don’t feel good at all about trusting these things to hang 300lbs, there ain’t no way! You sure bout this??

    • Nich Fugal says:

      The turtle itself is plenty strong for 300 lbs, the trick is getting it to hold without slipping. I’d definitely recommend the extra flipper wrap for that load, but the standard wrap should work under good conditions.

  3. Paul says:

    I apologize if this as been covered but will the “legs” of the turtle hold the loops of a Ridge Runner Bridge hammock? Each end of the RR has two long dogbones that run from the sides to a metal connector, forming a triangle. some connection (whoopies, webbing) goes from the metal connector to the tree. I’m asking of the turtle can substitute for that connector? Sort of like DutchWare’s Beetle Buckles. Is the turtle strong enough to loop a dogbone on each flipper/leg?

    • Nich Fugal says:

      I’ve done a test where I’m supporting my entire body weight (190 lbs) from a single flipper without any sign of deformation, so yes the Turtle Tie should work in that configuration.

      A little more detail, with all the angles considered on a bridge hammock, each flipper will only see about 1/2 – 2/3 of your body weight. So as long as you weigh 280 lbs or less you won’t exceed what I’ve tested to.

  4. Frederic says:

    Turtle Ties are, in my opinion, are superior to all other available suspension hardware out there at this moment! In combination with Venom straps and single strand Amsteel, they form the LIGHTEST suspension system available. Yes, even lighter than using only venom straps with a becket hitch!!
    They are tiny, adorable and come in multiple colors so you can use red for foot- and green for your head end. I am totally convinced, what a GREAT product!

  5. Baka says:

    Can you use the tree strap to wrap around a turtle tie rather than amsteel? This might be necessary when there is only a short distance between trees.

    (I assume a typical polyester tree trap would be too thick, but a light-weight UHMWPE strap might be sufficiently “cord-like” for it to work.)

    How about if the tree distance requires that the section where the amsteel is larksheaded to the UHMWPE strap needs to be threaded around the turtle tie? Would this be too thick, bulky, or stiff?

    • Nich Fugal says:

      The thinnest strap I have tried this with was Dutch’s 1″ spider web and it did not work well. Hope this helps!

  6. Kevin says:

    I am pleased to report that the hammock suspension Turtles did not slip a bit, and held the wait of this 200 pound tosser and turner that makes night watches…if you catch my drift…without issue! They are not quite as easy to adjust as a whoopee sling, but the Turtles will be much better in freezing suspension conditions like we get in New Hampshire in winter, which was the original reason that these piqued my interest. I also really like the single strand of 7/64″ Amsteel as the only line going to my tree straps/huggers.

    All in all they get a five out of five star rating, and they will almost certainly become my permanent suspension system!

    • Nich Fugal says:

      They are made from aluminum which is about half the weight of titanium. Because of the closed shape they are plenty strong.

  7. Derek says:

    I used these in my MYOG ultralight susension (<59g), and they work like a charm. I love them and have already been recommending them to friends. I tip the scales under 150 so they're plenty strong enough.

    One point: Follow the instructions in the video. I started out trying to do it my own way and had a couple slooooow drops to the ground. Since re-watching and wrapping the Amsteel the correct way they've been faultless and worked beautiful for my homemade bridge hammock.

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