Whoopies take some getting used to, but I recommend them, too. You can buy some straps at www.strapworks.com and choose whatever strap material is appropriate for your weight. They will add loops for a few bucks more if you want (I just tied loops on the end of the straps). Have fun and if the whoopies don't work, don't despair; there's other options. But whoopies are about as light as you're going to get (I'm assuming weight is a big factor for you).