I use a bridge hammock, so my minimum hang distance between trees is already pretty long. I need trees to be at least 13 or 14 feet apart to get my hammock between them, and that is after I shortened the suspension triangle on my warbonnet ridgerunner a bit.
If I used whoopie slings, my minimum hang distance would be another 2' or so longer to account for the chinese finger trap burys and the fixed eye at the ends. So for my bridge, I use 13' of 1" strap on each end. I prefer Dutch's cinch buckles over the warbonnet cinch triangles (even though the cinch buckles are heavier). I also use camp nano 23 biners on each end.
Yes, I could go lighter with other options. But this makes it so I can hang my hammock super quick and easy. And it allows me very easy adjustment.
Some other thoughts for my setup:
Warbonnet triangle buckles vs. Dutch's cinch buckles:
Dutch's buckle are so easy to adjust and hold on tight. There is no need for a backup knot in the webbing to keep from slipping. I always found the warbonnet buckles to be a bit difficult to adjust, so I am willing to take the minor weight penalty to swap these out with Dutch cinch buckles. Dutch says he is close to coming out with ti cinch buckles, so I am patiently waiting to purchase those.
Camp nano 23 biners vs ti Dutch clips:
I'm a heavier guy (250ish). The ti dutch clips are rated for 1000 lbs. Dutch also warns that they should not be used for anything steeper than a 30 degree hang angle. Since the suggested hang angle for a bridge is 25 degrees, and I weigh a bit more than I should... I am a little leary. I have also noticed a bit more wear on my straps when using ti dutch clips as opposed to biners. The biners put me back another ounce or so on my dutch clips, but I feel safer with them. And the biners make setup a bit easier. So, biners for now... until I change my mind again.
How things would change with a traditional gathered end hammock:
If I used a traditional gathered end hammock, I would probably switch things up a bit. I would use 5' of 1" strap for my tree huggers on each end. I would larks head a 7' 7/64" amsteel UCR (utility constrictor rope) to my tree hugger. I would attach a ti ducth whoopie hook to the other end of my UCR. I would probably not use a biner or a dutch hook at the tree, but rather I would make the sewn loop at the end of my tree hugger about 3 or 4" so I can easily pass through the rest of the suspension through the hugger. I would use a continuous loop on the hammock gathered end and attach my whoopie hook to the continuous loop. It would be similar to below, but I would use a UCR instead of a whoopie sling.