DutchWare Bio

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Welcome to Dutchware. In 2003 I hiked the entire Appalachian Trail and learned to take a minimalist approach to my hiking gear and life in general. (See Dutch’s 2003 Applalacian Trail Journal )

I could not find much gear sold commercially that shared my passion for stripping away anything that wasn’t needed. So, I started making my own gear, such as hammocks, backpacks, quilts and clothes. I especially enjoyed making hardware for the hammock community and soon was the inventor and manufacturer of the Dutch Clip (a clip that connects webbing suspension around the tree).

With the advent of the whoopie sling as a light and adjustable suspension, I invented the Dutch Biner, a 10 gram carabiner that connects the whoopie sling to an amsteel loop.

In September 2010, I formed Dutch Clips LLC to produce these hammock suspension devices. I continued, with the help of some good friends, to create more solutions for the hammocking community.

In early 2011, I helped develop the Dutch Flyz, a no-knot quick connection device for your tarp.

I strive to produce high quality, innovative products using a minimalist approach not only in the product itself, but also in the production process. Whenever possible, I use local manufacturers and recycled materials and packaging to be a good steward of the earth. I also strive to reduce packaging to reduce waste and shipping cost to you, my valued customer.

If you are not 100% satisfied with my products, simple return them for a full refund. Thank you for taking the time to look at my site.



DutchwareGear.com is owned by Dutch Clips LLC


  1. Glad to see this site available to purchase Dutch Hardware … existing and new innovations to come. One thing that’s always impressed me is the thought, detail and research that goes into each and every thing that comes from the Dutchman!

    Keep it coming Dutch! Best of luck with this new venture.

  2. Great looking site guys! Dutch has the awesome ability to find a need and filling that need. His outdoor experience give him a great perspective of knowing what gear works and what people will actually find useful out there on the trail. He backs everything he makes 100%. Thanks for all you do for our community Dutch!

    Also, VERY nice site ShadowAlpha. I think this place is going to be a hit!

  3. Dutch, et. al, your site is elegant, very nice

  4. Trevor (Fronkey)

    When it comes to innovative and great quality gear, I know Dutchware is a place I can’t count on. There’s always something knew in the works and I was very excited that we now have a go to place for Dutch’s gear.


  5. Carl-Gustaf (Rawhide)

    Hi Dutch!
    I just love your invention.
    Keep it coming.


  6. Keep up the good work Dutch. I can’t wait to see what you come up with next.

  7. I have used a number of Dutchware products: clips, quilt hooks, ridge line biners and dutch hooks. All are extremely well made, lightweight, and delivered with great customer service.

    Thanks Dutch!

  8. Paul Winslow (rcracin24)

    Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your awesome customer service!…not to mention, great products!

  9. Love your stuff Dutch. Will be looking into your under quilt clips.

  10. Jim Henegar

    Once you go Dutch, nothing else compares

  11. dutchware is the best site for hammock campers

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