by Range RoverfromStrap Comes Loose EasilyThought these would be a good buy to add some extra straps to my backpack. Webbing is fine, and the buckles work as expected. The problem is the design of the buckle where the webbing is threaded through. Like so many strap/buckles coming from China these days, it only holds against lateral pressure. As soon as any outward pressure is applied the webbing slips freely. So when you need them to hold secure they won't if there is any outward pressure at the buckle. Exchanged for Outdoor Research straps and they work great, with no slippage.
Date published: 2010-05-04
Rated 5out of5
by orionallenfromGood StrapsI've used these straps (all sizes) on multiple outings and so far have had great results. On one hike someone came with a school backpack with a bulky tent and loose sleeping bag tied in shoelaces dangling from the outside. With every step he took the weight shifted on the back of his pack causing him to have a miserable time. After a short learning period he accepted my offer to strap his gear down. I used 4 60 inch straps and all the gear on his pack was snug and compact. Made a real difference for him on the rest of the hike. If I had one extra I would have also made him a hip belt to better distribute the weight.
I also took two of these (40 inch version and cut down to length) stitched them to the bottom of my REI Venturi 40 pack to create straps for my bed roll if I need to pack additional gear. Works really well. So many uses for these things that there is no reason not to carry a few just incase.
Date published: 2010-06-30
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Side-Release Buckle Strap - 1 x 40 in. Customer Reviews