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8 months 4 weeks ago

These straps work great for cinching wheels tightly into roof rack rail troughs, alone or as backups to the standard ratchet straps. All other types of straps are either nylon web, with basically no stretch, or rubber/bungee types with way too much stretch, leading to shifting or releasing stuff when least wanted. The slight stretch allows for a controlled, solid compression that holds items without overtightening, and no velcro is strong enough to trust for heavy load control. I would never think of strapping bare parts like tubes or tools directly, as bouncing will inevitably jar it all off; just use a small nylon bag, pencil holder, etc. and strap that on. I found E6000 glue bonds well to cordura, and you can glue small webbing to bags and sacks to make custom loops or slides that will keep webbing or these straps in the right position to secure the bag as a unit, and the concept works on seat bags to add webbing guides to control the alignment of extra reinforcement or compression straps.

10 months 3 weeks ago

tsarouxaz wrote:

 

errr, isn't it a bit expensive for a small elastic belt in a world of super strong velcro straps of 1 to 3 pounds?

 

It's also a fair bit more versatile than a velcro strap to be fair to it thanks to that stretch...

10 months 3 weeks ago

errr, isn't it a bit expensive for a small elastic belt in a world of super strong velcro straps of 1 to 3 pounds?

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