Easier to use
The buckle size makes these easier to use than many styles. The release lever is broad and thumb friendly. Color coding is very helpful in a bag full of straps. I've not used them to tie my board down, more for keeping the cover from flapping and for smaller duty so I can't give a strength comparison. They do feel softer and are a bit wider than other straps I've used but I've not run through any severe tests. I use Kanulock with steel for the main tie downs.