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Don’t be a gaper – strap up your sticks.
- Item #BLD0378
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have tried Voile straps before and would say these are comparable, and a little more stylish.
IMO the voile seemed more flimsy but that being said I have never had an issue with either, having used em for A-frames and just in general for packing gear to the hill.
BD's are more grippy, but thats not necessarily a good thing all the time.
These work great on Tele gear where you dont have the brakes to hold the skis together.
Great little strap to have in your pocket. When strapping my skis I did find it a little awkward tightening the strap to the notch I wanted to use
Staps anyone? Oh Yea
Can't ever have to many of these. Strap poles to skis and go. Run an A frame on the pack and strap the tips together and your secure to boot.
Not as good as Voile straps
I'm a huge fan of BD products. They make really functional, high quality gear, and I always highly recommend them as I use a ton of their backcountry stuff. These straps fall a little short though. They are about the same price as the Voile straps, even a little pricier, but they are not as good. They feel cheaper and not as durable as the Voile straps. Also the closure isn't as good. Overall, they work really well, they just don't feel as solid as the voile straps.
Works well and seems to be holding up. I have no complaints. Never tired the voile so I could be missing out but couldn't imagine I would need anything more/different.
Fine, Not as Good as Voile
These work fine, they cinch up nice and hold skis or random gear or what have you. They're very useful in a wide variety of situations, like reusable zip ties. Never leave the house without some good ski straps.
These are 18 inches long (wish that were in the product description!!) and stretch perhaps 2".
In the end though, these are just plain not as good as the Voile ski straps. They are stretchier, softer, and gummier; the Voiles are just plain bomber while these don't feel as secure. They're sort of sticky and can be a pain to work with. The extra stretch means it's harder to get them really secure. The hook to close them is good, though.
Great strap. As you can see there's plenty of length even on my fat Shogun's.
Black Diamond Ski Strap
These straps are the best! Ever get tired of having poles and fat skis scissoring and going all over the place. Fix all that with these handy straps. Strap poles to skis and you get a really nice handle to carry you skis or just throw them over your shoulder. Got five and gave them to buddies for christmas. Huge Hit!
Straps seem great so far; they really hold things together. In the past have used velcro straps that also had a foam cushion that slid between the skis to keep them from scraping each other up. It was a nice feature, but I don't seem to be missing it. These seem a little more durable to boot.
Strap it on
Slap the skis together.Quick and easy when you put your skis on.So the skis
aren't dangling, this holds them together.
These straps are great for loading your sticks into a travel bag and for A-framing them on a pack. I stole a pair from my brother and I am not giving them back. For less then even bucks you will get a lot of use from these things and it feel good knowing your sticks will not be banging against each other in a ski bag during travel.
Great Utility Strap
This strap is great! Light, flexible and no velcro to worry about freezing up. I use these for holding my skis together with my poles in there as well, makes for a nice compact easy to carry package. Keep an extra in my pack for emergencies or just when my skin doesn't seem to wanna stay stuck!
Voile straps are better
These things are decent, but the Voile straps are cheaper, and better. Voile straps are available longer as well.
All said, though, these things will help in a variety of pickles, and most likely never when or for what reason you'd expect. Throw one in your pack in the BC or in your pocket on the hill. The day you don't bring one, is the day you'll need it. Murphey's Law.
It's a ski strap...
Not much to say beyond that. Holds my skis... together. Saved my pathetic ass when one of my skins got snow-saturated and duct-tape wouldn't stay stuck. So there you go. Multi-purpose. You're only buying one at a time, not a pair.
How long are these straps?
How long are these straps?
Don't know but i remember them being pretty short to fit around a fat ski. Look at the Voile Strap, cheaper and sized 9-23 in inches!
These straps are 18 inches long.