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NRS 1.5in Heavy-Duty Strap
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Great straps. The 1.5 inch width helps distribute the force more widely. These are less prone to twisting and easier to keep flat because of the width. Buckles hold very securely.
Tied em Down and ready to float the Buffalo National River!
Just used these guys today and they are solid straps! They are just that. Solid Great straps! Held up so good!
Do the Job!
I can't say anything wrong here. Just a simple system that never fails, and you'll be glad to have it.
Cheap...er & functional
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Not the least expensive strap on the market, but if you go with anything cheaper than this, you're going to be re-burning ends and breaking straps constantly. I use these 1.5" straps to rig my frame to my raft. There are stronger, longer lasting straps, but NRS makes the most cracked-finger friendly buckles. They last a couple seasons of commercial boating. You could use them longer, but they'll start breaking on you and the buckles loose their spring so they don't clamp down as hard.
The most serious straps out there? I don't really know about that there are a lot of products out there, but when I am strapping my kayak down or some lumber in my kayak carrier I know I am using my fat straps from NRS, because that is what I have. When it comes down too it, most straps for kayaks are pretty identical in design, so they pretty much all work the same, other than generics tend to slip a bit more than the brand names, probably quality of the strap material. I like these a lot, they work great.
seamlessly go from securing gear to using it as a belt. its strong and simple and will last forever. get creative they have unlimited uses.
Strapping Down My Kayaks
I strap 12 - 14 composite kayaks to my trailer and wouldn't use anything but the NRS 1.5" straps. They spread the force of the strap to the kayak better than narrow straps. They're soft, but tough and have a great cinching clamp. They also relieve headaches and neck strains... as I don't have to keep looking in the mirrors as often... my boats are secure.
Think outside the boat...
I work as an outdoor educator & have spent much time on challenge courses. These nifty straps are what hold our ladders to poles. Cinched down tightly they provide a security for climbers that goes unnoticed...unless you are lacking one! They have so many uses. My husband has even started using them to hold down gear in his truck bed as he hauls equipment in his home construction business.
Simple as that
Your basic straps. Not much too them, but the last forever! I only wish they had more of a ratchet system.
I've been using these straps to tie down my kayak for a few years now and they've held up great. Nothing too special about these, but they get the job done.