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Voile Straps—carry a couple extra, just in case.

No matter how wide your skis are, you're going to be able to find a Voile Ski Strap that'll keep 'em from banging together when you're booting up a ridge or just trying to cross the road after an epic dawn patrol. Made of tough and stretchy polyurethane, Voile straps are much more versatile than duct tape, zip ties, and bailing wire combined.

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5 5

Length matters......

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love them! I have the 15inch ones which work great but would recommend the next size up. They work great strapping skis together. I have used them snowmobiling as well as hiking Tuckerman's Ravine as you can see from the pic.

Advice: Don't leave home without them!

Length matters......
A Scary Story...

A Scary Story...

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If you can see behind me there, I encountered a wild and also untamed gaper in the wilderness.
I dared not approach it directly and was advised not to feed it.

I humbly made my way around it, providing ample space and distance. Yet it fixed it's steely gaze upon my personage and began to follow me with great stealth.

I made conscious efforts to avoid eye contact and refrained from making sudden movement. Making my way atop the barren ridge, I glanced back in fear watching it continue to track me.

It was only miles later that I realized it was after my voile strap.
See - you can determine that the skis of the gaper are not secured at the tips. I had taken the time and care to secure my own skis with my favorite GO-TO piece of essential gear: the exalted Voile strap.

The gaper fixed his beady eyes upon my treasure and pursued me across the ridgetop at great speed. It was only a stroke of sheer luck and my lightweight dynafit setup that allowed me to escape: both with my life and my voile strap.

Moral of the story: You need this in the backcountry.

Ski Strap as Powerstrap

Ski Strap as Powerstrap

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After my powerstrap snapped on my ski boot, the strap is working awesome for a temporary fix!

5 5

Awesome? Yep...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These have so many uses its crazy! I had a friend break the buckle of his helmet on a tour and gave him a voile strap to fix it. He copped it pretty bad with chaffing on his chin as you'd expect with hard rubber on soft skin but it meant he didnt have to ski without a helmet.

Someone needs to write a book: "101 Ways To Use Voile Straps". Or tell me if its already been done so I can buy it.

Ski Strap Usage Tip #692

Ski Strap Usage Tip #692

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Side-hilling on steeps with no place on the pole to get a good grip?

No problem, just tightly wrap a ski strap around your pole and you have an instant grip!

Ski Strap Usage Tip #59

Ski Strap Usage Tip #59

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After a day touring in the Hokkaido backcountry, breaking trail up to our thighs during massive snowfall, it was no wonder the small clip on my backpack chest strap was clogged with snow and I couldn't clear it. A 24 inch strap fixed the problem!

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Nice GEAR HACK Richard!

5 5

How did I manage without these?

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These things are great! A million and one uses and practically bullet proof. I need to get more and so should you

5 5

The Best!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Hands down these are the best ski straps out there. Super burly and durable. Quick on off. Range of sizes is awesome. Get more than a few!

5 5

Get half a dozen...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Any backcountry regular worth his or her salt has some straps in their pack. They're a bit like a backcountry WD40, there are a million-and-one uses, particularly when something breaks.

Make sure you get a few different lengths, not just the long ones. You can always daisy-chain them together.

My favourite use is to attach my splitboard crampons to my waist strap on my backpack.

This is highly embarrassing, as I'm a snowboarder, but I've even used them to A-frame my splitboard when bootpacking like in this photo!

Get half a dozen...
5 5

if you dont have one get 3 or 4

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

best straps ever. brooks range makes some that are nice but way way to stiff and the black diamond ones are way way to soft. these are just right. and they take a ton of abuse before they start to crack

5 5

The one and only

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

hard to beat these straps. The really short 9" are close to useless, but everything can be secured in some way with the longer ones. I use to strap stuff to bike frames with no worry about rubbing, and to strap anything onto my backpack or skis or poles. Pretty hard to lose too, which is good, and sharpie stays on em OK. Will be getting more every season.

5 5

Great to have around

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Awesome for just about everything. I have 4 15". Use them most to hold my skis together in the back of the truck. Use the for an A-frame ski carry on my pack when the skinning gets too steep. Used them this summer to take kayak paddles on the plane. I put a small slice of a blown tube from a road bike on them to use as a keeper loop for the loose end of the strap. Sweet straps. Get more than you think you'll need!

5 5

Necessity

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The 12 in is usually the smallest I will use. These things are unbelievably useful for everything. Keep one in the pocket, and a few in my pack, definitely 2 in the my first aid kit.

5 5

Don't call it a heli strap

I have a couple of these in my pack and a couple more in my car. They can be used for just about anything. I've used one as a dog collar for my pooch, when I forgot our regular collar. A friend of mine who works in Real Estate bought a bunch of these, had his contact info stenciled on them, and gives them away to potential clients and friends.

5 5

An essential piece of backcountry gear

I use a Voile strap virtually every single time I go out skiing and often have 2-3 of them stashed in my pack and/or pockets. They obviously work well for keeping skis together, but also can be used for attaching blown skins to skis, emergency repairs, first aid splinting, and a million other uses.

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