Best straps?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by ChildlikeWonder, Aug 29, 2013.

  1. ChildlikeWonder

    ChildlikeWonder Been here awhile

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    Are the aerostitch straps or the rok straps better? Or something else? What sizes are most useful? Basically, I don't have a specific application in mind, I just want to know what straps people have found to be the best and most useful, so I can skip the learning process :lol3
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  2. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    I LOVE my ROK straps for most appilcations that require any amount of elasticity at all.
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  3. sieg

    sieg Long timer

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    Rox
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  4. Gale B.T.

    Gale B.T. Long timer

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    Giant Loop Pronghorn straps




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  5. groop

    groop So much to ponder

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    I have the original Rok Straps, and love them. I have the medium Rok Straps and love them a little less. I have the Rok Straps Dog Leash/Collar and love those even less (but my dogs like them). The only thing they make that I don't own are the newest, smallest, straps designed for bicycles.
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  6. '05Train

    '05Train Mind is not for rent

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    ROK straps are the shiznit.


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  7. clintnz

    clintnz Trans-Global Chook Chaser

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    Andy Strapz piggyback straps are the absolute schizz for lashing my drybag & extra stuff on the rear rack.

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    Had em for years & 10's of thousands of miles of touring. Unbeatable IMHO.

    Cheers
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  8. 2low2go

    2low2go Banned

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    +rok
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  9. Okie Preacher

    Okie Preacher Been here awhile

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    Ditto. Love 'em. :thumb
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  10. 2low2go

    2low2go Banned

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    once you go rok, you never go bok
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  11. Flashmo

    Flashmo Whatever...

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    Rok.
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  12. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    I like cam buckle straps (like the ones used for rafting ) . There is a past thread on this subject . It was heated and some posters told others that they didn't know straight up (in so many words)
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  13. JM

    JM Been here awhile

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    Rox Straps are more convient to use but if you want the most bomber strap out there go with a Cam buckle strap from the rafting environment. I wouldn't trust my gear to a Rox Strap for rafting. I know from experience that cam buckle straps work when your gear is getting beat to crap againt rocks on a down side up boat.
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  14. Maggot12

    Maggot12 U'mmmm yeaah!!

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    I used an 8 ft ratchet strap this week to secure a large duffle bag across the seat. They're cheap, versatile and can be used to hold a tarp while camping to strapping the bike in a trailer.
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  15. TBR

    TBR One Life ~ Live It...

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  16. motoreiter

    motoreiter Long timer

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    I've got rokstraps but generally prefer cam buckle straps.

    The rokstraps are OK but are a bit narrow and a bit long for my taste. I've had cam buckle straps from Touratech and Daerr and they have never failed me.
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  17. max384

    max384 Bandaided

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    I've used cam buckle and ratchet straps quite a bit on the motorcycle, and neither compares to the Rok straps for motorcycle travel. Rok straps are very secure and very convenient to use. Cam buckle and ratchet straps are great choices for many applications, but for strapping down soft bags on a bike, Rok straps are far superior IMO. Of course, YMMV.
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  18. sierraoffroad

    sierraoffroad Long timer

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    +10 on rock straps. best secrement for a bike. no metal hooks to mar the finish. or go to strapworks.com they can build to order.
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  19. Marine By Choice

    Marine By Choice Sergeant 0311

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    Roc straps rock.
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  20. PMC

    PMC riding rider

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    I like cam buckle but also like Rox
    Rox are great for securing my duffle on the back of my bike.
    I use cam buckle for securing stuff on my camper's toy platform and ratchet straps for the back of my truck.
    Good thing is - straps are not overly expensive so I have all three I can use whenever
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