I love the carabiner swivel hook at the bottom. Probably my favorite part about these straps. The latch release can be hard to undo sometimes, but it is not that big of a deal. I feel like I don't need to tighten down on the suspension so hard because I am not afraid of the straps coming off.
I have always used the typical ratchet strap tie downs before but I observed someone that had these. Now I have some myself and am never going back. They hold tight, release easy, and just do the job better.
I put two bikes in a PT on a weekly basis. These replaced my ratchet straps that I thougth I had gotten pretty good at using. This saves minutes and minutes of farting around both before and after bike install. These are supper each, heavy duty and very sucure. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPOINTED
These may cost as much as an entire pack at the other stores, but the added features make it well worth it. The soft mounting is nice, it prevents marring your bike. The locking swivel hooks also mean you dont have to worry about unhooking from your truck as you fiddle with getting them around your bars.
I purchased these tie downs back in 2011, was waiting to hit the 10 year's of use mark before writing a review but I just couldn't wait any longer! These have held my bikes in place over the last decade with great ease! I really enjoy the Velcro that is located towards the end of the strap, it makes it easy to keep the tail of the strap from flapping in the wind! Also, the carabiner is stout!
I really like these. If I had one complaint is that they could be about 6in longer when I am using them in the pickup bed with 2 bikes. They fit but the 2 outside ones won't let me double secure them with a looping slip knot. The do not slip though with out.
Love these...swivel keeps em from twisting, wide strap is easier to work with than the narrow old school stuff, carabiner clip stays put and the Velcro strap prevents em from flapping in the wind and fraying. Plus the look lit
Bought these to tie down a KLR 650 and CRF 250 in an enclosed two-bike trailer. They worked perfectly. PLEASE NOTE: I did buy "extender straps" (not sure that's what they're called) to make sure the metal parts of the tie-downs did not harm the bikes. I'm not 100% sure that the extenders were needed, but it made the usage much easier and gave me peace of mind. So far, two cross-country trips with the tie-downs (8 in total) and they have worked perfectly. WARNING: They will pinch the heck out of your fingers if you're an idiot like me and get your fingers in the way of the carabiner pivot points.
I have tried lots of other tie downs and these are simple. Carabiners on a swivel. To my knowledge this is the only Tie down with both of those features. The extra wide webbing and large buckles make them very easy to work with. I also like the length it is slightly longer than most.
Very good tie downs for any application. I worried about these slipping like others I have used in the past but these...good luck trying to get them to slip! A must have! Throw your ratchet straps to the side and get these!
I do have to say they are pricey but they are definitely worth a few extra bucks! I was so happy with these things I bought another pair just in case my buddy forgets his XD. Just higher quality than any others I've had...
So many features! Can't think of anything else you'd need in a tie-down strap? Extra-wide 84"x1.5" Velcro-secured strap ends with soft loops, a spring loaded swivel-hook carabiner - keeps straps from twisting and 1200 lbs. tension strength per strap! If you need more than that, start looking at chains ;)