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SoftTie DL Utility Strap
SoftTie DL Utility Strap.
SoftTie DL Utility Strap.
SoftTie DL Utility Strap.
SoftTie DL Utility Strap. 1: Tighten through the first slot. 
2: Close the second loop.
3: Bend and press to release.
1: Tighten through the first slot. 2: Close the second loop. 3: Bend and press to release.
SoftTie

SoftTie DL Utility Strap

Price 9.99 - 12.99 USD excluding sales tax
Shipping starting at 12.99 USD Free 100 day returns Free shipping for orders over 200 USD

The Double Locking version of the SoftTie. Sometimes things have to be bound together with a slight gap in between and here's your one-stop solution for that.

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SoftTie DL Utility Strap.
SoftTie DL Utility Strap.
SoftTie DL Utility Strap.
SoftTie DL Utility Strap. 1: Tighten through the first slot. 
2: Close the second loop.
3: Bend and press to release.

The Double Locking version of the SoftTie. Sometimes things have to be bound together with a slight gap in between and here's your one-stop solution for that.

The uses of utility straps are already virtually unlimited. The SoftTies fill the gaps to make everything in the universe possible if you only have the imagination for it. Here are a couple of ideas:

  • Attaching gear to pipes and tubes: railings and handles on vehicles, bicycle or motorcycle frame tubing...
  • Attaching accessories to a government-issued rifle - without leaving marks that could get you into trouble

The 28 mm wide SoftTies slip right into a column of PALS webbing so you can always keep a few of these handy.

Improved through details

So you have to tie stuff together. You've done it several times before, you're good at it, and it's not really a problem. Could the straps be improved? We believe so. Military-grade utility straps are already resistant to weather and UV radiation so that goes without saying.

It's elastic

The SoftTies have stretch. Not like a rubber band or bungee cord: it takes a solid pull to see anything happen. As a result, you get a good pre-tension to make your gear stay put even on rocky roads.

When forced, the material stretches a scary amount and still returns to its original length. It takes stretching to four (4!) times the original length to break the strap.

It's leathery

The surface of the SoftTie is just a wee bit tacky, but not at all sticky. It's not hard like plastic nor soft like silicone. It's just right: does not collect dust or fingerprints, yet provides high friction on smooth and rough surfaces. As a result, wear on the surface finish is reduced.

It holds true

We've all seen various webbing buckles slip when the strap wasn't quite tight enough and was subjected to stress cycles. The buckles on the SoftTies eliminate the problem with the oldest solution in the book: put a pokeable thing into a suitable hole. The Double Lock variant allows you to do this twice to form two loops in a figure 8.

"But the adjustment has steps in it, what if I don't find the right one?"
-Shut up Glockilocks! The stretch allows you to reach the next hole if the previous wasn't quite tight enough.

Limitations

Yes, the good comes with a trade-off and you should not rush to get rid of your ordinary utility straps.

If you must carry the weight of an adult, the SoftTie will be too elastic for the job. Consider the Finnish M05 Utility Strap instead, they are probably ten times stronger for those utterly non-OSH-compliant stunts we sometimes must commit in the field.

Technical specs

  • Material: UV-resistant TPU
  • Holding force (28 mm): 340 N (~ 34 kg / 75 lbs)
  • Elongation at break: 400%
  • Operating temperature (C / F): -20° — +85° / -4° — +185°

Metric sizes and weights

Size28/58028/880
Width28 mm
Length58 cm88 cm
Bundle diameter15 cm25 cm
Weight54 g76 g

Imperial sizes and weights

Size28/58028/880
Width1 1/8"
Length23"35"
Bundle diameter6"10"
Weight1.9 oz2.7 oz

Made in Austria by Carova

On top of everything else, SoftTies are manufactured in a civilized German-speaking country with top-level quality insurance. Wunderbar! The product name has varied over the years, perhaps you've heard of Rova-Flex, Softbinders, or just "those ski straps". Whatever the case; these are the ones you were looking for.

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