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Old 06-14-2007, 08:12 AM   #1
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Where to buy luggage straps?

hey guys,

I am leaving tomorrow morning for a 5 day trip. I have been searching for the black nylon straps with plastic buckles that everyone is using to strap down luggage, I can't find anything.

where did you all buy yours?

I really need these to replace those crappy bungees I have been using.

thanks

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Old 06-14-2007, 08:14 AM   #2
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They have them at REI.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:29 AM   #3
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the one place I haven't gone yet. thanks

any back up ideas?

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Old 06-14-2007, 08:35 AM   #4
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Luggage sections of most major stores, camping/sporting goods stores, Wally World, Target, etc.
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Old 06-14-2007, 08:40 AM   #5
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Luggage sections of most major stores, camping/sporting goods stores, Wally World, Target, etc.
My initial thoughts too, I went to most Sears, Targets and homedepot/lowes in my area (Boston).

They all had the superlong 13+ft metal buckle ones. but nothing lighter duty stuff.

maybe it's a MA-hole thing

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Old 06-14-2007, 08:44 AM   #6
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My initial thoughts too, I went to most Sears, Targets and homedepot/lowes in my area (Boston).

They all had the superlong 13+ft metal buckle ones. but nothing lighter duty stuff.

maybe it's a MA-hole thing

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I find them in the camping/sporting goods area of most discount stores i.e. kmart, target, walmart.
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:25 AM   #7
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Academy Sports always has a large selection of different sizes, real cheap. They're in the duffle bag/sleeping aisle.
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Old 06-14-2007, 09:29 AM   #8
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Academy carries the "no name" version of the ROK strap. It's identical in all means without the name.

If you get in a real bind, you can buy those cheapo ratchet straps with the 20' tethers and cut them down to what length you need...
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Old 06-14-2007, 12:59 PM   #9
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You couldn't get these by tomorrow, but I've been using these for years without any problems:

http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product_list.asp?deptid=1188

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Old 06-14-2007, 01:01 PM   #10
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Once you've used the 2 piece ROK straps, nothing else will do..
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Old 06-14-2007, 01:59 PM   #11
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REI has them for $2.50 for the longest ones.

perfect.

I also got some water resistant bags jsut in case.

thanks all

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Old 06-14-2007, 09:12 PM   #12
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The Über-Strap

Go to a BMW mortorcycle dealer and ask for the white straps the BMW plant uses to tie down the bikes in the shipping crates. Some dealers sell them for a buck a piece, others give them away for free. They come in different lengths and can be cut. These straps are incredibly strong, probably even indestructible in normal conditions. They are small, and have a quick release aluminum alloy clasp that works in the simplest, quickest way possible.

I got myself a whole bunch of them, they also come in handy to tie down stuff on the truck or around the house.
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:22 PM   #13
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Better straps:

Go to any Walmart. In the automotive section you'll find 12 foot cargo straps. They are black nylon and use aluminum camlock buckles like motorcycle tie-downs but feature narrower straps and smaller buckles.

You can cut them to any length you like and re-melt the frayed end of the strap with a lighter. I keep two pairs on the bike at all times. When you lash something down with them it ain't gonna' budge. I trust a $2000 bag of camera equipment to those straps.

About $7 a pair.
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:35 PM   #14
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Old 06-15-2007, 12:52 AM   #15
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Hilton's Tent City and EMS as well, depending on where exactly you live.
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