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Nylon Straps

Updated on March 19, 2014

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What can you possibly want to know about nylon straps? Well, this is a lens that is going to tell you and you might just be surprised to learn that there is more to this seemingly humdrum and mundane subject than you first thought.

Why is that? It's because there are a load of applications and uses for this material and it gets into places that you may not have thought about. For instance, next time your car gets stuck in mud and the tow truck comes to haul it out, guess what the truck driver will use? You guessed it, a nylon tow strap! That's because nylon is a very tough, resilient and durable material and when its woven into something like a tow strap, it is extremely strong and can be used to pull a very heavy vehicle along without breaking.

But that's just for starters. There's more that you will find in here on a variety of ways that nylon is used in straps of all sizes and lengths and some of them may surprise you.

Automobile Tow Straps

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The main use for nylon straps is in automobile tow straps because, as already mentioned in the intro, they are highly versatile, strong and tough for towing heavy vehicles and pulling cars out of mud, snow and ice and also from hauling them out of ditches and the occasional wreck that went over a cliff. A tow truck will have several lengths and grades of strap on board for different applications, with toughest and strongest reserved for the heaviest vehicles or those that are really stuck someplace and need dragging out.

The beauty of nylon as a material for tow straps is that it rolls up flat and pretty small. That means there can be several straps that can be stowed away in a truck's spare compartment all neatly coiled up and ready for use. Some straps come with tightening and fixing equipment with a ratchet tightener and loops so that it is easy to hook up with a vehicle to pull it out of wherever it needs to pulled out of and then a quick release so the tow strap can be retrieved easily and packed away again quickly and easily.

Automobile Fixing Straps

In addition to tow straps, nylon is the favorite material for fixing straps that folks can use with their car's roof rack or on a trailer or truck load bay. The strength of the strap is good for holding a heavy or awkward and uneven load in place. You can put a sofa on your roof rack and strap it down with some nylon straps and be pretty sure it will not come off before you get it to where you want to take it!

Luggage Straps

Best Nylon Luggage Straps

If you hadn't already thought of it, there are many ways in which luggage straps can be used and the best and strongest of those are made from nylon. The reason being is that nylon will not weaken when it gets wet and that makes for a very strong form of strapping for luggage bags and cases to keep them secure and also for carrying them with. Most backpacks these days are made with nylon straps for carrying them over your shoulders and also by hand because they are very durable and won't easily break even when they are full with a heavy load.

Similarly, the kind of straps you get on some handbags and other smaller personal containers are nylon because they not only look good, come in a zillion different colors and are tough so they don't break even when they are manhandled and abused! Some bags, such as laptop bags need to have strong reliable carry handles because you definitely don't want one breaking and you ending up dropping the bag with an expensive laptop or other piece of delicate electronic equipment inside.

Sports bags also use nylon strapping for the carry handles because they are strong and light and won't break even when they get wet. Bags for sports equipment like golf bags are also nylon as are bowling ball bags seeing as they have a small but heavy load to carry.

Watch Straps

Best Nylon Watch Straps

Here's one you may not have thought about right away. Watch straps come in nylon options too. they may only be small but watch straps need to be very strong, light, comfortable to wear and be able to easily be taken off and put on, meaning they need to be fitted with fastenings that are as strong as the strap itself and able to be fixed to the strap so they will not come off. the last thing you want is for your watch to go missing because the strap broke, which is why many people actually prefer to have a nylon watch strap to a leather or steel one. Simplicity, durability and lightness all play their part in making this kind of watch strap very popular indeed!

The great thing is their availability as you can get them almost anywhere now. They come in plenty of colors as can be seen in some of the more fashion conscious watch wearers who like brightly colored watches with an equally brightly colored strap to match!

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The last thing you are probably thinking, although you will get to it eventually is wondering where you can buy nylon strap products and mores to the point where you can buy them at the best prices. Well, you could go shopping around all the real world stores and you might get a bargain or you could check outdoor markets and flea markets for used products that will be cheap but of dubious quality and you may not be able to find the seller to get your money back if it turns out to be a bad buy.

The best thing you can do is to get online and check out some of the big stores like Amazon. In fact, there are some image links on this very page that will take you there to where you can see the prices before you buy and read customer reviews to get a better idea of what you will be getting.

It pays to shop around, but when time is limited, it is easiest to do that shopping online and not set foot outside your home!

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      uneasywriter lm 4 years ago

      This is a great niche. I would have never thought of nylon straps! Good lens!