March 2016 | SPORTSMAN’S NEWS
ShockStrap Ratcheting Tie Down
If you are hauling expensive equipment or gear, protecting your investment with a cheap strap can cost you thousands of dollars if they fail. ShockStrap revolutionized tie downs with the introduction a few years back of their high quality tension straps that were thicker and made of polyester strapping instead of nylon. This polyester is mold, mildew, and rot resistant; has a higher working load; and stretches and frays less than nylon. This year, ShockStrap finalized two years of R&D to release their new ratcheting strap. Featuring the same shock absorbing technology to keep the strap under constant tension. The ShockStraps are resistant to UV rays, oils, salt, and corrosion. They stretch to absorb bumps that can work regular straps loose under normal use. The ratcheting straps now feature a super heavy-duty ratchet, with an oversized external ratcheting handle for use with gloves. Double steel hooks on the ends and soft loops to allow the strap to be wrapped and hooked on itself in places where the hooks won’t fit, providing versatility in attachment. Both the hooks and ratchet are coated in yellow zinc, which lasts 10 times longer than chrome and protects against rust and corrosion. The straps have a working load of 1,553 pounds and a breaking strength of 4,600 pounds. They are available in lengths of 9 feet, 18 feet, and 32 feet. Not all tie down straps are created the same, and without a doubt, ShockStraps has put tremendous thought and effort into the design of their straps. If you need to protect your expensive equipment and gear, trust your load to ShockStraps.
Badlands is one of the leading backpack manufactures in today’s outdoor market. They offer a wide variety of packs and hunting gear for every outdoorsman’s needs. The Superday is a proven day pack and has been around for some time. It is one of my favorite day packs for many reasons. It has over 1900 CI of space and weighs in at just under 4 lbs. You can strap your bow or rifle on the pack and head into your hunting spot for the day with enough gear to be comfortable and successful. Molded foam suspension lines the back of the pack, giving users a relaxed ride and fit. A 2-liter water bladder can be stowed inside the pack. Its extra pockets are perfect for all my smaller gear t o b e s e c u re d . O n e aspect that sets Badlands apart is their legendary warranty. They actually want you to test the limits of their packs so they can improve on their foundation. Look for Badlands new Approach camo pattern that has launched this year.
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