ITW/nexus answer to using cross grain ribbon for compression strap
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Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
ITW/nexus answer to using cross grain ribbon for compression strap on 10/17/2010 11:02:57 MDT Print View

ITW has come out with the Apex SR 25 waveloc buckle for 1" thin webbing for example 1' cross grain ribbon. I ordered some samples it works great and holds tight and the buckle is thin and light but sturdy. Could be use for internal compression straps or straight jacket pack compression. Or for the real gram counters hip belt buckle.
Link http://www.itwnexus.com/catalog/index.php/dw/op/a/10/c/0/p/161

Javan Dempsey
(jdempsey)

Locale: The-Stateless-Society
Re: ITW/nexus answer to using cross grain ribbon for compression strap on 10/17/2010 11:14:05 MDT Print View

I made a pack using the 3/4" thin webbing, and aye, the ladder locks I used didn't work worth a crap.

I did find a buckle however that worked fine.

Sea-to-summit compression sack I have uses thin webbing also, and appears to use the Mako ladder lock by the same company, and has huge hold.

Now if I can just find some of these without having to order them wholesale.

Terry Trimble
(socal-nomad) - F

Locale: North San Diego county
they also have ladder lock on 10/17/2010 13:57:40 MDT Print View

ITW has full series of buckles and ladder locks in the wave loc series for thin webbing in 20 mm 3/4 inch and 16 mm also.
Heres a link to the waveloc ladder loc
http://www.itwnexus.com/catalog/index.php/dw/op/a/2/c/0/p/157
Itw military division has 1" web keeper called web dominators
2 of these could be way to make light weight shock cord or cord sternum strap adjuster.
http://www.itwmilitaryproducts.com/products/web-dominator
I live near camp pendelton so I am going to get some at USMC supply store off base.
Also ITW have field shield that is individually wrap wipe of sun screen and 20% deet. They also have sanitary wipes and heavy duty pack liner like alosak bags
check out the site:
http://www.itwmilitaryproducts.com/
A lot of the military products ITW offer could be used in ultra light backpacking.

Edited by socal-nomad on 10/17/2010 13:58:31 MDT.