Source for trapezoidal D-rings?
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Andrew Badenoch
(77Zero) - F
Source for trapezoidal D-rings? on 10/16/2011 15:51:26 MDT Print View

Does anybody know where to procure metal D-rings with straight sides -- similar to what CiloGear uses? Cilo refers to them as "dee-clips", but I'm coming up with zilch searching for that.

(the one on the right)


Sorry Graham... love your packs (and hilarious CiloGear propaganda films), but they're a little too alpine climbing and not enough bikerafting for my use.

Michael Duke
(mpd1690) - F
Re: Source for trapezoidal D-rings? on 10/16/2011 16:24:36 MDT Print View

These looplocks found here are pretty similar.

http://www.questoutfitters.com/plastic.htm#Acetal Fasteners

Dustin Snyder
(DustinTSnyder)

Locale: Southeast
Re: Source for trapezoidal D-rings? on 10/16/2011 16:41:41 MDT Print View

I would love to get some of those!

Andrew Badenoch
(77Zero) - F
Rectangular looplock disadvantage on 10/16/2011 18:49:10 MDT Print View

The rectangular style might work, but if properly sized, the trapezoid will be more secure as the outer piece gets pulled toward the narrower end (which would happen more or less naturally under load).

Chris Peichel
(momo)

Locale: Eureka
another option on 10/16/2011 19:10:51 MDT Print View

Have you considered just using a standard loop attached to the pack then to attach your straps just fold webbing over (4 layers thick) and stitching down the middle of the layers. This tab will fit though the loop and then the barb created will not pull out. It is an easy way to attach straps/ accessories and still be able to remove them. I have found this method to be extremely secure.

dx40 3

Andrew Badenoch
(77Zero) - F
bunch-o-matic on 10/16/2011 22:35:48 MDT Print View

Cool. I like it.

Scott Littlefield
(sclittlefield) - F

Locale: Northern Woods of Maine
clever on 10/17/2011 13:16:33 MDT Print View

That's really clever Chris - I'm sold!

Chris Peichel
(momo)

Locale: Eureka
loops on 10/17/2011 17:15:22 MDT Print View

It wan't my idea, I don't remember which pack I saw this loop and tab used on, but I really like it.

Chad Ware
(Ware4)

Locale: Northwest Georgia
Another hardware question on 10/18/2011 09:39:18 MDT Print View

I'm also looking for a source for webbing/strap keepers. Much like a looploc, but with one of the long edges split so that it can slip onto the webbing (one long edge is sewn to the loose end of the webbing, the other long edge slips over the functional portion of the webbing).

My pack has a couple of these for keeping the loose webbing ends attached (instead of hanging all over the place). I'd like to add them to the other straps to clean the whole mess up.

I've checked Thru-hiker, Oware and Quest but I can't seem to find them.

Andrew Badenoch
(77Zero) - F
split buckle thingy on 10/18/2011 17:46:35 MDT Print View

Is something like this what you mean?

Edited by 77Zero on 10/18/2011 17:47:13 MDT.

Chad Ware
(Ware4)

Locale: Northwest Georgia
Re: split buckle thingy on 10/18/2011 20:40:50 MDT Print View

Very similar, this is actually what I'm looking for. Seems like a simple thing, but thus far I'm stumped:

looploc

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Re: another option on 10/19/2011 08:57:38 MDT Print View

Very clever!