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  John's Irish Strap ~ 39.370078..." (one meter), each


Made in: Bulgaria

Availability: back in stock
product code: M3

There are dozens of other general purpose straps out there, and most of them are slightly easier to use than this one. But this one is easy enough to use, and the goal isn't maximum ease of use, once a certain ease of use has been attained. Got it?

Three things set this strap apart:

1. It has a metal buckle, and in the twenty-first century, that's rare.
2. It's striped, and we think you will find, as we have, that the stripes add festive cheeriness to any occasion.
3. It's made in Ireland Bulgaria, and it's the only thing we sell that's made in Ireland Bulgaria. Erin go bragh!

These are the straps we use and prefer for lashing stuff sacks to racks, tripods to bag flaps, panniers to racks, and even heavily loaded baskets that have already been zip-tied to racks, to handlebars (for extra support). We've used them to guy-out tents, as belts, to cinch up pants, and at least one other thing that doesn't come to mind right now.

If you carry things on a bike or on packs of any kind -- in fact, if you do anything that could be construed as even remotely outdoorsy, you need straps.

Long 39" length (aka one meter).

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 10   Write a review.

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Worry free April 11, 2014
Reviewer: Joe Koenig from Ladera Ranch, CA United States  
These things are great! They will allow you to carry a 12 pack of beer in your front basket without having to worry about the rack collapsing on your front wheel. Brilliant!

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purty good straps February 13, 2014
Reviewer: Chris from Denver-ish  
These hold better than Sea-To-Summit, pack smaller than Surly Junk Straps, and have way more character than either.

Small, light, quiet, un-annoying enough to drop into a shoulder bag and forget about until you need them.

They are a huge help in keeping my S&S-coupler'd travel bike packed in the suitcase properly.

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The most useful thing you didn't know you needed June 18, 2013
Reviewer: Pat from Brooklyn, NY United States  
For some reason people seem to forget that straps are essential for lashing gear to packs/bags/racks. These are great - long enough for most items. The buckles are super easy to use, and don't slip. They pack small so you can keep them in a bag and forget about them until you need them. And, they are narrow enough to fit in smallish d-rings on some bags (Berthoud).

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Wish I had ordered more May 30, 2013
Reviewer: Lynne from Seattle, WA United States  
These are great. I bought some other straps with plastic buckles at REI and they are going back. Used these yesterday to strap two closed-cell foam sleeping pads to my Brompton front bag. Super easy, super secure. Absolutely worth paying shipping twice.

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Wow February 5, 2013
Reviewer: Gernot Huber from Ithaca, NY United States  
I can't believe I vacillated for 3 years before buying two of these. Fittingly, the first time I used them was to secure a bike work stand I had borrowed from a friend to build up a 2012 Betty for my wife on my own 2009 Sam. Bungeeing the work stand to the basket turned out to be very flexy, but two Irish straps around the work stand and the handlebars made for a bomb-proof setup. I was surprised to read in the strap description 2 days later exactly that usage scenario. My subconscious must have filed away that useful bit of information a long time ago. I am ordering more with my next Riv order. Wish there was a longer version, but otherwise perfect.

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