Strapworks' Bag Straps are used to clip onto a duffel bag, gym bag, purse, or any other typical over-the-shoulder carrier. These straps are available in 4 adjustment lengths:
- 1 foot to 2 foot adjustment
- 1 1/2 foot to 3 foot adjustment
- 2 foot to 4 foot adjustment
- 3 foot to 6 foot adjustment
Although Flat nylon, Polyester and, Patterned Polyester webbing are all popular choices for this strap because they have a "smooth feel" touch to it, only the polyester and patterned polyester don't bleed, don't stain, can be washed countless times without loss of any of the vibrant color, and have endless possibilities on colors and patterns. However, our Heavyweight Polypropylene is a great lower cost material to consider. It is not as smooth as nylon, but it is still considered very comfortable against the skin. Heavyweight or lightweight polypropylene is also great for the outdoors. It has excellent UV protection, and doesn't absorb water quickly giving it a high resistance to rot & mildew.
Depending on the weight of the bag, plastic swivel snaps are the most common end hardware. However, if you need stronger hardware, metal swivel snaps are recommended.
Other uses for this strap; binoculars, snare drums, purse, and anything else your creative mind comes up with. You can also add a shoulder pad, and now you have even more comfort for items you wear over your shoulder. (see shoulder straps)
If using these patterned polyester webbing straps for a heavy item, please keep in mind that we recommend only holding 1/3 of the breaking strength of the weakest part of the strap. For example, LWP 2" has a breaking strength of 1200lbs. However, a plastic swivel snap has a breaking strength of only about 100 lbs. So, with plastic hardware, you would not want to exceed about 30 lbs in your bag. Using metal hardware would increase your capacity to maybe 100 lbs. These are not Cargo Bag Straps. You would almost never haul around more than 40-50 lbs on your shoulders or neck. These Strapworks' Bag Straps are ideal for that application. Other patterned polyester facts...patterned polyester has a thickness of 0.06 to 0.065 of an inch, and a melting point of 500 degrees Fahrenheit.