Shoulder Straps: a shoulder strap can be used to distribute weight over your shoulder, across the body, over both shoulders, or just carried by hand. Strapworks' Shoulder straps are not just a piece of material used to help you carry a heavy load, at Strapworks, Shoulder Straps are a design experience.
Your choice of webbing (Flat Nylon, Heavyweight Polypropylene, Lightweight Polypropylene, and Patterned Polyester) depends on your application. Your choice of end hardware includes 6 options: Plastic Rotate Snaps, Plastic Swivel Snaps, Metal Bolt Snaps, Metal Beefy Snaps, Metal Swivel Snaps, and Mini carabineers (9 colors).
We can also powder coat your metal end hardware for a small additional charge. You can choose from 19 stock colors. There is no minimum on stock colors. You can also order from over 100 available colors. On custom colors there is a minimum of 150 pieces (you can combine different types of metal hardware to meet this requirement). Please keep in mind that powder coating can delay shipping your order, and that powder coating is only available with metal hardware.
Stapworks' Shoulder Straps are available in 4 adjustment lengths:
- 1-1/2 foot to 3 foot adjustment
- 2 foot to 4 foot adjustment
- 3 foot to 6 foot adjustment
- 4 foot to 8 foot adjustment
Nylon shoulder straps are used for packs, duffel bags, purses, guitars, luggage bags, rifles (slings), and golf bags etc.
We recommend flat nylon webbing for "skin contact" straps. Our nylon has a tight weave and a very smooth feel. So, for straps, where the strap is across the back of your neck, nylon would be more comfortable.
Shoulder straps made with flat nylon webbing are also the webbing of choice for high abrasion applications. However, it is not recommended for use in or around water continuously because it is less water resistant, making it susceptible to mildew and rot.
Shoulder straps made with heavyweight polypropylene webbing
are ideally suited for outdoor use because it has excellent UV protection and does not absorb water quickly giving it better mildew and rot resistance. Heavyweight polypropylene webbing is suitable for medium duty applications. However, polypropylene does not have good abrasion resistance, so it is not recommended for use against rough edges.