Aug 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm #1306088
@alpinetherapyLocale: North Carolina
Hello, I am looking to purchase these "load locking" buckles, but I cant find any US retailers. I was hoping someone here has come across them before. I think they provide a real eloquent alternative over the classic male/female clip buckles. They are used primarily on alpine climbing packs. The photo is a pack from Blue Ice, a grown cottage company based out of Chamonix, FR. Lowe alpine packs also have a patented version of this buckle which they do sell, but I've only found it from their UK site; but with the exchange rate and international shipping, Im hoping to find them in the US. Thanks for any help.Aug 1, 2013 at 5:14 pm #2011549
@explorimentLocale: Niagara Escarpment
Not exactly the same, but similar.
I'm sure you can find some others.Aug 1, 2013 at 11:00 pm #2011637
@alpinetherapyLocale: North Carolina
Excellent, these will definitely work, thank you!Aug 2, 2013 at 2:51 am #2011655
bra hooks are more similar to your picture.
These don't have the ladder lock.
They are sold for bathing suits or whichever things.
I used some in place of side release buckles to attach side compression straps.Aug 2, 2013 at 6:39 am #2011673
@jeepin05Locale: Land of Enchantment
Thanks, the previously posted source looked pretty good, but was only available in 1" sizes. Your bra strap idea led to a great many other sizes all the way down to 1/4".
Here's a link to a company I found that sells a variety of sizes. I know nothing about the company nor can I vouch in any way for their service.
Bonus points, the company below indicates that the white nylon-coated metal hooks can be dyed with RIT, might be interesting for some MYOG projects.Aug 2, 2013 at 7:17 pm #2011861
@gallen1119Locale: Golden, CO
Bonus is that most men can unbuckle those hooks with one hand in the dark.Aug 2, 2013 at 11:53 pm #2011914
@dwambaughLocale: Pacific Northwest
"Bonus is that most men can unbuckle those hooks with one hand in the dark."
And advanced stages of inebriation, leading to the concept of the "coyote date."Aug 3, 2013 at 4:38 am #2011926
I have found and used 3/4". Hadn't really thought to hunt other sizes. The nylon-for-dying hooks do sound fun. I made note of the hooks with the built in ladder lock as well.
I shifted into second gear in a way that caused the car to squiggle a bit. One girl had to refasten a clothing.
No hands :^)Oct 17, 2013 at 11:17 pm #2035200
ive been searching all over for source on a 1/2 inch ladder locking G-hook. found the 1/2 inch size on sew sassy but they dont ladder lock. any other sources?Oct 19, 2013 at 3:30 am #2035490
Sea to Summit do a strap with these, in 3/8 or 3/4Oct 19, 2013 at 7:51 am #2035521
i found those, but the strap i want to put them on is 1/2 inch, guess i will have to remove the strap and replace it with a 3/8. i was already planning to use a 3/4 on the hipbelt of my packNov 8, 2013 at 1:27 am #2042472
I've used these 1" buckles: http://www.metoliusclimbing.com/crash_buckle.html
They're aluminum, so much lighter than the ITW G-Hooks mentioned above. Metolius guarantees them for life, so they should be pretty strong.
I'm looking for the same thing in a ladder lock (without the hook), if anybody has a source. Example:Nov 8, 2013 at 3:31 am #2042478
@newtonLocale: Southeastern Louisiana
Strapworks has what you are looking for in black anodized metal.
Copied and pasted from their web page.
"These 1" Strap Adjusters have been flat black anodized to keep down shine as well as helping to inhibit rust."
Unfortunately they seem to be made of steel as opposed to aluminum because of the phrase "… helping to inhibit rust."
Hope this helps,
Newton ;-)Nov 10, 2013 at 6:14 pm #2043157
I have seen something like that on a mountainsmith pack. I think Kifaru may use them as well.
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