Review: TitanStraps

Every once in a while, you’ll see a cool product and say to yourself, “Why didn’t I think of that?” So it is with TitanStraps, the burly, multipurpose straps engineered right here in Bozeman by outdoor photographer Cameron Lawson. Basically a beefed-up version of the classic Voile ski strap, the Titan lashes outdoor equipment tight to just about anything—roof racks, raft frames, handlebars, backpacks, you name it. At 25 inches long, it’ll wrap around skis, oars, gun cases, and other items you need kept secure; you can also daisy-chain straps together for additional length. The best part, though, is the Titan’s ease of use—no knots or bulky cams, just feed through the buckle, pull tight, and voila, you’re done. Another quick pull pops the flange loose; slip the strap back out and it’s off. I also tried these for hauling construction equipment and they held both lumber and ladder firm to my roof rack. No more flapping cam-straps or complex knot systems—I had a pile of 2x4s tied down tight in about 20 seconds, with no worries of an errant bungee-cord popping loose and smacking me in the teeth. Available at Bob Ward’s and various hardware stores around Bozeman. $8;