These little wonders are working their way into numerous applications throughout our product range. Easy and quick to use, they allow us to eliminate in many places those potentially breakable plastic buckles. Thus hopefully your pack will have a longer service life and we feel a bit better about using raw materials!
We've decided to put them on our website as an accessory - primarily because if you do break a plastic 25mm buckle, often you can replace it with a Grippin on the male side and cut the female buckle off, leaving the webbing loop to be the receiving part for the hook.
If you do it's a good idea to put a double fold in the end of the webbing the buckle slides on - otherwise it can potentially come off... The image is a right hand buckle. i.e., We call a Grippin buckle right-hand if you were wearing it is one that you would hold on to with your right hand when hooking it into the webbing of a belt. A left-hand one would be used with your left hand. The other way to think about it is that the S in Cactus starts is over the hook in a right-hand buckle.