Survival Straps Review

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A couple weeks ago our friends at Survival Straps sent us a couple of their products to test out and review.  If you are not familiar with Survival Straps, they specializes in creating survival bracelets that combine a unique look with a decent amount of paracord per strap (mine had around 11 feet). The paracord can then be unraveled and used for survival if you find yourself in need of it. We were told they are easy to wear, come in thousands of color combinations and can save your life. We decided to test them out to see if this proved to be true, continue reading for the full review.

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History

The president of Survival Straps, Kurt, built the first strap at his kitchen table in 2007, since then they have mastered the art of the survival strap and send out tons of these products to loyal customers every week. Every piece of gear is custom made to order and is all made here in the United States. Another great thing about Survival Straps is that 50% of their proceeds from the Wounded Warrior Straps go directly to the Wounded Warrior project and their website states that to this date they have raised $418,000 for the cause. Lastly they stand by the fact that if you use your bracelet to survive, send them your story and they will replace your bracelet. This is a cool concept as it makes you less worried about unraveling your bracelet in survival situations as you will get another one if you do.

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Review

All of this history would be nothing though if the products did not perform, and I am excited to say that they really do. We took them on a 10 mile hike and they were comfortable, stylish (for an outdoorsman) and gave an added level of comfort due to the survival abilities that they had in grained in them.

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We also unraveled one of the bracelets to see how much cord we could get out of it and whether the cord was as strong as they claimed that it was. There really is a lot of cord in that one bracelet. Some of the things their site says the straps have been used for are to make a tourniquet, tow a snowmobile, make a shelter and to save a life. They also have other products such as key chains, dog collars and even belts if you would like something different then the straps. I sense the belt really does have a lot of cord in it.

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I really did enjoy using this product, the added bonus of having a snap away lock gave me a peace of mind when I was using it while climbing, and even if you don’t want to wear it around your wrist you can easily hook it onto your pack so that you have it when needed. Cleaning the product is as simple as throwing it in the washing machine, just make sure not to put it into the dryer. We even unraveled the product to see how much cord we could get out of it. You can see the picture or watch the video to see it in action.

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Check out the video review below.

 

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Rating: 7.3/10 (2 votes cast)

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About Josh


My name is Josh and I am a fan of the outdoors. On the weekends you will find me hiking or trying to complete any of the numerous adventures I have on my list. I live in Southern California and love the deversity that allows me to have in my daily life. I am part of the OutdoorPros Adventure Team. I also love photography and you can find me blogging on my California Travel Blog or Seek the Sunrise.

Survival Straps Review, 7.3 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
  • Adam

    I am military myself and have seen coworkers make these before in the field. I like the idea a lot. Many “men’s” bracelets are lacking in the “man” department. These are rugged and tactical and can be used in practical applications. I want one!

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  • Brandon Morgan

    These bracelets are an amazing concept. I def know what the men in my family are getting for christmas. Plus they support our troops so that just sweetens the deal.

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  • Opa

    I’ve made a few of these, and seen a lot of them, but I’ve never seen hardware like this. Paracord is pretty much paracord, but the clasp on this sets it apart.

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  • http://WebsiteURL Kryptonianson

    This site is great. Found you on gentlemint.com!

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  • Jesse P.

    Survival straps bracelets are awesome. I have a belt and it’s not only good looking, but also strong.

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  • Adrian Chavez

    It’s an amazing idea. I can remember a few situations where such cord could have been very useful. My camping buddies will appreciate this as a birthday gift!

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  • http://www.gentlemint.com Shane

    Super useful, never know when you will need this in the field or on a trail.

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  • Mark

    I’ve seen these types of bracelets tied using a ” Chain Sinnet” also knon as a “Daisy Chain or Chain Plait”. This allows a “quick release” of the chain rather than unraveling every knot. Unraveling the bracelet above seems cumbersumb and time consuming. IMO I may need the cord in a hurry to survive.

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  • Jared H

    I’ve always been curious about these. Would love to try them eventually.

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  • James

    Bunch of my buddies have them. Indestructible

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  • Gomez

    My boys (age 5,7, & 11) looked at these last night after seeing someone else with one. We’ll be buying a few in the coming months for birthdays but this is an added bonus!

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  • brian

    awesome, would make great gifts too!

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  • alexandra

    We can make these but have always wanted one from this site. I like the buckel they use.

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  • Tom2Rescue

    I just got the belt. Cool and potentially useful. It just sucks that it’s girth is such that my radio won’t clip to it…or any rigid duty clip for that matter. I will be fabricating a titanium clip bracket to mount to the belt.

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