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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Check out the video review below.
Survival Straps Review,