How It Works
The Quiet, The Riot and the Groove
LYNX Hooks Interlocking Adjustable Gear Straps were designed to do everything bungee cords can’t do, and then go further… way further. It’s all possible because of some critical features we insisted upon as we developed LYNX:
Why bother with all that, if simple bungee cords are our only competition?
Because our goal, frankly, isn’t just to make a gear strap we can be proud of.
Our goal is to help ease you through your work and your chores, and get you packed up and outside with a minimum of stuff to carry, doing the activities you love the most. That’s your groove.
We’ve been around long enough to notice that the world’s a happier place when people are in their groove, whether it’s the quiet of kicking back in Nature, or the riot of playing hard on outdoor toys. Whichever way you like to unwind, we totally relate.
LYNX Hooks Systems Features
Our patented hooks were engineered to fit the loops, grommets, and bars on most of the stuff everybody uses. This makes them easily adaptable to multiple tasks.
When you need to attach to something that’s too large (See Video: The LYNX Hooks LOOP".) or weird-shaped for a hook, run one LYNX Hook through the loop between the strap and the opposite hook for an absolutely secure connection. That way, you can even link to things like trees and fence posts.
Or, attach the LYNX Hooks Bobtail using a simple larks-foot loop to conquer that uncooperative anchor point! Now there’s a LYNX Hook right where you need it, ready and waiting for you to lock in with your LYNX Hooks gear strap.
The exacting tolerances of the hooks’ design means they click securely together — you can feel and hear them lock — yet they’ll obediently come apart when (and only when) you tell them to, by pinching the pair in just the right place. This face-to-face connection lets you join two or more straps together in a line, to make a unified strap that's as long as the job requires.
You’ll get that same reassuring click if you interlock the hooks another way: front-to-back. That way, you can create clusters of 3 or more hooks that turn LYNX Hooks gear straps into an impromptu cargo net that you can build right on your cargo. This image shows a 4-way cluster.
The patented straps themselves are a hybrid of stretch and adjustability. They include a section of stout, UV- and marine-resistant rubber that's further protected by a top-quality woven polyester jacket, and attached to the same top quality grade of weather-resistant polyester in a non-stretchy webbing. With this hybrid construction, the webbing holds firm while the stout rubber section absorbs shock and keeps the webbing from jigging loose even if your load shifts on rough, uneven trails.
The adjustment buckle built into the webbing allows a maximum length of 45 inches per strap, which can be adjusted all the way down to 19 inches and any length in between.
The buckle includes a quick release, for easy access to your gear without having to unstrap everything. It also allows you to loosen the tension so unhooking is easier and safer.
Make a LYNX Hooks receiver ready and waiting with a Bobtail. Attaches with a simple larks-foot loop, and turns anchor points that are up to 2 inches in diameter (too large for any hook) into perfect, secure attachments for locking-in with your LYNX Hooks gear straps.
Grommets ripped out? Make a sturdy connection to outdoor fabrics without damaging the fabric, using the LYNX Hooks Gear Grabber. Now you can connect LYNX Hooks to tarps, visqueen, backpack fabric, tent fabric, canvas, etc. and build quick shelters, tent mudrooms, and storm covers for your machine, and even hang your bear spray within easy reach on your jacket.