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PaperQueen
08-16-2017, 07:25 AM
I just logged into the TB website, needed a bunch of o-ring/o-ring straps in various lengths, but was stunned to see the selection pared down to only two lengths, all with a clip on at least one end.

Have these been discontinued? If so, who knows of a similar item (elsewhere) that can replace the o/o straps?

:::yikes!:::

maverick
08-16-2017, 08:04 AM
Oh - I didn't know that there were ever O-ring / O-ring pairings for the key Straps.

But yes, I see what you see -- 8" and 16" Key Straps with Snaphook / Snaphook or Snaphook / O-ring, in a number of colors.

PaperQueen
08-16-2017, 09:13 AM
Hmmm...am I remembering this incorrectly? Could have sworn there used to be o-ring/o-ring straps, but maybe not. :::oops!:::

moriond
08-16-2017, 10:29 AM
Hmmm...am I remembering this incorrectly? Could have sworn there used to be o-ring/o-ring straps, but maybe not. :::oops!:::

I also don't remember there being O-ring to O-ring straps. That was one of nice features of the Knitting Tool Pouches when they were first introduced -- they ended in large O-rings instead of snap hooks. There were also some forum posts like this 2013 Not a "Key Strap" but an "O-Ring Strap"? thread:
https://forums.tombihn.com/questions-about-bags/3226-not-key-strap-but-o-ring-stap.html

And there were some clever hack posts by @Miking that showed how to modify key straps by putting carabiners etc. at the end.:
https://forums.tombihn.com/questions-about-bags/5748-how-carabiner-key-strap-post45746.html

The modified key strap options to have O-rings at one end were announced on the Blog in November 2014:
https://blog.tombihn.com/keystraporing#post-header

Prior to that they offered a Utility strap (which is still sold) with a rectangular end that allows you to add many snap hook ends. There are also handle loops with either O-ring or snaphook ends that let you carry multiple pouches wristlet fashion.

You can also slide either snap hooks or O-rings along the large loops of the Double Carabiner Clips.

I just don't remember any O-ring to O-Ring key straps that weren't part of a hack modification.

HTH

moriond

Mausermama
08-16-2017, 02:53 PM
Prior to that they offered a Utility strap (which is still sold) with a rectangular end that allows you to add many snap hook ends. There are also handle loops with either O-ring or snaphook ends that let you carry multiple pouches wristlet fashion.
moriond

I love that utility strap! I hope they bring it back to give others the chance to love it, too. I never looked back to see if they continued selling it because I really only needed one of them.

Katcalls
08-16-2017, 05:50 PM
Utility straps are still offered. I just bought one!

backpack
08-17-2017, 05:11 AM
There has never been an o-ring/o-ring Key Strap for sale.

Definition from the Key Strap page: "A Key Strap is a strip of webbing or fabric with plastic snaphooks or a plastic snaphook and O-ring at each end".

drglass69
10-27-2017, 10:42 AM
It may be sacrilege, but I have so many key straps the I broke the snap hooks off of some and added my own 3/4 split rings.

BWeaves
10-27-2017, 11:19 AM
I just snap a snaphook to a snaphook. I think it actually works better than snapping a snaphook to an o-ring.

drglass69
11-03-2017, 09:08 AM
It may be sacrilege, but I have so many key straps the I broke the snap hooks off of some and added my own 3/4 split rings.

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