Fifth Season Lockdown Straps


Right now, these straps are made in either Vermont.  Made to order until we can get caught up with a bunch of them.  5 day lead time, which sounds like a lot, but we only have one person sewing all the Fifth Season stuff. 

Dang.  Just go look up the lyrics to Fugazi's lockdown.  Then give it a listen!  

Ideally go buy the album.  If you still have a copy on tape, and you send me a pic of the cassette in your hand, I'll send you a free strap.  There wasn't a better album made in 1989, as far as I can tell.  

Back to the actual strap here.  It's hemp webbing, which is strong and ages well.  It'll fade, turn grey and brownish with age, but it won't get brittle like a nylon strap will.  The buckle is enameled steel, with teeth that bite into the webbing.  No slipping.  Very strong spring.  Not fancy.  This strap is about strapping stuff down, not winning the fashion awards for best looking strap.  If you care about things like longevity, where things are made, how they are made, end of lifecycle (ie does it break down in a compost pile or will it be there for 600 years?) then this is your strap.  There is more material cost in this than in six 15 inch voile straps.  No one is paid to make a voile strap, a machine molds them by the thousands.  The Lockdown strap is made in the US by one gal in Vermont who rides a Tanglefoot.

You can throw the strap in the compost pile in 40 years, but probably won't have to.  Typical lifespan of a Voile strap is sub 3 years before they rot out through UV exposure and or Hydrolysis.  Hemp webbing does not dry out and crack like rubbery plastics do, and it will not be landfill fodder as a result. 25" or 31" long, tip to tail. That's about one cubit, if you are not working with the inch system.   Both are 1 inch (25mm webbing) and strong enough to do what needs to be done. 



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