August 28, 2019

Strap Keepers

TOM BIHN Strap Keepers for excess webbing


We've come up with a new design of Strap Keepers and we'd like your help testing them.

TOM BIHN Strap Keepers for excess webbing

It’s one of those to-may-to or to-mah-to kind of things: some folks don’t like the excess webbing from our backpack shoulder straps or waist straps and some of folks don’t even notice it.

Those of you who aren’t into the excess webbing have been asking us if we could offer a solution to wrangle it. We’ve been experimenting with different parts and options for a while now, and what we're calling our Strap Keepers (because you called them that!) is our favorite option thus far.

Here’s why we like our Strap Keepers more than the other solutions we experimented with:

It's important to secure the Strap Keeper to the length of webbing that is between where it is sewn into your backpack and the ladderlock (the buckle through which the webbing is fed). This way, if you pull on the bundled webbing, the Strap Keeper will remain attached to your pack and won't fall off. If you use the Strap Keeper to bundle the length of webbing that extends beyond the ladderlock and hangs down to itself -- resulting in a dangly ball of webbing -- it, well, creates a dangly ball of webbing and, if you undo that ball of webbing, the Strap Keeper will likely fall off entirely.

TOM BIHN Strap Keepers for excess webbing

Watch our quick (quick = meant to lower your expectations; it's a very amateur video) demo of how to use the Strap Keepers:


Janette - September 24, 2021

Thank you so much. Now it is very tempting not to add another pack or maybe organizer or both :) to my Synapse 25…. very tempting. Greetings from Vienna, Janette

Janette - September 23, 2021

Yes I agree! Are there any plans on producing black ones?
Greetings from Vienna, Janette
TOM BIHN replied:
We’ve restocked the Strap Keepers in Black!

Gordon Cummings - March 23, 2021

I’ve only seen them in coyote and it would be great if they came in black

Leave a Comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

We're the TOM BIHN crew: we design bags, make bags, ship bags, and answer questions about bags. Oh, and we collaborate on blog posts, too.