No more dangling strap blues.
Dangling straps bother me more than they probably should, rubbing against arms and legs as I'm walking. Enter, strap keepers!
Pros: Ridiculously easy to use. Gather up your excess strap, wrap the strap keeper around the gathered strap AND the webbing the connects your strap to your backpack. This is important.
Cons: "real life usage" will probably get them to eventually slip off the bundled strap. You move. The straps move. Life happens. Eventually it will slip off. I've had these for a while now and it's by no means a daily occurrence, but it does happen occasionally. If you don't have them looped around you the webbing between between your strap and backpack, there's a very high chance you'll lose it and make a sad face.
These are an essential accessory for a Tom Bihn backpack purchase! Spend the extra $5 for a pair of these, people. And get the zipper pulls too! We are not savages that walk around with our straps dangling all willy nilly!
Mike: Glad the Strap Keepers overall have been working for you :) Just wanted to check, did you try securing them via the method described below? Perhaps you did! "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."