Voile Straps — Now Have Their Own Website


Post by WildSnow.com blogger | July 29, 2016      
Rumble Bee likes his Voile straps, keeping the tow strap and tree saver organized and ready.

Rumble Bee likes his Voile straps, keeping the tow strap and tree saver organized and ready.

This is excellent. All readers know that the ‘Voile Strap’ was conceived by, Voile. Then copied over, and over. Fine, it’s a good thing. But why did it take so long for Voile to get on the case with expanding their line and availability? Perhaps they were too busy using their straps? Voilestraps.com but of course. I caught a few photos of Voile straps around WildSnow HQ.

Jumper cables can be a big mess, especially the big truck version. But not with the strap.

Jumper cables can be a big mess, especially the big truck version. But not with the strap.

Pressure washer hose, tidy with Voile.

Pressure washer hose, tidy with Voile.

Edited press release follows:
Voilestraps.com launches with new colors, styles, and custom branding. With a million uses and counting (Voile, master of the understatement), Voile’s legendary orange straps are finally getting their own website, along with a slew of new colors, options, styles, and sizes. Now, there are even more straps to love. Green straps, red straps, black straps, blue straps, extra large straps, extra small straps — you can even get custom branded straps with your company name or logo on them to use as promotional materials or prizes (it’s rumored that a well known political campaign is having several hundred thousand printed up, and that one even ended up on Mars as it was used for wire bundling in the Rover). But perhaps the most exciting addition is the brand new nylon buckle strap. Non-conductive and scratch-free, they’re perfect for electrical, marine, and military use — not to mention as one less thing to worry about in a lightening storm. From backpacking to bike touring, fishermen to first lady, there’s a Voile Strap for everyone.

Inexplicably, Boa lace system on both shoes broke within minutes during a remote approach. Voile straps came to the rescue.

Inexplicably, Boa lace system on both shoes broke within minutes during a remote approach. Voile straps came to the rescue.

Voile straps + simple walk mechanism = easy fix

Voile straps + simple walk Dynafit walk mechanism = easy fix

Ready for the approach with the use of a few straps.

Ready for the approach with the use of a few straps.

Comments

10 Responses to “Voile Straps — Now Have Their Own Website”

  1. Hacksaw July 30th, 2016 9:33 am

    They also make great fire starter. If you don’t mind the burning rubber smell.

  2. XXX_er July 30th, 2016 11:39 am

    strapping your heel down to the ski when (as opposed to if) the RAD 1 heelpiece explodes so I always carry a couple of the longest straps for this purpose cuz you need 2

    there are now longer/wider straps available in the last year or so, I got a MEC branded strap that is 27mm wide and 80cms long

    MEC also list titanstraps which are similarly wide but not as long

  3. Camilo July 30th, 2016 12:10 pm

    Remember to sharpie your name on your straps to prevent thieving ski partners from claiming them as theirs.

  4. ptor July 30th, 2016 2:30 pm

    Amazing skin(ning) savers!

  5. Doug Hutchinson July 31st, 2016 10:41 pm

    After more than a decade exclusivity with Voile Straps – I switched to BD’s. The extra elasticity makes them way more useful and easier to use. Titan Straps are definitely the burliest.

  6. Lou Dawson 2 August 1st, 2016 8:11 am

    We use both around here… Most of the time I like the less stretchy Voile type, but sometimes the elastic effect of the BD type is nice, it seems to work well for complex lashing jobs and stuff where there is a lot of shock loading, like strapping skis to snowmobile. More similar than different, however. Would be interesting to see some tensile strength comparisons. Lou

  7. Scott Newman August 3rd, 2016 10:58 am

    WildSnow branded?

  8. Lou Dawson 2 August 3rd, 2016 12:27 pm

    Some day. More hats first!

  9. hairymountainbeast August 18th, 2016 10:38 pm

    What’s this this about wildsnow hats?

  10. Lou Dawson 2 August 19th, 2016 8:00 am

    We’ve had some hats made now and then with a WildSnow badge, the problem is finding the right hat again (comfortable, basic ball cap style, cotton blend, good adjustment, decent quality), that can be ordered in limited batches, we’re working on it. Lou

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