Earth River SUP Tie Down Straps Review

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Earth River SUP Roof Rack StrapsIf you’re looking for the best roof rack tie down straps for your paddle board, kayak, surfboard, or canoe, Earth River SUP’s tie down straps are a great choice. These are extremely high-quality tie down straps that are super easy to use and will allow you to securely attach your SUP to the roof of your car or truck.

Maryland-based Earth River SUP was founded in 2012, and in addition to paddleboarding accessories, the company has a really nice range of premium quality inflatable paddle boards. They’re a small company that is made up of die-hard paddlers who are dedicated to designing and producing the highest quality SUP gear possible.

In this review of the Earth River SUP premium cushioned tie down straps, we’ll talk about their construction, how to use them, awesome lifetime warranty, and more.

Earth River SUP Tie Down Straps Review: Overview

Earth River SUP Tie Down StrapsThe Earth River SUP roof rack tie down straps are extremely well-designed, and we really appreciate the company’s attention to detail. These straps have some really nice features and are definitely built to last.

Available in both red and blue, the straps are made from a durable nylon webbing that is extremely strong and rated to securely hold a maximum of 330 pounds. These straps have an impressive tensile breaking strength of more than 600 pounds. To put that into perspective, you would need to hang about 30 iSUPs (like the Earth River SUP 10-7 SKYLAKE that’s pictured) from these straps to break them.Earth River SUP Red and Blue Straps

In addition to the strong nylon webbing, these straps also have a soft rubber cushion which prevents your board, vehicle, boat, etc. from getting dinged or scratched by the metal buckles.Earth River SUP Tie Down Straps Buckle

The heavy duty buckles are completely rustproof and powder coated for the ultimate in durability. They feature a spring loaded catch which is super easy to operate, and the non-slip mechanism securely locks down your board for worry-free transport.Earth River SUP Tie Down Buckle

Lastly, each strap is 12 feet in length (long enough to secure two or three boards to your roof), and whenever you’re done using the straps they neatly roll up and stay that way thanks to the handy elastic keeper…Earth River SUP Elastic Strap Keeper

How to Use the Straps

Earth River SUP’s straps are extremely easy to use. First, place your paddle board on the roof of your vehicle…Earth River SUP Roof Rack

Next, hold the buckle of the first strap and toss the other end over your vehicle. Place the rubber buckle cushion flat on the top edge of the board’s rail, and repeat this process with the second strap.Earth River SUP Strap Instructions

Earth River SUP Strap Buckle Cushion

Earth River SUP Tie Down Strap Instructions

Earth River SUP Strap Buckle Placement

With both straps in place, walk around to the other side of your vehicle, loop the strap under the bar on your roof rack, and toss the end back over to the other side. Make sure that the strap is laying flat along the bottom of the board, and then repeat with the second strap.

Flat Earth River SUP Strap

Earth River SUP Roof Tie Downs

Earth River SUP Strap not Twisted

Earth River SUP Strap Setup

Last but not least, walk back around to the other side of your vehicle. After making sure again that the strap is laying flat across the bottom of your board, loop the strap under the bar on your roof rack, depress the buckle catch, and slide the strap up through the bottom of the buckle. Keep the buckle catch depressed as you pull the strap all the way through, and once that’s done, you can release the buckle and pull the strap end firmly to tighten it down. When everything is secure, tie off the excess nylon webbing and repeat the process with the second strap.Earth River SUP Strap Tutorial

Earth River SUP Roof Tie Down Straps

Earth River SUP Strap Secure

Earth River SUP Roof Rack Tie Downs

Earth River SUP Straps

Earth River SUP Tie Down Straps Front

Earth River SUP Roof Straps Back

Warranty

Earth River SUP designed these straps to be absolutely bombproof, and the company guarantees them for life. If you ever have any problems with them, the company will replace them free of charge.

Final Thoughts

Earth River SUP Paddle Board StrapsIf you’re looking for a set of dependable, ultra-durable roof rack straps for your stand up paddle board (whether inflatable or rigid), these straps are the very best on the market in our opinion. We love the well thought-out-design and high-quality construction, and the lifetime warranty means you’ll never have to worry about buying another set in the future. Highly recommended.

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