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    Canadian Source For Webbing?

    Can anyone recommend a decent Canadian source for webbing? MEC sells lots of it but I think they sell Nylon (which will stretch if I'm not mistaken?). I'm looking for a webbing that won't stretch that I can order online here in Canada. I checked out some US sites like Strapworks, however ordering about $5.00 worth of webbing will cost me $29.00 to ship

    Thanks in advance!

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    You're right, the webbing at MEC is nylon and stretches. Many of us up here order from the cottage vendors here who use less expensive shipping. I personally have bought webbing from Arrowhead Equipment and Whoopie Slings.com. I've bought stuff from Dutchware and Dutch also uses less expensive shipping.
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    Thanks Bubba...$3.00 certainly looks better for shipping! Thanks for the info

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    As you are in Ontario, you can also just head to Princess Auto, if you have one in your area. They always have a multitude of strapping (tow straps, come-alongs etc.) I use polyester webbing from there (2") and just water knot it on the ends. You will find that in Ontario you will need a good sized strap. Mine are 12' or so, currently.

    Edit - these are the ones I use. Cut the hooks off and burn the ends.
    http://www.princessauto.com/pal/prod...nd-Winch-Strap
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    Thanks Rylake, do you find the 2 inch webbing too big or is it ok? I'm in Waterdown and I think there is a Princess Auto in Hamilton somewhere. Maybe I'll check it out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveE View Post
    Thanks Rylake, do you find the 2 inch webbing too big or is it ok? I'm in Waterdown and I think there is a Princess Auto in Hamilton somewhere. Maybe I'll check it out!
    I see that most people here use 1" or 1-1/2", but I like the wider webbing. Sometimes, as you know, some of the old thick bark around here can be quite coarse so I like the extra holding surface the 2" webbing provides. 3500lbs breaking strength is nice to have as well.

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    A large majority of people use 1 inch but its whatever you are comfortable with. Many are weight conscious backpackers so 1 inch is what they use. If it doesn't matter to you, 2 inch webbing is theoretically better.
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    Just thinking off the top of my head. Most auto supply places and Canadian tire carry ratchet strap systems. I wonder if some of them might carry strap material separately??

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    Surely seat belts are stripped out of wrecked cars in Canada, too.

    Webbing is likely the same almost 50mm / 2in as for cars in the US.

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    Just got my webbing from Dutch but watch out buying from him. Always leaves me wanting to buy MORE from him.

    It's supposed to be a compliment. Can't wait till those new clips come out.

    Anyways, I put my order in one night and used Paypal. Got the notice it was in the mail the next day. I had it in my hands two days later. Your mile may vary but it will be however they handle the post up there.
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