Everything You Need to Know About 1 inch Ratchet Straps

Published on 10/26/22

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What are 1-inch Ratchet Straps?

1-inch Ratchet Straps are 1-inch-wide tie-down straps with a ratchet handle that flows in one direction to tighten the strap to the desired tightness. Despite the size of 1-inch Ratchet Straps, they can provide heavy-duty and yet durable securement for most around-the-house securement applications such as in the back of a pickup truck, pickup trailers, SUVs, moving vans, enclosed trailers, hunting treestands, motorcycle securement, and box trucks to name a few.

1-inch Ratchet Straps can come in a variety of different end-fitting hardware and ratchet hardware to help accommodate a wide range of various working load limits to keep you and your cargo safe during a move. No matter if you are driving across town, across the state, or the country heavy-duty 1-inch ratchet straps can help you arrive at your next destination with your cargo in the same condition it was secured in.

1-inch Ratchet Straps are made with 1-inch wide polyester tie-down webbing with several different variations of breaking strengths such as light-duty, standard-duty, and heavy-duty variants. The webbing breaking strengths are as followed 1,500 lbs, 3,000 lbs, and 6,600 lbs breaking strengths and provide great strength with a very little amount of stretching. When stretching occurs it can risk your securement from coming out of place causing potential damage or injuries to other motorists.

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The Different Colors of 1 inch Polyester Tie Down Webbing

1 inch 1,500 lbs Breaking Strength Webbing:
Available colors:
1-inch CAMO Polyester 1,500 lbs
1-inch Black Polyester Webbing 1,500 lbs

1 inch 3,000 lbs Breaking Strength Webbing:
Available colors:
1-inch Blue Polyester Webbing 3,000 lbs
1-inch Black Polyester Webbing 3,000 lbs
1-inch Yellow Polyester Webbing 3,000 lbs
1-inch Red Polyester Webbing 3,000 lbs
1-inch CAMO Polyester 3,000 lbs

1 inch 6,600 lbs Breaking Strength Webbing:
Available colors:
1-inch Orange Polyester Webbing 6,600 lbs
1-inch Yellow Polyester Webbing 6,600 lbs
1-inch Black Polyester Webbing 6,600 lbs
1 inch Light Blue Polyester Webbing 6,600 lbs
1 inch Olive Drab Polyester Webbing 6,600 lbs
1-inch White Polyester Webbing 6,600 lbs

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The Different Types of 1 inch Ratchet Straps

1-inch Ratchet Strap with S Hooks – 1-inch Ratchet Straps with S Hooks are one of the most popular types of ratchet straps and are designed to secure cargo from light-duty to heavy-duty applications. As these straps are custom-made to order in most circumstances they can be made with almost any length of webbing that fits your application needs best.

The most common sizes of 1-inch Ratchet Straps with S Hooks in the transportation industry are 1 inch by 10 feet long traditionally as they can accommodate most securement applications in pickup truck beds and pickup trailers.

S Hooks are the most popular hardware for 1-inch Ratchet Straps as the “S” shape hook hardware can quickly latch into place along the rails of the trailer, anchor points inside the bed of a pickup truck, and a wide range of hardware such as d rings. Another one of the reasons that s hooks are extremely popular is due to the durability of the vinyl-coated s hooks that protect the metal surfaces on the s hooks to make them long-lasting outside in the elements.

1 inch Endless Loop Ratchet Straps – 1 inch Endless Loop Ratchet Straps are as the name sounds completely endless and do not have any form of hook hardware or end fittings. The Ratchet Straps go around the cargo they are securing and are tightened to hold the cargo together, secured to a pallet, or even used to hold cargo in place in some circumstances.

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1-inch Motorcycle Handlebar Straps – Handlebar straps are a great way to ensure that your motorcycle arrives at the next location in the same condition that it left in. Motorcycle Handlebar Straps are designed to go around the handlebars of the motorcycle and be secured by using 1-inch ratchet straps with s hooks in place.

This helps to provide balance to your motorcycle securement and ensure the motorcycle does not lean to one side while in transit. Make sure to also check out our Motorcycle E Track Tie Down Kit that includes everything you need to secure your sweet ride HERE.

1 inch Motorcycle Ratchet Strap with Loop and S Hook

1-inch Ratchet Strap with S Hook and Loop – This strap uses a short-end ratchet strap with a vinyl coated s hook to quickly latch into place for e-track systems equipped with e-fittings with rings in a matter of seconds. The long end of the strap is designed to go around the handlebars and tightened to the desired strength to hold the motorcycle in place and provide great balance until you arrive at your next location.

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1-inch Ratchet Strap with Wire Hooks – 1-inch Ratchet Straps with wire hooks are great for securing applications such as Motorcycles, ATVs, and various other light-duty securement applications. Available with many different options such as ratchet hardware options such as our Rubber Handle Ratchet Hardware, Wire Hook Hardware options, and lengths of webbing designed to accommodate your securement needs. Featuring an 833 lbs Working load Limit that despite being small in size can secure a great amount of weight safely per strap used.

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1-inch Ratchet Strap with Safety Latch Hooks – Similar to our 1-inch Ratchet Strap with S Hooks, our 1-inch Ratchet Straps with Safety Latch Hooks provide a safety latch to provide added safety. Once the safety latches are closed the cargo is latched into place without the risk of the cargo securement anchor point coming undone and causing your cargo to shift or move.

This is a great option for those who are transporting valuable cargo or cargo that is not always the easiest to replace such as antiques, sentimental items, or ATVs.

1-inch Ratchet Straps with Snap Hooks – 1-inch Ratchet Strap with Snap Hooks are similar to our 1-inch ratchet straps with safety latches but snap into place with our heavy-duty snap hook hardware. Snap Hook Hardware provides a much heavier-duty and more durable design for those who are shipping often. Snap Hooks can quickly snap into place with various O-ring and D-ring hardware.

Endless Loop Ratchet Straps

How to Tighten a Ratchet Strap Instructions

1. From the bottom of the ratchet strap slowly thread the webbing through the slot in the center of the spool of the closed ratchet.
2. Next pull the webbing through and remove the excess slack or loose webbing to make a firm but not tight webbing.
3. Begin to crank the ratchet handle up and down to tighten the ratchet strap into place. You will want to make sure the item you are transporting is snug, but not too tight that it damages the cargo you are transporting.

How to Loosen a Ratchet Strap Instructions

1. To release the ratchet strap, pull and hold the tab on top of the ratchet assembly to override the ratcheting function.
2. Open the Ratchet until it is completely open and ratchet is laying flat.
3. Grab the polyester tie-down webbing from the nonfixed side and begin to pull the webbing to release.
4. Pull and hold the release tab on top of the ratchet to close the ratchet.

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Frequently Asked 1 inch Ratchet Strap Questions

What are the benefits of 1-inch Ratchet Straps? – One of the major benefits to using 1-inch ratchet straps compared to 2-inch ratchet straps is they use way less material to make, which in return helps save you money risking the safety of your load.

Another one of the benefits of using 1-inch ratchet straps is our heaviest-duty 1-inch webbing features a 6,600 lbs breaking strength and is the heaviest-duty working load limit in the cargo control industry. Our 6,600 lbs tie-down webbing provides the ultimate durability for those who are transporting cargo often.

How many 1-inch Ratchet Straps Should I Use? – Two straps are commonly used for lighter-duty cargo in both weight and physical size. For larger cargo with more surface area or weight, you should consider using 4 or more 1-inch ratchet straps to secure all four corners of the cargo and to help secure the weight.

If the working load limit per strap is not where it should be for the weight of your cargo we strongly urge you to purchase heavier-duty straps or consider purchasing 2-inch Ratchet Straps that provide heavier-duty strength.

How Long Do 1-inch Ratchet Straps Last? – It depends. Someone who is securing with 1-inch ratchet straps extremely often can expect the straps to last several months with extreme usage. Those who are securing often every couple of weeks or months can expect between 2 to 5 years for most 1-inch ratchet straps with proper care and storage. You should always inspect your ratchet straps before and after every use.

You can view our full guide on how to inspect a ratchet strap for damage by clicking HERE. Additionally, you can view how to store ratchet straps properly by clicking HERE.