I bought this to work some straps onto bags and PALS webbing. Works okay - high strength, very grippy. I mistakenly thought this had a plastic loop at one end and hook&loop were on the one side (for ratcheting down) but noticed the hook and loop were on opposite sides. This was my bad for not looking into it further, but worth noting if that's what others are after. The nylon loop is covered in hook&loop and thus makes pulling the end through quite difficult as it keeps biting on as you try and feed it. The best thing for this is the value for money - 50 pieces, use it everywhere. I keep them in various bags and drawers to tidy cables, strap in gear, etc. The hook is very strong - it will catch on 1000D nylon (albeit lightly), which may be positive or negative for some.