As an avid traveler and adventurer, there are few times in life I am not constantly searching for a way to secure odd gear to vehicles of some sort. My last research trip to Baja was no different.
Anyone who knows the dirt roads of Baja, Mexico knows that they are no joke, arguably some of the worst and most bumpy roads in existence. While towing my inflatable boat down there this year, I was noticing all the ratchet straps were constantly coming loose and the boat bouncing around on the trailer, to the point it was causing damage. I had to pull over every several miles to re-tighten my high quality, high strength ratchet straps. After about the umpteenth time stopping to adjust the straps and boat I was so flustered, that standing in my boxers in the oppressive heat I ripped all the ratchet straps off the boat and engine and opened up a brand new box of 18ft Cam Jam Tie down straps. The cam jams are a fraction the size of the ratchet straps, so I was weary, however it seemed like anything would be a better fit than the expensive ratchet straps I was using. I quickly worked to secure the boat and outboard with the new straps, tightened everything down and hopped back in the car. Constantly watching my rear view mirror as I was expecting things to loosen, I drove straight for the next 6hrs over the worst of the bumps until arriving at our final destination! The Nite Ize cam Jams not only saved me time, but their no-slip strong hold and high utensil strength ensured my boat arrived safely and I was able to conduct the whale shark research I had set out to do! Now 2 full sets of Cam Jams live on my inflatable at all times!
*As a Nite Ize ambassador, I received this product at no charge in exchange for my honest feedback and evaluation of its performance.
Buckle is both effective and well-made. Webbing feeds and slides through easily, even in the more complicated 'lockout' configuration. Nicely finished.
This 1" Webbing CamJam is the best looking and functioning webbing fastening I have found.
My main tie down was a ratchet set.The CAMJAM was used as a secondary tie down on 09 ultra classic, simple to attach and held never slipped during trip from my home near Atlanta to Darlington ,SC. My Hog was secured even in the rain ,highly recommend ,great buy.