Rated 5 out of 5 by TexasPaddler Quality equipment that is easy to use
Fully met expectations in material quality. Snap shackle is a real improvement and benefit.
July 9, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by RabbitHouse Easy to Use!
Once you've got the hook tied on and the ratcheting pulley rigged, securing your boat (in my case a kayak) to the roof is quick and easy. I love these tie-downs!
June 11, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by LLBeanWisconsinShopper Thule quick draw tie-downs - Kayak
We use the Thule quick draw tie-downs for securing our 3 kayaks to our van. We love these tie downs. The Clip end attached to the ratchet is great. It feels more secure on our kayaks and less apt to slip off when initially securing them.
Good quality product - perfect for our purposes.
August 15, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by RakuArtist Great idea, poor quality construction.
I only used these twice while securing my kayak's bow/stern to my trailer when the metal tab on one of the cam-locks snapped off in my fingers while trying to press it to loosen the rope. The metal they used appears to be of cast aluminum and poor quality.
I don't know if perhaps I just got a bad one, or they are all like that. It was a drag because the system worked really well for keeping my kayak snug and secure while driving.
I will be contacting L.L. Bean to see about replacing this. (I would've contacted them sooner but could not remember where I purchased this item until I found my receipt today)
March 24, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Geeeg Tie down
These are great and very quick and easy to use. The ratchet works very well for tightening.
September 23, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by GeorgiaReviewer Somewhat pricey, but very convenient.
Sure you could accomplish the same thing with $10 worth of rope but these are so fast and convenient. It is very easy to adjust the tension; tightening if ropes stretch on a long trip or loosening to prevent warping the boats in hot sun. An added bonus is I can let people help without worrying about their knot tying skills. It?s not clear from the description but two tie downs are included.
November 14, 2008