|Buckles, webbing and zips|
The buckles used on One Planet packs are made from non-crack nylon for strength and reliability. Most of our competitors use acetyl buckles: these are also strong, but if subject to force (the most common damage comes from standing on them) they will break rather than bend. We prefer to be able to bend our buckles back into shape and continue on our merry way!
Non-slip webbing is used in high-wear areas such as the shoulder strap and hipbelt adjustments: straps that grow mysteriously are a thing of the past. This non-slip webbing can be identified by a tension-weave edge.
The zips on all One Planet pack are the genuine YKK article, because the last thing you need is a busted zip. The slider on YKK zips is made from a soft alloy so that it will wear out before the zip teeth – good news, as the slider is easy to replace, while the teeth aren’t!