Strap Being Reviewed: Avenger
donated for review
Company Website: http://www.bradystraps.com/Home_Page.php
Email: [email protected]
Price: $28USD approximate
Thoughts and Impressions: I've been looking forward to checking out the Avenger strap from BradyStraps since reviewing the Original Sailcloth a few months back. My initial impression was super soft with outstanding flexibility. Apparently a small percentage of nitrile has been added to the composition resulting in the super soft feel. The strap measures 120/85mm in length. One of the key features of the length, as with all other BradyStraps, is sizing hole placement. I will continue to implore other strap makers to follow the same example. As I have previously mentioned I normally can wear nothing below 130/80mm, however, due to the sizing holes being placed closer to the tail of the strap the fit is absolutely perfect. The proximity of the sizing holes to each other also plays a key role in the fit. All strap makers should place sizing holes slightly closer together, as well as, to the tail. Providing more than 5 sizing holes unless directly differently by the buyer is ultra important as well. Also as I have previously mentioned a few mm and number of holes makes an incredible difference in wearability in many cases based on my past observations and discussions with other strap guys.
The strap for review also measures 22mm at the lug tapering to about 20mm at the buckle and approximately 4mm thick throughout. Two floating keepers are supplied which I believe is a must for any strap. The strap is outstanding in water and is as soft as it was at delivery. I have to confess the strap is much softer and more comfortable than my favorite dive strap from Isofrane. I also prefer the heavy duty buckle of the Avenger over the buckle on the Original Sailcloth strap. However, the strap isn't without flaw as with most silicon straps be prepared to wipe it down often as it does attract a fair amount of lint. I would also suggest making the same strap with no taper for those many strap enthusiast who prefer non-tapering. Thanks for reading and as always I look forward to your comments.