Originally Posted by ironmanbldr
Ya know....one thought would be that tubular webbing has a better feel when grabbing on to it.
Technically the specs for both are pretty close to each other.
Definitely better than polypro. You know how stiff and rough the regular polypro straps get after they have been used & out in the elements awhile. Rigging with them can really trash your fingers. The tubular polyester doesn't seem like it will get rough and rub on the boat.
Strapworks.com has some really cool patterned polyester webbing. I'm thinking when I'm ready to get some 1.5 inch straps for my raft frame I'll look at those. My one concern however is making sure the cam buckles get a tight grab on the polyester like they do polypro. I haven't noticed any slippage with my perimeter line, but I don't want any issues with the straps that are holding my frame on.