What are Soft Shackles?
Soft Shackles are connectors made from High Tech Fiber Ropes, so called Ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene or UHMWPE, also known under the trade name Dyneema®, the world's strongest fiber™.
They are basically a fiber strop with an eye splice at one end and a stopper knot at the other.
Why Soft Shackles?
A Soft Shackle can be used in just about every way as a metal shackle while having some outstanding benefits.
Super lightweight compared to stainless equivalents
Weight savings of 80-90%
Quick, simple, reliable connection
Easy to undo, never binds even after heavy load
Excellent abrasion resistance
They naturally articulate
Self-aligning to load angle
Accepts tri-axial loading
Flexibility – the same soft shackle can be used in a wide range of applications
Reduced risk of injury in case of failure or getting tossed around
Floats on water
Doesn’t damage other sensitive gear it is connected to
Can be loaded almost to breaking strength without loss of functionality
(not recommended, observe your safety factor!)
Smooth and soft to your hands while operating, even in cold temperatures
What is Dyneema®?
Invented and manufactured by DSM Dyneema, Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™ is a versatile, low-weight, high-strength High Modulus Polyethylene fiber.
Diameter for diameter, the strength and elongation of products made with Dyneema® are comparable to that of steel, with only 10 - 15% of the weight.
Dyneema® is the fiber with the highest strength-to-weight ratio.
Dyneema® has extremely low moisture absorption, floats and is highly resistant to salt water
Dyneema® products have an elongation of less than 2.5% at break, almost the same as those made with steel wire.
Dyneema® fiber has an excellent abrasion resistance and is resistant to most chemicals and UV Rays.
Dyneema® has a very low coefficient of friction and is self-lubricating.
Dyneema® shows the lowest creep, among the commercially available HMPE fibers, with the longest creep life.
Why The Better Soft Shackle?
The description "The Better Soft Shackle" follows Allen Edwards, who named the Diamont Shackle once "A Better Soft Shackle".
We propose the Button Knot Soft Shackle as "The Better Soft Shackle" because it´s the strongest way to tie a soft shackle not to mention the most elegant design.
Also we take great care in producing Soft Shackles. All Shackles are 100% handmade in Germany from qualified personal with long experience in rope craft and usage.
Because we don't have a gap between producer and user, we are able to deliver application-optimized and user-friendly products in outstanding quality.