The Nite Ize 12in Gear Ties, Black (Pack of 2) make packing up and stowing away your gear and pretty much any item super easy. The strong wire inside means they hold their shape while the tough rubber outer provides inertia and grip. They don't scratch your stuff and are reusable. No more fiddling with fussy strings or ropes and trying to unpick that tight knot just after you cut your fingernails! These ties stay in place once twisted up, but bend loose again really easily. They are ideal for camping, backpacking, traveling and sports adventures as well as for just about everything at home too.