Backpack Strap

Backpack straps are high-strength webbing materials made of either nylon or polyester. They distribute the weight of a backpack evenly across the body, providing adequate support essential to their application. Designed to reduce discomfort and prevent injury, backpack straps lessen pressure on the shoulders and back. Our polyester and nylon webbing inventory includes a range of options with various specifications for backpack strap applications to meet your requirements.

Features & Specifications for Backpack Strap Materials

Consisting of webbing made from nylon or polyester, backpack straps offer a high strength-to-weight ratio to distribute the weight of the backpack evenly. Both materials are lightweight, with exceptional durability and robustness. Compared to other materials, polyester and nylon are easy to care for with resistance to wrinkling, mold, mildew, and stains. Used to provide comfort when carrying heavy loads, polyester and nylon offer different characteristics for backpack straps.

Nylon vs. Polyester for Backpack Straps

Nylon and polyester are synthetic materials woven or knit into tight constructions for backpack straps. While neither is better than the other, their synthetic makeup provides differing benefits, often making one choice more suitable than the other.
Nylon is softer than polyester, with a shinier appearance. In applications, nylon offers a higher strength-to-weight ratio and more stretch. However, nylon can absorb water, which will cause it to stretch out. On the other hand, polyester can be woven with a higher thread count to increase thickness, which may provide additional strength to its lower strength-to-weight ratio. Polyester is also more abrasion-resistant and looks newer for longer due to its ability to hold color better and fade less than nylon when exposed to UV rays.

Backpack Strap Options

We stock a variety of backpack strap material options to meet the requirements of your project. Our inventory includes a selection of width options, 19 different colors, 9 material thicknesses ranging from 0.098” to 0.025”+, and several tensile strength varieties from 600# to 7400# in nylon and spun polyester to suit your material needs.
Narrow your search using the selectors above to find the backpack strap webbing you require. If you cannot find what you’re looking for, contact us, and a member of our expert team will help you find the right backpack strap for your project.

Width Selection

  • 3/8”
  • 5/8”
  • 3/4”
  • 1”
  • 1 1/2”
  • 1 15/16”
  • 2”
  • 3”

Color Varieties

  • Black
  • Brown
  • CG 483
  • Coyote
  • Foliage
  • Gold
  • Neon Orange
  • Neon Pink
  • Purple
  • Ranger Green
  • Red
  • Royal Blue
  • Burgundy
  • Kelly Green
  • Natural
  • Navy Blue
  • Orange
  • White
  • Yellow

Material Options

  • Nylon
  • Spun Polyester

Material Thickness Choices

  • 0.025+”
  • 0.04”
  • 0.045”
  • 0.05”
  • 0.054”
  • 0.055”
  • 0.075”
  • 0.085”
  • 0.098”

Tensile Strength Properties

  • 600#
  • 700#
  • 875#
  • 900#
  • 950#
  • 1000#
  • 1200#
  • 1800#
  • 2300#
  • 2800#
  • 2850#
  • 3200#
  • 3500#
  • 3800#
  • 4000#
  • 4500#
  • 5500#
  • 5800#
  • 7400#

Discover Top-Quality Backpack Strap Materials from Elastic Cord & Webbing

We are a trusted supplier of durable material products. At Elastic Cord & Webbing, our selection of nylon webbing and polyester webbing options can meet the material needs of your projects and is available at competitive prices. Our team of experts has over 50 years of combined experience in the textile industry, and we’re here to help you find the best material products for your needs. Contact Elastic Cord & Webbing or request a quote to get started.