This 8-foot long strap is made from thick, strong cotton. Cotton is not only more environmentally friendly than other materials, but it offers the best grip and moisture absorption. The buckle is thick high-quality stainless steel, it's easy to use and will securely grip the strap. At 8 foot long, the strap is long enough for the most complex binds. We think as far as straps go, this strap is pretty much as good as it gets.