Choosing Hardware for Your Bag Design

Hardware - Making your Custom Case Withstand the Elements

There are many steps that go into designing and producing a custom Bags and cases – material sourcing and selection, measuring, testing and trials, and one of the often forgotten elements in the process is choosing hard hardware. Hardware can be anything as small as a rivet to something as big as a carabiners, but in either case, it’s a necessity to find the right hardware for your bag to ensure the right look and performance.

At Fieldtex, we have an array of high-quality hardware sets to choose from, and our design team can assist you in the decision making process based on your bags application, requirements, and price range.

There are many different types of hardware that can be used. These can include:

  • Buckles and clasps. These handy pieces can be used to secure two pieces of fabric together, for example: holding a soft-sided carrying case closed, clasping across your chest to keep a tactical backpack securely on your back, or keeping a cooling vest secured. We offer quick-release side buckles in high quality Nexus-brand plastic as a durable and easy-to-use solution.
  • Zippers are available in different sizes and colors to match the rest of the design.
  • D-rings (named as such because they are shaped like a capital “D”) are anchored rings. They are most often used to connect webbing (such as a shoulder strap) to the body of a custom carrying case for light-load transport. These are often sewn to the product and not easily removed, but when used with a durable looped strap, it allows for further flexibility and convenience of case transportation. D-rings are also used in our web-strap assemblies.
  • Snap hooks are one of the most convenient and adjustable attachments in terms of both removable and adjustable connectors. Similar in use to the side-release buckle, the snap hook is easy to use and versatile. We stock both swivel (which rotate at their base, allowing for further flexibility) and stationary (a durable, heavy duty option) snap hooks.
  • We stock shoulder straps designed to let the wearer comfortably adjust a carrying case.
  • We also stock ID tags, luggage tags, grommets, rivets, glove fasteners, and even more.

Fieldtex prioritizes customer satisfaction by offering a comprehensive range of metal and plastic hardware options to fit any design. If we don’t have the components your looking for off the shelf we have a huge vendor network that can supply an unlimited variety of options.

This vast network of trusted distributors and manufacturers, possess the capability to procure precisely what our customers need, ensuring that customers final product meet the highest standards of functionality and quality. At Fieldtex, we go above and beyond to ensure that every aspect of our customers’ projects is as expected, providing peace of mind and confidence in the final outcome.

Read more about some of the Materials we offer here

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