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    Dinger of Hum Chronopolitano's Avatar
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    Leather NATO strap prices are ABSURD!

    And now, a public service message from the Quiet Rant Society:


    From as low as $6.00 to $120 (or more) per strap.

    WTF?
    And to really grind my gears, just about every other schlockster on eBay wants in on the action, and is charging $40 for what is in all likelihood indistinguishable from the $6 strap. And it's even more offensive when the strap is coming from either Hong Kong or SE Asia, where you and I know it cost less than a nickel to make these.

    Italians? Yeah, OK, but they're in Italia, so waddaygonnadooooo.

    Over the years, I have bought from many different sellers - no, not "hand-made" for $120, and I won't be buying one anytime soon either - and there is almost no difference in terms of quality.
    That is to say, they're all fine. All equally fine.

    I've been pretty happy with the ones I got from Cheapestnatostraps in Spain. Most of them under $12 a pop.
    They're thin, but tat is exactly the advantage in most cases: they slip in and out of lugs nicely.
    What's up with $40 ~ $50 nato straps?
    Last edited by Chronopolitano; Jan 24, 2015 at 05:59 PM.

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    Some of those made with Horween or shell cordovan are nice and might be worth the price, but those on just plain leather, not even top grain, are just nuts in pricing, so I totally agree with you.
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    I can't remember the exact price but I think I saw shinola one for even more

    Edit: yeah, here we, $125

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    Yeah, I get my Zulu and NATO straps here http://www.zuludiver.com

    Good prices for the leather, and the heavy duty nylon straps are the best I've tried.
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