don't waste you money on the cheaper versions at local stores. These ratchets are built tough. Most people, myself included, don't realize that the ratchet is what fails. I purchased numerous straps and always looked at the working load as a reference. That is referencing the actual strap, they are cheap to make and extremely strong. The ratchet is what will give out. The plate that holds tension will bend on the cheaper versions especially when you hit a bump.