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  • 6 in. Cross Band for 0.9 L Pot
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  • Cross Band Size Comparison

Cross Bands

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    • Keeps it all together
    • Long lasting, stretchy silicone
    • Four sizes for items 8 to 34 in. around
    • Bright colors, hard to lose

     

    Cross Bands are like having two bands in opposite directions to hold things together. Put it around the item(s) just like you would a rubber band, then separate the straps to form an X or plus. This spreads the holding power over a larger area. Super simple.

    They’re made of silicone, the same material used on the famous yellow wrist bands. While moderately stretchy, they don’t age and wear out like rubber bands or elastic. And silicone is heat resistant, offering insulation from a hot pot.

     

    Many trail uses:

    • Keeps the lid on a cooking pot for packing
    • Makes a bail for a small cooking pot/mug
    • Compresses clothes and gear

     

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    Cross Bands are available in four different sizes – 4, 6, 9, 12 in. – to hold things from 8 to 34 in. circumference. They come in seven bright colors – yellow, orange, blue, red, green, purple, black – making them easy to find and hard to lose. You can choose a different color for each size if you wish.

    Which size should you use? Measure the circumference around the item(s) you want to hold together using a sewing tape measure, or use a string and measure the length of the string with a ruler. Refer to the chart below and select the size that best matches your measured circumference.

     

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    Specifications

    Material: Silicone, food/cooking grade

    Heat Capacity: 700°F (370°C)

    Size Circumference Held* Good Use Dimensions (L x W x T) Weight
    4 in. (10.2 cm) 8-12 in. (20.3-30.5 cm) 600 ml Mug Bail  4 x 0.625 x 0.079 in. (10.2 x 1.6 x 0.2 cm) 0.21 oz (6 g)
    6 in. (15.2 cm) 12-18 in. (30.5-45.7 cm) 0.9 L Pot Lid 6 x 0.625 x 0.079 in. (15.2 x 1.6 x 0.2 cm) 0.29 oz (8.1 g)
    9 in. (22.9 cm) 18-26 in. (45.7-66 cm) 0.8 L Jetboil Lid 9 x 0.75 x 0.079 in. (22.9 x 1.9 x 0.2 cm) 0.51 oz (14.4 g)
    12 in. (30.5 cm) 24-34 in. (61-86.4 cm)   12 x 1 x 0.079 in. (30.5 x 2.5 x 0.2 cm) 0.93 oz (26.4 g)

    *Silicone bands are not quite as stretchy as rubber bands. Over stretching could cause the band to break. Select the correct size and use caution when stretching over an item.

     

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    • Inspect before each use. DO NOT use if damage is found to the band.
    • This product is elastic and will snap back. To avoid injury, be careful of recoil.
    • Over stretching could cause the band to break. To avoid injury, select the correct size and use caution when stretching over an item.

    In no event shall Litesmith, LLC be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or special consequential damages, to property or life, whatsoever arising out of or connected with the use or misuse of its products.

     

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    1. OMG, these are genius!  star rating

      Posted by Jordon on 22nd Feb 2021

      These things fit my cook kit perfectly and when u don't have them crossed around it the thing becomes a band. So I just put it on my wrist at cmap so I don't loose. I was always losing the grey bungie paracord thing I used before, no longer an issue!!! Get this, sooo awesome!

    2. Do you need these?  star rating

      Posted by Steve M on 22nd Dec 2020

      I have a couple of different cook kits from very minimal to a Jetboil. I have used stuff sacks in the past but tried to get by with rubber bands instead, since I use gas cannisters and soot is not an issue. These are a heavy duty version of the rubber band approach. Generally found these to be my preference over stuff sacks.

      Great customer service from Litesmith!

    3. super easy works great  star rating

      Posted by The groundhog Golight Golong GAME! on 21st Dec 2020

      they work great (measure first)

    4. Excellent. Much better than rubber bands that break  star rating

      Posted by Shelley Chacon on 29th Nov 2020

      As like the review above use 6" band for my Toaks 650 mL Pot. I store my Soto Windmaster sideways on top of the fuel canister (shortened by 1/16th" by removing screw and filing off 1/16th inch and reassembling - works great and sturdy without screw for 2 seasons). It "almost" fits but doesn't by ~1/4" so hold the lid down from rattling with the crossband. Also use 9" to set up "tripod stand" with my trekking poles and folded tent pole and holds tight. Great though not intended use! You'll find uses for these. I even cut in half for use like "regular" rubber band

    5. Solves the one problem with my mess kit.  star rating

      Posted by Alan on 29th Oct 2020

      I really like my mess kit. My big cup on the outside holds my little cup, my spoon and tea infuser, and then my camp stove. The mesh sack I put it all in was completely shredded and I didn't really like having to deal with the stuff bag anyways. This thing solved the problem by keeping my kit together. It works like a charm.

    6. 6" band is perfect for Toaks 650 mug/pot  star rating

      Posted by Brett on 8th Sep 2020

      Very lightweight, very inexpensive, and seems quite durable so far. Way better than the various sizes of rubber bands I was using previously (they kept breaking). The 6-in size fits perfectly over my Toaks 650 cookset.

    7. As described  star rating

      Posted by Andre Matthews on 12th Aug 2020

      product is what I expected and works for what I needed it for.

    8. bands  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jul 2020

      The rubber bands are the ticket for keeping your cookset together.
      Great Product

    9. The solution !  star rating

      Posted by baby bear on 30th May 2020

      I was seeking to replace the stuff sack that my cook kit came in. Had tried my own conversions with rubber bands and shock cord. These are super. Silicone is the perfect material to hold everything together securely come on. It takes away the clanging sounds and it doubles as a pot grabber.

    10. Works Like a Charm  star rating

      Posted by Keith D Logsdon on 12th May 2020

      Of all the items I purchased, given the current state of Corona virus restrictions, this is the only one I've actually used...and it works just like advertised. Quite handy and easier, much easier to keep my cook kit together vs the mesh bag it came with!!

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