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  • 6 in. Cross Band for 0.9 L Pot
  • Cross Bands - 4 in.
  • Cross Bands - 6 in.
  • Cross Bands - 9 in.
  • Cross Bands - 12 in.
  • Cross Band Size Comparison

Cross Bands

    • 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.





    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.



    • 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. Better Than a Rubber Band, For Sure  star rating

      Posted by Michael Roark on 14th May 2022

      Rubber bands tend to fall apart and break fairly quick. These will last and secure your gear much better.

    2. Simple lightweight and works  star rating

      Posted by PHIL MORNEAULT on 11th May 2022

      Is a simple light weight solution to keep the cover on my pot and whats inside it while in my pack. Love it.

    3. Great Idea for My Cook Kit!  star rating

      Posted by Peter Gaffney on 9th Aug 2021

      I needed something to hold the lid of my pot securely. I didn’t want to use the bag it came with because it wouldn’t hold it on securely, and it would rattle around in my pack. This is a very good solution! I recommend this product! Keep up the good work!

    4. Great product  star rating

      Posted by Unknown on 28th Jun 2021

      Got the green - feels solid and is easy to wrap my pot/fuel for camping. I am also a fan of these to use to keep board game boxes closed.

    5. keeps it all together better!  star rating

      Posted by Isaiah Moya on 10th May 2021

      Been looking for a set of bands like these for a while! I was using rubber bands and they would break or slip off my stove and Toak’s 450 cup. Makes a nice essential part of a light backpacking cook set. I liked it so much I ordered more once I tried out the first one I ordered. (You might want to get more than just one!)

    6. 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!

    7. 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!

    8. super easy works great  star rating

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

      they work great (measure first)

    9. 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

    10. 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.

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