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.





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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  • 5
    Works great

    Posted by Frank on 16th Jan 2024

    These bands work great for my cook kit.

  • 5
    Excellent for holding a pot together

    Posted by Geoff on 2nd Jan 2023

    I carry my Starlyte stove, wind screen, alcohol bottle, and Lightload towel in my Evernew pot. The cross band holds it all together.

  • 5
    Exactly what I needed

    Posted by Robert P. on 10th Nov 2022

    Got a 9" set and they fit perfectly over a SnowPeak 1.4L titanium (the one with the janky frypan lid) and a 2L Toaks (with bail handle). Lids stay on and contents stay inside. Perfect. I'm sure I'll find a use for the other and will totally get more. These are great.

  • 5
    Does exactly what you need it to

    Posted by Zach Johnson on 20th Jul 2022

    These bands allow you to overstuff items into containers (i.e. cookpot with lid) and still keep everything intact. So useful when trying to compact your overall kit and stuff sacks.

  • 5
    Better Than a Rubber Band, For Sure

    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.

  • 5
    Simple lightweight and works

    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.

  • 5
    Great Idea for My Cook Kit!

    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!

  • 5
    Great product

    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!

    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!)

  • 5
    OMG, these are genius!

    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!

  • 5
    Do you need these?

    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!

  • 5
    super easy works great

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

    they work great (measure first)

  • 5
    Excellent. Much better than rubber bands that break

    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.

    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.

  • 5
    6" band is perfect for Toaks 650 mug/pot

    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.

  • 5
    As described

    Posted by Andre Matthews on 12th Aug 2020

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

  • 5

    Posted by Unknown on 2nd Jul 2020

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

  • 5
    The solution !

    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.

  • 5
    Works Like a Charm

    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!!

  • 5
    solved my lid falling off issue!

    Posted by Rae Coppins on 26th Apr 2020

    Lost the bag for my pot set and this is the perfect solution. Light and inexpensive.

  • 5
    Not just a fancy rubber band

    Posted by L on 2nd Apr 2020

    Perfect solution for holding together my cookset.

  • 5
    awesome for mini solo cookset

    Posted by Unknown on 28th Nov 2019

    These bands worked perfectly on my snow peak mini solo titanium Cookset! So much better than a stuff sack. Awesome product. Thanks

  • 5
    6" size great for the Toaks 750ml Ti Pot

    Posted by Juan Umana on 25th Nov 2019

    Great product, will test the durability in the long run but very happy!

  • 5
    good quality product

    Posted by Unknown on 17th Nov 2019

    Just what I needed to keep my cook set together. I was concerned about the quality of the rubber band material but since receiving it, and using it, it’s really great and durable. Also, it fits well

  • 5
    Keeps jetboil together perfectly

    Posted by Mediocre Mountaineer on 6th Sep 2019

    Ever since I got my Jetboil Micromo, my only real complaint has been that the lid sucks and always comes off in my pack, spilling the contents inside my pack. I was stoked to see the 9" version perfectly holds together the Micromo in my pack, so I ordered one while ordering a few other things. Tested it out for 3 days on the Pemi Loop and it worked wonders.

  • 5
    better than a bag

    Posted by on 24th Aug 2019

    Glad to replace my stock bag! Great product

  • 4
    Perfect for Snow Peak Trek 900

    Posted by Damien Hickey on 24th Apr 2019

    Anyone who owns a Trek 900 knows how useless the mesh carry bag is. The 6" cross band worked perfectly. I think I'm stretching it about an inch past its recommended usage but it still works. Now everything stays together just nicely. I even slap the windscreen on the bottom of everything.