The Pin Ladder Lock weighs in at 5.8 grams. This CNC machined aluminum buckle is lighter than many plastic buckles but is seriously durable. Unlike plastic, it doesn't get brittle in the cold, and we think it's easier on the eyes as well.
One notable feature of this buckle is that you can retrofit it to an existing bag without doing any sewing. If you order the buckle with the pins separate, using a bench-vise or the Knipex Plier Wrench (one of our favorite tools) you can press the pins into place through webbing loops on an existing bag. See the video below for installation instructions.
- Designed for 3/4" webbing
- 1" Wide x 1" Long
- 5.78 grams
- Machined from billet aluminum
*Austere Manufacturing buckles are tough, but they're not meant for anything safety-critical. DO NOT use these buckles or straps or any other Austere Manufacturing product in any application where a failure, or malfunction could cause damage, injury, or death. Our products are NOT certified, and we cannot provide any guarantee of their suitability for any particular purpose. You assume all risk for your use of these products.
The 1" straps with the beautiful blue cam buckle were a slam dunk perfect gift as a fashionable belt for my outdoor oriented kids. The ladder locks were more of an experiment in replacing the buckles on my bikepacking equipment and my Chacos. They worked perfectly, much easier than I thought to install and both look and work far better than the original.
I purchased a pair of 3/4 Pin Ladder Locks as a custom upgrade for my pack. The instillation of uninstalled pins requires strength and can be challenging — I recommend watching the install video and also consider purchasing the tool mentioned to avoid damaging the finish on the locks.
These repairs buckles are better than anything on the market and are an upgrade even if your current buckles aren't broken.
Unbelievable attention to detail, superb durability. This company is clearly obsessed with making amazing gear and this product is another great example of that.