The types of bungee accessories that can be used with cords range from steel rings to bungee hooks, each offering a new application. When you’re starting your bungee cord collection, gathering a few helpful accessories will not only increase what you can do with your bungee cords, but it will also make attaching them easier. We’ve put together an extensive list of some must-have bungee accessories, so you can get the most out of your bungee cords.
Shock cord steel rings
Ranging from 6mm to 10mm, shock cord steel rings are the go to for bungee cord crimping. To crimp the steel rings, we suggest using ring pincers to ensure a tight clasp around your cord. These rings are ideal if you’re looking to keep your bungee cord permanently looped, to secure a knot or to attach a hook.
Shock cord clamps and steel hog rings
With a similar application to steel rings, shock cord clamps and steel hog rings are another handy accessory for crimping your bungee cords. From 4mm to 10mm, these clamps and rings are usually used when securing a bungee cord to a hook – the cord threads through the hook back on itself, where it can then be clamped. We recommend using hog ring pliers to secure the hog rings and clamps. Both are extremely durable and easy to clean.
Spiral bungee hooks
Made from stainless steel and finished in a black plastic coating, these spiral bungee hooks have a variety of uses. Choose from 6mm, 8mm and 10mm sizes to apply to your bungee cord. These hooks are perfect for creating custom length luggage elastics – with a hook either end of your bungee cord – for all your travel needs. Make sure you secure these to your bungee cord properly with steel rings; this ensures that the hook is held in place and doesn’t slide off.
Auto locking bungee hooks
Possibly one of the easiest bungee accessories to use, and keep in your bag when you’re out and about, is the auto locking bungee hook. These hooks are great for those times when you need to quickly attach a hook to your bungee cord. No tools needed, just slide your cord into the end of the hook and you’re good to go. A similar accessory that doesn’t require any tools are the plastic easy fix hooks; these are adjustable and easy to fit to a bungee cord.
Plastic bungee hooks
Plastic bungee hooks work much like any other hook, but in order to attach the bungee cord to these hooks you will need hog rings and some pliers. The crimped hog rings will secure the plastic hook onto your bungee cord. Made from extra strong, ultra resistant plastic, these hooks are useful for all sorts of applications and activities.
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