Ranger Bands | Strong, Useful, and Versatile Rubber Bands

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Ranger Bands are super strong, super durable EPDM rubber bands, which are well-known for being useful in camping, hiking and survival activities. Ranger Bands are said to have been first adopted by Army “Rangers”, hence the name. These simple bands have been widely embraced by the public, especially outdoorsmen, as an all around must-have device to join the ranks such as paracord, duct tape, and cable ties as smart survival tools.

We began making ranger bands for our paracord bracelets years ago to secure tools and provide additional fire starting fuel.

Using the standard method of cutting up inner tubes, we quickly outgrew this method and wanted to introduce better quality and consistency.  We found a USA manufacturer to make them to our specifications out of EPDM, which is the toughest rubber available. EPDM resists cracking from heat, UV exposure and saltwater. After selling over 25,000 of the “Small” sized bands, we thought it was time to branch out.

We offer these tough Ranger Bands for your kits in 3 sizes:

Small (10 per bag) - .875” (Flat Length) x .563” (Wide) = Approximately .5” (Diameter)
Medium (10 per bag) - 1.25” (Flat Length) x .875” (Wide) = Approximately .7” (Diameter)
Large - (10 per bag) 2.5” (Flat Length) x 1” (Wide) = Approximately 1.5” (Diameter)

Mix Pack (10 total per bag, 4 x Small, 3 x Medium, 3 x Large)



Ranger Band uses are only limited by the needs and ingenuity of the person possessing them. Like us, I’m sure you’ll find yourself putting them on every item you have laying around. Remember, each band can be cut thinner to multiply the quantity and uses.

You can use ranger bands for:

  • Rubberized Grip (Knives, Flashlights, Bottle Caps, Handles, Knobs)
  • Shock Absorber (Battery Chargers, Walkie Talkies, Bottles)
  • Coiling Strap (Cables, Cords, Webbing, Tarps)
  • Bundling Band (Tent Stakes, Camp Utensils, Keyring Tools)
  • Attachment Band (Ferro Rod on Knife Sheaths, Tourniquets)
  • Secure Closure (Altoids Style Tins, P-38/P-51 Can Opener, Lensatic Compasses)
  • Outer Seal Gasket (Boxes, Cans, Bottles)
  • Insulate from Heat or Cold (Little Pot-Holders in a Pinch)
  • Tinder, Burns with an Intense Long Lasting Flame (Exceptional for Trying to Light Damp or Wet Kindling)
  • Cut into odd shapes to accommodate custom applications/repairs

We already add them on our paracord survival bracelets, but those of you spending time outdoors will use them in nearly every sports activity. The high "stretchability" and weather durability of these make them easy to carry and easy to use. 


Add these versatile elastic survival bands to your everyday carry and survival kits. Don't be shy, add a bunch then show us how you use them at #mywazoo


Reviews (75)

Chris Nov 29th 2018

So many uses

Really useful for so many projects.

BushcraftKelso Sep 27th 2018


Ranger bands! How about B friggin A ranger bands!! I have two of these on my Survival bracelet I wear daily, being an industrial millwright these guys get exposed to all kinds of abuse.. and I have 0 problems. Good job Wazoo!



Small Size:
0.875” (Flat Length) x 0.563” (Wide) = Approximately 0.5” Diameter
Medium Size:
1.25” (Flat Length) x 0.875” (Wide) = Approximately 0.7” Diameter
Large Size:
2.5” (Flat Length) x 1” (Wide) = Approximately 1.5” Diameter
EPDM Rubber
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Made In USA:
Designed by Wazoo - Manufactured in Illinois