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)
HOW DO I USE RANGER BANDS?
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.
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.
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I ordered a whole slew of these ranger bands in all the sizes to keep in the Gerstner-style box where I store all my EDC items. It is so great have a little drawer full of these bands for all the times I need to wrap a cord, bind trekking poles together, bundle fire-starter kindling, or add grip to an axe handle. This is a great product that I will get years of use out of....and it's just a matter of time until I'm able to use one of these in front of friends and they start ordering them for themselves!
JonathanApr 25th 2018
Tough, durable. But without enough give to be useful in certain situations. This makes the smallest size virtually useless for actually binding anything. The next size up made great grips for my cut down ax, though.
WAZOO RESPONSE: Thanks for your thoughtful feedback. It's not an unfounded critique that the small ranger bands are hard to stretch in their natural state. We designed all the ranger bands to be extra wide so that they are as versatile as possible. If you cut them perpendicularly into smaller width bands, they are much more "stretchier" AND by cutting them down, you create many more bands. When designing these we have to weigh many factors and characteristics: Wider bands that can be cut down Vs. pre-cut bands that are less versatile. A rubber mix that is stretchy Vs. A composition that is tougher.
Again, thanks for taking the time to review these and give us your honest feedback. This is the only way we get in the minds of those using our products and know what we are doing right or wrong or simply need to do more public education on our products and the reason behind many of our decisions.
~ Dustin & The Wazoo Crew
RichardApr 23rd 2018
My mixed size ranger bands have limitless uses! Top quality.
LeahJan 22nd 2018
Hey, I keep finding new ways to use ranger bands. . .
I've purchased multiple times these ranger bands. Sigh. I keep finding new ways to use them. . . . . ;-)
JohnAug 18th 2017
Very durable, great for securing gear.
AnonymousFeb 8th 2017
Nice and durable.
CurtJan 24th 2017
Great quality and fast shipment!
Small ranger band sizes are perfect for paracord bracelets! Great quality, and fast shipment. Will do business with again.
Manny OteroJan 9th 2017
Having a mix pack is needed for what comes up
JoelJan 3rd 2017
Good quality products from a great company. Always consistently producing quality items for a great price.
ShortyJan 2nd 2017
Need hand grips? Rubber bands and more!
As described. And so many uses!
MLGDec 21st 2016
Great service and communication. Fast delivery to Australia.
Kim youngsooNov 15th 2016
adamOct 26th 2016
good product and nice quality, however the ranger bands are really stiff and difficult to stretch.
Dean GibsonOct 22nd 2016
Large was a little smaller than I expected, so as goes Med was a little smaller as well.
JeremiahOct 21st 2016
Great product, but need some bigger sizes.
RJOct 19th 2016
Haven't used them yet. Had some of these in the past and worked great.
NathanOct 16th 2016
I love ranger bands and use them for so many things.
MikeOct 12th 2016
cette idŽe de bande de caoutchouc est trs original, je n'ai encore vu aucun site survivaliste ou bushcraft en proposer. c'est pourquoi je trouve l'idŽe innovante et j'en ai commandŽ dŽjˆ plusieurs de toutes les tailles.
PaulOct 4th 2016
Good selection of bands only limited by the imagination.
LyalOct 2nd 2016
Great way to hold extras on
my last survey!!Sep 5th 2016
this survey is too much! but wazoo was great
SamsquanchSep 1st 2016
AntoniAug 30th 2016
Awesome bands, multiple uses, fits great on my survival knife handle.
ThomasAug 29th 2016
Great general purpose camping item
LeonardAug 25th 2016
Too stiff. Not stretchey enough.
ArmandoAug 25th 2016
I wear your equipment every day and wear out the bands, especialy the one on my compass. Or else the cover will come off during my trail runs or not so trail runs, thanks.
AnonymousAug 22nd 2016
Delivered in time and exactly what they said it was!
waymonAug 17th 2016
These were just what i wanted, already used almost all of them and need to order some more!!!!
waymonAug 17th 2016
This is just what i needed!!!!
AnonymousAug 12th 2016
The small bands are a great finishing touch for paracord projects.
julianAug 6th 2016
GuillermoAug 1st 2016
alright alright alright
Kc G.Jul 27th 2016
So many uses for these. I have 4 of them on my bracelet and a small one in a clamshell. Used a small one and a FAT pack as a make shift band-aid when I had a cut on my thumb. Very durable.
AnonymousJul 17th 2016
solid for holding stuff together
jamesJul 17th 2016
I bought these to put extra bands on my survival bracelet. My items in the survival bracelet seem more secure now and its always nice to have extras because the rubber bands will wear out over time.
CurtisJul 16th 2016
DanielJul 10th 2016
Love the ranger bands
Best ranger bands out there!!!
GeraldJul 2nd 2016
Ranger Bands - Good Emergency Tinder
Diverse use items. Can be readily cut to shorter lengths when desired for additional applications. Also serves as excellent, hot-burning emergency tinder. Never leave home without 'em.
GeraldJul 2nd 2016
Very Heavy Duty Bands
Indispensable items both at home & in the field. Can be readily cut to shorter lengths when desired for additional applications. Also serves as excellent, hot-burning emergency tinder. These are very robust, very tight bands.
GeraldJul 2nd 2016
Ranger Bands - Great Multi-Use Item
Very useful items. Can be readily cut to shorter lengths when desired for additional applications. Also serves as excellent, hot-burning emergency tinder.
Andy DanielsJul 1st 2016
Utilitarian gear at its best!
I love options to bind equipment together in a make-shift packaging and these Ranger Bands make that possible! I also love that there is a variety pack option!
BlakeJun 23rd 2016
Wow these suckers are tough! Love them!
Bob NewhartJun 14th 2016
They're fine, not as flexible as I thought they'd be. Went to my local bike shop and grab some old inner tubes (different sizes) from the recycling basket and making my own ranger bands from now on.
AnonymousJun 13th 2016
HJun 4th 2016
Great Ranger bands
Best quality I've ordered so far. Far superior to other products out there.
HMay 31st 2016
Great Ranger bands
Quality of bands is amazing. Won't buy anywhere else.
stephenMay 30th 2016
Great value. Does what it says on the tin.
AnonymousMay 29th 2016
Worked great on securing my remote switch for my weapon light on my patrol shotgun without having to use any kind of tape which tend to melt & get sticky in the Texas heat.
AndrŽMay 29th 2016
nice sturdy bands
JWMay 26th 2016
Purchased this mainly to see what size I would really use on a regular basis. I think the small will work in most cases for me. Finding new uses everyday for the medium. Still working on the large.
DanMay 3rd 2016
very good product
I have ordered ranger bands from other company's and the quality did not compare to these. one place I ordered from sent me bike tubes cut up. these are by far the best I've seen
KenApr 17th 2016
Very strong and useful sizes
AnonymousApr 14th 2016
Nice just as described
JanApr 12th 2016
The medium size is great for survival bracelets.
steveMar 24th 2016
rangergaryMar 24th 2016
Have not used these in years, they come in handy for a lot of different situations. Used the medium one to slide over the handgrip on my .380 and it gives me a much better grip. I bought 10 of each and have used half of them already, these are a great product.
MatthewMar 22nd 2016
These are an excellent product and work perfectly for my prep
Gragner66Mar 18th 2016
JasonMar 17th 2016
Super strong, great for everything
EricMar 15th 2016
you really must order from Wazoo
Great tools, outstanding customer service and super fast shipping. I will definitely be ordering again.
AndyMar 13th 2016
Great product. I've used mine to attach a v cutter to my paracord wrist strap.
NathanMar 13th 2016
There are literally so many uses for ranger bands. Great product!
MIRAOUIMar 12th 2016
JohnMar 12th 2016
Exactly as described
AnonymousMar 7th 2016
David HamiltonMar 7th 2016
A must have in your everyday EDC
Wazoo Ranger bands have so many uses. They come in a assortment of sizes. You can use them as grips, seals, first aid, or use your imagination. I tested them on my water bottle as a seal, and it worked great. Also while i was testing the fire tinder packs i cut my finger and used a diffrent size to hold the tinder pack, which is also soaked with a antibiotic ointment for a first aid dressing to hold it on my cut. These are a must have in your EDC pack.
Pete DraperMar 5th 2016
trying to find a way NOT to be able to use them
As a parachute rigger I always walk around with pockets of rubber bands, you can use them for so many things, from opening bottles, to tidying wires and cables and the list goes on. Now I ALWAYS have these Ranger bands in my pocket too because I have found nothing stronger, more versatile or useful in everyday use. I am on my 2nd packet now and will be stocking up with more very soon. Made with the usual quality I have come to expect from Wazoo.......
BobJan 12th 2016
So many uses!
I purchased a few assorted packs, i use them on my hatchet, i put a few on the shoulder straps of my backpac to help it not slip around. Also i have 1on my watch band to hide/protect my ceramic blade.
ChrisOct 5th 2015
I have a ceramic striker blade hidden in my watch band with the ranger bands. The bands blend in and look like part of the watch so no one would have any idea. Great customer service and I would recommend this site to anyone!
Herb Montes/ Fu TianyiSep 24th 2015
This ranger bands are awesome! I used them to keep my bundle of wires neat.
Shon B.Sep 3rd 2015
Ranger bands are a great addition to your Wazoo bracelet. The Ranger Bands are the just the right size and fit my Minimalist perfectly. Plus they hold the F.A.T. tinder packets against the buckle so well you will nearly forget that you have them.
Earl T.Sep 3rd 2015
Though I would have preferred to have them a *tiny* bit wider, they hold very nicely.
WAZOO TIP - Double stack them to gain extra width