The NEW ProGrip Gear Tether is great for gripping and securing cylindrical objects such as kayak and SUP paddles, fishing rods, canoe oars and more! The built-in ratchet mechanism locks the reel in 5 inch intervals. Just pull the retractor to the desired length and the cord will lock in place, give it another pull and the reel unlocks and retracts. Built-in carabiner attaches it to netting, D-rings, life jackets, vests, or any other attachment point you desire! 48” retractable Kevlar cord is 5 times stronger than steel based on equal weight and has an 80 lb. minimum break strength. Made in the USA and proven to last more than 1-million pulls.