The Keeper® 8 ft. Ratchet Tie-Down features a durable 1 in. nylon webbing to absorb shock and to resist rot and abrasion. It is constructed with a steel ratchet buckle and vinyl covered S-hooks to prevent scratching and marring. To engage attach the hook to an anchor point, pull webbing to desired tension leaving a bit of slack and ratchet by raising and lowering the handle. The webbing then locks into place to secure your cargo.