I first came across Rhino Laces on Brian’s Backpacking Blog. There was actually a Kickstarter project going on for it, but unfortunately, I didn’t get in on it at the time. Since then they have slipped my mind, however, I was recently reminded of them when I got an email from a lady named Melinda who works with the folks making the Rhino Laces.
She was curious if I would be interested in giving a pair of these “unbreakable” laces away to one of my readers here on my blog. Of course I was! But, before I did so, I really wanted to put my hands on a pair…
So, I followed the link in her email to the official Rhino Laces site, and I immediately noticed a timed banner floating at the top of the page, ticking down from 10 minutes… but for what? By the time I realized that this was a 50% off deal ticking away, I was already a few seconds into it. I quickly reviewed the site and found that I needed to know the size/length of the laces I needed, so I set the computer down and went to dig my Inov-8 RocLite 243’s out of the closet! (So, take note everyone…be ready!)
By the time I got back, the timer had almost run out. So, instead of ripping the laces out, I took a wild guess and added the “M” (62″ 8 – 12 eyelets) in “Reflective Red” to my cart, then quickly checked out. After completing the checkout, I did remove one of the laces from my RocLite’s and found that it only measured 47″ long… so, I emailed Melinda back and explained to her the situation and asked if she could change my order to the size “S” (52″ 6 – 10 eyelets). Luckily, she quickly returned my email and informed me that she would indeed change my order. And then, last weekend, they showed up in my mailbox!
So, what is so special about these laces?
These laces were created by Justin & Adam, whom are both wild land firefighters, that were tired of all the other laces they tried breaking, when they needed them to hold up. So, they created the Rhino Laces, and have guaranteed them never to break. They are described as being “the only unbreakable laces on the planet,” and cannot be “burned, cut, sawed, chopped, or destroyed,” whether you’re “fighting a fire, a war, an animal, a ZOMBIE, or just the elements.” (Be sure to check out the video on their Kickstarter page, linked above, to see how tough they really are!)
Simply put, these laces are built to be tough, and the last pair of laces one needs!
At the moment, the Rhino Laces are offered in 4 different colors, and in 9 different lengths. Since the Rhino Laces can’t be melted, they have “gun-metal lace tips” which allow the laces to easily be passed through the eyes of a shoe/boot. As well, the laces also come with a pair of lace locks to use as an alternative to tying them.
As expected, the Rhino Laces are quite stiff, which have made tying them a little tough, or at least holding a knot a little tough. Due to this though, I am glad that these laces ended up being several inches longer than my stock laces, as this allows me to tie them a little easier. Of course these come with the plastic lace locks, however, I am not so sure if I will use them. Even if I do, I will need to decide what to do with the end of the laces sticking out of them… Regardless, I am excited to give them a try to see how they hold up after some use…
Anyway, I started this post out by saying that Melinda from Rhino Laces has offered to provide a pair of laces for free to one of my readers. So, here is how to enter to win:
- ON THIS POST ONLY (not on my blogs FB page, on Twitter, on Instagram, or anywhere else that this may be shared) leave a comment with your most creative/alternative use for the Rhino Laces (other than in your shoes).
- On Sunday, June 15th, at 5:00 PM (CST) I will choose what I (and probably my children) find to be the most interesting use for these laces that the readers submit.
- I will notify the winner via email and request the size/length, and color of the laces that they will need, along with a shipping address, which I will pass along to Melinda, who will ship the laces out to you.
So, let me say thanks to the folks at Rhino Laces for offering these laces for the give away, and good luck to everyone entering!
Thanks for stopping by!
Disclaimer: I paid for the Rhino Laces that I have in my possession with my own money, although, I did take advantage of the timed 50% off discount that is available to everyone when they go to the Rhino Laces website. The folks at Rhino Laces are providing the pair for a give away for free to the winner at no cost to me. I am not being paid or compensated, nor have any obligation to write this review. The statements within this post is of my own opinion, which I formed after handling the laces.