Source: Works Better Products by Donna Parsons
GearArmour is the first side loading ratchet on the market. The GearArmour ratchet makes securing your load and getting on the road over 2x faster than using conventional ratchets. Its easy loading system eliminates twisting and tangling of the straps, making loading and unloading a breeze.
The GearArmour ratchet has a side opening gate, which when opened allows the strap to be quickly and easily loaded into the middle of the spool at the exact length you need. There’s no need to pull the entire strap through the ratchet! Once the strap is inserted, close the gate and ratchet back & forth to lock the strap in place. No surplus strap to roll. Just check the strap for tightness and get on down the road.
The GearArmour Side Loading Ratchet is currently available in 2” x 27’ 10,000 lbs (J-J-hook and flat hooks) as well as 2” x 16’ 5,000 lbs.