Our Compression Straps are designed specifically for use with the X-PAK/X-POD to hold and press the expandable front compartment, especially when packed inside. They can also be used to secure items outside of the bag, such as yoga mats, camera tripods and more. The buckles allow the straps to be released without having to unhook them each time. Made using custom designed aluminum hooks, durable nylon webbings and high quality, lightweight buckles. Sold as a set of 2 straps.