Luggage straps are an inexpensive means of cinching bags to keep them shut, secure and safe during transit. Made from strong, durable materials, like reinforced vinyl, nylon or leather, they can be a belt or bungee style. Typically about two inches wide and up to eighty inches long, they are adjustable to accommodate various bag sizes, as well as one or more pieces of luggage, all at the same time. Some styles also have a hook designed to cradle the hand grip of a briefcase or purse, for added assistance. Quick-release polycarbonate buckles provide speedy access, while combination locks supply extra defense against criminals. Luggage straps also serve as a means of quickly spotting luggage on an overloaded carousel. Bright, colorful versions and interesting pattens distinguish your luggage in a sea of similar colored bags. A clear slip pocket for a business card or identification tag provide additional discerning marks. When not in use, simply roll-up and store lightweight straps in baggage.