This "tie-down" system was made for ridiculous ease of use! These Quickdraws are particularly easy for women to use and men appreciate the efficiency of this system. All the guys who have used these tie-downs want a set of their own. The Quickdraws don't bind, get stuck or hurt your fingers when trying to use them, as do the regular rachet tie-downs. Buy a set of these and you will no longer put up with the awkwardness and pain associated with regular thie-downs. Way to go Thule!