I don't want a strap to soak up 50 percent more moisture than cotton. The last thing I want around my neck is a wet, clammy strap -- especially one that hangs onto moisture long enough to attract bacteria, mildew, and the smell that goes with each. I also want to put my binos back in the case when I'm done, without worrying about a bunch of moisture in there. In short, I want a strap made of artificial fiber that wicks moisture away quickly and dries out fast.
I'm a hunter. The only thing I want absorbing moisture is a towel.
Along the same lines, "biodegradeable" means it breaks down (as in rots) in nature. I want my bino strap to last -- and not start breaking down when exposed to heat, cold, sun, moisture, etc.
I'm all for being "eco-friendly" with some things, but I have my limits. I think one artificial strap that lasts for years is better for the environment than repeated manufacture and disposal of "eco-friendly" straps that have to be replaced periodically.
Want a quick and inexpensive call for Moose? Take an empty 32 ounce coffee can, and make a small slit in the bottom, only about a quarter inch. Then, take one of those really big red rubber bands, the ones that go around big folders. Cut the rubber band to make one long piece.
Now, thread one end of the band and tie a knot on the outside of the can so it won't pull through. Cut the band off on the other side so it is even with the top of the can.
Now, wet your finger,...