I have used this buckle, no you will have to open the loop the buckle is not open on end Remix Design
Answered on 4/30/2013 by Anonymous
Hello Greg, This Buckle is fixed on the ends and is made for a fixed (sewn) loop and the other end is adjustable type. NRS has changed the buckle since I bought my dry bag. I bought it for a replacement on an older dry bag broken buckle and it required some modification by sewing. To answer your question no the ends do not open. Mark
Answered on 4/29/2013 by Anonymous
Hi, Not on the ones I got. Sorry. My application was different, not very sophisticated. I made my own straps, they weren't permanently fixed to anything. Mike
Answered on 4/28/2013 by Long Floater from Central Arkansas
Greg, looking at the right end of the product photo, that is a a closed opening. You have to have a loose webbing end to pass through it.