I strongly advise all parachutists to use only Mil Spec. Rubber Stow Bands.
For those that are curious as to what a MIL-Spec stow band in, I scanned in 5 pages out of a total of 12 that make up MIL-R-1832D. (stow bands) There are some screw ups from the text bridge from scanner to word doc. But I think you get the idea.
(This post was edited by mjosparky on Feb 25, 2006, 2:11 AM)