Much better than standard hook and hook tiedown straps! The carabiner does not come out of your tiedown point when pulling on the strap to secure your toys. The soft hook strap also provides a better attachment to your toy as it can be put around any part of your toy where as a hook can only go in certain spots. The soft hook also stays tight on the hook during travel and does not come loose when hitting the unforseen bumps in the road. I will be buying more sets of these and retiring my hook and hook for my toys!