Hook-and-loop fasteners, popularized by the original manufacturer Velcro, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and strengths. But which is best for your situation depends on the size and shape of the things you want to bind together. Heavy-duty Velcro is ideal for securing large and bulky items like rugs, and some fasteners have water-resistant glue that means you can use them outdoors. Lightweight hook-and-loop Velcro fasteners are better for small, delicate items on walls because the glue is easier to remove. Velcro cable ties are perfect for cable management, but also for keeping bags closed, hiding spare keys, leashing paddles to kayaks, and fitting a facemask comfortably to your head.