11 Top Camera Straps

 

11 of the most stylish, secure and comfortable camera straps on the market

 

Let's face it, the straps that come boxed with most cameras are never overly attractive, and often, not particularly comfortable. Thankfully, there are lots of options out there to suit every taste, demand and budget.

 

Hand straps

Hand straps not only help to prevent dropping your camera, they also provide wrist support when taking a photo. If you don’t mind clutching your device between shoots, they can be a great alternative to bulkier neck and sling straps.

 

Peak Design Clutch Hand Strap

Peak Design’s Clutch Hand Strap provides security without restricting access to camera controls. Billed as the only quick-connecting and quick-adjusting camera hand strap ever made, it’s manufactured from premium materials and inspired by high-end climbing gear. Designed for use with DSLRs, it’s compatible with most Arca-type tripod heads and includes a lifetime warranty on all parts. The Clutch Hand Strap is reliable and versatile — a solid option for both beginners and professionals alike.

 

Peak Design Clutch Hand Strap

£34

 

SpiderPro Hand Strap

The SpiderPro Hand Strap provides cradling support for pro-level cameras (even with a battery grip attached), offering a greater level of stability, security and peace of mind. This device maintains clear access to battery and memory card slots, and can be adjusted for any wrist size.

 

SpiderPro Hand Strap - Black

£49.99

 

Peak Design Cuff Wrist Strap

The Peak Design Cuff Wrist Strap is the ideal companion for the fashion conscious. This stylish accessory converts into a bracelet for transport and is available in charcoal or ash colour variants. The Cuff Wrist Strap can be quickly separated from your camera and features an adjustable strap, making this both an attractive and practical tool.

 

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap - Ash

£29.99

 

Cross-body straps

Sick of straining your neck and accidentally throttling yourself? A cross-body strap might be the ideal solution. Spreading the weight of your camera over a shoulder, and hanging your device upside down and by the hip, for easy access, cross-body straps are a popular choice.

 

Sun-Sniper-Strap The Traveler – Steel and Bear

Developed with CSCs in mind, The Traveler is one of the market’s most affordable cross-body straps. Despite its low price tag, it features a large shoulder pad for excellent comfort and an internal construction that incorporates a steel anti-theft cable. With a nylon-fibreglass bearing an attached camera can be moved into a shooting position fluidly and with ease.

 

Sun-Sniper-Strap The Traveler - Steel and Bear

 

Black Rapid Cross Shot Breathe (Orange)

The Black Rapid Cross Shot Breathe is available in black, but if you’re looking to make a statement, this vibrant orange variant might be the way to go. The strap is adjustable from 36in to 70in, features a 1.5in rubber-moulded shoulder pad for extra grip and stability, and sports spring-loaded bumper locks which limit camera movement.

 

Black Rapid Cross Shot Breathe - Orange

£49

 

Joby UltraFit Sling Strap for Women

The Joby UltraFit Sling Strap for Woman is ergonomically optimised for the female form. The strap’s SpeedCinch system allows the camera to sit tight against the body, while its attachment mechanism features a ball bearing allowing the camera to spin and rotate, without unscrewing from the strap. In one fluid movement, the UltraFit Sling Strap extends from cinched to shooting and back again.

 

Joby UltraFit Sling Strap for Women

£42.99

 

Black Rapid Double Breathe

If you regularly find yourself operating multiple cameras and are sick of tying yourself in knots, trying to juggle your gear, then the Black Rapid Double Breathe might make life easier. The Double Breathe is designed to support two cameras (one by each hip) and features comfortable mesh pads to provide support and minimise perspiration.

 

Black Rapid Double Breathe

£135

 

Stylish straps

Cameras and lenses are designed to optimise performance and handling — aesthetic beauty is often an afterthought. But, thanks to this fashionable collection of straps, style doesn't have to be out of the question.

 

Peak Design Slide Summit Edition

Not only does the Slide Summit Edition look the part, it’s extremely versatile too. Acting as a neck, sling and shoulder strap, this Peak Design product is made from padded, indigo nylon webbing, providing both comfort and colourful flair. Dual aluminium adjusters provide easy reconfiguration; while the company’s unique Anchor Link system connects quickly and features dual points of connection for stability and security.

 

Peak Design Slide Summit Edition Camera Strap - Tallac

 

Eddycam 33mm Fashion - 1 -

Eddycam straps are handmade in Germany from the finest elk leather. This premium offering provides both style and substance, thanks to its soft, skin-friendly surface, ergonomic shape and natural rubber padding. Multiple finishes and sizes are available, but you can’t go wrong with this classic Black/Nature variant.

 

Eddycam 33mm Fashion -1- Black/Nature

 

Compagnon The Bold Strap

Compagnon’s The Bold Strap is produced from high-quality leather and military grade nylon. This product blends comfort and durability astonishingly well — it’s simple, stylish and timeless.

 

Compagnon The Bold Strap - Dark Brown

 

Crumpler Check Strap

The Crumpler Check Strap is designed to carry system and bridge cameras in both comfort and style. It features a comfy neoprene neck pad, special fasteners and is made with a soft blend of cotton and nylon. Available in a variety of colour combinations, it’s much trendier than your average bundled strap.

 

Crumpler Check Strap - Black/White

£15.99

 

Innovative alternatives

Still not sure which strap’s for you? Here are two innovative alternatives.

 

SpiderPro Camera Holster Dual Cam System

The SpiderPro Camera Holster allows you to carry two cameras at your hip. Providing an alternative solution to shoulder and neck straps, this innovative belt system lets each device hang safely, while remaining easily accessible at all times.

 

SpiderPro Camera Holster Dual Cam System

£189.99

 

Peak Design CapturePRO Camera Clip with PRO Plate

An innovative way to transport your camera, the CapturePRO comprises a metal clip, which clamps to backpack straps, belts or bags, and an Arca-type tripod compatible plate that screws into the bottom of your camera. The plate locks into the clip, where it’s held securely and released via a lockable quick-release button.

 

Peak Design CapturePRO Camera Clip with PRO Plate

 

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