If you’re rocking some heavy hardware, you better have a solid carrier for them. For cameras, the strap that comes in the box of your purchased one does not always make the cut. And while comfort is definitely an important matter, we also want to look good. Here, we round up the best camera straps for you, whether you’re a seasoned pro or a weekend shooter. See the selection below.
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Hard Graft has consistently made some of our favorite leather goods from headphones with Bang & Olufsen to bike satchels. This strap caught our attention because of its interesting wool felt and leather combination. If you’re carrying around a camera all day, look for a neck-friendly option like this. ($150)
Knickerbocker MFG for Cub & Co. Leather Strap
Although a purveyor in headwear, our friends at Knickerbocker MFG Co. make pretty good-looking leather goods. With help from Cub & Co., they introduce a raw hide strap that would make any 35mm film camera shine (this would look equally great on your DSLR). ($130)
Caputo & Co. Talisman Strap
Caputo & Co. bring to us a navy and burgundy handwoven cotton camera strap. We like this not only for its vegetable-dyed leather detailing, but also for its brass rivets that ensure us it carries as well as it looks. ($95)
This one is made from a wining combination of leather and neoprene. Other than being one of the comfier options out, it helps support a worthy cause of providing clean water to people around the world. Explore your surroundings, take amazing pictures, and help Charity: Water’s altruistic initiative. ($99)
This is on one of our cameras right now thanks to our friends at Gear Patrol. Be warned, a wrist strap is not for every cameras — especially large ones — but we’ve grown quite fond of ours. This is the perfect pick for those who like to carry around a compact camera on their daily adventure. Right now, the bright orange sling strap looks to be sold out, but we suggest heading here to learn more.
Travelteq Italian Leather Strap
Travelteq proves why leather camera straps have been a staple for quite some time. Firstly, this accessory is handmade in Italy from Florentine Vacchetta leather. Secondly, it features a hidden memory card compartment. Just in case. ($127)
Tanner Goods SLR Strap
The master leather workers from Portland bring us a leather SLR strap as good looking as their belts. If you’re looking for versatility and longevity, this is your guy. Strong enough to hold an SLR while not too overbearing for your beloved 35mm. ($105)
Tap & Dye Legacy Strap
Ah yes, more leather. Tap & Dye offers a wide range of leather camera accessories, but we chose the Legacy as it is fit for basically any build. Treat this guy the complete opposite you would your camera — beat the hell out of it, and it will look even better. ($75)
Killspencer Bridle Leather Paracord Strap
Here’s an interesting alternative to the raw hide variety. Killspencer offers this hand-threaded paracord strap with leather finishings. The minimal look will work on pretty much any camera out. ($89)
Bag maker and camera accessory specialist DSPTCH make an exclusive round of burnt-orange goods for Reigning Champ. We’re fond of the sling strap made from durable nylon webbing — clean, simple and to the point. This strap is a heavy lifter and will fit any camera. ($32)