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keener
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 12:37
Does anyone else find the stock strap on the million dollar home bags slippery? I find it slides off my shoulder quite easily and wished that it was more tacky like the camera straps. I'm trying to find a replacement for it. The padded part of the strap is actually removable so if they sold a replacement for it that was more grippy that would be awesome. I also thought about some sort of DIY project to infuse that strap with something grippy.

_aravena
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 12:41
Nope. I love it and the pad. I used the pad on my other bag as well. Thought about getting another but I just swap. I have so many shoulder pads and straps that you could do it.

CronoDL
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 13:57
For the most part, I find the strap pad to be very nice. On cotton and most other materials, it stays put. The only time when it's slippery is if I'm wearing a jacket with a nylon shell, or some type of smooth texture. But I usually sling the strap over my head and onto the opposing shoulder, so it's not a big deal.

A replacement pad with a tacky feeling would nice, like you said. I've seen this strap online, but not in person:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/16198-REG/Domke_725_310_FA_031_Shoulder_Pad.html

Reviews say that it's very nicely padded for comfort, but I don't know about tackiness. Anyone tried that before?

Samgoit
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 14:16
A replacement pad with a tacky feeling would nice, like you said. I've seen this strap online, but not in person:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/16198-REG/Domke_725_310_FA_031_Shoulder_Pad.html

Reviews say that it's very nicely padded for comfort, but I don't know about tackiness. Anyone tried that before?

The Domke works very well. It's only $13 at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Domke-725-310-FA-031-Office-Shoulder/dp/B00009R86L

ALT1MATE
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 15:20
The Domke works very well. It's only $13 at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Domke-725-310-FA-031-Office-Shoulder/dp/B00009R86L
I have the Kata Gecko strap, which is great and doesn't slip, but I think I'll be getting that Domke along w/ an F3 pretty soon.

keener
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 17:09
I just got back from my local camera store and checked out there new crumpler bags. I have the older 6 million dollar home, with one buckle in the front. The new ones have two buckles and velcro areas. So, as it turns out the new bags have shoulder pads on the straps that are tacky, unlike on the older bags. I found it to be perfect. Instead of buying the bag, I think you can just buy the shoulder pad. I believe it is the SP-01A here:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/464129-REG/Crumpler_SP01A_SP_01A_Shoulder_Pad.html#features

T. VO
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 17:52
The new bags look really nice. I wonder though if it'll be a little harder undoing two buckles to get your gear while out and about although you could always leave it unbuckled I guess.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3130/3161288770_04efdb0d39.jpg?v=0

This strap looks different then the one from B&H in the link provided. Looks a lot nicer then the old one too.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3436/3182783285_effa085dd1.jpg?v=0

_aravena
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 18:01
Remember that the American and overseas bags are different as are the straps, pouches...and well everything in general.

keener
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 18:03
Hmm, you are right, it does look different. In fact, the one you've got there looks different from the one I saw in the store.. weird. I just sent an email to crumpler asking about the grippy version of the shoulder pad. Hopefully they send me the right one.

I like the new bags. I almost bought one, if it weren't for the neon green lining on the inside:eek: I find it a little jarring. I hardly ever do up my buckle. I know I should but so far the massive velcro pad has been strong enough to keep the bag shut, even while holding the top handle.

T. VO
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 19:33
Remember that the American and overseas bags are different as are the straps, pouches...and well everything in general.


Didn't know that! I'm going to Australia this summer.. gonna have to check out the bags over there.

_aravena
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 20:10
Much better. Pick up one for me! :D

santaclaus2100
15th of January 2009 (Thu), 22:09
Yes, I saw the new Crumplers, just 2 weeks ago.

The new range seems "smaller", I use a "Hee Goer" for work and the new one seems smaller.

Was thinking about the $7 mil last month, so had a good comparison with the new $7 mil.

Hhhhmm, very tempting.....

rklepper
16th of January 2009 (Fri), 06:57
For the most part, I find the strap pad to be very nice. On cotton and most other materials, it stays put. The only time when it's slippery is if I'm wearing a jacket with a nylon shell, or some type of smooth texture. But I usually sling the strap over my head and onto the opposing shoulder, so it's not a big deal.

A replacement pad with a tacky feeling would nice, like you said. I've seen this strap online, but not in person:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/16198-REG/Domke_725_310_FA_031_Shoulder_Pad.html

Reviews say that it's very nicely padded for comfort, but I don't know about tackiness. Anyone tried that before?

Just be aware that is a pad, not a strap. You still need a strap to use with it.

keener
16th of January 2009 (Fri), 12:11
I think you can just wrap the pad around the existing strap, like most third party/replacement pads.

CronoDL
18th of January 2009 (Sun), 00:03
Just be aware that is a pad, not a strap. You still need a strap to use with it.

Yes, I am aware. I actually meant to say "I've seen this strap pad online..." instead of just "strap."

Thanks though!