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Which shoulder pad to add to strap for more friction?

 
les24preludes
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Jan 03, 2013 12:01 |  #1

Have you ever had one of those straps on a camera bag that just slip straight off your shoulder?

I have quite a nice bag with one of these hopeless slippy straps - unfortunately the strap is sewn on, so no handy clip on replacement. What I need is an added shoulder pad which will clip round the top of the strap, and one which has a rubbery friction side that holds securely.

Billingham does something like it, but I don't know how grippy it is or if it fits:
http://www.billingham.​co.uk …og/New_Shoulder​_Pads.html (external link)


Thinking something like this -
http://www.google.co.u​k …ed=1t:429,r:27,​s:200,i:85 (external link)




  
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Jan 03, 2013 12:12 |  #2

domke postal pad


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Jan 03, 2013 12:19 |  #3

May not be the easiest item for you to find, but Tiffen's Domke Post Office Pad (external link) is a great option.


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Jan 03, 2013 12:57 |  #4

Jon wrote in post #15439590 (external link)
May not be the easiest item for you to find, but Tiffen's Domke Post Office Pad (external link) is a great option.

Just received one from B&H .. I love it ...


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Jan 03, 2013 12:58 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #5

The Tiffen one isn't going to be wide enough - that's the problem. My strap already has a kind of shoulder pad as shown, but it's completely smooth and not grippy at all. So wanting something to go around it.


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Jan 03, 2013 13:00 |  #6

Why wouldn't the Postal Pad be wide enough? Is the current pad not able to be removed from the strap?


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Jan 03, 2013 13:40 |  #7

Definitely the domke strap. I have two of them and they make carrying a good amount of gear a lot easier.




  
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Jan 03, 2013 13:52 |  #8

In reply to Nightdiver - the problem is that the pad is sewn onto the strap. I could replace the whole strap with a 2" wide strap - I'll look into that solution.




  
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Jan 03, 2013 13:55 |  #9

les24preludes wrote in post #15439894 (external link)
In reply to Nightdiver - the problem is that the pad is sewn onto the strap. I could replace the whole strap with a 2" wide strap - I'll look into that solution.

That would probably be the best solution. Even if you solved the grip problem, having the shoulder pad be in one fixed location can be really annoying.


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Jan 03, 2013 14:45 |  #10

Looks like the easiest solution is lengths of 2" webbing to make up into straps using sliders as shown. I'm getting into this strap stuff! I'm sure there are better solutions than many of the usual straps offered on bags.

http://www.ebay.co.uk …es_MJ&hash=item​1c2ecf635d (external link)




  
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Jan 03, 2013 15:17 |  #11

I've found a website that is absolutely the business for straps. I can make up a nice 2" strap from the following. And it's all really cheap and functional:

http://www.lyndashorse​wear.co.uk/PBSCProduct​.asp?ItmID=9499541 (external link)
http://www.lyndashorse​wear.co.uk/PBSCProduct​.asp?ItmID=9265515 (external link)
http://www.lyndashorse​wear.co.uk/PBSCProduct​.asp?ItmID=9721546 (external link)

Yipee!

And if you want something ready-made:

http://www.lyndashorse​wear.co.uk/PBSCProduct​.asp?ItmID=9265548 (external link)




  
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Jan 04, 2013 03:22 |  #12

Also found this great non-slip shoulder pad for 1.5" straps. I actually have one and was wondering who still do them. Really works.

http://www.ebay.co.uk …_Bags&hash=item​1c2ed0adcc (external link)




  
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Jan 04, 2013 03:52 |  #13

Check these out; they sell camera straps and camera bag straps...

http://www.upstrap-pro.com/ (external link)

"BAG SHOULDER STRAPS
Bag straps use the same camera strap pads but are configured with snaps.
The SLR/LT pad provides comfortable shoulder support from 4 to 8 pounds.
The SG super grip pad provides comfortable shoulder support from 2 to 5 pounds.
The MD pad provides less grip and comfortable shoulder support from 2 to 5 pounds.
All bag straps use wide 1" or 3/4" USA quality nylon 6.6 web.
Solid USA parts and engineering provide peace of mind when using heavy gear."


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Jan 04, 2013 05:02 |  #14

I have Billingham pads, and they work. They are somewhat expensive.
I have Domke Postal Pads and the work better. They aren't as attractive; here in Canada they are prohibitively expensive. Billingham pads are cheaper!
Tamrac sells a bag strap with a suede pad that works too. However, I don't know how easy they would be to find in the UK.

Thanks for the links.


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Jan 04, 2013 05:11 |  #15

les24preludes wrote in post #15442498 (external link)
Also found this great non-slip shoulder pad for 1.5" straps. I actually have one and was wondering who still do them. Really works.

http://www.ebay.co.uk …_Bags&hash=item​1c2ed0adcc (external link)

Thanks for the link.

nardes link to UpStrap--these straps are incredible. I need both my hands free to work. Hang a camera on an UpStrap and it doesn't move. I haven't used the bag strap yet; expect great quality when I do.


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