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[REVIEW] In-Depth Review of the ThinkTank Accelerator Strap

 
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Oct 10, 2007 14:06 |  #1

Today's review will cover the ThinkTank Accelerator Strap (external link). I apologize for the images but it was done on a P&S. Hopefully, it's enough to get the point across.

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What is it (per ThinkTank Website)?
No more skin chafing! Rotate a belt pack from the back of your body to the front, while still keeping the pad on your shoulder.

Review
Simply enough, this came with my Speed Racer which is also sold seperately. I figured I'd do a review of this due to the fact that there are people out there who replaces their strap and I must say, it's comfortable.

Why is it called an "accelerator" strap? Essentially, it allows you to "swiftly", "acceleratedly" move your waistbelt pack without having to remove your accelerator shoulder strap unlike your average normal shoulder strap that would usually "grip" your shoulder from slipping. Still don't understand? Imagine this, shoulder straps supposedly don't slip off your shoulder due to a sticky, rubberlike material on the strap. If you had this shoulderstrap attached to a Speed Demon, Freak or Racer or any bag for that matter and move it across your body to access the contents inside the bag, it would technically grip your skin, shirt along with it which can cause some pain and chaffing.

With this strap, you can do so with more comfort while maintaining enough grip on your shoulder. Bunch of BS? It is what it is. It comes with a removeable shoulder grip for use when you are not using the "accelerator" strap for it's purpose.

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Quality
Well made! Although it's only a shoulder strap, the feel of it is not cheaply made. I wish I can say more but ThinkTank lives up to it's quality. The metal latches is well constructed and has some reasonable weight on it to ensure you that it will not break.

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Design and Functionality
It's a shoulder strap. It does what it does and you can use it for anything else.

One thing to note, however, which is technically a "feature" is it's double lock system. I think they call it "Tri-Glide" system. All it is, is an extra buckle to secure your gear even more when the strap is attached to something very heavy, preventing the primary buckles from slipping.

It's simple, yet innovative. This just goes to show you that ThinkTank thought of everything. How often will it slip off the primary buckle? Most probably rare. Howevever, in the event that it does, I will be the only laughing last.

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As you can see, it's really pretty straightforward.

Summary
A strap is a strap. However, this is a well thought out strap. It came with my Speed Racer and thank goodness it didn't come with a cheaper version.

If you're interested, there are other reviews here that I did (just search for it).

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