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Tripod Strap - Air Cell

 
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Nov 11, 2010 21:39 |  #1

Looking for a comfortable tripod strap and I stumbled onto the Air Cell strap.
It's a neoprene strap with a layer of air cell as well making it super cushioned and ventilated.

The strap is extremely well made with reinforced stitching, strap end covers, robust webbing, good quality connectors and d-loop.

One excellent feature is the rubberized thread woven into the webbing which allows it to grip the tripod parts and prevents the straps from moving around.

Attention to detail in the design is also evident with a T-junction built into the end of the strap to allow it to align properly with the tripod legs without twisting.

All this for a very affordable USD 23, at which it is a bargain compared to other straps I have used and seen.

Flexible strap is extend-able up to 85cm and can be used for monopods as well

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Full length air cell pad attached to neoprene for extra cushioning.
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Layer of air cell is cubed to allow air flow between them.
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Rubberized webbing threads (grey) provide a sure grip.
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Reinforced strap end caps with extra stitching.
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T junction leg strap arrangement, the horizontal strap is extendable to fit any diameter of legs.
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Head attachment is via a d-loop, making it easy to remove, it also pulls tight when carrying the tripod on the shoulder.
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Tripod is carried on the shoulder with the tripod head hanging down.
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Nov 12, 2010 06:49 |  #2

Looks like a nice strap but bulkier than it needs to be. Overkill comes to mind. My tripod weighs a few pounds. I don't feel any need for super cushioning in a strap fo it.


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Nov 12, 2010 07:12 |  #3

bohdank wrote in post #11270620 (external link)
Looks like a nice strap but bulkier than it needs to be. Overkill comes to mind. My tripod weighs a few pounds. I don't feel any need for super cushioning in a strap fo it.

Yes, it would work well with the heavier tripods like the 055xb or the 700dx. It also works well if you need to hike a longer distance.


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Apr 03, 2011 17:28 |  #4

Is the strap long enough to be across your chest instead of just hanging from your shoulder?


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Apr 03, 2011 21:00 |  #5

great report and photo's. Thanks for the effort and report. I'm going to start looking for one.


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Apr 03, 2011 21:31 |  #6

Litespeed wrote in post #12150700 (external link)
Is the strap long enough to be across your chest instead of just hanging from your shoulder?

The maximum usable strap length is 37in, I can just wear it around my chest, but it's a bit tight, definitely works better as a shoulder based strap.

You would want it on the shoulder for quicker access.


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Apr 03, 2011 21:35 |  #7

str8six wrote in post #12151756 (external link)
great report and photo's. Thanks for the effort and report. I'm going to start looking for one.

Ebay is the only place you can get them, I think.

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Apr 04, 2011 13:57 |  #8

Thanks again lannes! I just bought one :)


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