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Utility Strap™ - Sling

Availability: In stock

MSRP $24.95

  • Comfortably carries heavy equipment with the internal controlled stretch system and Lycra binding
  • Evenly distributes weight with it's curved neoprene pad
  • Full non skid surface keeps the strap on your shoulder
  • Made in the USA

The Utility Strap™ - Sling offers a streamlined option for carrying cameras, battery packs and much more. The neoprene, internal support foam and non skid surface are bonded together to form a comfortable, durable strap that can make carrying extra gear a joy.

The new Utility Strap™ - Sling offers rapid access to your camera or binoculars while maintaining the security of a strap worn across the shoulder. Using OP/TECH USA's exclusive Uni-Loop connectors, your gear hangs securely at your side and will glide up and down the sling without interfering with a camera's tripod connection. Two Uni-Loop connectors (included with strap) allow for use with a pro battery pack and offer even more options for carrying gear.


Want different connectors on your strap, or a fun pattern printed on it?
Check out our new Custom Strap.


How to Use the Utility Strap - Sling



Utility Strap - Sling in Black
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Utility Strap™ - Sling

 Utility Strap™ - Sling
Recommended LoadUp to 15 lbs (6.8kg)
Carry StyleShoulder, cross body
# of Connection PointsTwo
Connection TypeUni-Loops
Strap LengthFully adjustable 26.5" - 31" (67,3cm - 78,7cm)
Pad Dimensions2.5" by 16" Neoprene (6,3cm - 40,6cm)
Quick DisconnectsYes
MaterialsNeoprene pad with non-skid surface and nylon webbing
Webbing Width1"
Made in the USAYes

The recommended load is the weight that is most comfortably carried by a particular strap. It is not the maximum load capacity of the strap.
The Utility Strap™ - Sling is measured from the top of the shoulder to the end of the Uni-Loop connector.


One Uni-Loop connector is sufficient for supporting a camera. It has a static weight support of up to 146 pounds.

Stock NumberStyleApproximate SizeColor
3501242Utility Strap™ - Sling26.5" to 31" (67,3cm - 78,7cm)Black
3510242Utility Strap™ - Sling26.5" to 31" (67,3cm - 78,7cm)Nature

The Utility Strap™ - Sling is measured from the top of the shoulder to the end of the Uni-Loop connector.

Please watch the product video for complete instructions on how to use the Utility Strap™ - Sling.


Please download and print out the Instruction Sheet for attaching and using the Utility Strap™ - Sling.


How to Attach a Utility Strap™ - Sling to your Camera

Uni-Loop System Connector

1. Thread male Uni-Loop through connection point on right side of camera.2. Thread quick disconnect through opening of Uni-Loop.3. Pull quick disconnect to tighten knot.

4. Attach the Uni-Loop connector to the corresponding quick disconnect on the sling. The second Uni-Loop connector is only used on cameras with a second connection area located on the right side (not top) or on a Pro Battery Grip. Most cameras will only use one connection.

5. Place the strap pad over the left shoulder. The triglide on the back adjusts the sling to the appropriate length. The second triglide can be positioned to act as a stop to prevent your camera from sliding too far back on the sling.


One Uni-Loop connector is sufficient for supporting a camera. It has a static weight support of up to 146 pounds.

Customer Reviews

Very good product, but has one issue.... review by Mike
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Janyce and Charlie,in their reviews, spoke of the same issue that I have with this strap... portrait orientation is difficult due to the strap crossing the viewfinder. Although I have other Op/Tech straps and mounting options (for standard around the neck wear), I REALLY would like to see this work regardless of how a person holds the camera. Thanks for listening.... (posted on 8/30/12)
Great value review by Joe
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This strap works great once I attached the quick release to the left camera lug. Vertical shots were impossible with the quick release on the right side. I have a quick release on my 70-200 and you would never know you're carrying almost 6lbs of gear. (posted on 6/11/12)
Interesting product review by Brian G.
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Overall seems like a good product but I was concerned by two things. The first was that the camera tends to swing excessively when at my side because of the single attachment point. The second was an irrational (?) fear that there is a single point of failure with this strap which may be illogical but doesn't inspire confidence. (posted on 6/4/12)
Great strap but needs slight hangs review by Janyce
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I love this strap for its comfort, durability and convenience. Ur agree with an earlier post that it is not good for vertical shooting I'm still happy with it but still trying to figure out some way to hold it vertically so strap is not in front of viewfinder. Hopefully optech comes up with a solution that does not require buying a new strap (posted on 6/3/12)
Exactly What I Wanted review by Mike
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I previously used an Optech neck strap as a shoulder strap. I bought this as soon as I found it. We like the Optech neck strap (my wife likes neck straps better). This is much more comfortable, due to the edge binding. The strap should be available in more configurations, including alone. Also, there should be a non-neoprene version for warm weather. I bought the UNI ADAPTOR LOOP in order to convert this into a neck strap. (posted on 2/9/12)
Optech Loyal review by charlie
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My first Optech Pro Strap was bought 20 yrs ago. After several upgrade of cameras, I was still using it. I gave the pro strap to my son as I bought the utility sling set which I have been looking for since last yr. I followed the video instruction on the connection of one uni-loop only. The functionality I felt disappointed was the when I positioned my Canon 7D camera (without battery grip) for vertical shot the strap partially covers the view finder and LCD. After several strap adjustments it was still the same. I experimented with using and attaching the left connection point of camera and it was no longer covering the view finder and LCD when shooting vertically. However, when not shooting the camera is positioned ackwardly on my right side as the starndard camera grip is down on my side. Maybe you can think of something to correct this. Or maybe it was improper usage.
(posted on 1/16/12)
...another great product from OP/TECH USA! review by David Amaral
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I saw one of these in use quite some time ago and the person using it didn't seem affected by the weight or the position of his camera, w/grip, so last week I finally ordered one. It's one of the most comfortable and simple accessories you can have. I barely notice my Pentax K20D hangin' at my side and wish I had bought one sooner (I've gotta agree about having a lock mechanism of some kind on the strap would be a good idea). Along with their camera harness and "made in USA" the Utility Sling is another great product from OP/TECH. (posted on 1/9/12)
Best bang for your buck review by Ian Schjeldahl
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Five stars across the board.... At first I had my doubts, but for the price I could not go wrong! I fumbled around with it at first, but once I had it adjusted properly, WOW! Makes my camera rig feel like nothing. Camera sits well when walking. Only thing I would do is make a larger one for larger guys like me! (posted on 9/26/11)
What A Difference review by Fran
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What a difference from the rough strap that came with my camera! The guy from the camera shop where I bought mine put it on wrong, and I almost returned it. The assembly instructions that come with the strap referred to the video and that made it all so easy! Love having so much accessibility to my camera without having it swinging around in front of me.
One thing that could stand improvement is that the connector's release offers a very easy opportunity for theft, which is why I give construction quality 4 stars. A cover or lock design for the release would help to resolve that vulnerability.
(posted on 6/27/11)
Utility Strap... Great product review by mary fenton
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Ok, now I have watched the video... which totally explains the strap. Wow... glad I came to the web site. This is a great strap once you know what you are doing. Hopefully the company will inform people to go look at the video somewhere in the instructions. Great product. (posted on 3/8/11)

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Question:

Do you have any type of "Gender Changer" adapters, so that the entire strap system can be reversed and worn on the left? This strap seems designed to be worn on the right side, so that the plastic slip part sits in the rear...to prevent the camera from sliding too far back. However, I want to carry the camera on the left side, so everything needs to be reversed..and the plastic parts don't work that way.

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No we do not have any "gender changers". That would make for some interesting advertising! The Utility Strap - Sling was designed to carry a camera on the right side of a person. The reasoning behind this is that all cameras are designed as right-handed: all the controls/buttons are placed on the camera to be used by the right hand.

 


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Does this come with everything shown? I.e. does it include the across the shoulder strap and the strap below or do I connect it to my own camera strap??

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Yes, the Utility Strap - Sling comes with everything shown. Nothing else needs to be purchased in order to use it.

 


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