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Utility Strap™ - Sling

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Utility Strap™ - Sling - MSRP $29.95
Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust - MSRP $31.95 

  • Comfortably carry heavy equipment for extended periods of time with the internal control-stretch system and Lycra® binding
  • Evenly distributes weight with its curved neoprene pad
  • Non-skid surface keeps the strap securely on your shoulder
  • Attaches to strap connection points on the camera body, where the body is designed to carry the load, so no stress is put on your camera housing or lens mount area
  • Leaves the tripod mount free for use
  • Convertible to right shoulder use with the addition of the System Connectors - Gender Changers™
  • Made in the USA

The Utility Strap™ - Sling offers rapid access to your camera or binoculars while maintaining the security of a strap worn across the shoulder. The Utility Strap™ - Sling comes with two of OP/TECH USA’s  Uni-Loop Connectors™. Most cameras will only need one, but for cameras with a third strap-connection point or when used with a battery grip, the second Uni-Loop Connector™ will be used. Your gear hangs securely at your side and will glide up and down the sling without interfering with a camera's tripod connection. The neoprene, internal elastic and non-skid surface are bonded together to form a comfortable, durable strap. OP/TECH USA’s quick disconnects (QDs) are rated at 146 pounds tensile strength, so you know your gear is secure.

The Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust offers all the great features of the regular version (above) but adjusts to hold gear up to 5" lower. And speaking of adjustments, the Quick Adjust feature allows the sling to be cinched to any length with just a tug on the webbing loop. This is especially handy when gear needs to be kept close to the body in rough terrain or in large crowds. To lengthen the sling, simply lift the buckle with a single finger and pull down the camera with the other hand. Quick and easy!

Combine the Utility Strap™ - Sling or Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust with other OP/TECH USA products for even more possibilities.

  • Create a safety lanyard for your camera on the Utility Strap™ - Sling with the use of the System Connectors - Extensions (sold separately)
    For added peace of mind for those photographers who would normally only have one connection point, you can attach your camera to the sling by two points with the use of an Extension System Connector (sold separately as a set of two). One Extension piece would be attached to the back quick disconnect on the sling and connect over to the Uni-Loop™ attached to the left side of the camera. When you raise your camera to the shooting position, the Extension lanyard will be out of the viewing area. The complete set of Extensions can also be used to transform the Utility Strap™ - Sling into a regular neck/shoulder strap. As a result, you get two straps in one with this easy conversion.

  • Switch the Utility Strap™ - Sling to a neck strap with a set of System Connectors - Extensions (sold separately)
    With OP/TECH USA's Extensions System Connectors, it's easy to switch from a sling setup to a neck/shoulder strap. Simply remove the sling connection from the neoprene pad and attach the Extensions to each side. It's now long enough to comfortably connect to the Uni-Loops™ attached to your camera.

  • Wear the Utility Strap™ - Sling on your right shoulder with a set of System Connectors - Gender Changers™ (sold separately)
    With the addition of the Gender Changers™ (sold separately), you can switch the configuration of the strap to work on your right shoulder so that all of the sling hardware is in the proper position for ease of use and mobility.

  • While actively moving around with your Utility Strap™ - Sling, secure your camera to your side with the second Uni-Loop Connector™
    Attach the second Uni-Loop Connector™ to your belt loop which can then be connected to the Utility Strap™ - Sling's second quick disconnect. Move freely while hiking, biking or navigating busy streets and keep your camera securely attached at your side.

  • When shooting with a larger lens, reduce stress on your camera's lens mount with System Connector - Lens Loops™ (sold separately)
    Support the weight of a heavy lens with the Lens Loops Connectors™ (sold separately). The Lens Loops™ protect your camera's lens mount from the added weight and stress of a heavy lens while positioning the lens comfortably at your side.

  • Protect your camera from bumps, moisture and dust while while attached to the Utility Strap™ - Sling with a neoprene Soft Pouch™ (sold separately)
    It remains snuggly on the camera as you wear the Utility Strap™ - Sling and can be quickly removed so that you never miss a shot. Available in a wide variety of styles and sizes to fit almost any camera. Check out our Product Finder to find the pouch that fits your camera.

  • Check out the videos on the left to discover how the Utility Strap™ - Sling can make carrying your gear feel 50% lighter and 100% more comfortable!

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


Utility Strap™ - Sling in Black

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  • Utility Strap™ - Sling in Nature
  • Utility Strap™ - Sling in use
  • Utility Strap™ - Sling with extension used as a safety lanyard
  • Utility Strap™ - Sling in use
  • Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust in use
  • Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust in use
  • Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust in Black
  • Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust in Nature
  • Uni Loops Connectors™ included with strap
  • Utility Strap™ - Sling connection to camera

Product Video

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Utility Strap™ - Sling

 Utility Strap™ - SlingUtility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust
Recommended Load Up to 15 lbs (6.8kg) Up to 15 lbs (6.8kg)
Carry Style Shoulder, cross body Shoulder, cross body
# of Connection Points Two Two
Connection Type Uni-Loops™ Uni-Loops™
Strap Length Fully adjustable 26.5" - 31" (67,3cm - 78,7cm) Fully adjustable 31" - 36" (78,7cm - 91,4cm)
Pad Dimensions 2.5" by 16" Neoprene (6,3cm - 40,6cm) 2.5" by 16" Neoprene (6,3cm - 40,6cm)
Quick Disconnects Yes Yes
Materials Neoprene pad with non-skid surface and nylon webbing Neoprene pad with non-skid surface and nylon webbing
Webbing Width 1" 1"
Made in the USA Yes Yes

 

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 and Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust 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 Number Style Approximate Size Color
3501242 Utility Strap™ - Sling 26.5" to 31" (67,3cm - 78,7cm) Black
3510242 Utility Strap™ - Sling 26.5" to 31" (67,3cm - 78,7cm) Nature
3501262 Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust 31" - 36" (78,7cm - 91,4cm) Black
3510262 Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust 31" - 36" (78,7cm - 91,4cm) Nature

The Utility Strap™ - Sling & Utility Strap™ - Sling XL Quick Adjust are 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 Connector™ through connection point on right side of camera.2. Thread quick disconnect through opening of Uni-Loop Connector™.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.

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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.

Answer:

Yes! We do have System Connectors - Gender Changers™ that can be used to switch the Utility Strap™ - Sling to be worn on the right shoulder with your gear hanging at your left side. It’s necessary to use the Gender Changers™ on the Utility Strap™ - Sling when worn on the right shoulder, so that your camera can still glide freely up and down the sling.

 


Question:

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??

Answer:

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

 


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