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BlackRapid

Creator of the Revolutionary R-Strap

 

The R-Strap was born in the fall of 2006, when professional photographer, Ronald Dean Henry decided that he needed a camera strap that would work well with his photojournalistic style of shooting.

Worn diagonally across the torso from the shoulder to hip, this patent-pending strap is connected to the tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens using its locking FastenR. With the camera hanging upside down, resting snugly at your side or in the small of your back with the lens pointing behind you, the R-Strap keeps your camera safe when not in use.

And when you spot the perfect chance for a shot, easy access allows you to glide the camera up the strap with one hand into shooting position.

 

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BACKPACK STRAP
 

Add R-Strap capability to your backpack. This strap attaches to compatible backpack shoulder pads so your backpack can also be your camera strap.

Specifications:

  • Material: Nylon Webbing
  • Length: 905cm
  • Width (Widest Part): 2.5cm
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2 and FastenR FR-3

 

» Watch the lifestyle video for BACKPACK STRAP

 

 

 

CURVE (RS-7)

Ergonomics is key when it comes to designing the RS-7. Made of ballistic nylon for extreme durability, the RS-7 offers ultimate comfort by fitting perfectly around your shoulder and evenly distributing the weight of your camera. Built for speed, when timing is everything.

Specially designed to work with BlackRapid's MODS system, the RS-7 features attachment points that allow you to customize your strap with your choice of storage and other features (see MODS below). 

Specifications:

  • Topside Material: Ballistic Nylon
  • Underside Material: 1.4cm Thick PIU Foam Pad with Fused Knitted Polyester Mesh
  • Length: 160cm
  • Width: 6cm
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2 and FastenR FR-3

 

» Watch the lifestyle video for CURVE RS-7 strap 

 

 

  

WOMEN'S STRAP (RS-W1B BALLISTIC)
 

Part of the award winning R-Strap line, the RS-W1 is the world's first camera strap that focuses on the perfect fit for the female. The RS-W1B is the ballistic nylon version of the RS-W1.

Less fancy, more function. 

Specifications:

  • Topside Material: Polyester Base with Ballistic Paneling
  • Underside Material: 0.6cm Thick PU Foam Pad with Fused Knitted Polyester Mesh
  • Length: 152.5cm
  • Width (Widest Part): 6cm
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2 and FastenR FR-3

 

» Watch the instructional video for WOMEN'S STRAP

 

 

 

DOUBLE CAMERA STRAP (DR-1)

This Double R-Strap, along with the Double Slim, is the most flexible BlackRapid straps available.

Not only does it allow you to comfortably carry two cameras for extended periods at the same time, but you can even separate the two straps for use as a single strap.

This strap is MODs compatible.

Specifications:

  • Topside Material: Ballistic Nylon
  • Underside Material: 1.4cm Thick PU Foam Pad with Fused Knitted Polyester Mesh
  • Length of Front Adjuster: 40cm
  • Length of Strap: 160cm
  • Width (Widest Part): 9.5cm
  • Comes with a LockStar

 

» Watch the instructional video for DOUBLE DR-1

» Watch the lifestyle video for DOUBLE DR-1

 

 

 

DOUBLE SLIM (DR-2)

Just what the good doctor prescribed. The DR-2 is a slim version of the well-loved DR-1 Double Strap, perfect for those looking for a smaller system.

Rock two DSLR cameras like a gun-slinger. Detach half and use it as a single R-Strap. Makes you wonder how you ever managed before.

Made of durable, high-quality, ballistic nylon, the DOUBLE SLIM is MODS-compatible.

Specifications:

  • Topside Material: Ballistic Nylon
  • Underside Material: 1.4cm Thick PU Foam Pad with Fused Knitted Polyester Mesh
  • Length of Front Adjuster: 24.5cm
  • Length of Strap: 152.5cm
  • Width (Widest Part): 7.7cm
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2 and FastenR FR-3

 

» Watch the instructional video for DOUBLE SLIM DR-2

 

 

 

YETI
 

The Black Rapid Yeti Dual Camera Sling Strap is a great solution for carrying two camera bodies with maximum mobility, due to its sleek single shoulder design.

Specifications:

  • Topside: Ballistic Nylon.
  • Underside: 1cm Thick TPE Foam Pad with Fused Knitted Polyester Mesh and Rubber Grip Layer
  • Primary Strap Length with Pad: 160cm
  • Secondary Strap Length with Pad: 150cm
  • Length of Shoulder Pad: 43cm
  • Width of Shoulder Pad: 6.5cm -11cm
  • Width of Webbing: 2.5cm
  • Length of BRAD: 63.5cm
  • Length of Cross-Body Strap Stabilizer: 80cm
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2 and FastenR FR-3

 

» Watch the lifestyle video for YETI
» Watch the instructional video for YETI and YETI SLIM

 

 

 

YETI SLIM

The Black Rapid Yeti Dual Camera Sling Strap is a great lightweight solution for carrying two camera bodies with maximum mobility, due to its sleek single shoulder design.

Specifications:

  • Topside: Ballistic Nylon.
  • Underside: 1cm Thick TPE Foam Pad with Fused Knitted Polyester Mesh and Rubber Grip Layer
  • Primary Strap Length with Pad: 160cm
  • Secondary Strap Length with Pad: 150cm
  • Length of Shoulder Pad: 41cm
  • Width of Shoulder Pad: 5.25cm-10cm
  • Width of Webbing: 2.5cm
  • Length of BRAD: 63.5cm
  • Length of Cross-Body Strap Stabilizer: 80cm
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2 and FastenR FR-3

 

» Watch the instructional video for YETI and YETI SLIM

 

 

 

SPORT
 

High Performance Sling Strap, for added comfort and stability.

Can't stay still? The RS-Sport will keep your gear safe and steady in even the most strenuous situations. Slide the camera up the strap to grab that perfect shot. With its sturdy design and integrated BRAD (under-arm safety tether), the RS-Sport isn't going anywhere, even if you are. 

Specifications:

  • Topside Material: Polyester Base with Ballistic Paneling
  • Underside Material: 1cm Thick TPE Foam Pad with Fused Knitted Polyester Mesh
  • Length of BRAD: 50.5cm
  • Length of Strap: 167.5cm
  • Width (Widest Part): 9.5cm
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2 and FastenR FR-3

 

» Watch the lifestyle video for SPORT
» Watch the instructional video for SPORT and SPORT SLIM

 

 

 

SPORT LEFT
     

The integrated underarm stabilizer holds the shoulder pad in position on the right shoulder. Perfect for the photographer who climbs a mountain, skis down a glacier, or take photos while riding their mounting bike. 

Specifications:

  • Topside Material: Polyester Base with Ballistic Paneling
  • Underside Material: 1cm Thick TPE Foam Pad with Fused Knitted Polyester Mesh
  • Length of BRAD: 50.5cm
  • Length of Strap: 167.5cm
  • Width (Widest Part): 9.5cm
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2 and FastenR FR-3
SPORT SLIM 

The SPORT SLIM is designed for the active photographer with slimmer shoulders and combines the stability of a built-in underarm strap (BRAD) with a lower profile pad.

It's the perfect strap for active shoots when that bit of extra security is needed!

Specifications:

  • Topside Material: Polyester Base with Ballistic Paneling
  • Underside Material: 1cm Thick TPE Foam Pad with Fused Knitted Polyester Mesh
  • Length of BRAD: 50.5cm
  • Length of Strap: 160cm
  • Width (Widest Part): 8cm
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2 and FastenR FR-3

 

» Watch the instructional video for SPORT and SPORT SLIM

 

 

  

METRO

Introducing BlackRapid's newest and lightest strap yet!

For the photographer enthusiast, the Metro strap is an ideal lightweight product that offers speed, comfort and convenience. Its lighter material makes it more portable and easily packable, perfect for on-the-go photographers. While it is able to hold any DSLR camera, it's most ideal for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras.

Specifications:

  • Simple ergonomic pad for right-handed photographers
  • Topside Material: Ballistic Nylon
  • Underside Material: Foam Pad with Fused Knitted Polyester Mesh
  • Width of Webbing: 2.5cm
  • Length (with Pad): 160cm
  • Width (Widest Part): 6.5cm
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2 and FastenR FR-3

 

» Watch the lifestyle video for METRO
» Watch the instructional video for METRO

  

 

 

THE SHOT
 

The Shot is ideal for shooters that don’t want an across-body R-Strap but still want to take advantage of BlackRapid’s patented hardware and functionality. The comfortable rubber shoulder pad is non-slip, so ensures maximum stability on the shoulder.

Specifications: 

  • Length: 89cm
  • Width: 3.8cm
  • Material: TPR rubber, Nylon webbing
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2, FastenR FR-3 & Lock Star

 

» Watch the lifestyle video for THE SHOT
» Watch the instructional video for THE SHOT

 

 

CROSS SHOT
 

The Cross Shot has a simple, robust design that features BlackRapid’s patented hardware and functionality. Like other BlackRapid sling straps, this strap goes across the shoulder.

The Cross Shot is ambidextrous, it can go from the left shoulder to the right hip, or right shoulder to left hip. The rubber overmolded non-slip shoulder pad is excellent for on-the-go shooters, as it distributes the weight of the load but contains no bulky foam. 

Specifications: 

  • Length: 160cm
  • Width: 3.8cm
  • Material: TPR rubber, Nylon webbing
  • Comes with ConnectR CR-2, FastenR FR-3 & Lock Star

 

» Watch the instructional video for CROSS SHOT

 

 

SNAPR 20 BAG
 

The perfect solution for carrying larger point-and-shoot cameras. Your camera rests upside down, attached to the strap, ready to slide into shooting position. Grab, Glide, Click.

Specifications:

  • Fits Cameras up to 13.3cm x 8.3cm x 5.1cm
  • Camera Glides from Bag to Shooting Position
  • No Worry of Dropping or Forgetting Camera
  • 3-in-1: Bag (with two pockets) + Sling Strap + Hand Strap
  • Use All 3 Together or Independently
  • Exterior Dimensions of Bag: 10.5cm (H) x 16cm (W) x 8.5cm (D)
  • Interior Dimensions of Bag: 10cm (H) x 13.5cm (W) x 5cm (D)
  • Dimensions of Exterior Pocket: 9cm (H) x 12.5cm (W) x 1cm (D)
  • Length: 155cm
  • Comes with FastenR FR-SnapR

 

» Watch the instructional video on SNAPR 20 and SNAPR 35

 

 

 

SNAPR 35 BAG

A wider version of our popular SnapR bag, this is the perfect carrying solution for Micro 4/3 system cameras. Your camera rests upside down, attached to the strap, ready to slide into shooting position.

Specifications:

  • Fits Cameras up to 13.3cm x 8.3cm x 8.3cm
  • Camera Glides from Bag to Shooting Position
  • No Worry of Dropping or Forgetting Camera
  • 3-in-1: Bag (with two pockets) + Sling Strap + Hand Strap
  • Use All 3 Together or Independently
  • Exterior Dimensions of Bag: 10.5cm (H) x 16cm (W) x 11.5cm (D)
  • Interior Dimensions of Bag: 10cm (H) x 13.5cm (W) x 8.75cm (D)
  • Dimensions of Exterior Pocket: 9cm (H) x 12.5cm (W) x 1cm (D)
  • Length: 155cm
  • Comes with FastenR FR-SnapR

 

» Watch the instructional video on SNAPR 20 and SNAPR 35

 

 

 

ACCESSORIES

FASTENR STEALTH

The FastenR Stealth is optimized for the video shooter and remains the perfect means to carry your camera and lens.

Finished in robust black vinyl, its solid stainless-steel core creates an easy and secure connection to your camera's tripod. The rubber washer grants extra security, making it virtually impossible to over-tighten your FastenR to your camera. This piece fits on all BlackRapid R-Straps.

Specifications: 

  • Length: 2.2cm
  • Width: 2.4cm

 

» Watch the instructional video for FASTENR STEALTH

 

 

 

 

FASTENR (FR-3)

The FR-3 is the perfect means to carry your camera and lens, and comes standard with all BlackRapid R-Straps.

Finished in black nickel, the solid stainless steel design provides an attachment and release system, and the enhanced locking ridges on the FR-3's underside ensure a solid connection between your camera and FR-3.

Specifications:

  • Screw Diameter: Standard 1/4-20" Thread (fits all cameras)
  • Screw Head Diameter: 2cm
  • Length of Screw: 0.8cm
  • Depth of Rubber Washer: 0.3cm
  • Length of FR-3: 2cm
  • Width of FR-3: 2.1cm

 

» Watch the instructional video for CONNECTR and FASTENR

 

 

 

FASTENR TRIPOD (FR-T1) 

Make your quick release plate R-Strap ready!

The FR-T1 is an alternative to the standard FR-3, and the perfect means to attach your BlackRapid strap to the Manfrotto RC2 Quick Release Plate.

Finished, solid stainless-steel design provides an easy and secure connection to your RC2 and camera, and replaces the tripod screw that comes with the Manfrotto RC2.

Specifications:

  • Screw Diameter: Standard 1/4-20" Thread (fits all cameras)
  • Screw Head (with Handle) Diameter: 2.5cm
  • Length of Screw: 0.8cm
  • Includes a Stainless Stell "C" Ring and Washer
  • Length: 1.4cm
  • Width: 1.5cm

 

» Watch the instructional video on FASTENR TRIPOD (FR-T1)

 

 

 

COUPLER

Behold, the coupling of two R-Straps into a two-camera carrying system! The CoupleR is BlackRapid's simplest solution to carrying two cameras.

By coupling any two compatible R-Straps (i.e. CLASSIC RS-4, CARGO RS-5, or the slings included with the SNAPR 20 and SNAPR 35) in the back, and wearing them like a backpack, your cameras will hang vertically at your sides. You'll feel free and secure while having both cameras quickly accessible.

Simply snap one or more CoupleRs to the back portion of two R-Straps and adjust their height for comfort. Presto! Two cameras at your beck and call.

Specifications:

  • Length: 15cm
  • Width: 2.5cm

 

 

 

BRAD

The BRAD is an underarm stabilizing strap that attaches to the front and back of your R-Strap. Designed to work with all R-Straps, it works best with the CLASSIC (RS-4) and CARGO (RS-5).

Specifications:

  • Length: 75cm
  • Width: 2cm
  • Material: Nylon Webbing & Elastic

 

 

 

 

LOCKSTAR 

The Lock Star clips onto the strap’s ConnectR hook (CR-2), and serves dual purposes; it prevents the ConnectR lock from coming unlocked during use, and also prevent the metal hardware from coming into direct contact with the camera body.

Specifications:

  • Material: ABS Plastic

 

 

 

MODS SYSTEM: BERT

The BERT extends any of the MOD-compatible straps (DOUBLE and DOUBLE SLIM) by an additional 15" (38cm), granting even the broadest and/or tallest of photographers the ability to wear an R-Strap.

Specifications:

  • Length: 38cm
  • Width: 2.5cm
  • Material: Nylon Webbing

 

 

 

MODS SYSTEM: BRYCE

The BRYCE pocket is perfect for the little things that you need to carry, and works on most straps with a width of 8cm or less, including the ones found on your messenger bag, belt, backpack and more.

Designed for the SPORT straps, this pocket can hold batteries, memory cards, your smart phone, or even a small point-and-shoot camera.

Specifications:

  • Exterior Materials: Ballistic Nylon and Rip-Stop Piecing
  • Interior Materials: Electric Crosslinking PE Foam Pad with Tricot Brushed Lining
  • Exterior Dimensions: 14.5cm (H) x 9.5cm (W) x 2cm (D)
  • Interior Dimensions: 14cm (H) x 9cm (W) x 1.75cm (D)

 

 

 

 

 

Additional Resources

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