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Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap - for Domke F1X, F2, F3X, F4AF, F7, F804, F805, J1, J2 or J3 Series Bags (Black)

You Pay: $19.87

The Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap is made to work with Domke camera bags or satchels. It is a comfortable harness that allows gear to ride low on your back. It attaches instantly to the existing hardware on the bag.

Backpack strap comfortable harness that allows gear to ride low on your back.
Strap attaches instantly to the existing hardware on a specific Domke Camera Bag or Satchel.
Compatible with;
  • Domke F1X, F2, F3X, F4AF or F7 series bags
  • Domke F804 or F805 series bags
  • Domke J1, J2 or J3 series bags
Material Nylon
Attachment Method Attaches to hardware already on bag
Weight 8.0 oz (226.8 g) 1
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Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap - for Domke F1X, F2, F3X, F4AF, F7, F804, F805, J1, J2 or J3 Series Bags (Black)
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    DomkeFA-100 Backpack Strap
     
    4.3

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Adjustable (12)
    • Strong construction (11)
    • Comfortable (9)
    • Does not chafe (3)

    Cons

    • Poorly padded (6)

    Best Uses

    • Stable (7)
    • Comfort (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    An Inexpensive No-Brainer

    These straps pack up small and hook up quick. When the shoulder strap of your bag just isn't secure enough, these straps will bring the extra peace of mind knowing that your gear is...Read complete review

    These straps pack up small and hook up quick. When the shoulder strap of your bag just isn't secure enough, these straps will bring the extra peace of mind knowing that your gear is firmly attached to you.
    Likewise, they're comfortable and easy to reconfigure on the fly.
    One my favorite things about these straps is they allow you safely move your bag in and out of the way quickly and securely - especially if you use the 'single shoulder' configuration.
    For backpacking, hiking or other movement-intensive locations look no further.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Useable and sturdy but poorly designed

    I bought this strap along with the Domke F2 bag, knowing I was going to be hiking with it.

    This strap is a compromise in comfort no matter how I...Read complete review

    I bought this strap along with the Domke F2 bag, knowing I was going to be hiking with it.

    This strap is a compromise in comfort no matter how I wear it. It is obviously designed for someone taller than myself (I'm about 5'4") as at its tightest adjustment I found the X of the strap pressing close to my neck, and anything longer rested the bag below my back.
    Worn at any length in the standard backpack configuration (X against the back, loops over the arms) the straps dig in unacceptably at the armpits, resulting in chafing in a very short period. The only solution to this problem is to flip the strap around so the X rests against the front. This eliminates chafing and renders the stap usable, but comes with its own problems. Attached like this, the bag tends to rest on a point, rather than flat against the back. If you are female, there's only one way that X can be arranged at the front, and it's not ideal (think "lifts and separates", but without the "lifts"). Most importantly, it dramatically reduces the speed with which you can get at your gear, all clips are now behind you and you must unclip one to take the bag on and off.

    The straps are made to last and they do distribute the weight reasonably well for carrying a camera bag over long distances, but are poorly designed and not worth the price.

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    5.0

    Makes a great camera bag even better!

    By Boomer

    from NorCal

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

    • Poorly Padded

    Best Uses

    • Hiking

    Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

    I use this with my Domke F-2 shoulder bag and it is a must have if you do any amount of hiking. After a long time the straps can hurt your shoulders so I am going to try it with a couple of the Domke FA-031 post Office Shoulder pads. I'm guessing that will be a killer combination.

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    • No

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    5.0

    simple!

    By theNewk

    from austin, tx

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

        i love this strap! simple and effective. i have not used it on a long haul, but throwing the domke on my back to ride a bike downtown, makes it convenient and, for saves a little time. i have backpacks for camera gear, but this just made my street photo junkets just a bit more convenient. jim got this one right, for sure.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Simple Solution

        By Merwin

        from Maryville, TN

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Does not Chafe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Stabilizing

          Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

          Not much to say other than it makes my F2 easy to carry on my back. Straps aren't padded, but they are reasonably comfortable.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Good Investment

          By Desert Dweller

          from The Desert

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

          • Poorly Padded

          Best Uses

            Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

            I bought this to use on a trip. It worked great for carrying a camera bag around at the airport. I purchased two removable seat belt comforters (padding that can be used on seat belts at the shoulder) in the automotive department at a large local retail store to use as shoulder padding.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Works, but not terribly comfortable

            By Jane Clark

            from St., Louis MO

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                  I bought this for when I need to hike to locations. Works great, but it won't be comfortable enough for serious backpackers. Great for hauling my big bag through airports or on the small bag for short hikes. I'm 5'2" and find that the straps hit me wrong under the arms, just the way it's designed. Quick and inexpensive solution for those few times when carrying becomes problematic.

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Handy

                  By Steve

                  from Logtown

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Stabilizing

                    Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                    It doesn't make your bag a perfect backpack but if you love your Domke bag and go on short hikes, it's a very handy way to carry it.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Did what it needed to

                    By Jonathan

                    from Litchfield, CT

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Does not Chafe

                    Cons

                    • Poorly Padded

                    Best Uses

                    • Stabilizing

                    Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                    My shoulder and my Domke shoulder strap are both done in. I needed something to disperse the bags weight better so I tried this. Did a great job. Straps could use padding but for $ still a great deal.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    So simple

                    By Frank

                    from Montréal, Canada

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Efficiency
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing
                    • Walk

                    Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                    So simple but so effective

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Easy on back and on the wallet

                    By enlighted3

                    from CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Comes only in black

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort

                    Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                    Use it with my Domke F3x. Makes the whole pack seem lighter, distributes the weight evenly.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    Nice Accessory for Domke Bag!

                    By Photo Guy

                    from New York City

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Light weight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Another way to carry

                      Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                      Great addition for my Domke F4AF bag. Bag already has shoulder strap & carrying handle. Backstrap adds a 3rd way to carry my heavy Nikon D3 with zoom lens. A real plus when carrying for long perioeds of time!!! Backstrap is simple to attach, comfortable & appears to be durable yet doesn't add too much weight. Would give 5 stars but haven't had it long enough to judge longevity.

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                      • No

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      1.0

                      Useable and sturdy but poorly designed

                      By Canid

                      from Ontario, Canada

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Chafes
                      • Difficult to Attach
                      • Overpriced
                      • Poorly Padded

                      Best Uses

                      • Long Hikes

                      Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                      I bought this strap along with the Domke F2 bag, knowing I was going to be hiking with it.

                      This strap is a compromise in comfort no matter how I wear it. It is obviously designed for someone taller than myself (I'm about 5'4") as at its tightest adjustment I found the X of the strap pressing close to my neck, and anything longer rested the bag below my back.
                      Worn at any length in the standard backpack configuration (X against the back, loops over the arms) the straps dig in unacceptably at the armpits, resulting in chafing in a very short period. The only solution to this problem is to flip the strap around so the X rests against the front. This eliminates chafing and renders the stap usable, but comes with its own problems. Attached like this, the bag tends to rest on a point, rather than flat against the back. If you are female, there's only one way that X can be arranged at the front, and it's not ideal (think "lifts and separates", but without the "lifts"). Most importantly, it dramatically reduces the speed with which you can get at your gear, all clips are now behind you and you must unclip one to take the bag on and off.

                      The straps are made to last and they do distribute the weight reasonably well for carrying a camera bag over long distances, but are poorly designed and not worth the price.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Why didn't I buy this years ago?

                      By Mike

                      from Gordonsville, VA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Poorly Padded

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Stabilizing
                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                      I have had my Domke F2 for may years, carrying two camera bodies, 3-4 lenses, flash, and related gear suspended from the sholder strap. The FA-100 Backpack Strap provides a more balanced means to carry my gear. Although the strap is not padded, it is very comfortable.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      A must have !

                      By Bruno

                      from Beijing, China

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Great value
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Comfort

                        Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                        Use it with a Domke F2 bag. Fantastic piece of kit. Allows you to carry a very heavy load without feeling the pain of it. This is very simply a must have for all Domke bag owners !!!

                        Note that although there is no padding it does not feel uncomfortable.

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect companion strap

                        By WoolMoon

                        from Montana

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Stabilizing

                          Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                          This strap is a great alternative to carrying your Domke bag on your shoulder. It is comfortable, strong and priced right. I enjoy throwing it on and taking off into the woods.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Just what the doctor ordered

                          By tgbrendaj

                          from Waterbury, Ct.

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable Strap
                          • Durable
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • None really

                          Best Uses

                          • Daily Transport
                          • Hiking on road trail

                          Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                          This strap assembly is perfect for use on my "just a little bigger" Domke gear bag. I do a lot of trail walking for nature shots, and the shoulder strap gets to be a real PAIN. With this strap, I bear the weight of the bag on both sholders and my lower back, thus making it far more comfortable to carry the bag. :) The only thing I'm slightly nervious about is the spring loaded hooks being used, but I guess Domke knows what they have designed this strap for.

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                          (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          An Inexpensive No-Brainer

                          By Nead

                          from Atlanta, GA

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Does not Chafe
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Poorly Padded

                          Best Uses

                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about Domke FA-100 Backpack Strap:

                          These straps pack up small and hook up quick. When the shoulder strap of your bag just isn't secure enough, these straps will bring the extra peace of mind knowing that your gear is firmly attached to you.
                          Likewise, they're comfortable and easy to reconfigure on the fly.
                          One my favorite things about these straps is they allow you safely move your bag in and out of the way quickly and securely - especially if you use the 'single shoulder' configuration.
                          For backpacking, hiking or other movement-intensive locations look no further.

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