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Domke FA-031 U.S. Post Office Shoulder Pad

B&H # DOSP Mfr # 725-310
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The Domke FA-031 U.S.P.O. Shoulder Pad is an ergonomically designed pad that is made of thick foam rubber on a tough leather backing. This pad is identical to the shoulder pad used by letter carriers with the addition of touch fastener tabs which adjusts to fit straps up to 2.75" wide. The newly engineered foam makes pad more durable and attractive than ever.

The shoulder pad fits the contour of your shoulder.
Touch fastener tabs which adjust to fit straps up to 2.75" wide.
Material Thick foam rubber on a tough leather backing
Closure Type Touch fastener tabs which adjusts to fit straps up to 2.75" wide
Exterior Dimensions Not specified by manufacturer
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Domke FA-031 U.S. Post Office Shoulder Pad
  • 2 Year Warranty
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    DomkeFA-031 Shoulder Pad
     
    4.6

    (based on 104 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (73)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (24)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (93)
    • Well padded (87)
    • Strong construction (69)
    • Does not chafe (55)
    • Adjustable (51)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort (84)
      • Stable (50)
      • Supporting camera (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (41), Pro photographer (23), Semi-pro photographer (16), Casual photographer (8), Professional (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (54)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Use this on all of your bags!

      I bought this with a Domke F2 bag and wow! I love this shoulder pad. I've since bought this for all of my photo bags plus messenger bags that get heavy after a long...Read complete review

      I bought this with a Domke F2 bag and wow! I love this shoulder pad. I've since bought this for all of my photo bags plus messenger bags that get heavy after a long day. This has an angled padding and adjusts easily to on the shoulder or over the shoulder/across the body carrying style. The pad is thick and angled so you can easily adjust it to your body plus it removes easily if you want to switch to another bag...but for less than [$] I recommend getting one for each bag. I shoot with a 1ds Mark II body and several L lenses...add flashes, batteries and other items to my bag and it's easily over 20lbs. This pad makes it easy for all day use and I especially like it on my Crumpler bags - which come with horrible shoulder pads IMO.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      not that comfortable

      I was not impressed with this pad. In fact, I found my Domke bag more comfortable without it. The pad kind of digged into my shoulder, and is also heavier than I...Read complete review

      I was not impressed with this pad. In fact, I found my Domke bag more comfortable without it. The pad kind of digged into my shoulder, and is also heavier than I expected.

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      5.0

      Arm-azing

      By Jason

      from Texas

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Does not Chafe
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Stabilizing

        Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

        This pad is probably the greatest thing since sliced bread. I have way too much gear to lug around, plus I am the kind of photog who likes having every part of my bag around "just in case". Leads up to sore shoulders and back problems. This pad alleviated the shoulder issue. I enjoy my dome bag because it is old, worn, and looks like a neglected gym bag. So I enjoy the bag when I am leaving gear in the truck. However, the stock strap can be a pain (literally). With added weight, this pad sure came in handy.

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        5.0

        Makes Your Shoulder Bag Better

        By CDJones

        from Montclair, NJ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Comfort

          Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

          I've used this shoulder pad for many years, and I'm now replacing it with a new one. It makes shoulder bags more comfortable and helps keep it up on your shoulder. I don't think I could live without it.

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          5.0

          Nice shoulder pad

          By Sheri

          from Ga

          Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

          The shoulder pad appears to be exactly what I needed for my Coach messenger bag purchased with an added insert for my camera gear. I plan to use this to keep a couple of additional lenses and my flash on me during extended photo shoots. The messenger bag did not come with a shoulder pad and this looks to be a comfortable solution. Seems sturdy enough.

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          4.0

          Works best with heavy bags.

          By dmanthree

          from Massachusetts

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Comfort
            • Stabilizing

            Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

            This strap has a thick and sturdy pad that won't give much with lighter bags and doesn't add much benefit. However, with heavy bags it works really well. The cushioning is just right for its intended purpose.

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            5.0

            Great Shoulder Pad

            By MS

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Comfort

              Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

              This is a great shoulder pad. I use this with my Domke F-3X and the padding is great.

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              • No

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              4.0

              Shoulder Pad

              By Paul

              from Beaufort, SC

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult to Attach

                Best Uses

                • Comfort

                Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                I bought to beef up Kata backpack strap to finish a long day. It does a reasonable job but it would be more comfortable if it was a bit wider. IIt has a taper from front to back which is helpful in keeping it from sliding off the shoulder.

                Only real complaint is that the velcro straps that attach it don't keep it from sliding up or down along the strap.

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                5.0

                YEA!

                By LITTLEJIMMYBEAVER

                from OHIO

                Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                I was amazed, what a different this item MADE ON MY SHOULDER IN COMFORT.




                made in comfort on my shoulder.little

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                5.0

                Very Comfortable Shoulder Pad

                By Photoguy

                from USA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Does not Chafe
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Comfort
                  • Stabilizing

                  Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                  I was looking for a replacement shoulder pad and stumbled across this one. While it is not one of the more pleasing to the eye, it more than makes up for that in comfort.

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                  4.0

                  Great addition to my ONA Messenger Bag!

                  By eodphoto

                  from Washington, DC

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort

                    Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                    I purchased this shoulder pad after desperately looking for a solution to the reoccurring shoulder pain I'd had to endure from trekking through NYC all day with my camera body, 2 lenses, and ipad.. This shoulder pad certainly didn't resolve the issue completely but the foam padding definitely added comfort and reduced some of the strain on my shoulder.

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                    5.0

                    Great product.

                    By Old Guy

                    from Woodland Park, CO

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Does not Chafe
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Stabilizing

                      Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                      Purchased the Domke FA-031 USPO shoulder pad to cushion the anticipated weight of my fully loaded Domke 700- J3B camera bag (purchased at the same time), since I am getting somewhat arthritic. Well made, super padded, easily adjustable and makes camera outings a lot more comfortable. Couldn't be more satisfied. Free shipping a plus.

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                      5.0

                      Great Addition to a Great Bag

                      By rpcrowe

                      from Escondido, CA

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                          I carry my bag over my left shoulder. This pad not only eases the weight of the bag but, its contour helps prevent the bag from sliding off my shoulder.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent design prevents slipping

                          By Gary Observer

                          from Anaheim, CA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Stabilizes Camera Bag

                            Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                            I attached it to my Tenba camera bag to prevent it from slipping. The pad is to be worn with the thick side towards the shoulder and thin side towards the neck to prevent slipping. The padding also makes it comfortable to wear. I have only used it twice so I can't comment on durability.

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                            5.0

                            Comfort for my trusty old F2

                            By Dchil

                            from Eastcoast US

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Comfort
                              • Stabilizing

                              Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                              I bought this to go with the new Domke strap that I bought to resuscitate my aging Domke F2 bag. I've had the bag for about 20 years and couldn't force myself to part with it. So I bought the Domke gripper strap replacement, the super handle and this shoulder pad. This pad is more comfortable than any shoulder cushion I've ever had. If you fill the Domke with heavy camera equipment and carry it all day, you need this shoulder pad. Highly recommended.

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                              5.0

                              great shoulder padding

                              By jerome photo

                              from Ottawa Canada

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Does not Chafe
                              • Strong Construction
                              • Well Padded

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Comfort
                                • Stabilizing

                                Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                                A must for fully loaded Domke larger bags,particularly the F-1x ballistic bag,which when loaded can be a strain on shoulder.comfortable and prevents slippage.

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                                5.0

                                Great Addition to Any Shoulder Bag

                                By Bud

                                from New York Metro Area

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Does not Chafe
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Comfort
                                  • Stabilizing

                                  Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                                  I've been using these US Postal shoulder pads for years and I just ordered two more. They're very comfortable, contoured to your shoulder, and stick like glue. My original one lasted five years of heavy use before the padding started to wear out. They're inexpensive and a great add on to any carry bag.

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                                  4.0

                                  Comfy!

                                  By fangtastic

                                  from Maryland

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Well Padded

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                                      Very comfy pad. I strapped it to my a stock Canon dslr strap which made it 10x more comfortable. Wore it for 13 hours straight doing a wedding shoot while it was connected to a heavy 5dIII and 70-200 2.8. The pad grips my shoulder well and didn't slip off all day.

                                      Only problem is that it kinda pricey, but it's worth it!

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                                      5.0

                                      Great all-around!

                                      By CJCMarquez

                                      from Orange County, CA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Does not Chafe
                                      • Strong Construction
                                      • Well Padded

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Comfort
                                        • Supporting Camera

                                        Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                                        I use this product for my camera bag (Tamrac Velocity 3) and my OEM camera strap (Canon 60D). The Velcro makes it easy to remove and place on another strap and the padding is very comfortable. The main thing that I like is that the padding is thicker on one side than the other which allows it to rest flat and comfortably on your shoulder. I definitely recommend.

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                                        4.0

                                        Low cost comfort

                                        By L Squared

                                        from Lewes, DE

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Strong Construction
                                        • Well Padded

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Comfort

                                          Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                                          I carry a heavy bag with a Nikon and 3 lens. The Domke Shoulder Pad helped eased my shoulder discomfort

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                                          5.0

                                          Instant relief!

                                          By WoodWorks

                                          from Ashland, OR

                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Adjustable
                                          • Comfortable
                                          • Does not Chafe
                                          • Well Padded

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Comfort

                                            Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                                            I use this pad with the Union Photo Messenger bag to carry my gear, and not only does it help make the bag's strap more comfortable, but its tapered construction keeps the bag on my shoulders better. Highly recommended!

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                                            5.0

                                            Domke Shoulder Pad

                                            By Dave

                                            from Bellevue, WA

                                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Comfortable
                                            • Well Padded

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Comfort
                                              • Stabilizing

                                              Comments about Domke FA-031 Shoulder Pad:

                                              Got a heavy bag full of gear that's pulling your shoulder out of place? Give this item a try. Its relatively inexpensive, and does a darn good job of taking the pinch out of poorly padded shoulder straps. The padding material feels a bit like the expensive mattress "memory" foam; its pliable yet firm enough to maintain its shape. One very cool feature is that the pad is offset (one side is thicker than the other), which helps to keep your shoulder strap from slipping off your shoulder. This may seem like a minor point, but I think it makes a big difference.

                                              The pad attaches with two Velcro straps, and can accommodate a 2 1/4" strap. The space between the two Velcro straps is 6".

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