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Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness (Re-design)

B&H # VEPAHV2 Mfr # HS1N
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The Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness is a heavy duty padded wide strap that prevents shoulder fatigue while carrying audio equipment. It is designed to be used with professional audio mixer and recording cases. There is a 21" over strap and an 8.0" under strap. The harness features attachment rings for securing cases, two carabineers, removable waist strap and a carry sack.

The HS1N Harness is Made in U.S.A.

Heavy-duty, padded audio harness with wide straps used to prevent shoulder fatigue.
Soft, cloth padding under straps
Chrome-plated adjustment and attachment rings with more room for adjustments than previous model.
1.5" wide weight bearing strap with 4.0" paddig uderneath
More spaces along front allow for additional adaptability in fit and add on accessories.
Removable waist strap used to keep sound gear close to waist.
Material Exterior: Cordura nylon with laminated closed cell foam
Over the shoulder strap: 1/2" dense open cell foam laminated to tricot nylon
Back strap: 3/8" dense open cell foam laminated to tricot nylon
Exterior Dimensions Over strap: 21 x 4.0" (53.34 x 10.16 cm) (LxW)
Under strap: 8.0 x 2.0" (20.32 x 5.08cm) (LxW)
Weight 1.6 lbs (726g)
Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness (Re-design)
  • Waist Strap
  • 2 x Carabineers
  • Carry Sack
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Versa-FlexHS1N Professional Audio Harness
     
    4.9

    (based on 16 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (8)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Versatile (3)

    Cons

    • Bulky/heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Professional recording (7)
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    5.0

    The Best

    By Jg

    from Northeast Corridor

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

      I've been jumping on crews for reality/lifestyle tv where the most common mixer has been the 8 channel 788T along with 5-6 wireless receivers, a wireless hop, extra lithium and additional batts as well as back-up transmitters on board. All this amounts to a beast of a rig. It's not as if you can't feel it, but I can't imagine a better harness. Worth every penny.

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      5.0

      very good

      By m&e sound field

      from miami

      Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

      Always very good packaging and conditions. Never had troubles since im making deals with b&h. Love this store

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      5.0

      This harness will save your back!

      By New Mexico Mixer

      from Las Cruces New Mexico

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Productionfield Recording

        Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

        When you're in the field for 12+ hours, your back can really start hurting if you don't support your gear properly, this Hartis distributes the weight perfectly across both shoulders and your back... I'll never do production sound without it ever again !

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        5.0

        A Real Back Saver!

        By Carl K.

        from Savannah, GA

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Effective
        • Good value
        • Reduces Strain

        Cons

        • Needs Set-up Pictures

        Best Uses

        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

        My location sound kit consists of a Sound Devices 702 recorder and a Sound Devices 302 mixer. This combo can get pretty heavy by the end of a 12 hour day, hence this harness by Versa-Flex. The lower back support is especially helpful and keeps me standing tall instead of being hunched over by the weight of the gear. The set-up of the back straps is very important, and warrants some experimentation prior to first use in the field. You are on your own in terms of set up. There are no instructions or even pictures to follow. You must go to their web site to examine pictures . (pictures included in the packaging would be helpful and might be expected considering the price). In any event, this item is well worth the cost considering the fact that you are saving your back.

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        5.0

        Endurance

        By Matt - Sound Dude

        from Boulder, CO

        About Me Experienced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

        • Bulky/Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

        I'm typically a director and sound guy at the same time, and on documentary, taking your gear on and off all day isn't an option. Especially when you're making climbing videos, adventure travel stuff, etc. This fits me like a glove. I wore it all weekend while climbing and had zero back issues, soreness - I didn't even want to take it off. I love how it keeps my gear right in front of me as well. I don't think lots of people mention that.I simply have one issue:I've worked with outdoor gear my whole life, and I've always been confused why the filmmaking industry and the outdoor gear industry don't communicate more. I feel like this strap could be a bit simpler as well as compact - I don't understand why I'm un-able to stuff it in my mixer bag after a shoot, or fold it into the size of a zucchini. That's a feature which many, many other bags and straps which are much, much larger have.That's my complaint. And I'm apt to call it more of a cry for luxury. I love this guy.

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        5.0

        Fits "the Big Guy" too

        By JBuddah

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Professional Recording

          Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

          I am a XXL - XXXL and I was worried this harness would not fit me. I am happy to report it fits easily and comfortably.

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          5.0

          Excellent Harness...

          By ceroprod

          from Denver, CO

          About Me Experienced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy To Use
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

              a Bit bulky to haul around .. worth it. Excellent support, fit and very adjustable. You wont be disappointed!

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              5.0

              the best

              By john w

              from joisey

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • Bulky/Heavy

              Best Uses

              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

              If you are carrying anything more than an FP_33 your back/shoulders will love you

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              5.0

              Very comfortable

              By Xanadu

              from Texas

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Very comfortable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

                I used a Porta-Brace harness for many years and I decided to try this one. I'm glad I made the change. Very comfortable and not as heavy as the PB.

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                5.0

                Great Harness

                By Mike

                from VA

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable

                Cons

                • Bulky/Heavy

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

                  Comfortable and supports equipment well. A little bulky.

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                  5.0

                  A must-have for the Wendt Field Mixer

                  By Mare

                  from Austin, TX

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Events
                    • Home Studio
                    • Performances
                    • Professional Recording

                    Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

                    I use the harness when out in the field recording with the Wendt 5 Audio Field Mixer. When out in the field your mixer is secure, your hands are free and makes carrying the mixer easy and painless. If you record audio in the field, this is a must have.

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                    4.0

                    A Real Back Saver.

                    By B.

                    from Philadelphia

                    About Me Power User

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Configure
                    • Reliable Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

                        A mixer, recorder, a bunch of receivers and way to much random bits of tape and stuff rolling around my audio bag can take a toll on my back after many hours of work.

                        The lower back strap is great for adding extra support for your back. It also helps keep the bag securely in place while running and getting in and out of vehicles in a hurry.

                        The only down side of the harness are that the plastic latches on the lower straps were a little hard to hook. I added some cheap charabinres to the latches which made for easier clipping to the bag.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Business
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        So Comfortable You'll Forget It's On

                        By Skywalker

                        from San Carlos, CA

                        Verified Buyer

                        Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

                        I'm not a professional sound person, but I found myself in a job that required me to carry a mixer and wireless mics for the better part of three days and this harness was fantastic.

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                        5.0

                        Comfortable after a 10 hour day

                        By Mike

                        from Florida

                        About Me Experienced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday

                          Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

                          The HS1N works with all my mixer cases.

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                          5.0

                          Lighten Your Load

                          By Eight-Ball Audio

                          from Vancouver, B.C.

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easy To Carry
                          • Sturdy

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentary
                            • ENG work

                            Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

                            For documentary and "over the shoulder" work this harness is easy to get in and out of, with well thought out fastening points, and good weight distribution.

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                            5.0

                            Easy Shopping for must have equipment.

                            By slipnslide

                            from Oklahoma

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Carry
                            • Sturdy

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Versa-Flex HS1N Professional Audio Harness:

                                I love the harness, it makes carrying around the field mixer not such a strain on your back and keeps your gear more stationary. Perfect for run and gun shooting.

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