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BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense)

You Pay: $15.95
Product Highlights
  • Fits RS-7 Strap
  • Secure Fit During Action Shots
  • Two Strap Hooks and a Q.R. Buckle

The Black Rapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense) (Black) is an option primarily designed for the Black Rapid RS-7 strap but it can also work with the RS1-5 straps. It attaches to the strap for a more secure fit during action shots. Worn under the arm, the BRAD will make sure that the strap stays put. It attaches using 2 strap hooks and a quick release buckle.

Construction
  • Nylon webbing
  • Nylon elastic
  • Two plastic acetal strap hooks
  • Quick release plastic buckle
Provides secure fit during action shots
Worn under the arm, the BRAD will make sure that the strap stays
Compatible with
  • Black Rapid RS-7 strap
  • Black Rapid RS1-5 straps
Material Nylon webbing and elastic
Attachment Method Strap hooks Quick release buckle
Exterior Dimensions 26 x 0.75" (66.04 x 1.91cm) (LxW)
BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense)
  • 1-Year Replacement Warranty
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    BlackRapidBRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense)
     
    4.5

    (based on 77 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (29)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    94%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Adjustable (65)
    • Comfortable (63)
    • Strong construction (45)
    • Does not chafe (32)
    • Well padded (10)

    Cons

    • Difficult to attach (5)

    Best Uses

    • Stable (60)
    • Comfort (32)
    • Supporting camera (32)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (29), Semi-pro photographer (23), Pro photographer (10), Photography student (7), Casual photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (60)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good solution to strap slippage.

    I'm a wedding and portrait photographer so I'm constantly moving. I LOVE my Black Rapid RS-W1 strap but found that it was slipping around quite frequently and usually the camera would slide around to...Read complete review

    I'm a wedding and portrait photographer so I'm constantly moving. I LOVE my Black Rapid RS-W1 strap but found that it was slipping around quite frequently and usually the camera would slide around to my front(even with the bumpers in place) where it would be in the way.

    I got the Brad attachment after a recommendation from a friend and found that it would fit my RS-W1. I found it easy to attach and adjust, and the little bit of elastic on it make it comfortable to wear even when you're moving.
    It does a good job keeping my RS-W1 in place when it's hanging, but I am having a bit of an issue when I bring the camera up; with the weight of the camera & lens no longer on the strap I'm finding the Brad still pulls the strap down when I bring my camera to my eye, and this causes my RS-W1 to slip off of my shoulder completely and hang around my arm, which means I have to re-adjust every time I put the camera back down. A little annoying but survivable and at least I don't have to worry about my camera swinging around to the front anymore when it's hanging.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    not happy

    It gets 2 stars for being able to work when it's needed.

    It loses a star for not being included with the strap originally. It's just another way for them to take...Read complete review

    It gets 2 stars for being able to work when it's needed.

    It loses a star for not being included with the strap originally. It's just another way for them to take your money. The main strap is flawed because it requires the brad strap to function without hastle. The brad strap does eliminate the hastle.

    It loses a star for the price. FAR too overpriced.

    Loses yet another star because it doesn't clip on very effectively. If you have to put your camera down you'll find the brad strap can easily come off. If the back clip comes off it's very tricky to get back on.

    Overall, I have a love hate relationship with this thing. It's absolutely needed because the RS strap is flawed without it. It works when needed. But it's design is terrible and the extra cost of buying this separately when it should be included with the RS strap really rubs me the wrong way.

    Reviewed by 77 customers

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    5.0

    Ultimate accessory for R strap

    By Arnaud

    from NYC

    About Me Photography Student

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Stabilizing

      Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

      That small strap stabilizes my camera when I bike or bend over. There are no more strap swing. This should be on the R strap from the beginning I think

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      • No

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      5.0

      Better Than The Rest

      By mikeschmeee

      from Vancouver, B.C. Canada

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Stabilizing
        • Supporting Camera

        Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

        This should be the strap that comes with all SLR cameras!
        I use to hate carrying my camera around my neck whenever I go out but this BlackRapid has rekindled my love with my equipment! I highly recommend using the BRAD accessory as it helps quite a bit.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Very helpful that they sell this

        By Moth Dust

        from NYC

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Comfort
          • Stabilizing
          • Supporting Camera

          Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

          I accidentally buckled my BRAD from my BlackRapid Sport Strap into my camera bag... it is now stuck and I am feeling very silly indeed. I am glad they sell this additional piece inexpensively so that I can replace my broken strap and continue shooting right away.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Fine

          By shasta

          from CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Stabilizing
            • Supporting Camera

            Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

            I bought this for one of the older Black Rapid straps I use (women's edition). It does keep it from swinging, which is helpful.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Sweet!!

            By DanTheMan

            from Boston

            Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

            Bought this for my BlackRapid Metro sling. I wore this strap a couple of weeks ago and had an issue of the strap sliding forward when i leaned. This got really annoying and i had to adjusting the strap and holding my camera to avoid any damage. I bought the strap to be completely hands free. So i went online amd looked at the BlackRapid website for a remedy. I saw this strap and it was exactly made for this reason. Shortly after receiving this strap attachment i used it on a city walk and it really worked!! It kept the camera and strap in place while i used both my hands for tripod or when i had to text. It was super easy to connect and once on, it did not move around. I highly recommend this attachment if you are having the same issue as me.

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            5.0

            Love this strap!

            By Bonnie

            from Oregon

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Does not Chafe
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Comfort
              • Stabilizing
              • Supporting Camera

              Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

              This strap helps keep my kick in place. It's easy to use and doesn't get in the way.

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              • No

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              5.0

              adds stability

              By Endoman

              from NJ

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comfort
                • Stabilizing
                • Supporting Camera

                Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                adds stability to the Black Rapid RS-7 Strap

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                • No

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                5.0

                Finishing touch on a great product

                By MarloPix

                from Eatontown, NJ

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Does not Chafe
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Comfort
                  • Stabilizing

                  Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                  I love my Black Rapid RS-7 strap- my only major complaint was that the strap would "wander" when I would wear a shirt with a smooth material... such as a cotton/poly golf shirt. The BRAD solves this problem. Works well. Easy to install and takes up little additional room.

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                  5.0

                  Biking necessity

                  By Tone

                  from PA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Does not Chafe
                  • Strong Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing
                    • Supporting Camera

                    Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                    Secure accessory when biking with my BlackRapid strap and RX10.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Adds some stability

                    By PeterD

                    from Phoenix, AZ

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort
                      • Stabilizing

                      Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                      I have a little one that is always with me when I am taking pictures. I am constantly bending over and picking him up or helping him with something. My RS-7 is generally a very good strap that controls my gear under normal circumstances but it was not meant for such extreme movement. The BRAD was easy to install and it has improved the RS-7's ability to control my camera & lens with my little one around. It is not perfect but I don't know of a strap that does a better job than this one. Perhaps the Black Rapids Sports model does? Given my choice of equipment and the freedom of movement and comfort I am generally happy with my current selection.

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                      5.0

                      Keeps it all in place.

                      By Rebecca Ames Photography

                      from Durham, NC

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Does not Chafe
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Comfort
                        • Stabilizing

                        Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                        I love the black rapid strap, but until I got the BRAD it would slide all over the place every time I bent over, shot down, squatted while shooting or just moved too quickly. With the additional strap everything stays right where it should and I can move around with much more ease.

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                        5.0

                        BlackRapid BRAD

                        By Riando

                        from Oakland, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                          This is a must have for any black rapid strap. Keeps the darn things from moving around as you take hold of your camera. I spent $140 on my BlackRapid Double, yet it didn't come with this. This is a necessity I couldn't do with out.

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                          4.0

                          works well

                          By woody

                          from santa rosa ca

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                          • Difficult to Attach

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Stabilizing

                          Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                          locks straps in place. Some what hard to connect with one hand but works fine when connected .

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Nice addition your Belt harness

                          By Liberator

                          from Elizabethtown, KY

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                              I received Black Rapid 'Metro" harness. It is great harness best but sometime doesn't stay in the should so I order it.

                              Very simple harness that keeps on your shoulder firmly like it should. Everyone should have this harness..

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                              5.0

                              Great enhancement!

                              By Draft Horse Photos

                              from Lawrenceburg, IN

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Comfortable
                              • Does not Chafe

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Comfort
                                • Stabilizing

                                Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                                First, let me say that I love my BlackRapid RS7 strap! The only problem is that it will sometimes ride up onto my neck and/or slide forward from the weight of extra batteries etc. This strap totally solves both of those problems!!

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                                5.0

                                Improve An Already Great Product

                                By Mtnpilot

                                from Nampa, ID

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Does not Chafe
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                • None

                                Best Uses

                                • Stabilizing
                                • Supporting Camera

                                Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                                IMO, the BRAD improves an already great product - I'll explain. A while ago, I switched to a BlackRapid RS-7 and it is a great camera strap. My only issue with the RS-7 is that if the fabric of the shirt or jacket that I'm wearing is slick (e.g., a windbreaker), the RS-7 can occasionally slide out of position. So far, attachment of the BRAD has totally fixed this situation. I recommend that the BRAD be included in your purchase of an RS-7.

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                                4.0

                                Works as intended.

                                By gberdan

                                from Wenatchee, WA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Stabilizing

                                  Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                                  I actually bought this to attempt to control the positioning of an E9 strap. It works fairly well, after I made a couple adaptations to connect it. If I buy another sling strap in the future I will probably try a BlackRapid set up. This item was well made.

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                                  4.0

                                  Over-priced but effective

                                  By Lbartman55

                                  from Poulsbo, WA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Effective
                                  • Simple To Attach
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Overpriced

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Stabilizing

                                  Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                                  I would say this is pretty much an indispensable adjunct to the BlackRapid single straps. Without the Brad, my strap tended to slip around, so that the padded part moved off my shoulder as I moved the camera - eliminating the advantage of the slide. The Brad secures it well. It's easy to add or take off the main strap. It just seems pricey for a length of nylon webbing and a few plastic clips.

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                                  4.0

                                  Works great!

                                  By Steve

                                  from Roseville, CA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Stabilizing

                                    Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                                    Works as advertised, stops a sling strap slipping backward and forwards. I use it with half of the DR-1 dual sling and it works great with that too. Dinged one star because this really should have been included with the original strap.

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                                    3.0

                                    its ok I guess

                                    By John

                                    from Fort Myers, Fl

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable

                                    Cons

                                    • Chafes
                                    • Poorly Padded

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Stabilizing
                                    • Supporting Camera

                                    Comments about BlackRapid BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense):

                                    it does what its supposed to do, it holds the Bllack Rapid in place and it does not move as much, the only bad thing about it is that because of its weight it drags the strap down and you have to keep pulling it up constantly.
                                    to me this add in should be added to the Black Rapid and cost extra.

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