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BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps

You Pay: $9.95
Product Highlights
  • Prevents Theft of Gear Attached to Strap

The BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover (Black) is designed to work with all BlackRapid R series straps. The cover wraps though and around the buckle on the strap. It helps prevent the theft of the gear attached to the strap.

Strap Basics
  • Fits all BlackRapid R series strap
  • Wraps though and around the buckle
  • Helps prevent the theft of the gear attached to the strap
  • Ballistic nylon cover
  • Duraflex acetal hardware
Material Ballistic nylon
Attachment Method Wraps though and around the buckle
Weight 0.4 oz (11g)
BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps
  • 1-Year Replacement Warranty
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    BlackRapidBUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps
     
    4.4

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (13)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Strong construction (15)
    • Does not chafe (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Well padded (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Photo enthusiast (15), Semi-pro photographer (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (19)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Protects your camera from theft

        To protect my camera strap from being easily being unclipped by someone trying to steam my camera

        To protect my camera strap from being easily being unclipped by someone trying to steam my camera

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Functions as it should

        There's not really a lot to review with this little guy. It's primary purpose is to cover the mechanism on the RS7 strap that unhooks it. To that end, it works great. Velcro...Read complete review

        There's not really a lot to review with this little guy. It's primary purpose is to cover the mechanism on the RS7 strap that unhooks it. To that end, it works great. Velcro closure and intuitive design. Easy to install. If you have the RS7 and want the extra peace of mind that nobody will be able to come behind you and unhook your strap, then get this. It's not a mandatory accessory by any means, though.

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        3.0

        Very helpful

        By Eric E

        from Lompoc, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Good Audio Quality
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

        A little bulky but nice reassurance against the buckle being messed with or coming undone.

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        • No

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        4.0

        neccessary item but should come standard

        By sl

        from ny, ny

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

            this is a neccessary item for the curve strap if you dont want to run the risk of someone opening your strap on your back and possibly stealing your camera but it should come standard with the strap.

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            5.0

            Necessary Protection

            By Ryan

            from Singapore

            About Me Casual user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                I'll gladly buy this to have absolute peace of mind that my BR strap will not be unbuckled accidentally and send my camera crashing to the ground.

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                5.0

                Does the trick.

                By Keith S.

                from Chicago, Il

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Safe And Secure

                  Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                  Secures the latch on the Black Rapid 7. Does the trick.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Nicely Designed

                  By PJD

                  from Phoenix, AZ

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to use
                  • Stealthy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Security

                    Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                    The quick release buckle of my Black Rapid RS7 camera strap could be a nice feature if it is something I'd use, but I don't. However, I have to admit to a very small level of concern with the security having the buckle in the back. In a crowd anyone could release the buckle and snatch your gear before you knew what happened.
                    This is where the BUCK-1 Buckle Cover comes into play. It is designed in such a way that there is an internal strap that threads through the internal spaces of the buckle that physically block the buckle and prevent it opening. And you would never know it because all you see is the outer part that wraps around the buckle. This is a well thought out design and it is very "stealth" in use. It is not a permanent modification so that it may be easily removed at anytime and the option of using the camera strap quick release is still available to you.

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                    5.0

                    great accessory for RS-7

                    By Jtmc

                    from Salem, OR

                    About Me Photography Student

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                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Does not Chafe
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Attach

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                      I was slightly disappointed after getting the RS-7 to see how the quick release buckle on the back made it so easy for a would-be camera thief. This fixes that issue. Should be a must have accessory with the RS-7 strap.

                      Was hard to install but would be hard for a thief to uninstall too.

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                      5.0

                      Worry Free Buckle Cover

                      By Mudduck13007

                      from Houston, TX

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to attach
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Stabilizing

                        Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                        Used this product with the RS-7 Strap. Easy to attach and makes you feel strap is more secure.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Does what it should

                        By Desert Photographer

                        from Phoenix, Az

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Does not Chafe
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                          Works just like it should, helps to keep the buckle closed.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          3.0

                          Could have worked

                          By Scott

                          from North Port, FL

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                I ordered the blackrapid rs-5 and after reading the description and reviews on this , I figured it sounded like a good idea . It said it works on all slings but not the one I got . Luckily it was only [$] and i know quite a few people with other blackrapid products so its not a complete waste .

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                                5.0

                                Peace of mind & safety.

                                By Rich

                                from Las Vegas, NV

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Does not Chafe
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                    I bought this for use with my Black Rapid RS7 camera strap. It protects the disconnect/fastener of the RS7 which is on your back, from accidental or intentional disconnects.

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                                    5.0

                                    Good "oops" Prevention

                                    By Eric

                                    from Wisconsin

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • Well Padded

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                        It works as described and is very easy to install. I have one of each of my RS-7 straps and so far nothing has been able to cause my cameras to fall to the floor and explode.

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                                        4.0

                                        Must have for all Black Rapid Straps

                                        By Ryan

                                        from Central, NJ

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                            Bought this for my RS-7, you can't tell from the picture but this cover also contains a nylon retaining strap that threads between the buckle itself. It is a must have, only 4 stars because for the price of an RS-7 it should be included, not an add-on.

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                                            5.0

                                            I feel protected

                                            By Bubblehead

                                            from Atlanta Ga.

                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                            Pros

                                            • Does not Chafe
                                            • Strong Construction
                                            • Well Padded

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Security

                                              Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                              The BlackRapid straps are great but I didn't like the buckle being on my back. I could see some knucklehead releasing the strap and my camara falling to the ground or worse. This item is more than just a cover. There is a smaller little velcro bit inside that goes inbetween the two buckle halfs. This piece locks the two halfs together so even if the release was squeezed they wouldn't come apart. Then the outside part velcros around the entire buckle making it almost dissapear. Just makes me feel more secure when shooting in an environment I cannot control.

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                                              4.0

                                              It does what I needed, cover and protect

                                              By David

                                              from Cincinnatti OH

                                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Good Protection

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                                  Though I like the advantages of the quick connectors, I do not like the ease in which they can become disengaged. The BUCK-1 protects, and secures that aspect while still making access for future adjustments possible. Nice Job.

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                                                  4.0

                                                  Good Buckle Cover

                                                  By mario

                                                  from edison, nj

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Adjustable
                                                  • Strong Construction

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                                      This is a good buckle cover for the price.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Must have, in my opinion.

                                                      By mmmtrends

                                                      from Ohio

                                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Affordable
                                                      • Does not Chafe
                                                      • Strong Construction

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                                          This thing is all about risk management. The buckle cover works exactly as intended and is worth every penny considering what it is preventing(your precious camera and lens from taking an awful spill either by accidental or purposeful unclipping). When installed correctly, it pretty much renders the buckle on the back of your strap completely unfuntional and makes the strap seemingly one piece. You can not feel the cover on the buckle when wearing the strap and does not sacrifice comfort or usefulness of the strap in any way.

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                                                          5.0

                                                          A must for the Black Rapid strap

                                                          By RickyC

                                                          from Fort Worth, Tx

                                                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                                          Pros

                                                          • Adjustable
                                                          • Comfortable
                                                          • Strong Construction

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Comfort

                                                            Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                                            I feel this should come with every strap. The strap fastens in the back. The buckel keeps it securly fastened.

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                                                            4.0

                                                            Nice concept. Good Thinking.

                                                            By Mike

                                                            from Baltimore, MD

                                                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Good buckle protection
                                                            • Simple process to apply
                                                            • Strong Construction

                                                            Cons

                                                              Best Uses

                                                                Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                                                Anything that will deter, complicate or slow down a theft is appreciated. The cover can prevent an accidental buckle disconnect, as well. Would like to see the manufacturer make a thinner version and use photos, in place of drawings, as these are the only installation instructions. Reccomend installing the cover from the back of the strap; this puts the bulky side of the cover to the outside of the strap.

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                                                                • Yes

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                                                                4.0

                                                                Works

                                                                By Mika

                                                                from Chicago, IL

                                                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Strong Construction

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Comfort

                                                                  Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                                                  Necessary safety addition to the Black Rapid 7 strap

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                                                                  5.0

                                                                  Works Great!

                                                                  By Sara

                                                                  from Saint Louis

                                                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about BlackRapid BUCK-1 Buckle Cover for All R Series Straps:

                                                                        Simple little item, works great, and not much else to say about it. I use a Black Rapid strap working in and around larger public crowds so when you have thousands of dollars of camera equipment on one strap it is a little bit more insurance.

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