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BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black)

B&H # BLRSS Mfr # RRS-1BB
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You Pay: $73.95
Product Highlights
  • Worn Under Right Arm
  • Holds SLR Camera with Lens Attached
  • Under Arm Safety Tether
  • 1/4"- 20 Fastener
  • Ballistic Nylon with Cordura Nylon
  • 1.0" Nylon Webbing

The black RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap from BlackRapid is designed to be worn under your right arm and hold an SLR camera and lens steady in strenuous shooting situations. Slide the camera up the strap to grab that perfect shot. The strap has an under arm safety tether that keeps the camera secure. It includes a CR-2 connector-2 (1/4"-20 fastener), FR-3 fastener-3 and a BRAD MOD that secures the camera to the strap.

Strap Basics
  • Worn under right arm
  • Holds SLR camera with lens attached
  • Under arm safety tether
  • FR-3 fastener couples to connector-2
  • CR-2 connector-2 a smooth swivel with a positive lock to ensure the safety of the camera and lens; 1/4"- 20 fastener
  • BRAD MOD secures the strap during action shots
Material
  • Ballistic nylon with Cordura nylon
  • TPE foam,
  • 1.0" (2.5 cm) nylon webbing
  • Duraflex acetal nylon used in connectors
Material Strap: Ballistic nylon with Cordura nylon, TPE foam
Webbing: 1.0" nylon
Attachment Method CR-2 to camera lugs
1/4"- 20 fastener
Weight 7.0 oz (198 g)
BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black)
  • FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap
  • ConnectR-2
  • BRAD (Black Rapid Arm Defense)
  • 1-Year Replacement Warranty
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    BlackRapidRS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 349 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (268)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (70)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (5)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (313)
    • Adjustable (284)
    • Strong construction (269)
    • Well padded (243)
    • Does not chafe (187)

    Cons

    • Difficult to attach (9)
    • Pricey / poor value (8)
    • Poorly padded (5)

    Best Uses

    • Comfort (234)
    • Supporting camera (199)
    • Stable (133)
    • Travel (9)
    • Wildlife photos (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (155), Semi-pro photographer (93), Pro photographer (45), Casual photographer (29), Photography student (13)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (321), Yes (11)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    No More Neck Pain !

    Well designed strap, contoured & padded for comfort even when carrying a D800 camera and heavy lens. Camera is very accessible at all times and easily & quickly moved to eye level for...Read complete review

    Well designed strap, contoured & padded for comfort even when carrying a D800 camera and heavy lens. Camera is very accessible at all times and easily & quickly moved to eye level for shooting. Being a conservative engineer I did add a safety strap, as shown in the photo below, in case the tripod screw accidently backs out.(never has happened but just being cautious)

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not reliable.

    The strap is well designed, but BlackRapid uses cheap, knock-off parts instead of industry standard ITW Nexus brand parts. The main ladderloc [that adjusts the length of the strap] is a non...Read complete review

    The strap is well designed, but BlackRapid uses cheap, knock-off parts instead of industry standard ITW Nexus brand parts. The main ladderloc [that adjusts the length of the strap] is a non brand-name part and on my copy, it slips miserably. BlackRapid's support was useless; they told me to tighten the underarm strap which of course I'd already tried. What bothers me is we're talking about cents here. This is an $80 camera strap - come on BlackRapid!

    Because I like the strap [other than this major flaw], I went-out and purchased a brand-name ITW Nexus "ladderloc" [cost me $0.25] and reinstalled - now it works as it should with zero slippage. I can hang my 1D X and a 70-200 f/2.8 off this thing without any issues. For those of you that don't quite trust the attachment point, I made a tether that runs through the hand-strap mount and attaches to the strap's carabiner - gives an extra margin of safety.

    Reviewed by 349 customers

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    4.0

    Great product but beware of wear

    By Maiaibing

    from Kabul

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

      Very happy with this product and use it a lot with heavy lenses like the 300mm f/2.8 IS L II. I feel comfortable using it for cycling, hiking and sightseeing and prefer this shoulder strap over any neck strap for a DSLR. It can be a little stiff at first but mellows after some use. Sturdy and confidence inducing but there is an issue with wear and tear. Having used it for a while I can clearly see how the loop is "eating" away at the lock(see picture). In fact I had to get a new one because I worry that it no longer is safe to carry heavy lenses with the strap and bought a new strap because you cannot mount a spare/new lock. It takes a little practice to get on/off quickly, but since I have used it a lot I no longer have any problems. Some may require a little practice before getting it right. Think the company should make clear - just as tripod producers do - that there is a limit to how heavy lenses the lock can handle.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great Camaera Strap

      By JohnT

      from Dallas, Texas

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

        Wanted a strap for my DSLR that would allow me to walk and move without the camera getting in my way. I also wanted a strap that would make the camera available very quickly.

        I have purchased and used the strap. It is great!
        I now have the camera hanging by my side, out of my way but ready to bring up for quick shots.

        I wish I had this strap last month on our vacation. You can be sure that it will be on all future trips.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Perfect strap

        By Jpg_John

        from Greenville SC

        Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

        I'm a wedding photographer. And most straps kill my back and shoulder shooting all. This strap is perfect. Great strap for all day use.

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        5.0

        One of the best choices

        By Louis

        from Laredo, TX.

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel

          Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

          I'm the owner of a DSLR camera and I was tired of the strap that comes with the camera. I was looking for something more professional and versatil, so I bought this blackrapid strap and now I'm happy taking pictures without neck ache that I used to have. The quality of materials are great and this strap is really comfortable.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Very good solution for 1 camera shooting

          By Nuno

          from San Francisco

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Can't Use Two Cameras

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

          I have tried many different solutions to carry my cameras with me at all times and none worked very well - either would be clumsy or would be too big / look like a dork walking around.

          Until I found the BlackRapid systems. They are really great, the strap never feels it's in your way. If you shoot with only one camera I highly advise this system.

          If you think you might end up using two cameras, then look into the YETI model.

          I originally ordered this one but then learned about the YETI model which allows you to carry either one or two cameras. That flexibility was worth the additional money for me since I normally shoot with 2 cameras:

          1. Nikon D300 with 70-200 pro lens
          2. Nikon D800 with pro wide angle lens (normally a 14-24)

          The only thing that you need to consider is that all the weight will be in one single shoulder so after a while it might feel uncomfortable if you have two big cameras with 2 big lenses on it. For me though it is perfect!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Great design, great quality!

          By Jim

          from Ellijay, GA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

            Outstanding, well thought out design, made from quality materials. It handles my Pentax K-3 and a heavy lens without a problem. I makes the standard old around-the-neck strap completely obsolete, no more getting banged in the chest with every step taken. I am taking it with me to France; it will be well used. I don't foresee any problems at all. I am happy with the purchase.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great, comfortable strap

            By TC

            from Vegas

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

              I like it. Way better than the standard strap.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Fantastic

              By debsony

              from Australia

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                Fantastic addition to my photography equipment. Makes urban picture taking easier

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                • No

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                5.0

                This is Serious

                By charlie from the island

                from N Hutchinson Island, FL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Provides Secure Fitting

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife Photos

                  Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                  I use this strap primarily for wildlife photography. It is far more comfortable than straps that hang around your neck and allow the camera to move. This strap secures the camera where you want it and keeps it there, provides quick access for immediate shooting, is comfortable, and the attachment system ensures that there is no risk of detachment.

                  Using this strap while walking in rough terrain with a large lens eliminates the normal strain and pain of the day.

                  I'm sorry I waited so long.

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                  3.0

                  Ehhhh!

                  By Tony

                  from Ft laud, florida

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife Photos

                    Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                    I use this to shoot weddings and fast pace events. The build qaulity is pretty nice. The padding around the shoulder was a bit short. I am a broad guy, 6 foot and weigh around 200lbs. The padding kept sliding backward and forward during the event. Maybe i would get used to it.

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                    2.0

                    Great Strap but . . .

                    By TNPhoto

                    from Nashville, TN

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                    • Difficult to Attach
                    • Poor Adjustment Design

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing
                    • Supporting Camera

                    Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                    Great strap except that it doesn't hold the adjustment to shorten strap. If you're short and want the strap shorter, the design of this strap doesn't hold the adjustment. I called BlackRapid customer service but they didn't have any solutions which fixed the issue. Same problem with my wife's strap. I finally modified the strap myself to finally hold the adjustment. Other than this design flaw, it's a good strap and we continue to use it.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    love it

                    By syphoto

                    from Connecticut

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Strong Construction
                    • Well Padded

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort

                      Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                      I find this to be a great improvement over the traditional camera strap. The camera is at the ready, but down and off to the side, ie out of the way, while being carried.

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                      5.0

                      Comfortable and quick on the draw

                      By Two times nothing

                      from Atascadero, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Comfort
                        • Supporting Camera

                        Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                        The Sport Camera Strap is comfortable on the shoulder and easily adjusted so that the camera is just where you need it. It takes a bit of getting used to but once all the adjustments are made you are ready to take lots of pictures.

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                        1.0

                        STRAP BROKE, NEARLY COST ME 7K

                        By CJPhotog

                        from Minneapolis, MN

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable

                        Cons

                        • Poor Construction
                        • Slips
                        • Strap Broke

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                          I bought this strap and went out to shoot my first event in Minneapolis with it. It took the pain off my neck and looked good so I was happy to have it. The strap slipped uncontrollably no matter how many times I tightened it. Then after tightening it again the strap actually broke apart and my 5D Mark III, 70-200mm 2.8L IS II, and 600ex R/T almost came smashing against the cement. If I didn't have my hand on the handle of my camera it would have been a large repair bill. After doing some research I found out that Black Rapid uses cheap plastics to save costs and as a result the strap can come apart in use as I found out.

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                          5.0

                          Very Comfortable.

                          By Ray G

                          from St Louis, MO

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Does not Chafe

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort
                            • Supporting Camera

                            Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                            Use this for outdoor family sessions, primarily. Only used it a little, but so far its very comfortable.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Amazing

                            By Charlie from the Island

                            from N Hutchinson Island, FL

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Does not Chafe
                            • Provides Stability
                            • Quick Access For Action
                            • Strong Construction
                            • Very Secure
                            • Well Padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Comfort
                              • Distributes Weight Evenly
                              • Evenly Distributing Weigh
                              • Stabilizing

                              Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                              I ordered this strap to replace the basic Nikon strap having just finished a field test with 2 fairly large/heavy lenses -- the Nikkor 80-400 and the Sigma 300mm f2.8.

                              The strap is extremely comfortable as it allows you to carry the camera on your hip. The adjustable clamps enable you to secure the camera and with a quick release be ready for action. Most importantly it provides a very secure attachment to the camera body & lens allaying any concern with accidental dropping.

                              Finally, the underarm strap provides additional security while keeping the strap exactly where you want it.

                              It is a great product that I wish I had ordered long ago.

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                              • No

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                              5.0

                              Very functional

                              By Tony

                              from Vienna, VA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Comfort
                                • Supporting Camera

                                Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                                I use it in general photography. Very comfortable and easy to use!

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                                • No

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                                4.0

                                Great Alternative to OEM Strap

                                By Joe

                                from Boston, MA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Comfort

                                  Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                                  I was looking for a strap that would alleviate the neck pain I was getting from caring my camera (Nikon D7000) around on my neck all day while touring through England as I am headed to France this month. I purchased this strap, have used it a few times, and thus far I am pain free. I would recommend this version over the "non sport" version since this has the strap that goes under the arm to hold it in place. I found their other strap did not stay put when using the camera since it does not have this feature. I did purchase the tether kit just for safety based on other reviews.

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                                  5.0

                                  Comfortable, secure, and convenient

                                  By Alex G

                                  from San Diego

                                  Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                                  Comfortable and flexible fit with secure quick access for your favorite go to digital megapixel powerhouse. Plenty of adjustments available and sturdy, quality construction you can trust with your prized investment.

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Product

                                  By AL

                                  from New York City

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Comfort
                                    • Stabilizing

                                    Comments about RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black):

                                    This is the best solution yet for walking/hiking with a heavy camera and lens. Easy to attach and well thought out.

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