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BlackRapid RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap (Black)

B&H # BLRSS Mfr # RRS-1BB
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 309 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (239)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (63)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    99%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (285)
    • Adjustable (262)
    • Strong construction (248)
    • Well padded (221)
    • Does not chafe (170)

    Cons

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

    Best Uses

    • Comfort (213)
    • Supporting camera (185)
    • Stable (123)
    • Quick access (3)
    • Street photography (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (139), Semi-pro photographer (80), Pro photographer (42), Casual photographer (28), Photography student (10)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (286), Yes (10)

    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)

    VS

    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 309 customers

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    5.0

    Quick Draw

    By Torchman310

    from Santa Clarita, California

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort
      • Stabilizing
      • Supporting Camera

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

      Instead of hanging that heavy camera around your neck all day, using the RS Extreme support strap on your shoulder and chest is a much more comfortable proposition. It is comfortable, even with the heavier cameras and long lenses of today. The best thing I could say is to check out the Black Rapid RS-Sport Extreme video for yourself.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Comfortable & Sturdy

      By telenw

      from Estacada, OR

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Quick Access

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

        My first time using the RS-Sport Extreme Sport Strap was a four mile walk with a Nikon D200, L-plate and a fairly heavy lens. I found the setup to be quite comfortable and very functional. I tripped and fell walking down an embankment and the strap held my camera securely. No damage to the strap or camera -and the generous padding and width of the strap did not cause me any discomfort during the walk, or from the fall!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Does the work

        By ZoomZoom

        from Israel

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Logo Too Prominent

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Light Jobs
        • Stabilizing
        • Supporting Camera

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

        Excellent for light jobs in rather protected venues, such as parties, weddings etc. Very light and comfortable! will not prevent damage during serious physical activity, trekking etc. for which I have been very happily using the full Cotton Carrier vest, which seem terribly cumbersome and odd in weddings and other dress-up situations.

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        • No

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        5.0

        great!

        By GabrielC

        from Seattle

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

        I love it! Works very well right away. Feels strong, secure and comfortable. With a lightweight lens on camera I feel comfortable using it while cycling. It works with a heavy lens no problem just sways a bit more than I like.
        I have a Nikon d600, tried with both a small 50mm an the large 80 to 200mm 2.8 af-d. Had no issues. Felt very sturdy.

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        5.0

        No More Neck Pain !

        By Cape Cod Don

        from South Yarmouth, MA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Comfort
          • Stabilizing
          • Supporting Camera

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

          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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          3.0

          Well made but too short for me.

          By photobill`

          from massachusetts

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Comfort
            • Stabilizing

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

            This is quality product however it was too short for me. I could not seem to position it where I wanted it. I feel a second source to hold the camera would be a plus.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Awesome Strap

            By Ethosb

            from Canton, GA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

            • Comfort
            • Stabilizing
            • Supporting Camera

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

            Very fast to get camera up to the eye. Keeps the camera secure, but ready.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Cuts fatigue

            By GaryM2

            from Homer Glen, IL

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Strong Construction
            • Well Padded

            Cons

            • Strap too Short

            Best Uses

            • Comfort

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

            This is a well-made strap that makes carrying a heavy DSLR/Lens combination a lot less painful. Put a vertical grip and a 70-200 lens on a D800e and you've got yourself quite a load. I do like having the camera at my side as opposed to on my chest and the width and configuration of this strap spread the weight out, providing less fatigue making that load a lot more doable for extended periods.

            If I could, I'd make two small improvements. First, I'm a big guy and at 6'1" this strap could be a little longer. As it is, it's just barely long enough and by adding a few inches it would allow me to adjust the strap for the setup I'm using that day. And, if you're wearing a winter coat the strap simply becomes too short.

            Second, by using the tripod mount for the strap it makes it slow to use that tripod mount for its intended purpose. There are days when I frequently go back and forth and find this strap less than ideal on those occasions. I'd like to see either a quick release or a 501 tripod plate that worked with this strap.

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            5.0

            love it

            By vince

            from woodford,va

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Comfort
              • Stabilizing
              • Supporting Camera

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

              best strap for heavy lenses

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              • No

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              5.0

              Good

              By Fgr

              from Spain

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

              Good

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              5.0

              Excellent strap

              By Rich91710

              from Los Angeles

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Comfort
                • Stabilizing
                • Supporting Camera

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

                Very stable and comfortable strap. Holds the camera in a comfortable position and it does not "wallow" while walking.
                Hardware is good looking "smoked chrome" and the carabiner is a threaded locking type.

                I strongly recommend adding the Joby Ultra Plate QR adapter if you do any tripod work, as the strap attachment threads into the camera mount, requiring removal for mounting on a tripod. With the Joby adapter plate, it shifts the strap mount closer to the edge of the body, leaving room for even the larger Slik 700DX quick release.

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                5.0

                exactly what I was looking for

                By Rick

                from Weeki Wachee, Fl

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                  Best Uses

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

                    I am very confident that this product is going to ease my mind to secure my camera in every aspect of it's use. The strap alone is great but this will give me the satisfaction of not having to worry about dropping it

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By Jojo

                    from MD

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

                    Love love love my black rapid rs sport!!!

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                    5.0

                    Black Rapid Sport delivers as promised

                    By Chase

                    from Iwakuni, Japan

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

                    I bought this strap after great reviews and have not been disappointed. I have been shooting for about eight years as a military photographer and this is a great item to accommodate our tough shooting conditions. I love it on my personal camera as well. I wore it for the first time during a recent day trip and it was one of my most enjoyable days of shooting. The strap is comfortable and the high quality materials are sure to last through long term use. One thing I didn't know about was the clamps on the strap. These are great to improve the resting position of the camera when not in use.

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                    5.0

                    I love this strap!

                    By Matt Blasing

                    from Albuquerque, NM

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                        This is a replacement strap for my old Carry Speed strap, and I've found that it's actually WAY better than the old strap. This Black Rapid one is durable, doesn't slip from my shoulder, and tucks away nicely in my camera bag without being too bulky. It's comfortable and is much faster than my old strap. It's my new favorite accessory!

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                        1.0

                        Not reliable.

                        By Mike

                        from Vancouver, BC

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable

                        Cons

                        • Ladderloc Slippage

                        Best Uses

                        • Stabilizing
                        • Supporting Camera

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

                        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.

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                        • No

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                        4.0

                        Great for traveling

                        By Randall C.

                        from Middletown, DE

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to Attach

                        Best Uses

                        • Comfort

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

                        Usefull if you have to carry your camera for a long time. Very Comfortable.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Great purchase

                        By Vincent

                        from Australia

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

                        Quality is fantastic. Price with ship fee is even lower than my au local online shop. Fast delivery and easy track for goods. Top reccommended.

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                        5.0

                        Great Idea That Works!!

                        By Paul

                        from Bristol R.I

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supporting Camera

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

                          I enjoy wild life photography and spend many hours walking in the woods. Using this strap system when walking in rough terrain allows me to
                          have free hands when needed. I carry a mono pod and use it as a walking stick with my camera secure and ready at my side.
                          This is truly a functional product.

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                          5.0

                          Great Product

                          By Dwmorg

                          from Germany

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Comfortable
                          • Convenient
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                              I used this, coupled with my Nikon D800 and BlackRapid FastenR-T1 for Manfrotto 200PL-14 QR Plate, on a recent trip to Prague and it was absolutely fantastic. My wife often complains that the D800 is too big for everyday use but using the RS-Sport Strap really made it manageable. I found nothing that I disliked about the product.

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