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BlackRapid RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black)

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Product Highlights
  • Designed Specifically for Women
  • Carries a Camera or Lens
  • Ballistic Nylon R-Strap
  • Durable Webbing
  • Sizing Adjustment
  • Includes ConnectR-2 and FastenR-3

The black RS-W1 Elle R-Strap from BlackRapid is a lightweight strap specially designed for women. A locking FastenR-3 connects the strap to the tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at the side or in the small of the back, with the lens pointing behind. The strap has a curved pad with a mesh underside for comfort and breathability. The weight is evenly distributed for comfort.

Ballistic nylon; durable webbing
Strap is designed to carry a camera or lens vertically
RS-W1 strap is shaped to fit perfectly around the shoulder
Locking FastenR-3 connects the strap to the tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at the side or in the small of the back, with the lens pointing behind
Curved shoulder pad has a mesh underside for comfort and breathability
Material Ballistic nylon
Durable webbing
Attachment Method Attaches to tripod mount
Length 60.0" (152.5 cm)
Width 2.4" (6.0 cm)
Weight 5.5 oz (156 g) 1
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BlackRapid RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black)
  • ConnectR-2
  • FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap
  • 1-Year Replacement Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    BlackRapidRS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black)
     
    4.7

    (based on 60 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (47)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (46)
    • Adjustable (45)
    • Strong construction (38)
    • Well padded (32)
    • Does not chafe (25)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Comfort (38)
      • Supporting camera (24)
      • Stable (16)
      • Everyday (4)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (18), Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (12), Photography student (4), Casual photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (54)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nice strap!

      Something always comes in black, is nice when other colors become avliable, too. Not as dull as black, White gives it a brighter look. Needless to say, the blackrapid straps are highly...Read complete review

      Something always comes in black, is nice when other colors become avliable, too. Not as dull as black, White gives it a brighter look. Needless to say, the blackrapid straps are highly recommended for shotgun type camera strap, it fits the body shape just right, you can wear it all day long! Hope this one last long, if not, i will just get another blackRapid ballistic strap!

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Poor Design

      I purchased the Elle Strap for my wife after being pleased with my Sport Strap. Initially we had trouble adjusting it short enough for her. It is made long enough for a man. ...Read complete review

      I purchased the Elle Strap for my wife after being pleased with my Sport Strap. Initially we had trouble adjusting it short enough for her. It is made long enough for a man. The other issue we have is that the padded area of the strap that lays across the chest is so long the camera won't slide up the strap far enough to take a shot without moving the padded part up and back over your shoulder. This requires you to readjust the strap over your shoulder every time you bring the camera up to take a shot.

      I would suggest purchasing the Slim Sport strap in lieu of the Elle.

      Reviewed by 60 customers

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      4.0

      A little awkward

      By 55

      from RI

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

          After using a traditional sling strap & not worrying about placement very much, this took some getting used to. Worth it in the end, much more comfortable for a woman, but took getting used to!

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          • No

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          4.0

          Great for female photographers

          By Janet the bird lover

          from Milton, NH

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (White):

            This strap works great with my D800 and 80-400 lens.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent strap for us ladies

            By HLH Photo

            from Los Angeles, CA

            About Me Semi-Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Portraits
              • Street Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

              I'm so happy I switched from a neck strap to this strap. I used it for the first time on a recent two-week trip to Morocco, and it is one of the best camera purchases I have ever made. Excellent for street photography and super comfortable. You can wear your camera so easily for hours at a time and it doesn't weigh you down. I highly recommend this for women, and from what I've seen of the other BlackRapid straps overall, they make great products. It takes just a little while to get used to the fact that you can't lay your camera down flat, on a table, for example, because the strap attaches to the tripod screw at the base of your camera. But this was not an issue at all -- the camera still sits reliably on a flat surface. And the other thing to keep in mind is that if you do use a tripod you'll have to remove the strap from the camera.

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              • No

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              5.0

              ATTENTION ALL FEMME PHOTOGS

              By jtieken

              from Ventura, CA

              About Me Semi-Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use

                Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                My new camera had the strap from hell. Felt as if it might decapitate me, harsh edges, stiff, cheesy, etc.
                This Elle strap is wonderful, squared. Camera slides up instantly, hangs comfortably. So far; so good!

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                • No

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                5.0

                Form fitting

                By Jordo

                from Florida

                Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (White):

                Very convenient to have versus the one that came with my camera. Fits perfectly but not as much cushion for support as I had imagined. Still a great buy!

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                5.0

                Perfect for my Wife!

                By DeansPhotoBiz

                from Watertown, WI

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Comfortable
                • Does not Chafe
                • Great For The Ladies
                • Strong Construction
                • Well Padded

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

                • All Day Shooting
                • Comfort
                • Stabilizing
                • Supporting Camera
                • Wedding Event

                Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (White):

                I'm a guy and I have the RS-7 and the Sport Strap. I love them both but they were too bulky and awkward for my wife. This strap is PERFECT for her. She is using my Canon 5D Mark II withOUT the extra grip and it is awesome.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Very useful

                By Rich

                from Northfield, MN

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Light
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Traveling

                  Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                  Great for travel and all day walk around photo taking

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  5.0

                  I like this strap a lot!

                  By Caylena

                  from Hudson Valley, NY

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable

                  Cons

                  • Size Does Not Stay

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                    I really like the strap. I was always trying to wear my camera over the shoulder with the original Canon neck strap, and it doesn't really work that way. The only thing that's annoying about this particular strap is that the strap does not stay at the length that you adjust it to, so you have to constantly re-adjust it. (Maybe I just haven't found the way to get it to stay though). Also, I wouldn't mind having a pocket on it for memory cards or batteries, etc., but the female version of the strap doesn't have that option.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Love the BlackRapid!

                    By Windyz

                    from Sydney Australia

                    About Me Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Great design
                    • Lightweight
                    • Reliable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Home
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Macro Photography
                      • Portraits
                      • Studio
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                      The locking pegs on the strap means I can easily hang the camera and know its safely where I want it to be, the strap is comfortable the curve means even though I'm carting about a heavy camera its not cutting in uncomfortably, clearly designed for women, although my husband says its as comfortable as his strap. I love the tidy clip for excess strap and the clip holding the camera has a good thick washer so you know the camera is not gong to drop.

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                      • No

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                      1.0

                      Poor Design

                      By James

                      from OKC

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Use
                      • Not Functional
                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                        I purchased the Elle Strap for my wife after being pleased with my Sport Strap. Initially we had trouble adjusting it short enough for her. It is made long enough for a man. The other issue we have is that the padded area of the strap that lays across the chest is so long the camera won't slide up the strap far enough to take a shot without moving the padded part up and back over your shoulder. This requires you to readjust the strap over your shoulder every time you bring the camera up to take a shot.

                        I would suggest purchasing the Slim Sport strap in lieu of the Elle.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Good Strap for my Wife

                        By TNPhoto

                        from Nashville, TN

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday use
                          • Home
                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Macro Photography

                          Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                          Strap is used to replace her original Canon strap. This strap is quite durable and functions very well. She says that it takes a great deal of stress off her shoulder.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Genius Strap!

                          By amysflws

                          from NY

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Slips Loose

                          Best Uses

                          • Comfort
                          • During Extended Shooting
                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (White):

                          I'm on vacation now & carry my camera with me most of the day incredibly comfortably with this strap. It's easy to pull out and throw on quickly so as to not miss the shot. It does tend to slip to a loose position now and again but not detrimental to taking shots or carrying.

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                          • No

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                          1.0

                          Camera came crashing down

                          By 13chairs

                          from Foster City, CA.

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                                Guys:
                                Heads up!
                                I hooked my new canon 5D Mark III to this strap along with my 24-70 lens.
                                As I was walking around the camera fell to the cement. The screw was still in the camera but the ring that they provided opened up and down went the camera. I writing because this isn't the first time. I caught it the first time.
                                Stay clear of this strap. When you least expect it the clip ring opens up.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Comfy

                                By Behind the Lens

                                from Minnesota

                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Comfort
                                  • Supporting Camera

                                  Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                                  It took a little getting used to especially walking around tighter places and knowing how to keep the camera from hitting a doorway or something but it is really comfortable and I love the curve for us women! :)

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Love this Strap!!!

                                  By smphoto

                                  from Bridgewater, Iowa

                                  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 RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (White):

                                    In preparing for a trip which I would be doing a lot of walking around with the camera, I didn't want it around my neck. I purchased this strap specifically for my lighter Canon Rebel camera. It is wonderful. I keeps the camera where I can still hang onto it, but it is also out of the way. I don't have neck pain. I can carry other items while carrying the camera. The strap did not interfer with taking photos at all. I really like this strap.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Awesome Camera Strap

                                    By Carm

                                    from Olathe

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Comfort
                                      • Supporting Camera

                                      Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                                      This well-made strap is very comfortable on me even though I'm chunky and busty. Bringing the camera to my eye is accomplished in a very easy and smooth motion. I use a CottonCarrier Universal Adapter Plate to attach my BR strap and tripod plate to the bottom of my camera. This option is much more useful than BR's Manfrotto option. I've tried the women's Joby Strap and I like my BR so much more.

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                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Strap

                                      By O

                                      from Northern California

                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Comfort
                                        • Supporting Camera

                                        Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                                        I use this with my Canon 6D. I really like it because of the way it feels unlike the regular straps that you purchase that go around your neck. I normally always used the regular strap through one arm to the side and it would cut at my neck. This one is perfectly made to not do that. I also like the ease of grabbing your camera when you want to take a photo. I love it.

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                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        A STRAP THAT DOESN'T DRIVE ME NUTS!!

                                        By TexasMimi

                                        from McKinney, TX

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Adjustable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Strong Construction

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Comfort

                                          Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                                          My first Black Rapid was the sports model. I liked it a lot but the underarm strap bothered me. Eventually I passed it on to my husband, who loves it, and I purchased the Women's Strap. It is perfect. I was always bothered by the straps that hang around the neck and I can't stand having my camera bounce on the front of my body. With this strap I am able to wear the strap cross-body and the camera hangs safely at my side, lens down, a bit behind my hip. It zips up the strap like a breeze when I'm ready to shoot.

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                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          GREAT STRAP

                                          By Jessy Huff

                                          from Austin, TX

                                          About Me Photography Student

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Comfortable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (Black):

                                              Love this strap it works well with photographing live music, because i can swing the camera up and get the shots i need

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                                              5.0

                                              Best Accessory Ever Purchased

                                              By Sandy

                                              from San Angelo Texas

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Comfort

                                                Comments about RS-W1 Elle R-Strap (White):

                                                I love my new Black Rapid Strap. I tell everyone it is the best accessory I have every purchased for my camera. Really comfortable and worth every cent!

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                                                • No

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