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BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap

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Product Highlights
  • Carries 2 Cameras or Lenses Vertically
  • Ballistic Nylon R-Strap
  • Bomb-proof Webbing
  • Includes 2 FastenR3
  • Fits Men and Women

The black DR-2 Slim Double Strap from BlackRapid is worn around the shoulders and is adjustable to fit most photographers. It will carry 2 cameras or lenses vertically at the side. Two locking FastenR3 connect the straps to the tripod socket located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the cameras hang upside down, resting securely at the side of the body. Detach half and use it as a single R-Strap. The RS-DR2 double strap fits men and women.

The difference between Black Rapid's DR-1 and DR-2 is that the DR-1 is for larger framed people while the DR-2 is for smaller framed people. The DR-2 is narrower across the shoulders.

Strap Basics
  • Strap is designed to carry 1 or 2 cameras or lenses vertically
  • Strap is worn around the shoulders and is adjustable to fit most photographers
  • Two locking FastenR3 connect the strap to the tripod sockets located on either the camera body or the lens. Once connected, the camera hangs upside down, resting securely at the side
  • Fits men and women
Material
  • Durable, high quality, ballistic nylon
  • Bomb-proof webbing
Material Ballistic nylon
Bomb-proof webbing
Attachment Method Attaches to tripod mount
BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap
  • 2 x FastenR-3 Third Generation for R-Strap
  • 1-Year Replacement Warranty
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    BlackRapidDR-2 Slim Double Strap
     
    4.7

    (based on 54 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (43)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Comfortable (37)
    • Adjustable (33)
    • Well padded (30)
    • Strong construction (27)
    • Does not chafe (20)

    Cons

    • Difficult to attach (3)
    • Price (3)

    Best Uses

    • Supporting camera (28)
    • Comfort (24)
    • Stable (15)
    • Weddings (10)
    • Family photos (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Pro photographer (23), Semi-pro photographer (17), Photo enthusiast (11)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (49)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    If my neck& back could hug me they would

    I am a wedding photographer/photojournalist who has being using two Canon 5dMark2's for a while, but only using the neck straps provided with the cameras. Oh my WORD. I seriously cannot...Read complete review

    I am a wedding photographer/photojournalist who has being using two Canon 5dMark2's for a while, but only using the neck straps provided with the cameras. Oh my WORD. I seriously cannot believe I waited as long as I did to try out a BlackRapid strap. It is seriously a world of difference.

    I was hesitant for a long time to try the strap because I had heard negative comments about the straps dropping the cameras. That really steered me away from trying it out, but I finally gave in and purchased both the DR-2 Slim and the Yeti, since I shoot with two camera bodies always.

    I bought both to try them both out, and also because I was hoping to use the Yeti instead of the DR-2, since I didn't really dig the idea of wearing a harness.

    However, now that I've tried the DR-2, I could care less about looks. This thing is amazing. I have a bad back, so I have to be very careful about over-stressing myself, and the DR-2 has taken so much of the pain away from shooting. I love how adjustable it is, I LOVE how my neck isn't killing me after 8 hours shooting. I love how my skin isn't raw from the straps that originally came with the cameras. I also love how much I trust this setup with my expensive gear.

    After reading tons of reviews, it seems that BR has updated its washer setup to now include a rubber ring which keeps the washer from loosening up. I honestly believe that as long as you secure everything properly, you should be good to go.

    Also, the DR-2, in my opinion, is far superior to the Yeti. The Yeti is attractive in the fact that it's a bit more low profile than the DR-2, however, once I tried the Yeti after having tried the DR-2, it was a no-brainer. The DR-2 is far more comfortable, feels more stable and like it's going to stay put, and is much more comfortable for a woman's body.

    A few minor cons about the DR-2, but this may be because I am still fairly brand new to this whole system: it feels fiddly to detach cameras quickly. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing....it also means the cameras are that much more prone to staying ON the system. But, for a quick release, it takes a bit longer than just slipping the camera off over your head (if wearing a regular strap).

    The instructions that come with the straps are minimal. Best to visit BR's website to watch videos on how to wear the things.

    It's a little cumbersome to take the strap off and put it back on quickly. (You know, to take a breather and eat and such, or drive around from spot to spot.)

    I'd like the pads to be just a touch softer on the edges....I found that they still rubbed my neck a bit when shooting a lot with the lighter camera body (since the heavier body would cause the harness to shift a bit and push into my neck). However, that being said, it is still far and away better than using a regular old strap.

    Overall, I'm totally in love with this. I'm also excited that I can split it in two and use it as a single strap for more of my personal walkabouts and such, where I don't really want to carry two cameras.

    Very happy with this purchase. Well worth the money spent.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Best Strap...not so best price

    Black Rapid has grown to be a brand that is known very well in the photography world. The quality of their straps are by far one of the best. But I can't say the...Read complete review

    Black Rapid has grown to be a brand that is known very well in the photography world. The quality of their straps are by far one of the best. But I can't say the same about the price. For what it's worth, I think you can spend the money to buy an off brand and get the same quality. The price to me is way over what most people are willing to afford. The only reason I bought it was really because of the name and the reliability behind the name. I used this strap for weddings and events mainly. Occasionally I do pull it out for portraits that requires me to use multiple bodies and lenses.

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    1.0

    Not for the serious shooter.

    By PWM

    from Kentucky

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy Construction

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos

    Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

    I intended to use the harness to carry two DSLR's with zoom lenses, or a DSLR and medium format film camera. This product is not constructed to withstand that use. Much of the hardware is plastic or lightweight metal. If you intend to carry equipment with any real weight, do not purchase this product. The clasp system for the cameras is inexpensive and there is no backup/safety line in the event the hardware fails. I returned the product without using it.

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    5.0

    DR-2 Slim Double Strap by BlackRapid

    By DS

    from St. John's, NL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

      This strap makes life shooting with 2 camera easy !! I have used it a number of times now and it is excellent. I would highly recomend this strap !

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      • No

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      5.0

      very comfortable

      By ralph alejandrino

      from new york and manila

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

            quick on the draw. i always shoot with 2 bodies. whether i need the one on the left or right, its very easy to pick up, I'm and shoot. i feel less of the weight of the camera. specially when i use the 70-200mm. easy to put on as well

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            • No

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            5.0

            Well made with good hardware

            By Kip

            from Southport NC

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                Truly professional quality

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                3.0

                Best Strap...not so best price

                By Bao Loi

                from Houston, Texas

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                Black Rapid has grown to be a brand that is known very well in the photography world. The quality of their straps are by far one of the best. But I can't say the same about the price. For what it's worth, I think you can spend the money to buy an off brand and get the same quality. The price to me is way over what most people are willing to afford. The only reason I bought it was really because of the name and the reliability behind the name. I used this strap for weddings and events mainly. Occasionally I do pull it out for portraits that requires me to use multiple bodies and lenses.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Choice

                By Raider

                from Northeast Ohio

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                      I'm a male, 5'9 & 140lbs. Due to my slight build, I chose the slim model. It was a good choice & fit. Even someone with a heavier build could use the slim model.

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                      5.0

                      The best strap ever.

                      By Doug

                      from Newark

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy to Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                        Wow know I can use 2 bodies, without problem. The kind of moment, when the flower girl run at the church, and u there, very prepared! Amazing strap, little pricey, but worth the money!

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                        5.0

                        Works Great!

                        By vb

                        from NY

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weddings/Events

                          Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                          Makes it easy to carry to cameras for event photography. Highly recommended for those situations when changing lenses is not possible or impractical.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          I should have got the DR-1

                          By Erin

                          from London, ON

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                            It is a great product, and I thought as a woman that the slim would be good for me but as I'm not that slim, I should have gone with the DR-2 with the thicker straps. It's still a great product though!

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                            • No

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                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            If my neck& back could hug me they would

                            By KPPhoto

                            from Missoula, MT

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Could Use Softer Padding
                            • Detaching Cameras Quickly
                            • Needs Better Instructions

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Photojournalism
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                            I am a wedding photographer/photojournalist who has being using two Canon 5dMark2's for a while, but only using the neck straps provided with the cameras. Oh my WORD. I seriously cannot believe I waited as long as I did to try out a BlackRapid strap. It is seriously a world of difference.

                            I was hesitant for a long time to try the strap because I had heard negative comments about the straps dropping the cameras. That really steered me away from trying it out, but I finally gave in and purchased both the DR-2 Slim and the Yeti, since I shoot with two camera bodies always.

                            I bought both to try them both out, and also because I was hoping to use the Yeti instead of the DR-2, since I didn't really dig the idea of wearing a harness.

                            However, now that I've tried the DR-2, I could care less about looks. This thing is amazing. I have a bad back, so I have to be very careful about over-stressing myself, and the DR-2 has taken so much of the pain away from shooting. I love how adjustable it is, I LOVE how my neck isn't killing me after 8 hours shooting. I love how my skin isn't raw from the straps that originally came with the cameras. I also love how much I trust this setup with my expensive gear.

                            After reading tons of reviews, it seems that BR has updated its washer setup to now include a rubber ring which keeps the washer from loosening up. I honestly believe that as long as you secure everything properly, you should be good to go.

                            Also, the DR-2, in my opinion, is far superior to the Yeti. The Yeti is attractive in the fact that it's a bit more low profile than the DR-2, however, once I tried the Yeti after having tried the DR-2, it was a no-brainer. The DR-2 is far more comfortable, feels more stable and like it's going to stay put, and is much more comfortable for a woman's body.

                            A few minor cons about the DR-2, but this may be because I am still fairly brand new to this whole system: it feels fiddly to detach cameras quickly. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing....it also means the cameras are that much more prone to staying ON the system. But, for a quick release, it takes a bit longer than just slipping the camera off over your head (if wearing a regular strap).

                            The instructions that come with the straps are minimal. Best to visit BR's website to watch videos on how to wear the things.

                            It's a little cumbersome to take the strap off and put it back on quickly. (You know, to take a breather and eat and such, or drive around from spot to spot.)

                            I'd like the pads to be just a touch softer on the edges....I found that they still rubbed my neck a bit when shooting a lot with the lighter camera body (since the heavier body would cause the harness to shift a bit and push into my neck). However, that being said, it is still far and away better than using a regular old strap.

                            Overall, I'm totally in love with this. I'm also excited that I can split it in two and use it as a single strap for more of my personal walkabouts and such, where I don't really want to carry two cameras.

                            Very happy with this purchase. Well worth the money spent.

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                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            VERY comfortable and well made

                            By Jan

                            from Houston, Texas

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comfortable
                            • Comfortable Strap
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Well built quality
                            • Well padded

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

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

                              Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                              I have 2 Nikons hanging from this, with heavy lenses, and used it recently while hiking on a photography workshop. It is extremely well made and extremely comfortable. Easy to put on and take off. I even wore a backpack over the top of it while hiking and it was still so comfortable I never felt it there. Attaching the cameras to the straps was easy too. No problems with staying attached even after walking/shooting for 14 hours a day. The slide mechanisms are really smooth and makes both cameras very accessible when needed quickly. It is also easy to remove the camera if you need to use the camera on a tripod, which I did on and off all day. I am 5'6" and small framed and found this size, the DR-2 Slim, perfect for my build. I would highly recommend it.

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                              5.0

                              excellent product

                              By DAVIDOLANO

                              from LIMA, PERU

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                                  VERY PRACTICAL, VERY NICE DESIGN AND ALSO VERY LIGHT WEIGHT.
                                  I WILL RECOMMNET THIS PRODUCT TO ALL MY COLLEGUES.

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Happy Photog

                                  By Debbie P

                                  from Midlo, VA

                                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                                    Can carry two cameras of different size and lens configuration very easily and with no strain to neck and or shoulders. This strap is easy to adjust. Can use it with one camera as well.

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                                    5.0

                                    so far so good :D

                                    By KG

                                    from Berwyn, Illinois

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

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

                                      Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                                      shot my second wedding with this strap last weekend and am very happy. light weight, easy to use, comfortable & awesome!

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent

                                      By W

                                      from Sf

                                      About Me Pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Compact
                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy to Use
                                      • Lightweight

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

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

                                        Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                                        Perfect fit

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                                        • No

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                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Girls Best Friend!

                                        By Chick.That.Clicks

                                        from WA State

                                        About Me Pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                        • No Backup Tethers

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Weddings/Events

                                        Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                                        I'm in LOVE with my DR-2! I shoot mostly weddings (without an assistant/second shooter) and I was looking for a solution to hanging two cameras with grips & lenses from my neck which was torture to say the least. A fellow photographer suggested I check this out and so I read reviews (some of which had horror stories of dropped gear) but I decided to give it a whirl and man am I glad I did. I just shot a wedding for a total of 9 hours and I hardly felt it which was a shocker since I had to pro bodies w/grips (one with my 16-35L & the other with my 70-200L II). I was in a car accident with left me with neck issues & a couple herniated disks in my back and wedding days would leave me with neck and back pain along with a migraine every time from slinging two cameras around my neck and I can say that using this at my last wedding saved me. No neck/back pain or migraine just some really tired feet by the end of the day is all. Being a female with a smaller frame this DR-2 fit me PERFECTLY and I love the fact that I can easily take it apart to use just one camera if needed.

                                        I only gave it 4 stars because it's lacking a backup tether system which when you are hanging some pretty expensive stuff from it I think it's just great insurance to have so that if your locking carabiner comes loose you have a second backup tether. I decided to rig up my own backup tether system to this and even tested it out and with it I feel completely fine having my gear hanging down knowing it has a backup should something go wrong. So come on BlackRapid you need to make a backup tether solution for this (I'll sell you my idea!) :-)

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                                        5.0

                                        Quite surprising!

                                        By deek24

                                        from Philadelphia, PA

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Adjustable
                                        • Comfortable
                                        • Easy to Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Well padded

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                                            The black DR-2 Slim Double Strap from BlackRapid was very easy to use. The straps are all adjustable and attaching the cameras were a breeze.
                                            I am a woman who is 5'3" with a medium build. Initially, I was going to purchase the DR-1, which has the thicker straps. My thinking was the more strap, the sturdier it will be. But I went ahead and purchased the DR-2. I am so glad that I did. I used this system last weekend and had both cameras attached carrying them around for over 6 hours straight. The straps might be thinner but any thicker and it would have probably been too hot since I was out in the sun. The weight felt evenly distributed and was comfortable all day.

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                                            5.0

                                            Distributes the weight

                                            By Adrien

                                            from Seattle, WA

                                            About Me Pro Photographer

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Comfort
                                              • Stabilizing
                                              • Supporting Camera

                                              Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                                              I've used this once now after upgrading from a cheap-o version that broke. The brand-name is so much higher quality! If you want your gear to get out of your way and just let you shoot, this item is totally work the cost. My only difficulty was keeping the cameras from clanking into each other, but wearing them at different lengths and practice will help with that.

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                                              4.0

                                              Excellent straps

                                              By Wil

                                              from Sydney

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

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

                                              Cons

                                              • Difficult to Attach

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Comfort

                                              Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                                              I've been using this for weddings and find it distributes the weight of my two cameras very well.

                                              I opted for the smaller DR-2 instead of the thicker padded DR-1's as I had read that the thicker padding tends to get quite warm when you wear it for prolonged periods. I noticed that the DR-2's also got warm but with the smaller footprint was the right choice for me in not getting sweaty.

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                                              5.0

                                              Works great for my needs

                                              By Whit

                                              from Okinawa, Japan

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Comfortable
                                              • Does not Chafe

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Comfort
                                                • Supporting Camera

                                                Comments about BlackRapid DR-2 Slim Double Strap:

                                                Love this product. Bought it as soon as I picked up my second body and its wonderful for walking around. Only minor issue I have with it is I have to position myself awkwardley or if shooting macro (have to detach).

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