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Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black)

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Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black)

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Product Highlights

  • Holds 1 or 2 Cameras/One-Size Fits All
  • Wear Side Holster on Vest, Belt or Pants
  • Eliminates Neck Strain
  • Secure Locking System/Quick Release
  • 1680-Denier Polypropylene
  • Lexan Camera Receptacle
  • Good for Sports, Nature, Weddings
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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The black Camera Vest for All Camera Types from Cotton Carrier is a unique chest harness system that supports 1 or 2 cameras eliminating the neck strain usually associated with shooting long jobs such as weddings, sports, public relations and photojournalism. The system is designed for the photographer who carries a DSLR with battery grip. The system comes complete with a camera tether that securely supports your camera and two 10° angled hubs.  The hub fits neatly into the 1/4 -20 tripod slot on your camera and then slips into the Lexan receptacle in the front of your vest. For additional stability, the built-in lens Stabilization Strap adds another measure of balance and support by holding the lens firmly against your body, preventing "swing".

First, use the buckles and touch fasteners on the vest to secure it around your body. Both the height and chest harness are fully adjustable. The camera tether then attaches to the vest by the use of a D-Ring. The unit's Split Ring attaches to the camera's strap lug and then to the other end of the tether. The entire unit is inter-connected and provides you with a comfortable and stable way to comfortably walk around while having your camera at the ready to shoot. You can also attach the harness as a standalone system when you attach it to, for example, your backpack strap. Just wrap the touch fastener around the strap and you're set to go. The system is backed by Cotton Carrier's limited lifetime warranty against defects.

The Side Holster from Cotton Carrier allows you to carry a second camera holster-style, leaving you hands-free for other activities like using your phone or texting until you are ready to shoot. The holster attaches to any belt, bag strap or the original Cotton Carrier Camera Vest. With the Cotton Carrier locking system, your camera is always secured and at the ready.

The Side Holster is an affordable upgrade to a traditional neck strap since its design helps eliminate all neck and shoulder pain while also preventing your camera from swinging about freely. It is designed for cameras that are not pro series or have a battery grip attached. You simply Insert your camera into the Side Holster at a 90 degree angle so that when it's in place and hanging, it is locked in securely. The included Safety Tether Cord prevents your camera from accidentally falling when it's removed from the Side Holster.

Camera Vest
The Cotton Carrier can also be used with many popular tripod systems, but you must purchase an optional matching Quick Release Clamp (the Cotton Carrier Quick Release Clamp) or through your tripod's manufacturer - you need to match whatever camera plate your tripod head is using
The Cotton Carrier is designed to hold 1 or 2 digital SLRs of any size and lens configuration - make sure you are using the proper hub for your camera/lens combination. There are two 10° hubs that are included with your Cotton Carrier. The 10 degree angled hub is designed specifically for use with professional series (full bodied) and battery-gripped cameras
The Cotton Carrier Camera System is designed around the 1/4" standard tripod mount thread size that the majority of SLR, Point & Shoot, and camcorders use
Although the Cotton Carrier is designed to carry weight loads of essentially any camera and lens combination, providing you use the right camera hub, it is strongly recommend using your camera neck strap as an extra measure of security whenever using your camera under active situations (e.g. mountain bike riding, skiing, hiking)
Side Holster
Secure camera locking system with instant release
Fits pants belt or camera bag
Good choice for anyone shooting sports, nature or weddings. Makes studio shooting easier and more efficient by having a second camera at the ready
Material 1680-denier polypropylene
Waist Size One size fits all
Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black)
  • Lens Stabilization Strap
  • 2 x Camera Tethers
  • 2 x 10° Angled Hubs
  • Rubber Washer
  • Insert Bolt
  • Tightening Tool
  • 2 x Hand Straps
  • Universal Tripod Adapter
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Cotton CarrierCamera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black)
     
    4.5

    (based on 62 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (19)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (37)
    • Durable (33)
    • Easy to use (32)
    • Reliable (27)
    • Comfortable (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (31)
      • Landscape photography (22)
      • Comfort (8)
      • Wildlife photography (7)
      • Everyday (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (16), Semi-professional (15), Professional (11), Pro photographer (7), Semi-pro photographer (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (55)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Comfortable and Secure for Long Shoots

      I had a long complicated shoot where lots of running around with a 70-200 f2.8 lens would be appropriate (along with a second lens (24-70 f2.8) and would need to be...Read complete review

      I had a long complicated shoot where lots of running around with a 70-200 f2.8 lens would be appropriate (along with a second lens (24-70 f2.8) and would need to be somewhat stealthy in my shooting as it was a somber occasion. The carrier kept the camera really rigidly locked to my chest, with no bouncing. Carried the weight very easily, and unlike other 6 hour shoots I didn't have fatigue on my shoulder or arm. At least on my torso it rides a tad higher than it appears in the pics, and this is only an issue when you want to look down at it (and are old enough to need progressives). I will say that you have to swing it pretty far around to "cam out" to release the camera, which with a long lens requires a fair amount of effort if you are trying to get that quick shot, so be ready. In that shoot I didn't need the second plate as I was shooting single body, and replaced it with a lens carrier to swap into.You can see in the pictures how it looks on with the camera in the holder and on the strap

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      Great Concept

      The concept is great and brilliant for still photography only. However I use my cameras for pro DSRL film making so they have multiple plates already attached. I've yet to work out how to...Read complete review

      The concept is great and brilliant for still photography only. However I use my cameras for pro DSRL film making so they have multiple plates already attached. I've yet to work out how to integrate the Cotton connector without having to do a major reconstruction each time I change camera usage

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      5.0

      I am very satisfied with this cameravest

      By Keith33

      from Walla Walla Wa.

      About Me Semi-Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday use
        • Home
        • Landscape Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

        I cover lots of events that require multiple cameras. I have one with 18-55 and one with 50-500 lens.I am able to carry both with out neck strain. Able to hook and unhook both cameras easy. I have wanted this setup for a long time. It is beyond expectations. Well worth the money.

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        • No

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        4.0

        Good design

        By SGB Photo

        from Indiana

        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography
          • Traveling

          Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

          Excellent option forheavy DLSR plus telephoto

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Worth Every Cent

          By Joseph C

          from Minden, NV

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Reliable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Traveling
            • Wildlife Photography

            Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

            Takes a bit to get fitted just right but once you dial it in, this vest is amazing. I purchased it for a snowshoeing photo trek that I was planning and it was perfect. It locks the camera in securely and it makes getting the camera into shooting position quick and easy.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            5.0

            Just what I needed

            By Diane

            from PA

            Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

            This vest is great. Carrying a camera with a heavy lens is literally a pain in the neck. This vest takes off the strain and keeps your camera handy. I recommend this for anyone that hikes or just wants their camera with them.

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            4.0

            Worked Great

            By Sdjohn

            from San Diego

            Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

            I was planning a trip to the Southern Ca desert and was looking for an easy a quick way to carry two cameras with different lenses as well as hike. Well this Cotton Carrier was awesome.

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            4.0

            Strong option to hold my cameras

            By victor

            from Anaheim

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Portraits
              • Traveling

              Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

              Good Quality but the only don't like me is the part behind of this Vest because look very cheap material that is the reason I put 4 stars but is more stronger that what this looks I like this because u can keep really close to u the cameras

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Amazing camera vest so far

              By Rebar Kurdi

              from Kansas City, MO

              About Me Professional

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape Photography
                • Wedding Photography

                Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                I had used regular strap for wedding photography till I got this vest. After shooting 3 hours, no neck and back pain. I am so excited to find this product after reading all the reviews.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Awesome solution for bigger cameras

                By Netized

                from Santa Fe, NM

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Macro Photography
                  • Rough Terrain
                  • Traveling
                  • Wildlife Photography

                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                  I just bought a Nikon D750 with a 28-300 zoom. With the standard strap, it immediately felt like I was carrying a howitzer with a neck strap. The Cotton Carrier solved the problem beautifully! I am slender and so I had to snug up the adjustment straps quite a bit but the carrier quickly became part of my body- like it wasn't there- even with the camera attached!. I found the twist release process easy to master and quick and I also love how quiet the camera stays when I am looking for wildlife. The secondary camera carrier is perfect for my little micro four-thirds and I am getting ready to order the lens carrier. This is a tough, well thought out product and I could not be happier!

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Impressive Design

                  By Dave

                  from Naples, FL

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                        I am very impressed with this carrier. When I first started fitting the vest I was thinking of all the straps on various backpacks that I've used. And how they always are flapping around getting in the way. But as I progressed through the fitting I found that there were strong elastic bands everywhere I needed one to cinch down the excess straps. The design is very well thought out. The hardware is very high quality. My field use is limited but the camera is very comfortable. I've primarily used the vest with a Nikon D810 and 24-120 lens. I'm only using it for one camera at this point although I bought the two camera design.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Comfortable and Secure

                        By davidlacombenyc

                        from NY, NY

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Action Photography
                          • Aviation Photography
                          • Landscape Photography

                          Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                          I purchased the Cotton Carrier to secure two cameras during a helicopter photo shoot. As the doors were open during flight I needed to ensure my gear was securely fastened to my body - of course, comfort and ease of use were also important to me.During the flight I easily accessed my cameras. When not in use, my cameras tethered to the vest.I'm a fairly large build - the vest easily adjusted to my body. I will also use the vest for hikes where it is important to keep cameras close to my body.

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                          5.0

                          Good carrier for rough use

                          By Phil Hills

                          from Casper, Wyoming

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Macro Photography
                            • Traveling
                            • Wildlife Photography

                            Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                            I own this item. I've used it and liked it so I purchased another as a gift for my son. Works well for carrying a camera (or cameras) when traveling rough terrain. Easy to get into and out of the carrier.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

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                            5.0

                            Comfortable and Secure for Long Shoots

                            By Henryhbk

                            from Boston, MA

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                            • Sits Higher On Chest

                            Best Uses

                            • Nature photography
                            • Sports Photography
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                            I had a long complicated shoot where lots of running around with a 70-200 f2.8 lens would be appropriate (along with a second lens (24-70 f2.8) and would need to be somewhat stealthy in my shooting as it was a somber occasion. The carrier kept the camera really rigidly locked to my chest, with no bouncing. Carried the weight very easily, and unlike other 6 hour shoots I didn't have fatigue on my shoulder or arm. At least on my torso it rides a tad higher than it appears in the pics, and this is only an issue when you want to look down at it (and are old enough to need progressives). I will say that you have to swing it pretty far around to "cam out" to release the camera, which with a long lens requires a fair amount of effort if you are trying to get that quick shot, so be ready. In that shoot I didn't need the second plate as I was shooting single body, and replaced it with a lens carrier to swap into.You can see in the pictures how it looks on with the camera in the holder and on the strap

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            4.0

                            Comfortable & Secure

                            By Papa Jack

                            from Milwaukee, WI

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Comforable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Secure

                            Cons

                            • Access To Camera Base

                            Best Uses

                            • Traveling

                            Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                            Used product to carry Nikon D7100 throughout a European vacation of three weeks. Proved very comfortable & secure. On second, smaller camera (Fuji x100s) attachment of bottom plate precluded changing of battery & memory card. Had to unscrew it--minor annoyance. Also, using the second camera side holster on a belt, I found that the tether was a little on the short side when I attached it to a belt loop.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            "A winner before application"

                            By Picture Scouter

                            from San Antonio, TX

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Traveling
                              • Wildlife Photography

                              Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                              Covering parade events for Boy Scouts of America gives me more time to anticipate a probable picture with good balance and content. Besides, we still wave to the crowds.

                              Have found no detractive features to date.

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                              • No

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                              3.0

                              Good carry

                              By Pixels By Paul

                              from Boulder, CO

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                                  If neck straps bother you, this is a good way to carry your camera, especially for larger, heavier lenses. It is important to fully adjust the vest so that it sits tight on your chest at the top of the vest. That way, your camera will not "fall forward", which then makes for an uncomfortable carry. It takes a little extra time and attention to accomplish this, but it's well worth while.

                                  I would rather they had used an Arca Swiss clamp on the vest. Their own release system is cumbersome when you also use Arca Swiss plates on your camera / lenses, as I do. It's workable, but cumbersome.

                                  For me, I find I do not really need this system, except in dark places where I need the steadiness provided by the Steady Shot. I carry my heavier gear on a monopod (Varizoom Chickenfoot) with a Custom Brackets gimbal head, with the camera neck-strap around my neck.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  I like it

                                  By photodon

                                  from lancaster, CA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                  • No Place For Allen Key

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Traveling
                                  • Wildlife Photography

                                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                                  Nice I use it for walking around preserve looking for wildlife
                                  works as expected
                                  only thing I would add is a place to store
                                  allen key so it is always handy

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  My neck thanks me now.

                                  By Light-Chaser

                                  from Chicago boonies

                                  About Me Semi-Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                                    Balances the weight of two cameras on the vest (also with the side holder attached to your belt), supports comfortably, enables flexibility when having to switch between your wide angle and telephoto--especially when you just cannot change lenses in the middle of the dusty wind in Monument Valley, and relieves you of fearing that one of the cameras might slip off. Overall, a quality-made piece of gear, but it is another photographic item that's about forty bucks overpriced. I wish it came preassembled.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Love it

                                    By D L Photo

                                    from Mansfield Ohio

                                    About Me Semi-Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                    • None at this time

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Equine Photography
                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                                    I finally bought this item. I have been asking for it as a present for a few years now, but stopped asking and bought it myself. It is comfortable to wear and I am a big guy. I have used it with my Canon EOS 5D Mark III with a 24-104mm lens and my Canon 30D with a 100-400mm lens both attached at the same time and it is easy to use.

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                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Very good but not perfect

                                    By Radek

                                    from Nairobi, Kenya

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Reliable

                                    Cons

                                    • Makes You Look Like Rambo

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape Photography

                                    Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                                    I tried all sorts of bags and harnesses already and nothing is hassle-free. I thought that maybe this one would finally work well. It takes 15-20 minutes to adjust it to your body. I am 183cm/6" tall and 67kg/150lbs. This vest is not for smaller people. They say you should make sure it sits high on your chest. I made all the straps almost as short as possible and it hardly get to the right spot. If I would have a bit longer lens (than 300/4 with teleconverter) it would be hard to climb steeper slopes. I still however can lift my knees to the waiste level. Camera with shorter lens on the side makes it difficult to swing your arm while walking. On the bright side, you can bend that arm in the elbow and rest it on the camera. It is easy to access both cameras. It is possible to wear even a big backpack on your back while wearing this vest. Therefore I will be using it mostly for hikes. Heavy cameras with big lenses still feel relatively light on it, for sure better to carry them on this vest than on your neck! Cameras are pretty securely attached to it, but jumbing caused lens to hit my hip rather painfully. After all, it just might be the best product out there but nothing is perfect. Having two cameras on you does limit your movements. It might be still difficult to move on the trail, in the steep mountains, but certainly shoulder bag would be much biggr burden.

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                                    2.0

                                    Awkward for large setups

                                    By Photoguy

                                    from Pennsylvania

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest for All Camera Types with Side Holster (Black):

                                          I purchased this looking for a better way to carry my D800 with f2.8 lenses for landscape and wildlife hikes. It seemed fine in the store with the small demo camera, but with the real camera I found it quite awkward

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