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Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black)

B&H # CO635RTLS Mfr # 635 RTL-S
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You Pay: $149.00
Product Highlights
  • Designed for 1 Camera/One-Size Fits All
  • Includes Hand Strap/Tripod Adapter
  • Eliminates Neck Strain
  • Secure Locking System/Quick Release
  • 1680 Denier Polypropylene
  • Lexan Camera Receptacle
  • Good for Sports, Nature, Weddings
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

The black Camera Vest ONLY from Cotton Carrier is a unique chest harness system for one camera that supports your camera 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 a 10° angled hub. 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. The Universal Adapter Plate allows customers to go from the Cotton Carrier receptacle directly into their favorite quick release plate or ball head. This is because the angled hub blocks the ability to use quick release adapters. The Universal Plate allows you to do both functions. 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 Cotton Carrier Camera Vest (635 RTL-S) differs from their Camera Vest for All Camera Types without Side Holster (633 CVP) in that the Camera Vest ONLY comes with a bonus hand strap and universal tripod adapter.

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 a digital SLR of any size and lens configuration - make sure you are using the proper hub for your camera/lens combination. The included 10 degree angled hub is designed specifically for use with professional series (full bodied) and battery-gripped cameras
A side holster is available as an option to hold a second camera
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)
Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black)
  • Camera Tether
  • Lens Stabilization Strap
  • 10° Angled Hub
  • Rubber Washer
  • Insert Bolt
  • Tightening Tool
  • Hand Strap
  • Universal Tripod Adapter
  • Lifetime Warranty Against Manufacturer's Defects
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    Cotton CarrierCamera Vest ONLY (Black)
     
    4.8

    (based on 57 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (31)
    • Lightweight (30)
    • Easy to use (23)
    • Reliable (19)
    • Adjustable (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (24)
      • Landscape photography (19)
      • Everyday (8)
      • Comfort (7)
      • Supporting camera (7)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (21), Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (6), Semi-professional (5), Professional (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (43), Yes (6)

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      5.0

      Fantastic...

      By Chicago Birder

      from Chicago

      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Very comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape Photography
        • Macro Photography
        • Traveling

        Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

        I need to walk about a mil and a half to get to my site, carrying about 8 lbs.My neck and shoulders were getting very painful.The Camera Vest is fabulous: I was a little concerned as I am quite small, but with the adjustments, it fits and works beautifully, and is very comfortable. The instructions were quite clear, and it was easy to put everything together. It is easy to slide the camera out. I have only used the vest twice since I received it, but I think I made a good investment!!!

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        5.0

        Great Camera carrying solution.

        By Triker

        from PA

        Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

        I was looking for a way to carry my camera on my recumbent trike and the Cotton Carrier is perfect.

        No waste time having to drag it out of a bag.

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        5.0

        Best design and best quality carrier yet

        By Dave Grainger

        from Olympic Peninsula WA

        About Me Semi-Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Reliable

        Cons

        • None

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife Bird Trails

        Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

        Takes the weight off my neck, which was causing low back trouble... Use it on trail doing outdoor photography; should have purchased one a long time ago!

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        • No

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        5.0

        Works Great!

        By digitaltaylor

        from High Point, NC

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Reliable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape Photography

          Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

          It took me a few minutes to get it adjusted, but it worked great while hiking through steep areas. I used it primarily to tote my Canon 5D Mark III with the 70-200mm attached. I did find it a little difficult to disengage from the slot at one point since the anchor had shifted, but I simply learned to tighten it a little more to prevent that from happening again. Now, I love to hit the trials with it!

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          4.0

          Excellent Camera Carrying System

          By Mr Trailman

          from Canfield, Ohio

          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Everyday use
            • Traveling

            Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

            I am an avid hiker and backpacker, so I needed a way to carry my camera when I had a bulky backpack on. This is my first and only camera carrying system I've used. (never even put a neckstrap on my Nikon D7100)

            I'm about 6 foot 3" and pretty thin, this vest still fits nicely though. My only complaint about the fit would be that the material along the shoulder straps is slightly uncomfortable against skin, when I'm wearing a tank top with the vest.

            The Cotton Carrier is fantastic to have when backpacking, the camera is right there for quick access and you can wear it comfortably with a backpack.

            Cons:

            The instructions are god awful and almost non-existent. Being new to DSLR photography I had a hard time figuring out how the Cotton Carrier would work with my L-Bracket and Nikon D7100. After a couple hours I finally figured out that the included universal tripod adapter was useless.

            To use the cotton carrier with a L-Bracket, simply attach the angled hub piece into the L-Bracket, (provided your L-Bracket has a screw hole) nothing else is needed.

            Another minor flaw to be aware of is that the camera can become stuck inside the vest. I was running down the Great Sand Dunes wearing the Cotton Carrier, when I reached the bottom of a sand dune I noticed my camera would not come out. It turns out, the hub had rotated while inside the slot, causing it to get jammed up. I had to rotate the camera around a couple times until the hub was back in the correct position, and the camera came free.

            I imagine this was simply because I didn't tighten the hub to the L-Bracket enough. So that's more my fault than the Cotton Carriers.

            The Cotton Carrier is fantastic to take on bike rides, hikes, and anything else frankly. While it may not be the most fashionable thing to wear while on your adventures, I would highly recommend this to anyone who want's a rock solid and comfortable camera carrying system.

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            5.0

            good experience

            By sam

            from Wisconson

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                I am often frustrated trying to order on line and this went very easily, as it is supposed to do AND I like my photo harness...

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                5.0

                Absolutely the best

                By Sarah

                from South Carolina

                Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                This vest is so comfortable. When I wear the vest, the weight of the camera is evenly distributed which makes it so comfortable. I would recommend this for all avid photographers.

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                5.0

                Outstanding Camera Vest

                By David nature lover

                from Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Camera Snaps On The Vest
                • Durable
                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape Photography
                  • Traveling

                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                  I do a lot of walking outdoors and like a camera ready if I see a site I want to photograph. I have tried various types of holders with limited satisfaction. This vest works great. Camera is always ready. The only way this product could be improved is to have a small storage pocket.

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                  5.0

                  good vest

                  By Cerocoolm3

                  from Puerto Rico

                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape Photography
                    • Traveling

                    Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                    i use this product in the fiel hiking, is a great camera vest you can go and no fear wen you go walking or hiking to drop the camera

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                    4.0

                    Great for hiking/travel

                    By Brian

                    from Chicago, IL

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight
                    • Very functional

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hiking
                      • Landscape Photography
                      • Traveling

                      Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                      This is a very well made product that taken pressure off of necks and shoulders, much like a backpacks do. Keeps both hands available for climbing, hiking, etc, but allows quick access to your equipment. I used this all day recently with no problems.If you use it with no other bags, or with a back pack, there should be no issues whatsoever. I did use it with a shoulder messenger bag, and occasionally had times where the strap of the bag was in just the wrong spot and overlapped where the camera needs to be. But that's a very specific case where I blended street photography with the real off-road intended use of this product. The only issue/complaint is how the straps adjust in the back. They are velcro that are underneath mesh. It's a bit of pain to adjust properly the first time, but once you do, the micro adjustments are made in the front, and are no problem. I also wonder about the strength and long-term viability of that velcro system when holding several thousand dollars of equipment.I used with a D600 and Tamron 24-70 mostly. Did some with the 70-200. No issues. I am giving 4 stars base on design and overall usability. I knocked one star for the velcro adjustment system in back. I won't give more or less stars for long-term durability until I know more, and use it longer.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent

                      By GregoryAlan

                      from north coast of California

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Everyday use

                        Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                        This vest is well-designed, well-made and very functional. It not only takes the stress off the neck, but it allows you to carry the camera hands-free. If you adjust the shoulder and back straps so they are snug, the camera does not bounce around when you walk, even without using the extra restraining straps.My only complaint is that it seems a bit over-priced, but they can get away with that because it has no other competition in the same class.

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                        5.0

                        Fantastic aid for larger cameras.

                        By yakpilot

                        from Lake Sumner, NM

                        About Me Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Reliable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape Photography
                          • Traveling
                          • Wildlife Photography

                          Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                          I live at a lake in the Southwestern US that is on a major flyway for migrating waterfowl. I walk daily for at least a mile and usually carry my gripped D-90 with either a 70-200 f2.8, or a 400 f5.6 with me. Using my Cotton Carrier Vest has reduced the worry about dropping the camera significantly and eliminated the neck and shoulder strain of the weight swinging around on my body. The 400 is still a bit difficult to unlatch, but well worth the effort and expense. And the bonus is that the sullpied tripod mount fits my Really Right Stuff ballhead perfectly. Big smiles here!
                          It takes a bit to get comfortable with the strap adjustments, but high on your chest and tight are the clues.

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                          5.0

                          Cotton Carrier Camera Vest

                          By railroad guy

                          from Minnesota

                          Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                          Just what the doctor ordered! I have been wating for this type of camera harness for a long time. I carry a Canon 5d with battery grip and frequently a Canon 70-200 L series lens. It is truly unbelievable how this harness distributes the weight of the camera . It's great how the camera stays close to your body and does not swing when you are walking. I highly recommend it . Lest I forget ,your camera is really secure.

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                          5.0

                          A Good Set Up For Hiking

                          By Craig

                          from Nevada

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                          Pros

                          • Durable
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                              A very well constructed and thought out vest system to carry your camera. You camera is secure, accessible, its weight is distributed on your shoulders and not your neck.

                              I take this on hikes in the Sierra. The system is not cheap, but it well worth the money.

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                              5.0

                              Wish I bought this years ago

                              By Trizzie

                              from Seattle, WA

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Reliable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape Photography
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                                I take my camera hiking and on long backpacking trips. I wanted to have my camera accessible but also secure for moments when going over stream crossings, jumping between logs, or whatever may come along the path. Not only did it solve this problem, it also has taken the weight of the lens off my neck. I highly recommend this to any body wishing to keep the camera within very easy reach and safety.

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                                5.0

                                Back Saver

                                By Anakgapo

                                from Chula Vista, CA

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                • Bulky

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel

                                Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                                I use this camera vest to carry my Canon Mark 5D III with an EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens attached. This combination puts a lot of weight on your shoulder and back on one side. This vest distributes the weight evenly and lightens the load. A back saver. The only thing I dislike about it is its visibility. Hard to conceal.

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                                5.0

                                Great!!

                                By BFerguson

                                from Missouri

                                Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                                This is exactly what I have been wanting. Always hated a camera swinging around my neck. I found the diagram on the instruction sheet helpful in attaching the tripod adapter and the hub to the camera base. I have a MeFoto tripod and the tripod adapter plate that came with vest seems to work fine.

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                                5.0

                                Great for city walking.. so far!

                                By JC

                                from Cupertino, CA

                                Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                                I am enjoying my cotton carrier vest, it holds my camera easily. Taking pictures is a pleasure since there is no neck pain during long walks carrying the camera with big lenses. I can not wait to fully use it for my upcoming trips. Great purchase .

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                                5.0

                                A must have for active photography

                                By Chris

                                from Seattle, WA

                                About Me Semi-Professional

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                                  This carrier works out perform any strap when hiking, scrambling or even walking. It keeps the DSLR from swinging and hiting things as well as keeping you hands free for when you need them the most such as balance and climbing.

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                                  5.0

                                  Harness supports as advertised

                                  By Martin Images

                                  from New Braunfels, TX

                                  About Me Professional

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact Design
                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Macro Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about Cotton Carrier Camera Vest ONLY (Black):

                                    When walking in the woods, or at the track - my camera is secure!

                                    The tether ensures the camera will never hit the ground.
                                    The velcro strap over the lens keeps the camera completly stable which works together with the locking system on the base of the camera.

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