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BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black)

You Pay: $47.95
Product Highlights
  • Designed For a Heavier DSLR Camera
  • G3 Tail Can Be Detached From BosStrap
  • Tripod Socket Always Remains Available
  • Attaches to Left Strap Lug
  • Camera Slides Along Strap to Shoot
  • Stows Easily No Need to Remove
  • No Metal Parts on Tail to Scratch Camera
  • Strap Distributes Weight Evenly
  • No Shoulder Pad to Constantly Adjust
  • Cam Buckle/Safety Sleeve Holds Camera

The black Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap from BosStrap is designed to carry a heavier DSLR camera. This two part system consists of the BosStrap plus a Generation 3 BosTail (G3 Tail). The 12" G3 Tail attaches to the left strap lug of your camera. The Double Safety Lock G3 Tail allows separating your camera from the 1.5" sling strap only when you want. Note that the BosStrap G3 is 1.5" wide whereas the BosStrap G3 LT is only 1" wide (G3 version).

Since the tail attaches to your camera, your tripod socket is never used allowing you to both use a tripod when you want or place the camera on a flat surface. When in use, this strap allows you to easily slide your camera up to shooting position and, when done, slide it down where it gently rests against your hip. The strap is 64" long, allowing plenty of room for your camera to hang over your shoulder. Another benefit of the tail is the lack of metal parts that would scratch either the body or the LCD of your camera. Also, it doesn't matter if you're left or right handed since the strap works for either orientation. And, it works in either horizontal or vertical format.

This system leaves you hands free to pursue other endeavors such as using a computer, making a phone call or eating. There are no buckles, screws or fittings to deal with. Neither is there a shoulder pad that generally needs to be adjusted from time to time. Just attach the tail to the left lug of your camera and the tail to your BosStrap and you're ready to go. The Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap comes with a one-year replacement warranty and with the exception of one part of the G3 Tail made in Sweden, the rest is made in the USA, including the thread.

The G3 System is designed specifically for heavier cameras
The G3 System Tail is 1.5" wide
Patent Pending Double Safety Lock G3 Tail allow separating camera from the 1.5" sling strap only when you want
Tripod socket is always available; camera can sit on a flat surface
BosStraps are 64" long not including the G3 Tail
Long G3 Tail - allows more angular adjustment of the 1.5" sling strap to fine tune comfort
No metal parts in the G3 Tail; no scratching the LCD or the camera body
Attaches to the left camera strap lug; easily switch from handheld to tripod without removing anything
No straps in the way when shooting horizontal or vertical; strap does not interfere with controls
No shoulder pad is required; nothing to constantly adjust
Comfortable, smooth, strong 1.5" nylon seat belt webbing distributes the camera weight
Frees both hands; camera safely remains at your side when not in use
Because camera rests at hip (pivot point on leg), there is minimal movement of camera when walking
The BosStrap G3 can support over 60 pounds
Easy to stow; simply wrap the BosStrap G3 around your lens or camera-nothing needs to be removed
Works with left or right handed shooters
No fittings, buckles or screws to disconnect
Except for one European part, BosStrap G3 is made with USA parts and labor-right down to the thread
Extra G3 Tails are available for your other camera bodies; only one Sling Strap is required
Material Metal (but not in the G3 tail), acetal (thermoplastic), nylon
Attachment Method Back buckles to left camera strap lug
Length BosStrap: 64.0" (1.6 m)
Op Tail Size: 0.4" (1.0 cm) wide, 12.0" (30.5 cm) long
Width 1.5" (3.8 cm)
Breaking Strength 1100 lb (499.0 kg) test
Weight 4.0 oz (113.4 g)
BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black)
  • 1.5" Wide x 64" Sling Strap
  • G3 BosTail
  • One-Year Replacement Warranty
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    BosStrapGeneration 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (17)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (12)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Adjustable (25)
    • Strong construction (24)
    • Comfortable (23)
    • Does not chafe (13)

    Cons

    • Poorly padded (4)

    Best Uses

    • Supporting camera (13)
    • Comfort (12)
    • Stable (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (11), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (4), Casual photographer (3)
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    5.0

    BosStrap very comfortable

    By Adrian

    from Nashua, NH

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

      Easy to setup, comfortable when hiking. The BosTail connection is safe, not a quick disconnect, takes a minute or so to change cameras.

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      5.0

      Simple Solution

      By International Architect

      from Aledo, TX

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfort

        Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

        An economical, no-frills answer to carrying heavy gear and keeping it out-of-the-way. I am very please with the quality of materials which will not scratch my prized equipment and highly recommend it.

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        5.0

        Best I've Owned

        By Bob

        from Maine

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Comfort
          • Supporting Camera

          Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

          I own a number of other like straps - this is without a doubt the best me -very simple design. Did a number of tests before lugging around heavy expensive gear - stands up just fine. Just purchased another.

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          4.0

          Nice product

          By D

          from Treasure Coast Fl

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Comfortable
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Comfort
            • Supporting Camera

            Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

            I use a BlackRapid strap now. What I like about the BosStrap is that it connects to the side of the camera and leaves the tripod hole open and the strap does not slide off. With the Black Rapid strap I have problems with it coming off my shoulder. I have used the BosStrap a couple of times and I like the way it working. You can put a coat or shirt over it to keep it dry if it starts to rain.

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            5.0

            Convenient way to carry the camera

            By Cap Cod Realtor

            from Falmouth, MA

            About Me Photography Student

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjustable
            • Comfortable
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Hands free transport

              Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

              Only just started using it but I can already see how useful it is going to be. Although installation was a little confusing at first once the adjustments were made it allows the camera to hang nicely within hands reach but out of the way.

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              4.0

              BosStrap plus a Generation 3 BosTail

              By JWH Photoguy

              from Texas

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable
              • Comfortable
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Supporting Camera

                Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                I replaced a standard around the neck strap with the BosStrap to reduce interference with my glasses when hanging around my neck. It works well to avoid interference with the glasses. Having the camera at my right hip seems to be more comfortable than around my neck. The strap provides very good support for my heavy camera and quick movement to eye level. It seems to provide enough adjustment to use over a coat in cold weather. The instructions for installing the tail strap were a little hard to follow but it just took a little time to accomplish.

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                4.0

                Satisfaction Guaranteed

                By Chris

                from Montreal, Canada

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Adjustable
                • Does not Chafe
                • Strong Construction

                Cons

                • Poorly Padded

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                  I've been using this product a dozen of times; and so far so good. Although the stap isn't padded, it is comfortable enough to wear it for hours without any discomfort. And the fact that it leaves my tripod mount free, makes this product perfect for me.

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                  5.0

                  Very Good Option

                  By Bryan K.

                  from Houston, TX

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Tripod Use Available

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Any Moving Around

                    Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                    When I first saw this strap, I skipped over it because of the single connection point. Needless to say, I ended up getting one after further reading, and was very happy and comfortable using it. One thought on that, if a standard strap has two connections and one fails, the camera will still fall. So the two point were not more secure, and actually gave two points for failure as opposed to one.

                    I spent several days going around faires, and I found the strap to be comfortable The camera moved easily up and down as needed. I also used a plate on the bottom so I could pop it on a monopod from time to time. That worked well also. I did not have to remove the strap from my shoulder to use on the monopod.

                    Overall a very functional and secure strap.

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                    4.0

                    Great alternative sling strap

                    By RC from Westchester

                    from Mount Vernon, NY

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Adjustable
                    • Comfortable
                    • Does not Chafe
                    • Quick Access To Camera
                    • Strong Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Supporting Camera

                      Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                      This strap is perfectly utilitarian. Not fancy, but does the job. I was looking at another, more popular and more expensive strap, but it uses the tripod socket on the bottom of the camera. That was a deal killer at any price, as I need to be able to pop it on a tripod at a moment's notice. This one is secured to the strap lug on the side of the camera. I would give it 5 stars if there was some way to detach the strap easily, but it is probably more secure this way… and I could always add a carabiner, I suppose.

                      Another slightly annoying feature is the bright "BOSSTRAP" logo across my chest. Perhaps I can flip the strap so that is inside.

                      Also, despite the fact that there is no shoulder pad, it is quite comfortable with my large DSLR and a large zoom lens.

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                      4.0

                      So far so good

                      By s2hrts

                      from Huntington, NY

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                      • Poorly Padded

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                        I only just received this product and other then fitting it and trying it out I haven't done any shooting with it. That will change in a couple of days when I go on an extensive shoot.
                        I can say this about it so far. I'm not sure how comfortable it will be, but as of now I'm getting the feeling it won't be great. The strap might be too thin in width for true comfort.
                        My other concern is that a plastic clamp hanging on to a single strap is all that separates my 5dmk3 from a fall. In all fairness it does seem to have a very strong hold on the camera so I will wait and see before I form an opinion about this feature.
                        It does hold the camera in a very useful position and is easy and fast to have the camera in a shooting position in the blink of an eye.
                        I'm very hopeful about this product. I gave it a 4 star because of my unease with the clamp. If I'm proven wrong I will add the star.
                        I will write a more complete review when I get back, but so far I'm happy with it.

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                        5.0

                        What I Was Looking For

                        By TrustyA

                        from Hatboro, PA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable
                        • Comfortable
                        • Strong Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Stabilizing
                          • Supporting Camera

                          Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                          I chose the BosStrap over Black Rapid straps primarily to preserve the swift tripod mounting, and switched over from an OpTech neck strap simply to save my neck, as I often carry a Nikkor 80-200 f/2.8 mounted on a D300.The BosStrap does precisely what I wished of it, easing the neck-strain and carrying the camera comfortably at my hip. Assembling the strap was simple, but I did consult the online instructions, as they were larger/easier to read than the enclosed documentation. I've tested this quite extensively since its purchase about two months ago, and have noted the following:1. After proper adjustment, the strap securely and unobtrusively holds the camera relatively snugly against the hip with the lens pointed back; it's a comfortable position, and the lens is relatively protected.2. The camera can swivel a bit when I'm moving quickly, but my conversations with Black Rapid owners have yielded that their experience is similar.3. I've noted the tendency of the strap to gravitate toward my neck, but this is a given without a non-slip pad. One can be attached if desired, but I haven't felt the need, and I have carried a very heavy combo with the BosStrap for hours. (I am a male, and do encourage ladies to consult the other reviews by women, as I can't speak to comfort for the fair sex.)4. I REALLY appreciate the freedom to slap the camera onto the tripod without complications or added accessories. This is a HUGE selling point for me.Summary: I'm immensely pleased with this purchase. The strap is secure and comfortable, flexible in the ways I need it to be, and likely to last very well.

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                          4.0

                          Very good strap

                          By RedCar

                          from Midlothian, VA

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Does not Chafe
                          • Strong Construction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort
                            • Stabilizing
                            • Supporting Camera

                            Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                            I use the strap on a vintage mechanical camera.

                            Strap is comfortable and handy. Mine is the earlier version with the metal clasp that makes it easy to switch from one camera to another. The new one does not have this feature; however it is probably lighter and more compact. The strap allows the camera to hang well.

                            The advantage of not using the tripod socket to hold the strap is, in my view, mitigated by the attachment system. I am not confident of the single eyelet attachment. That may be a function of my old camera with simple neck-strap eyelets, but I felt the need to add a safety cord to the other eyelet. Actually, I bought an additional tripod socket attachment and now use that so the tripod socket is not available.

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                            5.0

                            Works as Advertised

                            By heharlin

                            from Anderson, SC

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable
                            • Comfortable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Supporting Camera

                              Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                              I liked the Black Rapid design, but it takes up the tripod socket. The BosStrap uses the left neck strap connector. It works as advertised and I can keep my tripod quick connector installed.

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                              5.0

                              Great support, very functional

                              By Bob the photo guy

                              from Lansing, MI

                              About Me Photography Student

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable
                              • Comfortable

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Supporting Camera

                                Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                                Makes my D7000 very comfortable and easy to move from hip to shooting.

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                                5.0

                                Camera Strap

                                By TH Photos

                                from Melbourne, FL

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Does not Chafe
                                • Strong Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Comfort
                                  • Supporting Camera

                                  Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                                  First off, I love this strap! It is perfect for my Sony A77 which is a heavy camera. I enjoy the feel of it how it crosses the body rather than just around the neck area. It is comfortable and my camera doesn't bounce around. Sturdy and well made.

                                  No cons about this product so far that I can see.

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                                  4.0

                                  Great product

                                  By MomentoDigital

                                  from Mexico

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Strong Construction

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult to Attach

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Comfort
                                  • Supporting Camera

                                  Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                                  The only reason i gave 4 stars was i wish the strap were designed to use in more than one body, i mean it´s engineered to last and to be very comfortable when wearing and very trusty, maybe that why it´s not to practical to use in more than one body. This makes the camera to be well attached to the strap all the time.

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                                  5.0

                                  love this belt

                                  By wldwoods

                                  from Northern Wisconsin

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Adjustable
                                  • Comfortable

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Supporting Camera

                                    Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                                    this Boss Strap works great. Especially at weddings. I just used it for a walk in a state park and to be able to where it on your side and then just pull it up when you want to shoot is why this product was made. I would recommend this to anyone.

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                                    5.0

                                    Finally!

                                    By Grantc

                                    from RSM, CA

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Adjustable
                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Does not Chafe
                                    • Strong Construction
                                    • Wide strap

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Comfort
                                      • Quick Access
                                      • Stabilizing
                                      • Supporting Camera

                                      Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                                      I'm currently using this strap on a gripped 7D.
                                      I purchased this strap as an alternative to carrying my Lowepro backpack (containing multiple lenses and speedlites.)

                                      Since I've added this strap to the 7D, I've found myself taking my camera with me more often for casual family walks to the park.

                                      I've recently had the opportunity to use this during a charity event, with the camera mounted on a tri-pod and for roaming candid shots. I was very pleased that I did not need to remove the strap before mounting to a tri-pod.

                                      The strap has helped keep my camera handy for quick shots, and it has been comfortable enough that I'll take my camera with me more often for fun.

                                      I should mention that the strap will also fit easily in the Lowepro 200aw, wrapped around the mounted lens, or to the side of the body.

                                      The only downside that I can find so far is that the Tail strap will not quickly detach from its accompanying neck strap. This is great for easing your fear of a dropped camera, but not as convient if you want use the neck strap on multiple cameras.

                                      If you have multiple bodies, I'd recommend getting multiple straps.

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                                      4.0

                                      Great strap, keeps tripod screw open!

                                      By JimA3

                                      from San Francisco

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Could Use More Padding

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Comfort
                                      • Hiking With Your Camera

                                      Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                                      I had a shoulder strap that used the tripod screw. It worked ok, but was a pain when I wanted to use the tripod.
                                      The BosStrap works well, camera hangs perfect, but I need a shoulder pad for a little more comfort. The strap is nice and wide, which I like a lot.

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                                      4.0

                                      Very good camera strap

                                      By Magna42

                                      from South Jersey

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Pros

                                      • Adjustable
                                      • Comfortable
                                      • Does not Chafe
                                      • Strong Construction

                                      Cons

                                      • Difficult to Attach

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Comfort

                                      Comments about BosStrap Generation 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black):

                                      I first started using the BosStrap Sling Strap a couple of years ago. I love the system, it doesn't use the tripod socket for like the other sling straps.I had to replace my old strap because it got caught up in a massive house cleaning (don't ask)The original used a system that allowed you to easily remove and reconnect the camera to the strap while on the move . So far I haven't been able to figure out how to do that with the Gen 3 system.That being said, this is still a better system than the others that are out there because you are not using the tripod socket to carry the camera.Still a great system, just bummed that I lost the original

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