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TamracMBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black)
 
4.2

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (2)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (12)
  • Strong construction (12)
  • Adjustable (11)
  • Well padded (11)
  • Comfortable strap (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Comfort (6)
  • Stable (5)
  • Travel (5)
  • Daily transport (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (10)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not a bad way to go

I've got back packs, sling bags and so forth to carry my gear but sometimes they can be a real pain to get to. This strap has allowed me to store my 70 to...Read complete review

I've got back packs, sling bags and so forth to carry my gear but sometimes they can be a real pain to get to. This strap has allowed me to store my 70 to 200mm l series lens on my side (with additional belt carrier-see recommended accessories) so I have easy access to my lens. I also have another bag that from Tamrac that I attach to the belt that hold my DSLR. After I attach all my accessory bags, it may not look stylish anymore but it does the job and it's sturdy!!!! My only complaint is that when I have a good amount of weight on it, the strap could use additional support say with a pair of suspender like straps or a single shoulder like strap, but overall a great strap.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Didn't Work for me

I will begin by saying that I returned this product for several reasons. It was hard to get the Tamrac Digital zoom case on and off the belt. You had to take the clasp...Read complete review

I will begin by saying that I returned this product for several reasons. It was hard to get the Tamrac Digital zoom case on and off the belt. You had to take the clasp end off and feed it through the case. According to the Tamrac website you are supposed to be able to use this case with the belt. You can do this but with much difficulty.

Another reason was the sizing. Several people have commented on this. I think the problem is that the belt is one size and the padding is another. So while the belt may fit the padding does not overlap as it is supposed to.

The padding was just too bulky. I thought that the padding would make it more comfortable. When I put the case on the belt it wasn't really any more comfortable then just a regular web belt.

My suggestion would be to just go to a good outdoor store and buy a good web belt. All of the Tamrac M.A.S.T. pieces that I have bought will easily and securely stay put on the belt I bought at the outdoor store for half the price.

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1.0

Didn't Work for me

By Enthusiastic Amature

from Jefferson City, TN

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Difficult to Attach

    Best Uses

      Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

      I will begin by saying that I returned this product for several reasons. It was hard to get the Tamrac Digital zoom case on and off the belt. You had to take the clasp end off and feed it through the case. According to the Tamrac website you are supposed to be able to use this case with the belt. You can do this but with much difficulty.

      Another reason was the sizing. Several people have commented on this. I think the problem is that the belt is one size and the padding is another. So while the belt may fit the padding does not overlap as it is supposed to.

      The padding was just too bulky. I thought that the padding would make it more comfortable. When I put the case on the belt it wasn't really any more comfortable then just a regular web belt.

      My suggestion would be to just go to a good outdoor store and buy a good web belt. All of the Tamrac M.A.S.T. pieces that I have bought will easily and securely stay put on the belt I bought at the outdoor store for half the price.

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      5.0

      Great

      By martyplay

      from Québec , Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Strong Construction
      • Well Padded

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Comfort
        • Stabilizing
        • Supporting Camera

        Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

        This is a great belt for the monney....
        Not all loops...you can slide accessorys on

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        5.0

        Works as Advertised

        By Desert Dweller

        from Southwest

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Comfort
          • Stabilizing

          Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

          As with previous reviewers, I ordered a size larger than the waist size listed for each belt size.

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          • No

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          4.0

          Nice belt but runs small

          By Dan from Chicago

          from Chicago

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

              Very well constructed. Runs small (why can't they get this right?). A regular nylon belt works fine for me most of the time so I don't really need this padded one. I guess I was just curious about it. I wish that the padding had a seperate clasp, that would make it easier to "load" the belt. Good product if you need it.

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              5.0

              Awesome

              By Garry

              from Union city, ca

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

              Everything is fine

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              4.0

              Good Product Size runs small

              By Bob

              from Norfolk, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Strong Construction
              • Well Padded

              Cons

              • Inacurate sizing

              Best Uses

                Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                Order 1 size up. The waist size is small than advertized.

                Worked great. Could wear a cameara and lens bag on my waist while hiking with a day pack.

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                5.0

                Comfortable, Durable, Adaptable

                By TM

                from Chicago area

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Supporting Camera

                  Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                  First - the sizing: I am a 34-35 waist and this just fits. If you are over 36 waist or do a lot of cold weather shooting (wearing jackets, fleece, coats etc...) go to the next size (large).

                  Overall, very comfortable and can tell that this will last a while. I have recently used it with: Pentax K5/18-135 Zoom, heavy Rangefinder, 31mm K-lens, Cokin filter system - all attached in their respective cases to the MAS belt - and it fit snug, balanced and was comfortable over 3-4miles of hiking, crouching and crawling. I could have gone further.

                  Someone elsewhere recommended a military utility belt. I disagree - it does not have the padding and, now, costs just as much from a surplus store.

                  I have also not had too much of an issue tightening/loosening while attached - although it took me a couple of times to get used to how to do that. The important thing here to me is that once it's tightened and you're moving it stays in place.

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                  4.0

                  Works As Advertised

                  By Frank B

                  from San Diego, CA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Adjustable
                  • Comfortable
                  • Strong Construction
                  • Well Padded

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Comfort
                    • Stabilizing

                    Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                    This belt works as described. It is not very easy to tighten, but it is comfortable. I use it to hold a Tamrac zoom holster with a 300/4 on a body, and the weight distibution is good. (I also use the shoulder strap for the holster across my body to help out.)

                    Other reviewers have mentioned the sizing - they are correct. Order one size up from what Tamrac says. For example, with a 35-inch waist the Medium is just right for me.

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                    4.0

                    good product when not overloaded

                    By Tom

                    from Madison, MS

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                    I use the belt and a compatible camera case for walking around town and shooting photos. It works really well for my purpose. It does not restrict or interfere with leg movement while walking, like a lot of belt-pack camera holders that allow the camera case to ride too low on the torso. Although I have not tried it yet, I think if the belt is fitted with other accessory holders filled with accessories, the overall weight may make the belt less useful by either forcing it to slip down while walking, or requiring such a tight belt setting that would cause discomfort.

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                    5.0

                    Functional

                    By John

                    from Jackson, AL

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Comfort

                      Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                      Use with Tamrac 5630 bag and several lens cases. No complaints. Quality construction and comfortable.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Nice belt

                      By Lisann

                      from Wisconsin

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Adjustable
                      • Comfortable
                      • Strong Construction
                      • Well Padded

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Comfort

                        Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                        Belt is comfortable and small enough for a woman. I can attach both Tamrac camera bags which is great.

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                        4.0

                        Quality

                        By Ben

                        from Iowa

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Stabilizing

                          Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                          I have used this belt 5 times since I received it and it has been flexible and non cumbersome in all the situations. I would recommend this belt and accessories for anyone that needs to carry several lenses and accessories on the move. Hiking, Weddings, and everyday shooting all fit into this equipments range of usefulness.

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                          4.0

                          Simplicity at it's best

                          By Man Of Steel

                          from Janesville WI

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable
                          • Comfortable
                          • Strong Construction
                          • Well Padded

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Comfort

                            Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                            Great belt to use the MAS components. Seems to fit nicely, and I haven't had a second thought about the buckle coming undone to spill my expensive lenses on the ground. Completely satisfied.

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                            3.0

                            Good but short

                            By Capularis

                            from Edmonton

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable
                            • Comfortable
                            • Strong Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                                Not 46" long as claimed, closer to a maximum 40" waist is more accurate. Padding is alright, but can shift near the buckle. Otherwise it seems well made.

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                                5.0

                                Great Belt-perfect size

                                By jglaser757

                                from florida

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Adjustable
                                • Comfortable
                                • Strong Construction
                                • Well Padded

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Stabilizing

                                  Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                                  I purchased the small belt, but it didnt fit me properly,,the padded did not extend around me.I purchased this one instead!I have a 36 inch waist.

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                                  5.0

                                  Comfortable accessory belt

                                  By Rich

                                  from Beech Grove,In

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable Strap
                                  • Durable
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Travel

                                    Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                                    Belt is comfortable if equipment is balanced. I use with Cotton Carrier vest,great for trails or just walking around.I'm a 38 waist and it fits well,if you are bigger than 38 waist you better get the large.

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                                    5.0

                                    best investment

                                    By aaronjr112

                                    from deltona fl.

                                    About Me Pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable Strap
                                    • Compact
                                    • Durable
                                    • Good Protection
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Daily Transport
                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                                      Still adding more, extreamley veritile.

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                                      5.0

                                      Comfort and safety

                                      By hercster

                                      from Ontario, Canada

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Comfortable Strap

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Daily Transport
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                                        I bought this belt and several lens cases. Changing lenses is now much easier as I can make the switch without being concerned about finding a safe place to put a lens while attaching another to my DSLR. Very comfortable and well constructed.

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                                        1.0

                                        not the right size

                                        By photoboy2005

                                        from Greenville SC

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                                        the sizes they have on here, are not correct, if your waist size is over... i was say a 38 or so, this will not fit you... the next size up, im not sure about, because on tamracs website, its 10 inches bigger than what b and h say it is

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                                        5.0

                                        first rate

                                        By jim

                                        from long island, ny

                                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Comfortable Strap

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                            Comments about Tamrac MBX5397 M.A.S. Modular Accessory Belt, Medium (Black):

                                            The belt system allows you to carry lenses and even a camera holster case. This method is very comfortable and allows quick assess to your lenses.

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