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BosStrapGeneration 3 Sliding Sling Strap (Black)
 
4.5

(based on 50 reviews)

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    (19)

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    (2)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable (26)
  • Strong construction (24)
  • Comfortable (23)
  • Does not chafe (13)
  • Easy to use (12)

Cons

  • Poorly padded (4)

Best Uses

  • Supporting camera (13)
  • Comfort (12)
  • Travel (12)
  • Landscape/scenery (9)
  • Sports/action (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (23), Semi-pro photographer (10), Casual photographer (4), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (42)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

What I Was Looking For

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...Read complete review

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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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Pretty happy with reservations

I own a Nikon D5100 with my largest lens being the 70-300mm and this strap handle it easily.
I went for this particular strap because tripod remains available throughout and am happy...Read complete review

I own a Nikon D5100 with my largest lens being the 70-300mm and this strap handle it easily.
I went for this particular strap because tripod remains available throughout and am happy with that decision. I am also very pleased to no longer have the camera bouncing around on my chest.
I am a little bit disappointed with the strap which appears to be sliding a bit - this may need adjusting by either lengthening or shortening it. I suspect the latter and will be testing it out. So this may be my adjustments and not the strap.
Overall I a very happy and I was very impressed with the service. Shipping to New Zealand was supposed to take between 15 and 25 working days but the product was at my front door on the 8th working day after date of purchase!

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5.0

Prevents neck strain

By S.

from Henderson, Ky.

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

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

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

    This is a much easier way to carry camera. The weight is on the shoulder and not the neck. I have hike several miles of hilly trails at state park near home with a Nikon D8oo and 80-400mm lens attached and never had any neck strain. Even with backpack camera bag there was no problem bringing camera to my eye to shoot.

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    • No

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    4.0

    Simple ingenious design

    By Warren

    from Texas

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

    Nice simple solution for carrying SLR and lens

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    4.0

    Frees up bottom screw and very secure

    By JMarc

    from Washington, D.C.

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

    • Limited

    Best Uses

    • Travel

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

    I had another single point sling before and swapped it out for the boss strapp. I really like the boss strap because it allows me to keep the tripod plate on my camera. It is also very secure.

    My only issue with the boss strap is that sometime the lens points out (away from the body) instead of down.

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    • No

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    5.0

    A Must Have

    By pdxreviewer

    from Portland, Oregon

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Compact
    • Durable

    Cons

    • A Little Trick To Setup
    • Large Yellow Lettering
    • Seatbelt Like Material
    • Seatbelt Like-material
    • Seat-belt Like-material

    Best Uses

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

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

    This is 500 million times better than the manufacturer's camera strap. With the manufacturer's strap, the camera never hung comfortably, would bounce around, and I would often get my strap tangled, especially if I wanted to get a vertical photo.

    I've used the strap for over a year and it is comfortable, convenient, and my camera glides along the strap like a gem. My strap never gets tangled and I'm always able to position my camera right where I want it.

    I use my camera for everyday shots and travel. I also take photos from a tripod with some frequency so keeping my tripod socket free is important. I've used the strap in tropical heat, frozen terrain, and strenuous hikes and it is very comfortable and convenient to use.

    I was surprised that the strap material feels like a seat belt (I would have preferred the feel of the Canon strap) and doesn't have padding, but I have not had any comfort issues (my camera and lens weigh about 3.8 pounds). The design disperses the weight of my camera and lens so it doesn't seem to hit in one spot. Plus, with the strap, my camera hangs at my hip and I generally keep my hand on my camera, which can also help a little with weight.

    The one thing I hate? The giant yellow letters reading "BosStrap." I've used black permanent marker on mine and it helps to fade the letters some.

    I received this as a gift, but requested this specific strap after researching available camera straps.

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    • Yes

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    4.0

    Great Sling

    By DCS

    from NYC

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        Love this sling. comfortable. easy to use. camera slides up and down easily. feels secure. Feels safe by my side. Significantly better than camera strap that comes with the camera.

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        • No

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        3.0

        Not as quality as I would have liked.

        By ArizonaJAM

        from Mesa AZ

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

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        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

            For almost [$] dollars the BosStrap is a little cheap with materials. The clamp, which holds the camera is plastic, not metal which the photograph and the advertising suggests (holds up to 80lbs.). Have not used it in the field yet but it is very comfortable, easy to use, easy to assemble and adjust.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Excellent Sling Strap

            By Nikon SME

            from Sun Prairie, WI

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Solid construction

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

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

            Got this sling in early December. Looked at Black Rapids and read about Canon and Nikon's comments about straps thatg use the tripod socket.

            I ordered the Generation 3 sliding sling strap and really like it. Just got back from vacation shooting over 1100 images. Much nicer strap than the wife's OptiTech sling strap.

            Beware, over a heavy coat it's not easy to put on, had to have help from the wife.

            Everything about the strap says "quality". I was concerned when it did not have a pad for over the shoulder but so far no issues. Will see what happens this summer when it's resting on a Tee-Shirt. Recommended.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Love this sling!

            By Holmes63

            from Athens, AL

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

            Bought this one for the same reason many do. It does not use the tripod mount to attach to the body. Used it for the first time shooting a class trip. Traveled around the city on & off a bus. Using a D610 with a Nikkor 24-70 & strap is plenty strong enough for this rig. Very easy to bring the rig up for shooting.

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            3.0

            Pretty happy with reservations

            By Lawrence

            from Hamilton, New Zealand

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight
            • Quick Access

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Walk Around

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

              I own a Nikon D5100 with my largest lens being the 70-300mm and this strap handle it easily.
              I went for this particular strap because tripod remains available throughout and am happy with that decision. I am also very pleased to no longer have the camera bouncing around on my chest.
              I am a little bit disappointed with the strap which appears to be sliding a bit - this may need adjusting by either lengthening or shortening it. I suspect the latter and will be testing it out. So this may be my adjustments and not the strap.
              Overall I a very happy and I was very impressed with the service. Shipping to New Zealand was supposed to take between 15 and 25 working days but the product was at my front door on the 8th working day after date of purchase!

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              • No

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              5.0

              Functional

              By Robert

              from New Jersey

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

              I have tried numerous straps and missed many picture opportunities because i couldn't get the camera on the tripod. This is the first and only strap i found that leaves the tripod connection free. Exactly what i was looking for.

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              5.0

              A great way to carry a heavier dSLR!

              By jtang2

              from Novi, MI

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Great For Extended Shoots
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events

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

                Travelled with this strap attached to a D800 with grip and 70-200 lens attached; was comfortable, relieved the stress around the neck when using the factory-supplied strap. Easy to use. Definitely a must have for a heavier camera setup. Also like the fact that the tripod attachment is not used unlike other competing straps. The printed directions that are included are not very clear - it is better to visit the website to review the directions.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Cost effective solution/alternative

                By PhotoSME

                from Sun Prairie, WI

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Quality Of Construction

                Cons

                • None

                Best Uses

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

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

                Looked at the Black Rapid Sport and other options for a sling strap.Liked the BoStra Generation 3 sling. Much more cost effective than the [$] + BR Stealth Adapter ([$]).Wide strap does not need a pad. Used it a month and love it.But most important, tripod sockets are designed fo support so much weight and neck strap lugs are stronger.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Just what I was looking for.

                By BB

                from Stamford, CT

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

                I just got this strap about 10 days ago and I haven't used it yet on any hikes or all day outings, but so far it seems to be exactly what I was looking for. It's well made and comfortable to wear. The camera slides easily from its resting position on my hip to the shooting position. And while I generally don't use a tripod, I really like the fact that the tripod attachment plate is available even with the strap attached. I keep the strap on the camera all the time. When I put the camera away, the strap simply wraps around the lens. From my perspective, you can't go wrong with this strap.

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                4.0

                Pretty good product but pricey

                By Phil Hills

                from Casper, WY

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife Photos

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

                  Works well but the price is high for what you get. Lot of money for basically 1 long and 1 short strap. Not quick/easy to get on and off the camera. Consequently it will stay on most of the time. If not careful a person, pet etc. could easily get tangled up in the long strap and cause camera and lens to take a fall.

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                  4.0

                  Great strap

                  By RB

                  from North Myrtle beach sc

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

                  Has another strap that attached at the bottom. Had to unscrew it every time I used my tripod. This attached at the side, leaving the bottom free. Comfortable to use, real test coming up with an all day shoot so time will tell.

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                  5.0

                  Works exactly like it should

                  By Joe

                  from Richmond, TX

                  About Me Casual Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

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

                    I chose this over other options because I liked the simple attachment to the camera lug instead of the threaded tripod mount attachment that most slings use. I also like the simple continuous strap--no pads to get out of place if it moves a little during use. Carrying a consumer level DSLR (Nikon D5100) with reasonable size lenses, padding seems unnecessary.The cam buckle strap that attaches the camera to the sling works well, and I feel fully confident in its security. I worried about the setup a little bit before ordering the product, but seeing in it person eliminated that. The cam is larger than I realized and quite substantial. And the rubber sleeve that locks it is sturdy and tight fitting.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    More than pleased!

                    By Art H.

                    from Libertyville, Illinois

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                          I have seen more expensive versions of this strap and thought the premis of having the camera at your side rather than "bouncing" on the front of your body was a great concept. And, after using the strap for a couple of shoots, I find that the concept is in fact, great. This strap works every bit as well as I had hoped it would, and priced at what I consider to be a fair value for the money.

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Strong, elegant and comfortable.

                          By Stingbee

                          from Boston

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Durable
                          • Easy to Use
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

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

                            Simple and comfortable. Durable and elegant.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great strap

                            By Weebee

                            from Newark NY

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

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

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

                                I bought this Sling strap because it looked like a great deal. After wearing it on a few outings I can say that I'm very pleased with it. I have another popular strap that has a cushion built into the strap. And I was a bit concerned that this strap would be uncomfortable because there is no cushioning. But with this strap being as wide as it is my concerns proved to be unwarranted. I really can't say anything wrong with this strap yet. A great item at a decent price

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                                5.0

                                Great Strap

                                By Photo pop

                                from Washington DC

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Functional
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    Recently upgraded to a much heavier camera, so I needed to relieve the weight from my neck. This strap has met that need and is very comfortable also. I am very pleased and plan on purchasing another for my now backup camera.

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