Cotton Carrier Endeavor Belt System for DSLR & Compact Cameras (Black)

Cotton Carrier Endeavor Belt System for DSLR & Compact Cameras (Black)

Cotton Carrier Endeavor Belt System for DSLR & Compact Cameras (Black)

B&H # CO525MK2 MFR # 525 MK2

Product Highlights

  • Holds One DSLR or Compact Camera
  • For Lenses up to 70-200mm Zooms
  • Suitable for Light/Medium Activity
  • Adjustable Waist Belt up to 55"
  • Shoulder Strap with Sliding Tether
  • Included Accessories Pouch
  • Camera Hub with 1/4" Thread, Included
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Cotton Carrier 525 MK2 Overview

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Store your DSLR or compact camera in the ready position, at your side with the black Endeavor Belt System from Cotton Carrier. Part of the Excursion Series, this belt system is suitable for most varieties of photographic pursuit, such as hiking, covering sporting events, and similar shooting scenarios that might be described as light to medium activity. Although capable of carrying longer and heavier lenses, the longest recommended lens is a 70-200mm f/2.8 zoom. For ease-of-use, the waist belt features a quick-release buckle and fits most waist sizes up to 55". The shoulder strap has a sliding D-ring, safety tether strap, which allows the camera to travel up and down its length. The tether also serves as a safety backup for the remote possibility of accidental camera and mount separation. The tether attaches to the included split ring installed on your camera's strap lug with a swiveling snap-hook.

Included with your Belt System is a built-in accessory pouch capable of holding a small lens. The camera hub screws into the base of your camera's tripod socket with the supplied Allen Key. The back of the hub has a 1/4" threaded opening for mounting a tripod or quick-release plate without having to remove the hub from your camera. The hub's rubber washer is compressed during installation to help prevent unwanted loosening. Cotton Carrier recommends the use of a minute amount of LocTite as an added precaution. Always inspect your camera hub and receptacle for debris or wear that might negatively affect its performance.

UPC: 099461004511
In the Box
Cotton Carrier Endeavor Belt System for DSLR & Compact Cameras (Black)
  • Belt with Attached Small Lens Pouch
  • Camera Lug Split Ring
  • Camera Hub & Allen Key
  • Camera Slide Tether
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Cotton Carrier 525 MK2 Specs

    Material 1680 Denier polypropylene with Lexan camera receptacle and anodized aluminum camera hub with rubber washer
    Type of Closure Quick-release buckle
    Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap and waist belt
    Dimensions Accessory pouch: 3.0 x 6.0" / 7.6 x 15.2 cm
    Waist Size 61" Long belt -- accommodates most waist sizes up to 55.0" / 139.7 cm
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 9.7 x 9.6 x 2.8"

    Cotton Carrier 525 MK2 Reviews

    Endeavor Belt System for DSLR & Compact Cameras (Black) is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 27.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very happy with it! This is the second belt I've tried. The first, from another manufacturer, I returned because it had a latch that required fiddling at just the time I didn't want to fiddle with something. If one didn't latch when hanging the camera on the belt the camera wasn't secure and could be bumped off the belt. If latched, then when one wanted the camera in a hurry it was an extra step to get the camera. With this system all you need to do is rotate the camera about 70 degrees to slip it on the belt bracket and then let it hang naturally and it is locked on. To get it off the belt, grab the camera body and rotate about 70 degrees (which comes quite naturally), lift and the camera is in your hand and ready to use. I did also purchase a shoulder strap that provides an extra measure of safety and it works well with the system.
    Date published: 2015-12-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great belt for small DSLR or Zoom H5 I bought this belt to use with my Zoom H5 sound recorder for recording 15 minute interviews with my boom pole mic. It works quite well and holds the recorder securely. The lug that you screw on to recorder has some extra space so another rubber washer would be handy to make it so the recorder doesn't swivel. I also used the belt with my Canon SL1 to go take photos on walk about and it felt very secure. It feels like a solid long lasting belt. I wish that B&H had the small size as I had to do a lot of looping with the extra belt length. It also might be handy if the company made a woman shaped one as I had to wear the belt higher up and rest the camera on my tummy. I am a small woman but still could have used a bit of hip contour in the shaping of the belt.
    Date published: 2015-08-17
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It has potential I use this belt when I go hiking. I had two issues with it - I am an average sized woman and the belt did not seem to want to stay in place - it rotated forward on my hips when I walked. I am wondering if it would do this on a male whose shape is different? I could not get it tight enough to fit snuggly around my waist so it dropped to closer to my hips when walking. Second and possibly due to all the rotation, the part that slides into the locking device on the belt kept loosening. I'm going to try some Loc-Tite as the company recommended but in that case I am happy to say that the security strap was invaluable when my camera fell off due to loosening. If I can get this to work for me it will be fantastic. It allowed me to scramble up rocks hands free and much better able to balance without having to keep my camera from swinging around on my neck. I was much safer using the belt. It did allow quick and easy access to my camera for those unexpected moments you want to shoot quickly.
    Date published: 2016-06-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great concept Purchased this belt for a trip to Moab UT. Felt a little geeky putting it on the first time but got over it when I realized how great it was. I used it for my Olympus OMD II. My Nikon D750 was too heavy for it. I am 5'5 and slender (not skinny). The belt did have a tendency to move around. I had to wear it up closer to my waist to cinch it tight enough to prevent some of the movement. Primarily used it for hiking around on rocky trails in the canyons. The Endeavor belt was so much better than a neck strap or rapid strap. I could push the belt around so that my camera hung behind my back when climbing boulders. The security strap/leash saved my camera from taking a 20 ft fall when it was knocked out of the belt. My bad! I kept having to remind my self to face the camera lens down in order to lock it in place. That time it was just cocked enough to get loose and fly out away from me. Luckily I reacted fast enough to grab the leash before my Oly recoiled back onto the rocks So, in conclusion, I love the belt. It is a great concept and the little pouch is a nice touch and held my extra lens nicely. Oh, and I was able to leave it on while getting in and out of a vehicle.
    Date published: 2016-10-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very useful I already own the chest harness that holds a Nikon DSLR with a 70-200mm lens. Whats nice about the Cotton Carriers they leave your hands free when hiking or rideing a bike, I know my equipment is secure with the added safety strap. The Endeavor Belt supports another DSLR with 24-70mm lens or shorter.
    Date published: 2015-11-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great camera holster Tried this carrier and loved it. It rides nicely on the waist-hip and my camera is readily accessible. The tuckable pocket/compartment for an additional lens is also a great feature, though getting my 12-40 Olympus Pro lens took a bit of dexterity. My only complaint is that I wish the pocket/compartment was on the other side of the camera, as I wear the holster on my left side and the pocket is in front of the camera. I would have had preferred it behind the camera. If you wear it on the right side, this is not an issue, but I was not comfortable having the holster on the right side.
    Date published: 2017-03-27
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not a one size fits all Age related changes have shortened my stature and otherwise reduced my dimensions over all. Even though I have gone to lighter weight equipment where possible, I am no longer able comfortably to hang things around neck or on shoulders. Using hips to help carry weight seems like a no-brainer but I have to contrive padding to use the system. The neck strap got tossed. If you're young and buff, it's probably a great system; but if you're not, be prepared to substitute and/or hack.
    Date published: 2017-08-10
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really like this belt system and will use it. I used my belt system for the first time last Saturday during a museum tour. It works well and is comfortable. I have one of their chest mount carrier systems as well and while I think that is probably a little more secure it is also much more cumbersome. The belt system is comfortable although I think I need to tighten up a bit since it was still tending to sag. I did not find the extra pouch to be that useful. The solid portion was basically to house a nylon bag that I do not think will protect a lens all that well. The only real issue I had with it is that I find it is hard to locate the holder for the camera mounted attachment but I don't know how to correct that, perhaps that is just something that will get easier with time.
    Date published: 2017-03-22
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