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JobyUltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL)
 
4.6

(based on 221 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (154)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (104)
  • Adjustable (100)
  • Strong construction (96)
  • Does not chafe (49)
  • Easy to use (42)

Cons

  • Poorly padded (6)

Best Uses

  • Comfort (71)
  • Supporting camera (57)
  • Travel (39)
  • Stable (32)
  • Landscape/scenery (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (71), Casual photographer (30), Semi-pro photographer (27), Pro photographer (20), Enthusiast (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (154), Yes (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Perfect for active adventure photography

At some point, I stopped taking my Nikon D200 on general outings because with the standard neck strap it felt very heavy, was a pain to carry, and with any movement at all...Read complete review

At some point, I stopped taking my Nikon D200 on general outings because with the standard neck strap it felt very heavy, was a pain to carry, and with any movement at all it would swing around uncontrollably. Sure, I could pack the camera but then it's not quickly accessible, so you miss too many photo opportunities. After forcing myself to take the setup on a long hike with my two young children, (lots of picking them up, putting them down and camera jostling), it was clear I needed a better solution. That Monday I was in B&H looking for options when Jordan Manley turned me onto the UltraFit Sling Strap and demonstrated its value-add. It seemed a little pricey, but I figured I'd give it a shot. After using it on a long day of off-roading, which was the perfect test, I think it's a near-perfect solution: How I use the Product:• I use the UltraFit Sling Strap on physically demanding outings where I'm moving around a lot, and involved in the action as much as trying to capture it. • It's perfect for any of those situations where you one second you need instant access to your camera, then the next second you need two hands for something else and your big, heavy DSLR setup safely out of the way.Things that are great about it:• The UltraFit Sling Strap works as advertised! • It keeps the camera instantly accessible and always at the ready. The Quick Draw design is intuitive, easy to use and fast.• The SpeedCinch System and Security Lock work to keep the camera tight to my body and out of harm's way. Gone are the days of the camera swinging around wildly with any movement. No more getting hit in the chest as the camera swings out and back while just walking around. • The weight distributing design works. The setup doesn't' feel as heavy as it did on the standard neck strap and I'm not sick of carrying it around after a long day. Things that aren't so great: • Because the strap attaches to the camera's tripod socket, it's difficult to fit the camera in a bag with the strap attached. (It's a minor and easily remedied gripe, but I like putting the camera back in the case with the strap still attached.) I gave the product only 4 stars because I've not had it long so I can't yet speak to long term wear or durability. Though it uses high quality components and is constructed very well, so I don't anticipate any issues.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

UltraFit Sling Strap For Men

Way better than walking around with a DSLR bouncing off of your chest! Hangs in the back and barely moves. I take my camera with me when I go out of town and I...Read complete review

Way better than walking around with a DSLR bouncing off of your chest! Hangs in the back and barely moves. I take my camera with me when I go out of town and I do a lot of walking when I do, so that's been a huge improvement for getting around. One thing though... Does not hold my camera in place without locking the strap in place, which the ad clearly says it will do. I have a T3i and have been using some pretty solid/heavier lenses with it and it won't hold it in place at all without locking it down. Another thing would be adjusting the strap. Sometimes it doesn't feel as if it loosens at all when I try to take it off. Still working on the adjustments there. Overall, it's still way better for me than a DSLR bouncing off of my chest for hours.

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1.0

Bought Two- Both Fell apart after extended use

By Evan

from Undisclosed

Site Member

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

Both of my straps came apart in the first year (shoulder area). They aren't designed for extensive use in my opinion.

 
5.0

Great for Women

By Newbie

from Portland, Oregon

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

I prefer a cross body purse, so started to look at the Sling Strap. As a "chesty" woman, I selected the mens XL to use instead of a the model targeted for women. No issues. Tucked in the strap runs across the top of my chest (my preference - one could choose for "between"). Am also able to use both the sling strap and cross body purse without conflict. Videos helpful to get the hang of the "sling shot" operation. Once have that down - super easy to use!

 
4.0

Pretty good strap

By Joshua

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

Fairly easy to use and adjust. Just wish the strap itself has some padding. I haven't had any problems yet but I could see it getting uncomfortable if you wore this all day. It's very secure and the ability to extend the strap as the camera is raised is pretty neat too. For the price point it's a great buy.

 
5.0

I would buy again

By Claude

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

It fits me perfectly and is just what I needed to carry my Nikon D7200 around with me.

 
5.0

It hangs well.

By Socrates

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

It works great with my A6000 and 70-200 f2.8 g-master lens. No more sweaty neck which I used to gett using the stock Sony strap.

 
5.0

Great sling and great price. Holds camera securely

By Ramon

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

I love the quality and ease of use. Great sling for a great price. Next time I go to bh I will buy another one

 
5.0

Great product

By Jurgen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

Very useful and handy.

 
5.0

Great Sling!

By Carmen

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

Great sling!

 
5.0

Confort and secure..excellent choice..

By Ricardo Soler Fischmann

from Lima, Peru.

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

I saw it on a camera store in my last trip to London and I didn't doubt a second..excellent secure and confort sling strap.

 
5.0

Best sling

By Carl

from Undisclosed

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

I bought one of these a few months back, and just bought a second to keep on my other camera. After using it, I can't even wear the included neck strap for a minute. So comfortable and easy to use, the camera is always right where I want it, and with no weight on my neck.

 
5.0

Comfortable for hours of wear

By John

from Undisclosed

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Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

I have a lot of neck and back problems, so the standard neck straps are terrible for me.  This strap sits on my shoulder, with the camera nicely positioned over my back pocket, until I want to slide it up and take photos.  Cannot recommend it enough!

 
5.0

Well done

By Bruce

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

Exactly as described, fast delivery.

 
5.0

Super Camera Strap

By William

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

Excellent camera strap! It allows one to carry a camera hands-free while hiking, moving around, etc., yet it keeps the camera ready for quick use.

 
5.0

Distributes the weight of heavy lens and camera nicely.

By The Birder Gal

from Western New York

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

I bought this strap for my sister. (The woman's version seemed too short for flexibility of use.) I've used one for 4 or 5 years now and love it. I carry a 100-400 mm lens and camera sometimes for hours at a time. The Joby UltraFit Sling Strap keeps the weight off my neck and distributes it across my body. The camera hangs comfortably by my side for easy access and can be adjusted whether I'm wearing a T-shirt or a heavy winter coat. The point of attachment to the camera's tripod mount has never loosened or needed tightening in all this time of my 6 plus pounds of camera and lens hanging from it. The strap has never stretched or become crimped. It's a great product.

 
5.0

why did I wait

By impressed from the start

from Undisclosed

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

Great product! My camera hangs in way that makes reaching for it at my waist seems natural. Wonder why I waited so long.

 
5.0

Perfect

By AV

from Eugene

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

A well thought out design.

 
5.0

My second one

By RBM Recording

from Undisclosed

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

I use this same strap on my camera at work and liked it so much I got one for home too. Very comfortable as a single shoulder strap or cross body sling.

 
4.0

Good strap for a great price

By Aaron

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

The strap works well. I often wear my camera hanging on my back, and this strap is certainly more convenient for that than a traditional strap. I am tall, and the strap is a bit short for my liking. I also use a tripod that requires a mount attached to the same threaded hole that this strap uses. I haven't figured out a way to use both simultaneously. Perhaps it is my own ignorance, but at this point, that is my biggest complaint.

 
5.0

I would recommend this sling

By Jose

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

Good product. Great value.

(2 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Too complicated and overly designed

By Joseph

from Undisclosed

Comments about Joby UltraFit Sling Strap For Men (Charcoal, M to XL):

All I wanted was a simple strap long enough to carry my camera at my hip, this is not it. It is overly complicated and confusing to use. I have an engineering degree and can't figure it out. Also it mounts to the tripod socket of the camera which means that I had to remove my tripod plate. It is well made which is the reason I gave two stars instead of one. Watch the video on Joby's web site and make sure this is what you want before ordering one.

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