4th February 2005, 05:09 AM
Comfortable Bag Strap?
I'm looking for a bag strap to replace the original Lowepro strap. presently i've in mind:
1. Op/Tech Bag Strap http://www.optechusa.com/product/det...&CATEGORY_ID=4
2. Domke FA-140 Gripper Strap + US Post Office Shoulder Pad
Which one would be a better choice? would appreciate other recommendation too.
Thanks in advance!
4th February 2005, 05:23 AM
FYI, there's a travel shop on the 2nd or 3rd floor of the Paragon that sells neoprene bag straps. Sorry, I can't remember the name - haven't been there in awhile. It might cost less than getting it online.
The neoprene strap definitely makes a difference for heavier loads (so Optech rather than Domke). Try it out.
4th February 2005, 08:43 AM
I've used both and the Domke one is definitely better. But the problem is that the material wears out quite fast, less than 2 months! Once worn out, it becomes sticky and attracts lot of dust.
As for the Op/Tech strip, it is too bouncy for me. But I guess you have to try it out and let us know your preference.
4th February 2005, 08:57 AM
the Domke shoulder pad so jialat? 2 months only wear out liao???? sianz 1/2 liao...maybe it is not suitable for our weather.....where u brought the strap to? heh......
I cannot try leh, coz me in Ulu town of USA, everything have to be bought online one.....
Originally Posted by Tachi
4th February 2005, 11:42 AM
4th February 2005, 11:58 AM
i also want to buy the eagle creek strap, any want can recommend which shop selling it??
4th February 2005, 12:18 PM
4th February 2005, 12:20 PM
Does it mean that the Domke Gripper + Shoulder pad will not bounce?
Originally Posted by Splutter
4th February 2005, 12:42 PM
I've tried that too i.e. using both straps together, but the issue is that as long as Domke strap is resting on your shoulder, it will wear out.
All the while, I don't think I've brought to extreme weather, just walking around with it in local.
4th February 2005, 12:50 PM
I'd say domke, I don't like the bounce of the optech, especially when the bag is fully loaded and heavy. Why not ask your wife/girlfriend along your shoots and carry the bag for you.
I even have an optech camera strap which is sitting in a box.
4th February 2005, 12:59 PM
heh...that's funny dude!!!
my wife is half my size/weight! by end of shoot i have to carry wife and bag home!!! CMI man!!!!
Originally Posted by ortega
4th February 2005, 07:03 PM
I've tried asking at 4 different Sports Connection shops and in the end only 1 of them had stock (centerpoint). In fact, i bought the last piece they had. Maybe their new stocks have arrived by now, why not give it a try?
Originally Posted by fooj
4th February 2005, 07:25 PM
sports connection at peninsula has eagles' creek strap about 1 month back.
5th February 2005, 02:06 PM
I'm using an Optech bag strap now for my notebook bag (which I almost always overload ... notebook, documents, ipod, power bricks), and the "bounce" is not too bad. The neoprene takes some of the weight off, and I guess if you want something more rigid, you'd have to tolerate the full load on you shoulders without any absorbency.
So in my mind, it's worth trying ... and for US$20, if you don't like it, can just go and try another one. At least you'll have a spare.
5th February 2005, 03:04 PM
Any idea how much is one going for?
Originally Posted by reachme2003
5th February 2005, 04:26 PM
about $20 then.
Originally Posted by Helbreath
7th February 2005, 02:25 PM
7th February 2005, 02:50 PM
If I were you ......