Just like dogs, cameras can be a photographer's best friend. Unlike dogs, cameras will not follow you around, with their tails wagging.

If you want to carry your camera around, you need a strap. Fortunately, there are plenty of options in the market tailored to your needs and preferences: single, dual, vintage leather, floral patterns and even climbing ropes.

While you learn what camera strap to get, you're going to need some equipment to flesh out your set-up. Check out our article on camera equipment to get started.

21 of the best camera straps

1. Peak design slide

Key features

  • Supports 200lbs (90kgs)
  • Quick pull adjusters
  • 45 mm (1.8 in) width

Reasons to get:

  • Smooth and comfortable
  • Easy adjustment

Reasons to avoid:

  • Feels bulky when packed down


2. Peak design cuff

Key features

  • Wrist strap
  • Super strong
  • Easy to adjust
  • 19 mm (0.75 in) width

Reasons to get:

  • Strength
  • You can use it on various camera bodies
  • Quick adjustment (easy to attach and detach)
  • Super lightweight and portable

Reasons to avoid:

  • The thread on the anchors is short
  • Anchors have to be checked frequently (to prevent damage)

3. Clever supply anchor strap

Key features

  • Made of full-grain leather
  • Peak Design Anchors
  • 3/4-inch width
  • Neck pad for comfort

Reasons to get:

  • Designed to mount to most camera systems
  • High-quality material
  • Comfortable
  • Vintage/retro look

Reasons to avoid:

  • Price can be considered slightly high


4. ONA The Presidio camera strap

Key features

  • Accommodates DSLR cameras up to 6lbs
  • Leather strap
  • Total length: 63”
  • Width: 1.2”
  • Handmade

Reasons to get:

  • Extremely comfortable design
  • Durable materials
  • Easy to adjust
  • Available in several colours

Reasons to avoid

  • Price


5. BlackRapid Classic Retro RS-4

Key features

  • Length is 167 cm, and width is 2.5 cm
  • 100% Nylon
  • Comfortable foam pad for you to carry on your shoulder
  • Small pocket in the padding

Reasons to get:

  • Comfortable to carry
  • The pocket allows you to carry an extra battery or memory card
  • Quick to adjust

Reasons to avoid:

  • Because you carry it sideways, you may put your camera at risk

canon strap

6. Op/Tech Dual harness

Key features

  • Carries two cameras or binoculars
  • Supports up to 15 pounds (6.8 kg) per side
  • Pad uniformly disperses the weight (it is spread across shoulders rather than around the neck)
  • Removable chest strap


Reasons to get:

  • Comfortable
  • Very stable and reliable
  • Fully adjustable
  • Versatile because of interchangeable design
  • Relatively inexpensive


Reasons to avoid:

  • It doesn't allow you to carry a single camera centrally

7. BlackRapid Sport Breathe Camera strap

Key features

  • Width: 4.0″
  • Material: Nylon
  • Colour: black
  • Excellent for active/sportive photographers
  • Camera to slides across the strap for simple access

Reasons to get:

  • Material is high-quality, comfortable and minimizes sweat
  • Easy and quick usage

Reasons to avoid:

  • Price
  • Gives mediocre stability

8. Think Tank Camera Strap v2.0

Key features

  • Width: 1”
  • Lightweight and easily compressed
  • Carries one or two cameras
  • Supports professional-sized cameras

Reasons to get:

  • Portable and perfect for travel
  • Durable material
  • Fully adjustable
  • Great support

Reasons to avoid:

  • The narrow strap can feel uncomfortable

9. JOBY Ultrafit

Key features

  • Dimensions: 6.3 x 5.6 x 2 cm
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Distinct design for men and women

Reasons to get:

  • Great stabilisation
  • Easy and fast to adjust
  • Comfortable
  • Easy to carry

Reasons to avoid:

  • Becomes uncomfortable after a while
  • The camera hangs upside down as you walk
  • Uncomfortable when shooting vertically with the grip

10. Peak Design Clutch Hand Strap

Key features

  • Width: 51 mm (2")
  • Anti-abrasion
  • Can support up to 90 kg


Reasons to get:

  • Easy to connect and to adjust
  • Durable
  • Can carry big professional cameras

Reasons to avoid:

  • To be comfortable, the camera has to be a little loose
nikon strap

11. SKOUT from Cotton Carrier

Key features

  • Carries mirrorless or DSLR camera (with small/medium lens)
  • Built-in pocket
  • Material: nylon

Reasons to get:

  • Comfortable and lightweight
  • The camera mounting system is simple
  • Inner compartment for keys, cards or cash.

Reasons to avoid:

  • The strap doesn’t tighten up enough (can feel too loose/big)

12. Peak Design Capture Clip V3

Key features

  • Rust-proof aluminium
  • Rubberized backplate to prevent scuffing
  • Can hold up to 200 lbs (90 kg)
  • Small
  • Hex screws for more permanent installations
  • Quick-release button with security lock
  • Can be used with DSLRs, mirrorless cameras, action cameras, point-and-shoots, lenses, and binoculars


Reasons to get:

  • Easy to assemble
  • Supports heavy cameras
  • Small and light
  • Secure
  • Can be used with a lot of different gear

Reasons to avoid:

  • Price
  • Gear swings forward on the chest
  • Hex screw requires you to have a hex wrench


13. Peak Design Slide Lite

Key features

  • Width: 32 mm (1.3″)
  • Can withstand over 200 lbs (90 kg)
  • High-quality material (durable and robust)

Reasons to get:

  • Materials are smooth
  • Can hold big professional cameras
  • High-quality and strong design
  • The look and style of the two colour options
  • The grips on the middle neckline
  • Quick alteration of the length

Reasons to avoid:

  • It feels a bit heavy and bulky for a strap
  • The bottom anchor point takes up the tripod mounting hole
  • Requires the hex wrench to remove from the tripod
  • If the strap is removed, it becomes unstable and causes clacking noises in the video.

14. USA Gear TrueSHOT

Key features

  • Comfortable, neoprene cushion design
  • Padded support for neck and shoulders
  • Quick-release buckles
  • Accessory storage pockets

Reasons to get:

  • Very comfortable
  • Quick adjustment
  • Balanced camera stabilisation
  • Even Weight Distribution
  • Pattern design

Reasons to avoid:

  • Too long
  • Attachment straps are not very firm

15. USA Gear Camera Chest Harness

Key features

  • Padded neoprene
  • Adjustable Camera Harness
  • Quick-release Buckles
  • Built-in Accessory Pockets


Reasons to get:

  • Extremely comfortably (adjust to your body)
  • Even weight distribution
  • Durable
  • Fast adjustment
  • Extra storage (pockets)

Reasons to avoid:

  • Requires extra caution with heavy cameras
leather camera strap

16. Leica Rope Camera Strap by Cooph

Key features

  • Material: the same type of rope used for mountaineering
  • 100cm and 126cm lengths

Reasons to get:

  • High-quality rope
  • Durable and practical

Reasons to avoid:

  • May find it bulky

17. Woolnut Camera Strap

Key features

  • Organic materials
  • Compatible with most cameras
  • Padded in the neck area
  • Length between 120 and 135 cm

Reasons to get:

  • Affordable
  • Comfortable
  • Suits most cameras
  • Stylish

Reasons to avoid:

  • Absorbs sweat and develops odours

18. Coiro Dual Harness Strap

Key features

  • Adaptable padded harness
  • Neoprene design
  • Weight distribution around your neck, back and shoulders
  • Extra storage pockets

Reasons to get:

  • Different patterns available
  • Easy to set up and adjust
  • Great balance
  • Very comfortable

Reasons to avoid:

  • Not reliable for heavy cameras/lens
  • The strap may be too long

19. Lucky straps standard 53

Key features

  • Quick Release Buckles
  • Width: 53mm (2'')
  • Good-quality materials
  • Multiple colours
  • Can hold approximately 50kg (115lb)

Reasons to get:

  • Durable and strong
  • Quick to assemble
  • Many personalisation options

Reasons to avoid:

  • Only available by ordering directly from the company website

20. Gitzo Century leather neck strap

Key features

  • Securely holds most full-frame cameras, rangefinders, and premium CSC cameras.
  • Dimensions: 132 x 1 x 6 cm
  • Material: Italian leather and a carbon-fibre look
  • Equipped with both a ring-type camera attachment system and a universal 10mm band attachment

Reasons to get:

  • Luxuriously soft touch
  • Optimal security
  • Very easy to attach and detach the camera

Reasons to avoid:

  • High price

21. Holdfast gear moneymaker

Key features

  • Material: one solid piece of full-grain leather
  • Superb quality
  • Can support 200 pounds of gear
  • Allows you to add one of Holdfast's Sightseer pouches

Reasons to get:

  • Beautiful vintage look
  • Long-lasting durability
  • Comfortable
  • Extra storage

Reasons to avoid:

  • Price

Closing thoughts

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Best camera straps FAQ

Which are the best professional camera straps?

Peak Design Slide Lite, Peak Design Capture Clip V3, Peak Design Clutch Hand Strap, Think Tank Camera Strap v2.0, Op/Tech Dual harness