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CA$ 17,213
pledged of CA$ 30,000pledged of CA$ 30,000 goal
273
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, August 13 2014 11:35 PM UTC +00:00

About

WHAT IS THE COTTON CARRIER STRAPSHOT EV1?

The StrapShot EV1 is the evolution of our highly successful, patented product, the StrapShot. The EV1 will be totally rethought, as we are noticing a change in how cameras are evolving by getting smaller with better image quality and we need to adapt to those changes.

The redesign is aimed to handle not only the smaller mirrorless, micro four thirds and compact cameras, but to work with larger dSLRs as well. We have reengineered the camera connector to make it smaller, and designed it so it avoids any interference with the battery door. 

We took a hard look at how the StrapShot attached to your camera bag strap and determined that our product was too thick and over padded. By removing some of the foam material from the backside of the StrapShot, the result became much tighter, making the StrapShot EV1 more comfortable and sleeker to carry.

We also discovered an amazing opportunity with our camera Tether. The new safety Tether will be dual-purpose when using the EV1 on a bag or on your wrist. It acts as a safety tether when tethered to the StrapShot, and then transforms into wrist leash for safety and comfort when you want to ditch the bag and go handheld. 

The StrapShot EV1 offers these superior benefits:

•  holds your camera comfortably and securely 

•  attaches to almost any camera bag, as well as to your pants belt

•  eliminates all pain and strain that traditional neck straps create 

•  allows you to have both hands free

•  keeps your camera instantly available, and not packed away in your
    pocket or backpack, so you never miss that perfect shot

Based on the same proven technology that went into the Cotton Carrier Camera Vest, the StrapShot EV1 is designed using the same high-grade components of hard-anodized aluminum, virtually indestructible Lexan thermoplastic and ballistic grade Denier material.

The Cotton Carrier Camera Vest has been successfully on the market for 5 years and is enjoyed by thousands of photographers worldwide. Now we want to bring that same proven technology and enjoyment to both full size and the newer mirror less, four thirds and compact market with a redesign that will make it both smaller and more convenient to carry your camera.

What improvements have we made over the original StrapShot?

The StrapShot EV1 will be thinner and sleeker so it is more form fitting to either your camera bag strap or your pants belt.

The new Connector will be redesigned from hard anodized aluminum to be smaller to work perfectly with mirrorless, four thirds and compact cameras, as well as larger dLSRs.

The Tether & Wrist Strap will provide two functions; one to act as a safety leash against accidental camera drops, and second, as a comfortable wrist strap for when you don’t want to carry a camera bag.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The StrapShot EV1 is for all photographers, whether they are just getting their first camera or are a seasoned pro. It is the ideal camera accessory that is perfect for travel and walking around town, as well as for more vigorous activities such as hiking, biking, kayaking, rock climbing…you name it. Your camera is always held securely and comfortably and ready the instant you need it.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The hard anodized aluminum CC Connector attaches to the standard ¼” tripod threaded hole on the base of your camera. Simply use the included Allen Key to attach and you’re ready to go. The StrapShot EV1 uses a heavy-duty Velcro wrap system designed to attach to any backpack or sling bag strap. Attach our proven Tether system to keep your camera safe and secure.

Alternatively, the StrapShot EV1 can attach to your pants belt with the built-in belt slot – the choice is yours.

Place your camera into the StrapShot EV1’s receptacle at 45 degrees, then lower it in and release your camera another 45 degrees and you’ll find your camera is securely locked into place until you want to remove it.

Slip your hand through the Wrist Strap for comfortable camera security, or attach it to the StrapShot when in the receptacle for additional peace of mind.

SUPERIOR DESIGN FOR SUPERIOR BENEFITS

 

The majority of the components in the new EV1 are North American-made, using the highest grade of materials processed by the latest in CNC machining. We’re so confident in the quality of our StrapShot EV1 and the enjoyment you’ll get from using it, that we offer a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Our worldwide customers include notable professional photographers. Visit our website at www.cottoncarrier.com and check out the Pro page, we think you’ll be impressed! We are proud of the fact that our design is so notable that is used by law enforcement, fire department, military and other government organizations. Our approach to camera carrying allows photographers to pursue virtually any physical activity they want, and always have their camera ready to capture every moment of it quickly, comfortably and easily.

We've proven we stand behind our motto of “Ready for the Shot! Guaranteed!”

WHO ARE WE?

Despite our hard-earned success, Cotton Carrier Ltd. is not a big corporation, we’re a family-run business created by former Film & TV Special Effects Coordinator, as well as notable nature photographer, Andy Cotton.

Five years ago, after years of stuggling with neck straps and cameras bags, and finding his camera was never available the moment he needed it, Andy self-funded, designed, prototyped and marketed our first camera carrying system; the Cotton Carrier Camera Vest. This system was engineered for larger dSLR cameras and lenses.

The Camera Vest system was instantly successful and has earned a proven track record with photographers around the world. Half a decade later, Cotton Carrier’s great reputation has opened the doors to be carried in the majority of camera stores in North America, as well as throughout Europe and the world. This substantial and rapid growth for a family-owned business is a good indication of the dedication of product design, quality and customer satisfaction Cotton Carrier thrives on.

We now see the world is changing to smaller, lighter more compact cameras and we want to offer the same highly functional, ready-for-the-shot, camera carrying system for this new generation of mirrorless, four thirds and compact cameras. As a small, family-run business, we are looking for your support to develop and bring this new product to market.

WHAT DO WE ASK OF THE KICKSTARTER COMMUNITY?

The design, patents, prototyping, engineering and manufacture is costly. Hard work and entrepreneurial spirit created a product and a company that is proudly small and family-run. Our customer service is exceptional. Call or email us anytime and you’ll speak to one of the Cotton Carrier family who can answer any questions you have, and assist you in making an informed purchase decision. We love our customers and it shows. 

To create the next generation StrapShot EV1 for mirrorless, compact, Four Thirds and virtually all DSLR’s, we like to ask you to support a proven organization and product that help you and other photographers have a more comfortable and superior way to enjoy the passion and excitement of photography.

With your support we can invest in all the necessary steps to bring the StrapShot EV1 to market for all to enjoy. We have some great perks to offer that we think you’ll appreciate as well.

WHAT ARE THE REWARDS?

 WHAT'S OUR TIMELINE?

We’re exceptionally familiar with the entire process of what is required to bring the StrapShot EV1 to market. We have an exceptional pool of collaborators from world-class CNC engineering machinists to final full factory assembly and product packaging specialists.

We feel the goal of completion by November 1st, just in time for the holiday season, is realistic. By donating at the appropriate level, you will be one of the first to receive the new CC Connector and other appealing and exceptional value-based perks.

REWARD FULFILLMENT, SHIPPING, AND TIMING

When this campaign ends 30 days after its start, all backers will receive a survey sent via email. We'll ask you to provide your shipping address and other details.

Upon successful completion of our Kickstarter campaign we will finish our product run and ship all items by November 1st, 2014.

We kindly ask international backers outside of North America to add a single $20 amount to their pledge to cover shipping.

Risks and challenges

Like any established and highly regarded business, there can be associated risks along the way. These could include material supply shortages, strikes, world calamities and other events, but we feel with our proven track record of five years, these risks are greatly diminished.

Given our established relationship with all the necessary organizations required to make our limited lifetime warrantied products, we have optimized our workflow procedure to achieve product perfection.

We'll keep you advised with updates on the progress of the design and manufacturing of the StrapShot EV1, as you are part of the excitement and experience of bringing this product to the people.

We thank you for considering being a part of the Cotton Carrier StrapShot EV1 voyage, and we look forward to sharing this community entrepreneurial experience with you and the world.

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    Perfect for 1 or 2 camera carrying! Get the NEW StrapShot EV1 + 1 Camera Vest with Camera Hub + Tripod Adapter Plate. This plate allows you to move your camera directly from your Cotton Carrier to your tripod without having to remove or add any component (note: Arca-Swiss style tripod users can put their camera on their tripod directly, “tripod plate” users, such as with Manfrotto, simply mount their tripod plate on the Cotton Carrier Tripod Adapter Plate).

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    Super-DUPER Bundle! Perfect for 1 or 2 camera carrying and an GoPro or other action camera. You'll receive the NEW StrapShot EV1 + 2 Camera Vest with 2 Camera Hubs + 2 Tripod Adapter Plates, as well as our our new POV system, which allows you to mount your GoPro or other action camera on the Camera Vest or StrapShot EV1.

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Funding period

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