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A versatile, quick connecting camera strap - neck strap, sling strap, safety tether and video stabilizer - all in one.
A versatile, quick connecting camera strap - neck strap, sling strap, safety tether and video stabilizer - all in one.
A versatile, quick connecting camera strap - neck strap, sling strap, safety tether and video stabilizer - all in one.
3,108 backers pledged $215,721 to help bring this project to life.

70 hours left to pre-order Slide and Clutch, plus 3 newly announced products!

Howdy Leash & Cuff backers,

If you're a backer of our other Kickstarter projects, you've probably already gotten this news in some form, so we apologize for the repetition. If you're wondering what the heck we're talking about, please read on!

We just wanted to quickly remind folks that there's only 70 hours left in our current Kickstarter funding campaign for Slide, Clutch and Anchor Links. So, if you're interested in getting your hands on (and in) these new straps, now's the time to act. We'll be shipping these new products by October of this year.

In addition, we just announced 3 brand new pieces of Peak Design gear: CaptureBINO, Bino Kit and Shell. Before we get into the details, check out this video:

We bet you’ve got tons of questions right now, so we've gone ahead and answered them over here in the updates section of our current Kickstarter project.


CaptureBINO: A version of our Capture Clip especially for binoculars. It will include a standard Capture Clip and a die-cast aluminum binocular adapter. Carry any pair of binoculars on any backpack strap or belt. Simple as that.

Bino Kit: Bino Kit is just the binocular adapter for Capture. If you already have a Capture Clip (or are ordering one through this Kickstarter) Bino Kit will let you carry your binoculars with it.

Shell: An ultralight rain and dust cover for your camera. It can be used with Capture or it can be used as a standalone product. It can also be used as a protective sleeve when carrying your camera in your bag. Shell will come in 2 sizes, small and large.

For more info on these products and how to pre-order them, check out this Kickstarter update.

Thanks again for your continued support, and happy shooting!

The Peak Design Team

2 new camera straps from Peak Design - based directly on your feedback!


Hello Leash and Cuff backers! It's been ages since we last updated you, but today we've got quite possibly the biggest piece of news for you since our Leash and Cuff campaign launched back in 2012...

Today we launched 2 new straps on Kickstarter - Slide and Clutch - both based directly on feedback given to us by our Leash and Cuff backers.

 You can learn all about these new straps on our new Kickstarter page, and you can pre-order them, as well as most other Peak Design products, for a decent sized discount from the retail price.

What are Slide and Clutch?

They're freaking awesome, that's what. Alright, you probably want more than that. Like we said, check out the new Kickstarter page for the full details - we've got some great movies explaining exactly what each strap is and how it differs from other straps on the market. But, in a nutshell...

Slide is a versatile pro camera strap that can be worn as a sling strap, neck strap or shoulder strap. It uses the same Anchor Link connection system as Leash and Cuff. Slide features 2" wide tubular seatbelt webbing, filled with padding on the inside. It's ultra comfy, even with the heaviest of gear. Plus, Slide has 2 aluminum-handled adjusters so you can easily configure it to your activity and body type.

Clutch is the first quick-connecting, quick-adjusting camera hand strap ever made. Like our other straps, Clutch uses the Anchor Link connection system. Clutch's premium hardware is inspired by high-end climbing gear, and the strap is super comfy and low profile.

In addition to those two straps, we've got a new product called Anchor Links. Essentially, it's a set of our quick-connection hardware that you can pop onto any standard camera strap. So, if you've got an old strap hanging around that you just absolutely love, you can give it a major usability upgrade.

Why are we telling you about these new straps?

Because you helped us design them. Way back when we sent out a huge survey to our Leash and Cuff backers. The results of the survey (which can be read here) indicated that a good chunk of folks loved the connection system on Leash and Cuff, but had a few needs that were not quite met...

1. Y'all wanted a thicker, padded version of Leash that worked more comfortably with heavy cameras.

2. About 1/3 of respondents really liked hand straps and wish they had one that uses our quick-connection system.

3. Many folks aren't ready to toss out their OEM camera straps. In fact, some people prefer the simplicity of design and classic look. But, everybody hates taking them on and off.

From here you know the rest of the story.

Thank you!

To all our Leash and Cuff backers - thank you for your support then and now. We wouldn't be where we are now - launching our 4th Kickstarter campaign - were it not for you. And holy smokes, we're really looking forward to hearing what you think about our new straps!

Happy shooting!

The Peak Design Team

1 more day to pre-order Capture v2, PROpad and POV Kit!

Just one last friendly reminder that our current Kickstarter funding campaign for Capture v2 will end tomorrow, Friday, at 6:00pm PDT.

That means if you'd like to pre-order any of the following for a special discount, you've got just under 30 hours to do it:

  • Capture v2 ($50 on Kickstarter, will later be $59.95)
  • CapturePRO ($65 of Kickstarter, will later be $79.95)
  • PROpad for Capture ($20 on Kickstarter, will later be $29.95)
  • POV Kit for Capture ($20 on Kickstarter, will later be $29.95)

Many Leash and Cuff users are also users of the Capture Camera Clip product. They were, to a large extent, designed to be used in a complimentary manner or as standalone pieces of gear. For folks who have not yet used Capture, this is your chance to give it a shot for a steal of a deal. By backing us on Kickstarter, you're also continuing to support our company and the work we do to improve our existing products and design new ones.

Huge thanks to the many of you who have supported us on all 3 of our projects! For those still interested in getting in on our current project, you can check it out here.


Tomorrow at 5:50pm PDT we will be having an On-Air Google Hangout (published via youtube) to count down and toast to the success of this project. We'd love to join you for the celebration! Please RSVP here and save it to your calendar


As always, thank you for your support and happy shooting!

New Video! A behind-the-scenes look at Peak Design's manufacturing.

Whether or not you own one of our Capture Camera Clips, you've probably looked at a product you own before an wondered how it came to be. Lots of companies will tell you about how their products were designed, but you rarely get a glimpse at the nuts-and-bolts manufacturing process. Well, we've got a treat for you today.

To celebrate the midpoint of our Capture v2 Kickstarter Campaign, we put together a gorgeous collection of footage showing the complex array of steps in the Capture v2 production process:

Pretty nifty, eh? 8 different materials go through 15 different transformation processes to produce 26 different parts for Capture v2. Die casting, CNC machining, sandblasting, powder coating, aluminum extrusion, CNC turning, thread rolling, injection molding, anodizing, screw machining, wire forming, metal stamping, laser etching, die cutting, and lithographic printing - that's a lot of different steps that need to be managed very carefully to make Capture the beautiful, smooth-operating mechanism that it is.

We produced this video for a couple reasons. First, like a group of 4-year-olds staring at bulldozers and backhoes on a construction site, we found the machinery and facilities to be fascinating... sometimes mesmerizing. Secondly, we want you to see how closely we work with our manufacturers to bring our product to life. We filmed all of the footage in this video during a recent week-long trip to Wuxi to hash out our final production process for Capture v2, and we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed filming it.

Side note - we do know that many people have strong feelings about Chinese manufacturing. It is a hot-button issue and rightfully so. For those interested, we also wrote a blog post on why we choose to have our products made in China - if you're curious, please give it a read.

Huge thanks again to those of you who have backed Capture v2 on Kickstarter. We're always adding new videos and info to our Kickstarter Page, so please check back periodically to hear the latest.

Happy shooting!

Peter & the PD Team

See the new PROpad accessory for Capture, and get your hands on one!

Hi everybody,

First off, thank you to the many of you who are supporting Capture v2 on Kickstarter right now - it's an incredible feeling to see so many familiar faces on our backer report. The loyalty of our customer base is truly what keeps Peak Design afloat.

With that in mind, we've gotten tons of feedback over the past couple years from Leash, Cuff and Capture backers with heavy camera/lens/grip combos. Long story short, wearing a heavy rig on your strap or belt can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. So, we took that feedback and turned it into a new accessory for Capture - the PROpad™ - a semi-rigid supportive pad, made from tough, durable, and sexy-looking materials, that provides extra stability and support for the heaviest of gear. Now Capture is truly a great solution for carrying any size/weight of camera. Here's a video showing how it works:

Note that PROpad works with both Capture v1 and both versions (standard and pro) of Capture v2. It's made of super-tough Hypalon and has a gel-like compression-molded EVA foam back pad. And it comes with a lifetime guarantee, just like Capture, Leash and Cuff do. Here's how you can get your hands on one:

1. Become a Capture v2 backer and pledge for a reward level that includes PROpad™ ($85 and up).

2. Become a Capture v2 backer and add it to your reward a-la-carte. Do this by adding $20 to your pledge. At the end of our funding campaign we'll send out a survey asking you which a-la-carte items you're ordering. At that point you'll tell us you want a PROpad. If you only want a PROpad, pledge $20 and select the $1 reward. But we'd love it if you went ahead and pre-ordered the amazing Capture v2 as well :)

And once more, here's the link to our current funding campaign:

Thanks again for your support!

Peter & the PD Team