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Carry your camera with ease. This breathable strap is a lightweight, versatile and comfortable alternative to traditional straps. Read more

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This project was successfully funded on January 9, 2014.

Carry your camera with ease. This breathable strap is a lightweight, versatile and comfortable alternative to traditional straps.

About this project

Did you miss our project? The Air Strap was successfully funded on Jan. 9 2014, so please visit us at CustomSLR.com to order an Air Strap plus countless other innovative photography products. For news, tips, and deals, like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Thank you!

Update on 1/8/2014 at 3:30PST: Back in November, we promised a surprise gift for all backers as a token of our appreciation. Well, the secret's out! We'll be shipping a Custom SLR microfiber cleaning cloth to all backers along with their rewards! Thanks everyone! 1 day to go!

Stretch Goal #1: $75,000 - COMPLETED. Thank you all for helping us reach this goal! As promised, all backers from the Starter reward tier and up will now receive a full set of ProDots in all three colors!

Stretch Goal #2: $100,000 - COMPLETED. Thank you again! Now all backers from the In the Loop reward tier and up will receive our brand new Hand Strap!

Help us reach $100,000 and backers from In the Loop and up will get our new Hand Strap!
Help us reach $100,000 and backers from In the Loop and up will get our new Hand Strap!

Hey there, Kickstarters! Welcome to our project: The Air Strap. With this innovative design, we hope to bring a comfortable, versatile, and easy-to-use camera strap to everyone and rid the world of cumbersome straps.

Problem: Uncomfortable, Hard-to-Adjust Camera Straps

We've always been frustrated with the manufacturer strap that comes with your camera. It’s poorly designed and uncomfortable. The thin, padless strap digs into your neck and shoulder, causing pain and fatigue. It’s also hard to adjust and often gets in the way.

Solution: The Air Strap

We decided to design a comfortable camera strap that is

  • Lightweight 
  • Versatile 
  • Affordable  

Versatility and affordability were the two driving factors behind designing the Air Strap. We want everyone--not just professional photographers--to be able to enjoy a comfortable, easy-to-use strap that can adapt to different situations. With our optional attachment, you can simply snap the Air Strap onto anything with hooks--a laptop bag, a gym bag, a fishing bag, etc.--for an instant upgrade.

The Air Strap is compatible with most cameras and bags and adjusts to fit most users. Plus, with breathable vents and neoprene padding, it’s lightweight and makes your load feel lighter.

That's why we're calling it a camera strap that does more with less.  

Benefits of the Air Strap  

Breathable vents and moisture wicking fabric channel heat and sweat away from your shoulder to keep you cool

Quick-adjust slider lets you keep your camera secure at your side. When you need to take a photo, just pull and slide.

Lightweight, portable design is perfect for travel

Wider strap and ergonomic design distribute weight evenly, making your load feel lighter. Cushy neoprene padding absorbs shock for maximum comfort .

Rotating buckle swivels, so the strap moves with you for improved flexibility

Compatible with most cameras and bags (with optional laptop bag attachment)   

Compatible with the Custom SLR C-Loop

What's Next?

The designs for the Air Strap are being finalized before going into production. We have sourced a custom neoprene supplier and will be working with our current strap manufacturer (the same one that makes our Split Straps) for the sewing and assembly of the straps. Once we receive the straps via air freight, they will be dropped off at our fulfillment center and the units will be delivered to our backers.

What Are the Rewards?

We've got all sorts of rewards you'll love! Of course, one of the rewards is the Air Strap itself, but some of our products may need explanation, so check them out below:

C-Loop: Camera Strap Mounting Solution

The C-Loop is a device that relocates your strap mounting position to a single point on the bottom of your camera. The result? No more tangled straps or straps that get in the way. Learn more about the C-Loop here: http://www.customslr.com/products/c-loop-black

M-Plate Pro: Multi-Function Tripod Camera Plate System

The M-Plate is a universal camera tripod plate system with the world's first integrated tripod mount to work with most Manfrotto RC2 and Arca-Swiss connections, and modular attachment points for accessories. Learn more about the M-Plate here:http://www.customslr.com/products/m-plate-pro

ProDot: Shutter Button Upgrade

The ProDot can be placed on your camera's shutter button to bring you more comfort and control. Learn more about the ProDot here:http://www.customslr.com/products/prodot

Who is Custom SLR? 

We're a team of photographers passionate about inventing innovative photography solutions. Custom SLR got its start thanks to Kickstarter, with successfully funded projects such as the C-Loop, M-Plate Pro and the ProDot. For more information visit: CustomSLR.com 

Risks and challenges

We are well prepared and don’t foresee any problems after funding is completed. However, some things are out of our control. For instance, we will rely on a manufacturer to produce the Air Strap, so any problems that may arise on their end is out of our hands. Supplies from the neoprene supplier may also be a bottleneck if there is a shortage. As a backup, we have a second manufacturer that we are in touch with as well as a second neoprene supplier. Overall, we have backup plans in place to reduce any delays should challenges arise. In the event that any challenges alter the deliverability of the project, we will let our backers know.

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  • You selected
    Pledge $5 or more

    8 backers

    THANK YOU • Every bit helps! We'll send you some Custom SLR stickers and your name will be added to the list of contributors on customslr.com.

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    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $25 or more

    933 backers

    STARTER • You will be shipped an Air Strap + Laptop Strap Attachment as soon as they are ready. You will also gain contributor status and be listed on customslr.com.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $50 or more

    965 backers

    IN THE LOOP • You will be shipped an Air Strap + Laptop Strap Attachment + Black C-Loop as soon as they are ready. You will also gain contributor status and be listed on customslr.com.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $100 or more

    476 backers

    PRO • You will be shipped an Air Strap + Laptop Strap Attachment + Black C-Loop + M-Plate Pro + ProDot as soon as they are ready. Additionally, you'll be recognized on customslr.com as a Pro contributor.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world
  • You selected
    Pledge $250 or more

    1 backer

    FIRST CLASS • You will be shipped an Air Strap + Laptop Strap Attachment + Black C-Loop + M-Plate Pro + ProDot + Dinner on us in San Francisco ( you'll need to get yourself here). Additionally, you'll be recognized on customslr.com as a Pro contributor.

    Estimated delivery:
    Ships anywhere in the world

Funding period

- (56 days)