Most cameras come with a sling that sits around your neck, which works well for some events. For photographers that plan on hiking, traveling, moving around a lot, or capturing photos for hours, that strap it comes with may not hold up. You’ll need a sling that is comfortable, practical, secure, and a little more discrete. There are plenty of options on the market, but here are the most important features to look for when choosing the best camera sling for you.
The Best Features to Include in a Camera Sling
When looking for a camera sling, the first thing to look for is one that will hold the gear you need. The camera strap that comes with a camera usually only holds the camera, so a sling will allow you to hold an additional lens or a tripod. You’ll also want to look for a sling harness that has wider straps to help distribute all the weight of the camera and the gear more evenly. This will help improve comfortability, especially for long days.
You’ll also want to make sure the stitching and materials are reliable. Any loose threads or pieces of the camera strap that look like the stitching is pulling apart can risk putting your camera in harm's way. You’ll also want to ensure the locking mechanism is made of high-quality materials, not weak clasps or rings. Paying a little extra for a pristine product is worth it when it comes to protecting thousands of dollars worth of equipment.
Secure Your Camera with Cotton Carrier Sling Harness
SKOUT, Cotton Carrier’s sling-style harness, is the most secure, comfortable, and accessible sling camera harness. It holds your camera close to your body, stabilizing your gear so you can run, ride, climb, and wear it for hours without it banging against your body. It can instantly be deployed using our patented Twist & Lock mount, made from flat mounting hardware and a stainless steel marine-grade, camera-mounting bolt. It not only offers stability and weight distribution but can easily fit with a backpack should you need it.
Cotton Carrier uses high-quality materials for all of our camera harnesses. We use Rugged Nylon 6 camera mounts, hand-tooled anodized aluminum camera mounting hubs, best-quality polypropylene nylon webbing and straps, and quality stitching. We know comfortably securing your camera is vital, and that’s why we provide the best camera sling. Shop our collection of harnesses and other accessories.