What's the difference?


    G3 Harness

    The G3 Harness systems are the ultimate in weight distribution. They provide maximum ergonomics while carrying your camera setup. Whether your setup includes one camera, or two, or binoculars, the G3 can handle it. Suitable for DSLR and telephoto lenses.

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    Skout G2

    The Skout G2 is a lightweight and portable version of the G3 camera harness. While it will not fail under the weight of any camera gear, we recommend mid-sized setups or smaller for optimal use of the Skout G2.

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Photographer carrying large camera equipment with camera straps and camera slings
Beautiful nature photography taken while using a Cotton Camera Carrying Systems harness - aka Cotton Carrier
Woman carrying a DSLR camera using the best camera strap
Beautiful nature photography taken while using a Cotton Camera Carrying Systems harness

The camera essential you always knew you needed

Enjoy your adventures without your gear becoming a burden! Designed by photographers, our carrier systems will allow you to carry your camera gear more comfortably and securely while providing quick access to your essentials. It’s a simple, functional, high-quality harness that guarantees a better photographic experience.

A truly hands-free harness

  • Ergonomic

    The ergonomic design of Cotton Carrier distributes the weight of the camera to lessen the fatigue on long shooting days.

  • Safe

    Be in the moment knowing your gear is secured as you climb, bike, hike, bird watch, canoe ... you get the idea.

  • Accessible

    Always having your camera accessible is more than just a feature, it’s the catalyst for getting your next beautiful shot.

Wildlife photographer using a camera strap to hold his photography gear


"Part of my success relies heavily on the gear I use. I’m a firm believer in only using the best. Pay for it once and never have to worry about it. Cotton Carrier systems are a key part of my gear list. It’s made from quality materials and functions flawlessly at every turn."

— Jason Loftus (UntamedImages)

Thoughtfully designed

Featured in

Cotton Camera Carrying Systems - also known as Cotton Carrier - featured in Shutterbug Magazine
Cotton Camera Carrying System - also known as Cotton Carrier - featured in Outdoor Photographer
Cotton Camera Carrying Systems - also known as Cotton Carrier - featured in Digital Photo Pro
Outdoor photography accessories and harnesses for cameras, binoculars, and drones - made of professional grade materials

Professional grade materials with a guarantee

Cameras and lenses are expensive, so why take a chance when transporting your gear? Our high-quality products are made from tough materials: 

• Rugged Nylon 6 camera mounts
• Hand-tooled anodized aluminum camera mounting hubs
• Premium polypropylene nylon webbing and straps
• Precise stitching and oversized clips all around

Frequently asked questions

Can the G3 be used while wearing a backpack?

Yes & comfortably! It works well under Day packs and extended packs.
The G3 Can be used while wearing a backpack!

Do I get an instructional manual?

Yes all systems come with instructions which will be included in your purchase.

What size is this for?

The harness goes as small as 28 inches around your torso and up to 57 inches, 6 points of adjustment available to fit a variety of body sizes for women and men.

How should the harness fit?

The best fit for the harness is snug. You want the weight of your camera’s to be evenly distributed throughout your body and down over your legs.

If the system is worn slopy you will not get the benefits of how the system is supposed to operate

What's the maximum size this can handle?

Our harnesses are engineered to carry more than you can put on them. That being said your body can only carry so much weight and can only handle lenses of a certain length. For instance, a 600mm f/4 with its lens hood will probably be too long! For larger telephoto lenses we recommend securing the camera hardware to the lens foot.

What are the technical specifications?

Harness weights 441g or 0.97 lbs

Materials: Kodra Synthetic canvas with DWR coding fitted and a hardened nylon 6 receiver plate

Safety Tether weighs 17.5g

Materials: High Impact rated clips made of fiber glass reinforced hardened plastic with aluminum lever and nylon webbing

Camera Hardware weighs 20.5g

Materials: (CCS Hub – Flat Mounting Hardware, Hi-density Rubber Washer, and Stainless Steel Marine Grade Camera Mounting Bolt)

One Size Fits All design going from 26″ to 57″ inch waist

No weight max achievable by camera gear

Can I still use my tripod?

Yes, you can still use your tripod. With our Universal tripod adapter plate, you can go directly from your CC harness into your favorite tripod head. It’s Arca-swiss compatible and if you use another brand like Manfrotto you just need to bolt the foot onto the Universal adapter plate. This adapter fits about 95% of the tripods currently created.

If you have any questions, kindly contact us:

Toll-free in North America 1-877-852-9423
Direct Dial 1-778-340-1535

Professional Quality Camera Harnesses

For photographers who spend a lot of time with their cameras, a good camera harness can be a real game-changer. Unlike traditional straps that often put all the weight on your neck, a harness spreads it out more evenly across your body. This can make a big difference, especially on long days of shooting, helping you avoid that familiar neck and shoulder ache.

Camera harnesses come with adjustable straps, so you can make sure they fit just right, which is great for staying comfortable and moving around easily. This can be really handy when you need to quickly get your camera up to capture a shot, without feeling held back or weighed down.

Cotton Carrier camera harnesses are built to last. They're made from strong materials that can stand up to different environments, whether you're out in nature or walking around the city. This means your camera stays safe and secure, letting you focus more on taking photos and less on worrying about your gear.

Choosing the right camera harness can really enhance your photography experience. It's all about making sure you can carry your camera comfortably for longer periods, so you're ready whenever that perfect shot presents itself.