Gear Review: Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap

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Peak Design is a relatively new company that makes really great camera straps. They got their start as a crowdfunded project on Kickstarter, with their Capture Camera Clip System. The Camera Clip system was a huge success and raised $364, 698! If you’re looking for a way to attach your camera to your existing gear externally, the Camera Clip is a great way to do it.

If you’re like me and carry your camera in a bag until it’s services are needed, you’ve probably struggled to find a secure strap to hold your camera while you’re taking a photo. It usually starts with the neck strap that comes with most larger cameras. You put it around your neck until your vertebrae are screaming, then coil it around your wrist like a snake. Neither option works very well, and you end up leaving your camera in the bag out of physical necessity. After market neck straps can help a little, but carrying anything around your neck for more than few minutes is really going to mess up your posture. The best solution I’ve found for hiking and backpacking is to have a light camera bag attached to my pack in an easily accessible position. Some use a harness that attaches the bag to their chest, I prefer to use two carabiners and attach the bag to the side of my waist belt. With this method, the camera is going in and out of the bag a lot. To ensure I don’t have any unfortunate drops, a solid hand strap or wrist cuff is mandatory. The Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap is the best that I’ve found so far. It’s lightweight, quick and easy to use, comfortable, and very durable.

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap
Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap

Peak Design has designed the Cuff for the camera minimalist. This incredibly light (.9 oz) camera strap is perfect for just about every situation I’ve thrown at it. The first thing you’ll notice is the Anchor Link quick connect. Each setup comes with two links and one cuff. The cuff is made with automotive-grade safety webbing, and the anchors are made from braided Kevlar cord overmolded with high-performance glass-filled resin. The anchors are tested to withstand up to 200 lbs of force, which is overkill for my setup, but nice for peace of mind.

Leash and Anchor
Leash and Anchor
Connected
Connected

I connected the anchor to the right side loop of my Sony a6000, and love being able to remove the leash with the depression of the anchor penny. This is really nice when putting my camera on the tripod for a quick shot. As easy as the anchor is removed from the leash, it slips right back in and I’m ready to go. It’s difficult to write a review for a product so simple and straightforward, so I’ll end by simply giving this camera cuff my highest recommendation. There is a reason it has near 5-star reviews on Amazon, B&H, and Adorama. For $20, you really can’t do better than this.

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brickthomas
5 years ago

Thanks for sharing, it may be what I’m looking for.

Drew
5 years ago
Reply to  brickthomas

No problem! It’s taken me a while to find one I like this much.

Thomas
Thomas
5 years ago

you mentioned hooking your camera bag to your backpack when hiking. what kind of bag do you use, can you email a picture of your setup to teacherthomas@gmail.com

Drew
5 years ago
Reply to  Thomas

Thomas, I use the LowePro Compact Courier 80 as a bag, and Madrock Ultralight Wire Gate Carabiners for clips: http://trailtopeak.com/2015/01/13/gear-review-lowepro-lp36336-compact-courier-80/

You can see a picture at the bottom of the post with the carabiners attached.

Drew
5 years ago
Reply to  Thomas

Here is a link to a picture with it attached:comment image

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Does the job. However, be carful with the Anchor Links, as they rub against your camera body in the bag, and create a lot of marks and cosmetic damage that depreciates your camera greatly. I had to buy a new battery compartment door just because of that, and I was lucky I had an L-bracket on at the time, so it didn’t damage the whole base of the camera body.

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