Sailor Strap - Bold, Cool, Comfortable.
Some time ago I was contacted by Rafal who runs and makes Sailor Strap, a bespoke camera strap company from Warsaw, Poland asking me if I would field test one of his products and become a brand ambassador. I agreed, and after some pretty simple communication between us I was able to order a specific strap, tailored to the colour scheme of my camera.
As most will be aware, I mainly shoot with a Fuji X100s, this is protected by a black leather half case with red stiching detail. I asked if my strap could reflect this, and lo and behold a short while later it arrived in the post. The perfect accessory for my beloved X100s.
Before it arrived I was concerned about the comfort of a strap that had no wide pad for the neck area, but I needn’t have worried, the rope from which it is made was lovely and thick whilst being flexible. The strap was perfect in length for either wearing over the neck or on the shoulder, and the detailing looked tight and secure, holding the rings in place, but the real test of a product is when it is in use.
Since I have been using the strap I have been to a lot of different locations, abandoned buildings, the Norfolk Coast and the South of France and I can honestly say that it has been faultless, as an added bonus the strap is thick enough to protect it any kind of cutting in one of those dreaded ‘camera snatch’ scenarios. Always handy!
I always feel the mark of a truly outstanding bit of equipment is that if once it is fitted you forget it’s there, then it is doing it’s job flawlessly… this is one such bit of kit. Well done Sailor Strap!