Not Just Another Neck Strap
Let’s be clear — the F1 functions beautifully as a neck strap — but it really shines when worn sling-style (cross-body).
The integral “adjustment tab” quickly tailors the strap length, without additional plastic or metal hardware. That’s especially useful when worn cross-body — because you can go from having the camera slung low (for unhindered portrait or landscape shooting), to having it securely cinched up (for easy mobility) — just by pulling the tab.
Less to Get in the Way
A funny thing happened when we created our M1-Series quick-release camera straps — a lot of people who’d been diehard quick-release proponents put one of our quick-release straps on their camera, then never took it off! Inspired by this, we developed the F1…
As it turned out, much of the quick-release appeal had to do with getting old-fashioned chunky, clunky camera straps out of the way — but “chunky” and “clunky” are two words you will never hear used to describe a Simplr strap, where every piece and stitch has been carefully chosen to reduce bulk and weight. The F1 incorporates the M1a’s slim proportions and easy adjustability — but without quick-release.
If you need quick-release, and have a smaller camera, consider our M1a. If you don’t, the F1 is much stronger and harder-wearing, without additional bulk. In fact, It’s strong enough to be used with any camera and lens you own.
Light, Strong & Built to Last
Materials used to make the F1 are similar to what you’d find on state-of-the-art expedition gear, where strength-to-weight ratio is critical, and exposure to the elements is no big deal (try that with a fancy leather strap).
We’re particularly proud of the attachment hardware used on the F1: The traditional flat mount version utilizes a sliplok developed by aerospace engineers, for cameras being sent to space. The streamlined lug mount version uses a proprietary split ring, made exclusively for us, out of a steel and magnesium alloy that’s 25% stronger than stainless steel.
The F1 is built to ridiculously high standards in our shop, right here in the US.
A Convenient Wrist Strap Too
Loop the strap through the D-rings for a quick and effective wrist strap. Also great to get your strap up and out of the way when using a tripod (or just tie it in a knot — seriously).