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 securely cinched up, for easy mobility — to having it slung low, for unhindered portrait or landscape shooting — 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 thought they needed quick-release put one on their camera — then never took it off! Inspired by this, we developed the F1…
As it turned out, a lot of people just wanted to get their old-fashioned chunky, clunky camera straps out of the way (Simplr straps are anything but). The F1 incorporates the M1a’s slim proportions and easy adjustability — 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.
We’re particularly proud of the attachment hardware used on the F1. Instead of a one-size-fits-all compromise, we’ve got mounting options optimized for your camera.
The barely-there lug mount version is built with our proprietary split rings, made out of a steel and magnesium alloy that’s 25% stronger than stainless steel. They always spring fully closed, and won’t squiggle off your camera.
Our version of the “traditional” flat mount utilizes a sliplok developed by aerospace engineers, for cameras being sent to … you guessed it … space. We also came up with a more streamlined installation method that tidies up loose ends.
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).
The F1 is built to ridiculously high standards in our shop, right here in the US.
Wrist Strap in a Pinch
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).