Calling photographers, both professional and amateur, who demand more style than a run-of-the-mill webbing kind of camera strap. Cruick is a new brand based in U.K. and it has possibly the most desirable camera straps we have seen to date. For starter, it is not nylon, nor it is your typical webbing-style strap; it is handcrafted in the U.K. out of best possible vegetable tanned leather you can find and it also boast detail touches like beefy 304 grade tails steel split and steel (also 304 grade) or brass Chicago screws, that should be more than durable enough to haul even the heaviest rig. A dual Chicago screws are employ to ensure that in an improbable event that one of them fail, it will spare your precious shooter the dive onto the solid ground or water.
Two strap types are available: the Luxus Pro which offers a wide-neck to aid in dispersing the weight of heavier cameras and a minimal Shackle Wrist Strap for, well, traveling light, of course. Cruick comes in a choice of colors, including Obsidian Black, Cardinal Red and Offshore Blue. Cruick, like so many startups, has taken to Kickstarter, seeking the community support to take the product to production. To sweeten the deal, Cruick is offering customization for the straps on parameters like style, color combo, length, hardware choice, branding style and packaging color.
This customization is one-off, available only during its crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter. At this point, Cruick don’t seem to be pulling any crowd and so, we thought we’d give this uber stylish camera a boost (hopefully). Price wise, expect to shell out £38 and £70 (around US$47-87) for the Shackle Wrist Strap and the Luxus Pro Strap, respectively. Obviously, they are not cheap at all, but you know what you are getting into (hint: style and handcrafted).
Images courtesy of Cruick.