BlackRapid Sport Breathe
£82, $82 www.blackrapid.com
The BlackRapid stand at Photokina featured the company’s latest camera strap innovation: Breathe. This new air-mesh shoulder padding ensures you don’t get hot under the collar, while the Sport Breathe’s pad has also been reshaped to further enhance comfort. As with the previous Sport sling, there’s a useful under-arm stabilising strap to stop the shoulder pad sliding out of place. A tool-free yet secure tripod mount attachment makes it easy to attach and release your Nikon, while the mount’s metal construction slides along the strap more smoothly than plastic designs. First impressions_
The new Sport Breathe sling seems to have few flaws, other than the slightly higher price tag than its rivals.