Accessories manufacturer Blackrapid has introduced a new version of its shoulder sling camera strap that is designed to be especially comfortable for female photographers. The Nicole Elliot by Blackrapid uses wide pad to hug the shoulder and take the pressure away from the neck and distribute weight more evenly. The company says the design is based on the way ‘women have been carrying their babies for centuries’, and promises the camera will feel virtually weightless.

The black shoulder pad is reversible to display a black and white pattern, and it contains pockets for memory cards and for accessories needed close at hand. The strap measures 63in and costs $69.95. For more information see the Blackrapid website.

Manufacturer's description

Nicole Elliott by BLACKRAPID

Introducing a brand-new camera strap designed by women for women – Nicole Elliott by BLACKRAPID. With its innovative functionality, maximum comfort and unique style this strap will change the way you photograph life.

Your camera should be an extension of you, not an annoyance to carry. Your camera gear should add to your creative energy – not inhibit it. Taking its cue from the way women have been carrying their babies for centuries, Nicole Elliott by BLACKRAPID takes the pressure points away from your neck and shoulders by “hugging” your shoulder to evenly distribute the weight. Allowing you to have full mobility and making your camera feel virtually weightless. Shoot for hours without feeling fatigue, discomfort or pain!

The strap is reversible - black on one side, black and white pattern on the other – business and party in one unique design. The shoulder strap has two pockets for lens caps and two zippered pockets for memory cards, batteries and whatever other small accessories you want to keep close. The strap has a release trigger snap hook that locks in place when hooked to the 1/4" screw that attaches securely to the bottom of your camera. And the strap adjusts to up to 63” in total length, ensuring a perfect fit for any body type.

Nicole Elliott by BLACKRAPID – #LiveTheMoment in Comfort and Style!


  • Ergonomically Correct. Even weight distribution takes the pressure off your neck and shoulders, making your camera feel weightless.
  • Durable, water resistant fabric.
  • Reversible - Pattern on one side, black on the other.
  • Reversible front or back adjustment for left or right handed users.
  • 2 zippered pockets, 2 lens cap pockets.
  • Extendable up to 63” in circumference.
  • Swivel ConnectR (CR-3) and FastenR (FR-5) connection system. LockStar Breathe cover to secure carabiner. Camera Safety Tether included for extra security.
  • Front and back spring-loaded cam locks.

Product Specs

  • Reversible for Right- or Left-handed wear
  • Shoulder Piece - Removable, Reversible and Washable*
  • Strap length with shoulder piece – 63” (160cm) fully extended total circumference
  • Shoulder piece – approximately 7.5”x 23.5”
  • 2 zippered pockets 4”x4.5”
  • 2 lens cap pockets 4”x4.5”
  • 2 front and back cam locks
  • Quick adjustment
  • Webbing 100% nylon
  • Webbing width 1”
  • Product weight 6.35oz
  • LockStar Breathe
  • 2 Gate Keeper attachments for reversibility

*Laundering: Detach Shoulder Strap from nylon strap and rings. Wash by hand with mild soap. Lay flat to dry."

The heart behind Nicole Elliott by BLACKRAPID:
"We are mothers, we are daughters, we are wives and friends…
We love deeply and live passionately.
We are surrounded by a world of wonder and amazement, from little laughs and giggles, to the beautiful people that surround us and the everyday moments that steal our hearts.
Life is a journey…. A bunch of little moments that together make up one big beautiful life.
My hope is that the Elliott strap helps you capture the life around you Confidently, Creatively, Passionately…without borders.
Here's to a beautiful life captured one shot at a time – one moment at a time.
Every moment, #LiveTheMoment. In comfort and style.”
~ Nicole Elliott