The BRAD is an underarm stabilizing strap that secures the shoulder pad on your Original Series BlackRapid straps.
- Overall length: 55 cm
- Webbing: 100% Nylon
- Webbing Width: 2.5 cm
- Aluminum 25mm hook
- Product Weight: 0.95 oz
- Compatible with Breathe series only
Ratings & Reviews
Works for left shoulder, not right shoulder...
For use in turning the Double Breathe into a right Sport Breathe, this works fine. For turning it into a left Sport Breathe, it doesn't work since the aluminum hook is upside down and keeps falling out of the shoulder harness. There is no way to flip the aluminum hook other than using the strap "inside out", which puts the elastic on the outside and the pull strap on the inside. I've tried twisting the strap as it goes under my arm, but that's just uncomfortable and not really an acceptable solution. The strap included with the Sport Left Breathe would work, but its not sold individually as far as I can tell. And finally...the aluminum hook itself easily falls out of the shoulder strap even when used on the right side...you are relying on gravity to hold it in the slots on the harness. Considering that I have a pacemaker under my left collarbone, I'd be happy just to get a strap with a reversed hook like on the Sport Left Breathe so I could at least use it as a single strap.
Make your BRAD Breathe work left OR right!
Follow-up to my last review. Cut off the cheap aluminum hook that never stays in anyway and replace it with a small carabiner clip or even better, a Nite-Ize S-biner from Home Depot (by where they make keys) since they lay so flat. Now the strap can be used with the right AND left harness, AND it won't fall off since the cara/s-biner has a spring loaded bar to close the gap...oh, AND it still quick release!