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BlackRapid New Product Announcement: Sport L, ProtectR, and Limited edition Women's White Strap

Jul 10, 2012 Category: Press

BlackRapid Announces Several New Products

BlackRapid announces the launch of two innovative new photography accessories, the Sport-L (and Sport 2-L) camera strap and the ProtectR. Designed specifically for left-handed photographers, the Sport-L camera strap is ergonomic, stylish, efficient and built for speed. The ProtectR attaches to an existing camera strap or bag, providing additional security for travelers. In addition, for female photographers looking for both style and function, BlackRapid is offering a limited-edition women’s strap in a vivid white.

Sport-L Strap & Sport-2 L Strap
 The Sport-L Strap and the Sport-2 L are the world’s first camera straps designed exclusively for left-handed photographers. Now, a new group of left-handed shooters have all the advantages that the Sport strap has provided right-handed individuals since the launch of the Sport Strap in 2010. The strap is designed to fit the contour of a photographer who wants the camera strap to sit on their right shoulder while grabbing the camera from the left side of the body. The Sport-L Camera strap complements BlackRapid’s Classic and Cargo camera straps that can be worn by left-handed shooters as well.


Delivered with the same features and ballistic nylon material as our other R-straps, the Sport-L Strap also comes with a stabilizer strap (Brad) to keep the pad anchored in place for even the most active photographers.

Sport-2 L

“I used the new Sport-L strap for a photo shoot of a cyclist in motion, which involved handheld panning shots, as well as the use of a tripod, and was amazed by the results,” said Kisha Beek, a left-handed professional photographer and BlackRapid advocate based in Dubai.  “I was able to move around comfortably, and get into different positions to shoot from different angles without the camera swinging around unnecessarily.  This is the first camera strap I’ve ever seen that’s been especially designed to work with the different requirements of a left-hander.”

Available at your local dealer, more information available on the Sport-L product page and Sport-2 L Product page.

  ProtectR features a solid lightweight 1.5mm steel security cable, which provides a perimeter barrier around the BlackRapid camera strap to prevent the strap from being cut. This is ideal for travelers who want added protection in unfamiliar surroundings.

ProtectR Regular and Long
ProtectR Long (top) and Regular (bottom)

In addition, the ProtectR adds a level of first defense by exposing the cable through small cut-aways in the fabric to reveal the cable to deter any initial encounter, unlike other products where the cabling is concealed and the offender is unaware of any protection. The ProtectR comes in two accommodating sizes.

Available at your local dealer, more information available on the ProtectR product page.

Women’s Strap
  The BlackRapid Women’s Strap is the camera strap designed for women, by women. The shoulder pad is ergonomically curved to fit the female body. This sleek durable design is available in classic black ballistic, black floral textured and now in a limited edition, BlackRapid is making the women’s strap available in vivid white.

Women's LTD White Strap
RS-W1 Women’s Limited Edition White Strap

Available only at your local dealer.