We recommend connecting one of our two straight padded straps to create a double strap: the RS4 or the RS5. Or you can mix and match the two if you like. You will need the CoupleR as well to connect the two straps in the back.
A: No. The ProtectR is designed to also cover the buckle on the straps that have one, like the Curve, Metro, Kick, DR1, and DR2. The ProtectR is a great way to add peace of mind while traveling in areas where theft is a potential problem. It comes in regular length and also a long version for our taller customers. It covers the length of the webbing that lays against the back with 1.5 cm steel cable and guards against someone trying to cut the webbing from behind and run off with your gear. It also covers the buckle on the back so that it cannot be opened unexpectedly.
A: Although the Kick and the Elle are offered at the same great price, there are a few things that make them uniquely different from one another. The Kick has a wider and thicker shoulder pad with a built in curve that literally kicks the webbing into the center of the chest providing an ergonomic fit for women. A key feature of the Kick is the buckle in the back, which makes the strap compatible with our MOD attachments.
The Elle has a narrow shoulder pad that extends down the center of the body, which also provides a comfortable ergonomic fit. The shoulder pad on the Kick is shorter than the Elle, making it compatible with the underarm Brad where as the Elle is not. Additionally, the Elle provides two print options, Floral and Ballistic Black.
All in all, both are great straps and making a choice between the two is completely up to personal preference.