If I had more time to write this article, I would go into detail on why I believe it’s the best option for neck strap on the market. Since I don’t, I will simply cover off on a few features that really jump out to me.
First, I want to state that comfort is key when it comes to neck straps. The standard Canon neck strap cuts into my neck for some reason. I don’t know why, but it’s always irritated my skin. The SlideLITE has never bothered me while wearing it.
Second, I am able to use the SlideLITE with an Arca Swiss plate. That means, I never have to take the SlideLITE off my camera to slap a plate on it and vice-versa. That my friends is a huge time saver for me.
Now let us jump into something I'm not a fan of. When I first started looking into the SlideLITE I emailed the company to ask if there was a difference between the SlideLITE and the Pro model. They told me, no but, I would be better off with the Pro version due to the size of my camera. This confused me as I read that both models can handle full-size cameras. I went back and forth with them before getting a straight answer that the SlideLight can handle a full body without any problems but the Pro would give me a wider strap and thicker padding. Now if I planned on keeping the strap on me all day for hours at a time I would think a thicker and wider strap would be useful but for the most part, the strap that comes with the SlideLITE is perfect. I can simply roll it up and put it in my camera bag without taking up much space. I really wasn't a fan of getting the run around from support about if the SlideLITE would handle the weight of a Canon 5D Mark IV. Needless to say, it's working flawlessly and I'm super happy I saved money going with the SlideLITE over the Pro.
I would absolutely recommend this to anyone with a camera. Also, I can't forget to mention how Peak Design has made all of the there straps interchangeable. The system is brilliant and being able to so quickly with a push of my thumb click it off my camera and back on is amazing. I do however wish they would find a better way for the Clutch to come off the camera. Being able to quickly remove it in the same form as the SlideLITE would be wonderful.