Peak Design’s Leash comes in two colours – Ash and Black – and is a pretty versatile camera strap. It can be configured in a number of ways, including as a neck strap, sling strap, shoulder strap and safety tether and is adjustable from 33” (83cm) to 57” (145cm).
The strap is fairly thin, with a low-profile aluminium / Hypalon quick adjustment system with dual adjusters.
You can attach the Leash to your camera with Anchor Cords, which fit through all cameras’ strap eyelets and hold 200lbs (90kg) each, and there’s also a new Anchor Mount, which allows you to attach Leash to the bottom of your camera via the tripod mount.
I really liked the multiple ways that you could attach Leash to the camera. The Anchor cords are easy to use, although I couldn’t quite clip them in one fingered, as Peak Design say is possible.
In fairness, this may be because I don’t always have the most dextrous fingers! On first view, I found it hard to believe that the cords could support so much weight, as they are extremely thin.
However, on testing them they are indeed incredibly strong and resistant and have clearly undergone rigorous testing. The cords are made of thermoplastic.
On a personal level, I prefer thicker straps on my cameras (DSLRs) but if I were using a smaller camera I would definitely add Leash into my arsenal. It’s a well-designed and well thought out piece of kit.
I only have one reservation with Leash. Whilst the Anchor Mount is great, as it allows for multiple ways of attaching the strap, it does screw directly into the tripod mount.
This means that if you’re using a tripod, you have to unscrew the mount and replace it with your tripod plate.
However, Peak Design has told me that they are working on compatibility with their Capture Plate, which also works with Leash. Speaking of which, another good thing about Leash is that it’s compatible with other Peak Design products, meaning you can build a complete system.
Price: $39.95 / £34.99 / Web: peakdesign.com