Spider Holster launches SpiderLight Hand Strap and Spider Holster Backpack Adapter on Kickstarter
Spider Holster, makers of the highly regarded Spider Pro and Black Widow strapless camera holster systems, recently launched two exciting new products on Kickstarter. The first is called the SpiderLight Hand Strap and it is being billed as the ultimate hand strap for the increasingly popular mirrorless and lightweight DSLR cameras on the market. These small but high quality cameras are excellent for active people who want something portable that can also take great pictures on adventures. Spider Holster is also launching a Backpack Adapter for their Black Widow Holster, which is designed to offer a convenient means of quickly attaching your camera to your bag so that it is easily accessible. This is a great option for hiking as it keeps the camera within reach without weighing you down with a neck strap.
The SpiderLight Hand Strap: The Ultimate Hand Strap for Mirrorless and Lightweight DSLR Cameras
Hand straps are a great alternative to neck straps because they are much less cumbersome and with smaller sized cameras, they give you back a lot of the lost ergonomics that are compromised for portability. It’s a nice way to carry a camera in a ready to shoot position, without worrying about dropping it while hiking around. Spider Holster is heavily focused on ergonomics and usability when designing camera carrying accessories and the SpiderLight Hand Strap looks to have had a lot of thought put into it. The shape and materials used give it a rigid yet comfortable structure that makes it easy to get your hand in and out quickly when you are picking it up or putting it away. For a customized fit, you can adjust the length of the strap. With your hand in the SpiderLight Hand Strap, you can safely and securely hold your camera up high above you or down below you with one hand and also get the benefits of adding some stability to your grip.
Feature List (From Spider Holster)
- get your hand in-and-out easily and quickly.
- snug, comfortable fit for any hand size.
- unique shape puts your hand in a perfect shooting position.
- great support and stability when shooting hand-held video.
- easy access to your camera controls.
- works with any tripod.
- super quick to get on and off your camera.
- nice and sturdy. (not flimsy like other straps.)
- includes adapters for compatibility with all leading mirrorless cameras.
- did we mention that it feels great and looks beautiful?
The SpiderLight Hand Strap will be available in 6 colors including: Red, Copper, Deep Blue, Light Blue, Lilac, and standard Black. Spider provides adaptors that allow the strap to attach to all flagship mirrorless cameras and also works without interfering with your tripod mounting plate if you use one. During the Kickstarter campaign, a pledge of $30 gets you one SpiderLight Hand Strap and there are discounts for larger pledges.
The Black Widow Holster Backpack Adapter: Allows easy mounting of the Black Widow Holster to your backpack strap
Spider Holster’s Black Widow Holster is a holster system originally designed to keep your small camera on your hip taking the weight off your neck and shoulders and being where it is out of the way but easy to access. With the Backpack Adapter, you can now easily attach the Black Widow Holster to a backpack strap. It works simply by allowing the holster to attach to a vertical strap as opposed to a horizontal belt. Spider is also including a small pad that can be used to provide extra support and comfort between your body and camera. This looks to be an awesome approach for hikers and backpackers that are already carrying a pack. It’s easy to miss a photo opportunity if you can’t access your camera quickly and having it right on your shoulder strap is highly accessible. For a $75 pledge, you get a SpiderLight Hand Strap, the Backpack Adapter AND a Black Widow Holster. This is a great deal so if you are interested in these products, I’d jump on this now!
For more info and to back the project, visit: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spiderholster/the-spiderlight-hand-strap