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BlackRapid SnapR 10 Bag Review

BlackRapid SnapR 10 Bag Review - The BlackRapid SnapR 10 is the latest bag and strap system available from BlackRapid.

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Category : Bags, Cases and Straps
Product : BlackRapid SnapR 10
Price : £35
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SnapR 10

The BlackRapid SnapR 10 is a compact camera case designed for the camera you always have with you, but this case gives you quick access to it thanks to BlackRapid's clever sliding strap system. It's like BlackRapid read our review of the SnapR 20 and created this new bag just for us!

The camera can be quickly removed from the bag thanks to a velco opening and with a gliding strap system you can use the camera without risking dropping it.

BlackRapid SnapR 10 Features


The SnapR 10 fits most point and shoot cameras up to 4 x 3 x 1 inches (10.1cm x 7.6cm x 2.5cm), the example shown by BlackRapid is the Panasonic Lumix FS37 and Nikon Coolpix S3100, but I used the bag with the Canon Powershot S95 and Samsung WB750 and any camera this size or smaller should fit. If the camera is small enough then you can also fit in a mobile phone, like the iPhone.

The SnapR 10 is the most compact SnapR, with a SnapR 20 fitting serious compacts or compact system cameras with pancake lens and SnapR 35 fitting compact system cameras with zoom lens also available.

Key Features

  • BlackRapid Sling Strap
  • Padded Camera Bag
  • 3 in 1 bag + sling strap + hand strap
  • Use all 3 together or independantly
  • Fits cameras up to 10.1 x 7.6 x 2.5cm
BlackRapid SnapR 10

Shown above is the R clip screwed into the camera's tripod socket - this bit screws into the camera giving a really firm grip, then the clip can be clipped into the wrist strap, the shoulder strap, and then the shoulder strap can either be closed and used without the bag, or clipped to the bag and the camera placed into the case.

When you do use the camera on the shoulder strap, you simply take the camera out of the case and the strap system means it will slide up to where you want to take a photo and it is securely attached so that if you do let go it's not going to hit the floor.

BlackRapid SnapR 10

BlackRapid SnapR 10 - Inside the bag there is one main section for the camera, with two other inner pockets for other accessories such as spare memory cards, batteries, or cable etc.

BlackRapid SnapR 10 Handling and Performance

The side pockets inside can fit any accessories you may want to take with you, such as batteries, memory cards or cables.

The instructions are greatly improved over the SnapR 20 we reviewed and made it easy to understand how to set up the camera in any of the three different configurations.

BlackRapid SnapR 10 BlackRapid SnapR 10 Wrist Strap
BlackRapid SnapR 10 BlackRapid SnapR 10 Wrist Strap

The bag / quick access strap system is really very clever, and useful. It's great to be able to get your camera out of the bag without worrying about dropping it. The bag does make relatively compact (pocketable) cameras larger, however this is the case with the majority of padded camera cases and the SnapR 10 is a good system with built in strap.

Value for Money

The Black Rapid SnapR 10 is available for around £30 - this is quite good value for money as it provides the quick access strap system, a wrist strap and bag. Normally a DSLR Black Rapid Strap system on its own would be around £50. The Black Rapid SnapR 10 offers something unique in that it holds your camera securely, which could save you much more money if you are prone to dropping things! Other bags are available with shoulder straps however they don't offer the speed of access and versatility of this bag and strap system.

BlackRapid SnapR 10 Verdict

Quality is very good and the speed of access is really delivered. The whole interior inside the bag is cushioned, which should protect all of the camera and BlackRapid has adressed all of the concerns I had with the SnapR 20. The SnapR 10 gives you a camera case, as well as a shoulder strap and wrist strap which can be used individually or together, making this an extremely versatile system, with high quality materials used. The SnapR 10 is great value for money considering you are getting a number of different products that all work together, and are designed to ensure you don't drop your expensive camera.

The BlackRapid SnapR 10 offers great value for money and three great solutions to protect your camera.

BlackRapid SnapR 10 Pros:

Quick access
Can be used with or without the bag
Shoulder strap, wrist strap and bag
Excellent tripod connection - very secure
Good value for money
Good instructions
Good padding

BlackRapid SnapR 10 Cons:

None

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BlackRapid SnapR 10 Specifications

Bag type
StyleBackpack
MaterialNylon
Dimensions
WeightNo Data
Width145mm
Height95mm
Depth35mm

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