Peak Design Camera Straps And Carrying Solutions Roundup Review - Peak Design Slide Lite

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Peak Design Slide Lite 


 

The Peak Design Slide Lite is a slimmer version of the Peak Design Slide, which is designed mostly for mirrorless carry. The main differences are the smaller width, and lack of padding in the middle. 

It's available in black or ash (grey) colours, like its larger counterpart, and costs £40.



Peak Design Slide Lite Features, Handling & Performance

The Peak Design Slide Lite is a simpler design to the Peak Design Slide - and is designed for smaller DSLR cameras and mirrorless camera kits. Despite this, it can still hold the same amount of weight as its larger counterpart.

There are three different ways that you can mount the camera to the strap, depending on whether you have a long lens or flash attached. The usual 'one anchor on each shoulder of the camera' is recommended for a prime lens, and if you have a longer lens then it's recommended that you mount an anchor to one shoulder and the other to the included anchor mount plate which screws into the tripod thread - for better weight balance. If you're carrying a camera with a flash on the hotshoe then you should carry the camera with both anchor points attached to the mount plate. 

 


 

Everything functions the same as the larger model - stainless steel springs are used in the anchor points to give a reassuring click, seatbelt-style nylon webbing has been used for the strap itself. Like its larger counterpart, this strap also has a lifetime warranty.

 

Key Features

  • 90kg load capacity 
  • Silicone shoulder grip 
  • Dual quick adjusters 
  • Max length 146cm
  • Min length 95cm


 

Despite the lack of padding in the middle, the strap is fairly comfortable unless you use it to carry exceptionally heavy kit. The dual quick adjusters are smooth and fasten down reassuringly. The strap has low-profile fixtures and fastenings, and a new and improved silicone grip compared to the older model, which is good at keeping the strap on your shoulder. 

 

 

Value For Money

If you're not a fan of fuss, and just want a practical camera strap that can be worn 3 different ways simply by adjusting the length, then you've hit the jackpot with this strap.

£40 isn't an awfully large amount for such a versatile strap that can still hold the same amount of weight as its larger counterpart. If you can live without the neck padding and wider diameter of the standard slide strap, it makes perfect sense to opt for this one. You also get the lifetime warranty too, for peace of mind. 

 

Peak Design Slide Lite Pros

  • Versatile
  • Functions smoothly
  • Sleek, modern design

Peak Design Slide Lite Cons

  • Not as comfy when worn with heavy gear

 

Features4/5
Handling5/5
Performance4.5/5
Value4.5/5
Overall Verdict

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Comments


pwiles1968 2 27 United Kingdom
19 Feb 2020 5:17PM
I have had a Slide and a Slide Lite which is my current strap, I use it generally across the body and carry a Canon 5DIV with 100-400 mk2 and a 1.4x, I find it exceptionally comfortable, even more so than the Full size slide, I found the neck strap with padding too stiff ? Would definitely recommend them even at this price.

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