Objects of Desire: Spider Holster

May 11, 2010
By Dan Havlik

Objects Spider Holster

We've seen several re-imaginings of the lowly camera strap in recent years including, most notably, the Black Rapid's R-Strap which lets you carry your digital SLR on your hip like a gunslinger. That gunslinger concept gets taken one step further with the new Spider Holster System which does away with the strap altogether.

Instead, the Spider Holster System uses a belt and interlocking plate to let you float your camera at your side so it's ready at a moment's notice. Along with looking like a real cowboy, Spider Holster should make you quick on the draw to capture life's candid moments.

The system is comprised of the metal SpiderPro Holster; rugged Holster Belt—it slightly resembles a tool belt—and the Spider Plate which attaches to the bottom of your camera via the tripod mount and employs the Spider Pin to lock the camera into the holster. (In case you didn't get it yet, these guys are really into this "Spider" and "Holster" brand thing.)

Though we haven't had a chance to actually test the system out yet, the holster's two-position lock seems solid and is designed to keep your camera safe and secure at your side. We do, however, advise you to try the Spider Holster out for yourself to see how comfortable you feel with it. (That's a lot of camera you'll be snapping to your waist.)

The good news is that the system will be on sale at retail—previously it was only available through the Internet—if you want to try it out in person before you buy. At the time of this writing, Spider Holster was slated to go on sale at B&H Photo but check out the Spider Holster Web site for other retail locations.

Cost: $110

Further information: www.spiderholster.com

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