The new Makers in Motion Camera Strap uses magnetic hardware and a soft seatbelt webbing strap for quick and easy camera access on and off the bike. They just launched a Kickstarter and are only producing 200 straps in total, so act fast! Find details here…

I stumbled upon Makers in Motion a few weeks ago when I found their Instagram feed—clearly still in its infancy—which showcases a clean, quick-access camera strap being used by cyclists. They had my attention. Makers in Motion is a joint project by Jonathan Ota (@jonathanota) and Jessica Chan (Jessica is the brains behind Tunitas Carryall), both of whom are cyclists, adventurers, and makers based in the Bay Area. Their camera strap is designed around a three-point webbing strap system that holds a camera securely on your back while riding. It can also convert to a more traditional two-point strap by quickly releasing the magnetic buckle.

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Here are some highlights from Makers in Motion:

  • Three-point harness ensures the camera always stays out of the way on rough descents
  • Even in shoot mode, the strap will not fall off your body
  • Magnetic fidlock can support up to 30lbs
  • Acetal D-Rings are lightweight yet tough and weather resistant
  • Seatbelt webbing is abrasion resistant
  • Included optional Optech hardware can support loads of up to 2.5lbs each
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They launched a Kickstarter campaign for the new camera strap today, with two different ways to get one of your own. The early bird pricing is $48 USD with standard pricing set at $60 USD. The only hitch is that they’re only making 200 straps in total and aren’t planning to make a business out of this. So once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.

The strap comes in your choice of three colors: ranger olive, pacific blue, or midnight black. Each includes the optional quick-release Optech Camera Connectors. The straps are only available to ship domestically in the US and are expected to be sent by the end of September.

Learn more or back this project on Kickstarter. Note that the campaign ends on July 31st.

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