USA GEAR TrueSHOT Camera Sling Strap

The USA GEAR TrueSHOT Camera Sling Strap is an ideal 3-point slinger for photographers looking for something affordable and comfortable with some added features.

Like most 3-point slingers, the USA GEAR Sling Strap features a sturdy nylon strap with adjustable locks, an underarm stabilizing strap, and a shoulder pad. The shoulder pad is made from very comfortable neoprene and comes with an easily accessible integrated memory card pocket, as well as an elastic pocket with a velcro closure (which some photographers prefer over zipper pockets).

The TrueSHOT’s underarm strap has reversible buckles, allowing photographers to switch this 3-point slinger to either shoulder. The reversible buckles would also allow users to connect to another strap on the opposite shoulder and carry 2 cameras, one on each side. One of our photographers found the underarm strap too high and uncomfortable under the arm, especially while wearing a sweater.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.4

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Durable and good quality materials and construction
  • check-mark
    Can be adjusted to be worn on either shoulder
  • check-mark
    Can be connected to another 3-point slinger
  • check-mark
    Comfortable
  • check-mark
    Affordable
  • check-mark
    The separate SD card pocket and elastic pocket allow you to have your small essentials close at hand

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markDepending on your needs, the elastic pocket can be a bit small and won’t fit batteries or a lens cap
  • check-markThe screw plate has a tendency to come loose after hours of use
  • check-markThe strap hangs a bit long and tends to hit your leg as you walk–might be better for taller people
  • check-markUnderarm strap is a bit high and can be uncomfortable if wearing layers
  • check-markCannot adjust strap when wearing

Where to buy:

Usa Gear Trueshot Product Image

USA GEAR TrueSHOT Camera Sling Strap

Specs & Features

  • Adjustable strap with quick-release reversible buckles
  • Removable underarm strap
  • Neoprene shoulder pad with built-in SD card pocket and elastic pocket
  • Screw on metal plate
  • Safety tether strap
Usa Gear Trueshot Close Up

The strap attaches to the camera with a screw on base plate and comes with an attached safety tether for added security. The base plate is connected to the camera with a twist-lock carabiner. It is always best to double-check your camera connections as they can come unscrewed after time.

The USA Gear TrueSHOT Sling Strap does seem to be best for taller photographers. At the shortest strap adjustment, it hung low on our reviewer (she is 5’6”) and could not be moved to her back. So she was stuck with the camera banging against her leg as she walked and she eventually chose to just hold the camera for the whole photoshoot even while walking to different locations.

Usa Gear Trueshot With Annie

While it has some major flaws, for its price, and if you are a tall photographer, there are not a lot of 3-point slingers out there that can match the TrueSHOT’s quality build and value.

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.4

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Durable and good quality materials and construction
  • check-mark
    Can be adjusted to be worn on either shoulder
  • check-mark
    Can be connected to another 3-point slinger
  • check-mark
    Comfortable
  • check-mark
    Affordable
  • check-mark
    The separate SD card pocket and elastic pocket allow you to have your small essentials close at hand

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markDepending on your needs, the elastic pocket can be a bit small and won’t fit batteries or a lens cap
  • check-markThe screw plate has a tendency to come loose after hours of use
  • check-markThe strap hangs a bit long and tends to hit your leg as you walk–might be better for taller people
  • check-markUnderarm strap is a bit high and can be uncomfortable if wearing layers
  • check-markCannot adjust strap when wearing

Do you want more?

Stay updated with guides, reviews and more about paddling.

On this page

Comments

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Go to Frontpage

close