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Made for a man's body
on January 12, 2009
This holster accomplishes one goal: to carry my DSLR and a zoom lens without the encumbrance of a camera bag with a shoulder strap, or of a backpack that I must reach into whenever I need a camera tool. For this, I give the product an A-.
However, I also have two big complaints.
Lowepro designed this holster and harness for a man's body (e.g., a person without breasts). This is a huge disappointment and a frustrating problem. I can wear the harness (and I will), but because the ideal carrying position is slightly below chest level, it means that the holster and harness require a tighter fit, which makes it more cumbersome to open and close the holster. If I loosen the harness to move the holster farther down (say, to waist level), the straps slip up on my shoulders and create an uncomfortable non-fit for the harness.
Come on guys! Surely you can design a harness system that takes a woman's body into consideration and accommodates it. We, too, are photographers and would really appreciate it if you paid some attention to these details.
The other disappointment with this product is its lack of a wider belt loop opening that stretches across the entire width of the holster itself. As it is designed, the loop is functional, but with a larger DSLR/lens, the holster sags and pulls on the "belt", creating huge discomfort on my lower back and making the holster itself much harder to open and close easily. I have seen holsters that have belt loops that are as wide as the holster's width, that are also padded to keep the belt from being overly tight and uncomfortable on the waist/lower back.