Steadicam Vest Strap Retainer
Lightweight and tough
Easy to fit
Slides over existing vest strap
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These brackets slide over the upper or lower Steadicam vest straps and force the ratchet straps to follow the slimline form of the vest, instead of poking out, ready to catch on something!
I've been meaning to make something like this for a long time but just never got around to it. I always found that the vest's ratchet straps would be the first thing to catch on something, especially when backing up in very narrow spaces.
I'm not sure of the size tolerances of the various vest straps so, to help here are the interior dimensions of the bracket;
Main strap slot; 56.5mm x 4.5mm
Ratchet strap slot; 23.5mm x 4.5mm
They are a good snug fit on the Steadicam Ultra and M-1 vests.