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Review: Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap

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Overview : Cuff is the quickest and most versatile camera wrist strap ever created. It uses a patent-pending quick-connection system, which lets you attach and detach Cuff from your camera in an instant. Cuff is super strong yet ultra-minimalist, fitting easily in your pocket or on your wrist when you're not using it. It's there when you need it, and gone when you don't.

Features :
  • Works with any camera
  • Patent-pending quick-connection system
  • Rated at over 100 lbs (45 kg) of weight
  • Attach Cuff to any location on your camera using 2 included Anchors
  • Ultra-light and compact, fits in your pocket
  • Converts to a bracelet when not in use
  • Use with Capture® Camera Clip or by itself
  • Lifetime warranty on all parts

Quality/Usability : Having already a Herringbone Heritagehand strap coupled with sling straps, I sometimes feel a little unsafe with just the Herringbone if I don't have a sling strap attached. Peak Design has released a wrist strap that works on its own or in conjunction with the Capture Clip.

The Cuff comes with Cuff wrist strap, two (2) anchor points, carry pouch and quick setup guide.

The strap itself is soft and made of a special ¾ inch seat-belt-style-webbing material. It’s rated to hold 200lbs - designed to carry any camera/lens combination. The setup will work with any and all. The anchor system lets you attach Cuff to any loop on your camera. Whether it’s a DSLR, mirrorless or compact camera, Cuff should attach to it just fine. But when it comes to point-and-shoot cameras, you may not be able to. I have Canon PowerShot S100 and I can't get the kevlar straps through the loops on the camera.

The anchor housing that holds the anchor points is made of lightweight glass-filled nylon resin. These materials are ultra-durable (Peak Design guarantees them for life) yet compact enough to fit in your pocket. The anchor points are made of delrin and kevlar strap.

To attach the anchor points:
A. Insert the anchor cord through the strap loop.
B. Create a loop with the anchor cord and bring the anchor disc through it.
C. Pull the anchor disc tight. The knot you created is called a cow hitch.
D. Attach Leash or Cuff to the anchor by sliding the anchor disc into the housing in the direction shown.
E. When fully inserted, you’ll hear a “click.” The anchor is now locked in. To disconnect, press down on the anchor disc with your thumb and push the anchor out in the direction of the arrow.

Images below are end results once attached:

The strap is fairly comfortable around the wrist. It didn't scratch my wrist or cause any discomfort. You can attach the Cuff camera wrist strap to any loop on the camera except for the spot furthest away from your right wrist. I wish that the cuff was slightly shorter as the excess strap can get in the way.

At first, I tried to tighten the Cuff by placing the camera on a flat surface and just use my other freehand to push the buckle up to tighten the Cuff. But noticed that the guide suggesting that the camera hang while pushing the buckle up towards your wrist. This made sense and was a lot easier. Before tightening, just make sure that the Cuff wrist strap is securely locked into the anchor.

In addition to being a wrist strap, if you're not using it anymore but want to keep it close to you, you can turn it into a bracelet. The concept is a nice nifty idea but if I'm not using it, I'm either going to put it away or leave it attached to the camera.

For those wanting something bigger, Peak Design created the Leash - it uses the same connection system and is a versatile quick-connecting camera strap that can be used as a sling strap, neck strap, safety tether or video stabilizer.

What’s the difference between Leash and Cuff? Cuff is a scaled-down version of Leash that can be used primarily as a quick-connecting hand strap for your camera. Cuff has one connection point and is only 8 inches long, while Leash has 2 connection points and can expand to 60 inches long. Cuff has an adjustable buckle which lets you quickly tighten it to your wrist. Cuff comes with 2 anchors, where as Leash comes with 4.

Conclusion : Overall, the Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap is comfortable and flexible. The anchor loops fits all loops on my Canon 5D Mark III. However, it wouldn't fit on my Canon PowerShot S100 because the kevlar is too thick to fit into the loops on my S100. If the Cuff strap was slightly shorter, it would of been better as the current length is a bit too long.

[update headline="NEW VERSION"]Cuff has been updated. You can see our 2017 review HERE.[/update]

[update headline="RESPONSE FROM PEAK DESIGN IN REGARDS TO SMALL EYELETS:"]Regarding getting the Anchors to fit thru small eyelets, we recommend using a small split ring if your eyelets are too small. Something like THESE.[/update]

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