A new camera strap may not make you the next Tommy Ton, but chances are that it’ll be an upgrade — in terms of both comfort and looks — over the cheap black straps most serious cameras come with. For affordable, functional and simple options ideal for the budding lensman, it’s hard to beat DSPTCH, the San Francisco-based brand founded in 2010. DSPTCH’s handsome, utilitarian designs draw from both tactical and military fields and apply the same standards used for soldiers to consumer accessories and everyday items. Manufactured in the USA, the brand’s latest camera straps are made with commercial grade mil-spec webbing or braided 550 Type III Paracord and feature utilitarian details like wrist straps, cord connectors and durable plastic hardware. In a color palette of both bright and neutral shades — along with a handful of great camo patterns — each style is worth checking out for those unforgettable moments when a smartphone just won’t cut it. Look for DSPTCH’s Summer 2013 camera straps now at the HYPEBEAST Store.
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