- Well made, although shoulder pad isn't all that that padded, seemingly relying on the layers of velcro to be the padding.
- The top fixing of the strap screws to the tripod, next to the leg pivots, which is fine, but the lower end is a loop which has to be passed around the legs, relying on the weight of the tripod to keep the loop tight and the legs together. This works up to a point, but I found that in practice, the weight of the top end of the tripod means the head of the tripod slides over your shoulder, the strap slipping through the shoulder pad, ultimately leaving the head pointing downwards and the feet pointing upwards, which then want to slide out of the loop in the strap.
The other problem is if you want to use the tripod outside, the feet will get muddy, and so will the strap everytime you put it on as it has to slip over the feet. You then have muddy hands with which to hold your camera or telescope.