Custom SLR Glide Strap review: Comfy and clever, but twisty

The Split Strap is as comfortable as advertised, and despite some initial reservations about it possibly getting a little grotty-looking over time like other Neoprene products I've used, it seems to be wearing pretty well.

I don't particularly like the strap webbing, however. It's too slick and is starting to show wear after only a few months of not-terribly-intense use. It's too floppy, and there are no 360-degree-rotating connectors in the whole system to prevent the strap from getting twisted.

Silicone embossing on the other side helps prevent the strap from slipping.

There's also so much plastic on it that it makes a small racket when you're cramming it back into a bag, which might get embarrassing if you shoot in quiet environments. Ironically, though, it has only one cam buckle to keep the mount from sliding too far back or forward; I prefer the BlackRapid Sport Slim's double cam-buckle system. You can always move them out of the way or remove them if you need more sliding latitude.

One of the advantages of CustomSLR's modular system -- and the ingenious design of the C-Loop -- is that you can use any strap you want with it, as long as you can get the plastic quick-release connector on it.

If you need something a lot more comfortable than the bundled strap that came with your camera and like the convenience of a sling strap, this is a great choice.

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Lori Grunin is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. She's been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 1988.