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Review: Miggo camera Strap & Wrap

I have tried out plenty of camera straps, but Miggo’s is the only one that changes into a padded case.

The Miggo Strap & Wrap, which the manufacturer says is your camera’s best amigo, takes an innovative approach to holding and protecting your camera.

The company advertises that it’s the first camera strap that morphs into a protective case.

blue-strap300pxThe Miggo camera strap is designed for mirrorless and DSLR cameras without any battery attachments or large lenses. It’s aimed at the consumer-sized-cameras market.

The idea behind it is simple: When you’re done taking photographs, wrap up your camera and toss it in you backpack, purse, bag or suitcase and you’re off and running.

You’re looking at convenience over heavy duty protection. The Miggo camera strap is made from Neoprene and Lycra, and comes in a variety of colors, including black with blue or red trim, and pattern prints.

It did stand out much more than a standard strap because it is wider and longer. It was comfortable and stayed in place both on my shoulder and around my neck.

The strap is well constructed but is a little longer than I would prefer. Unlike most conventional camera straps, there isn’t really an adjustment for the length. This strap doesn’t accommodate professional cameras, so it doesn’t work for me.

I also prefer the option of having more adjustments and a narrower design.

Your camera attaches via the bottom tripod mount, pointing the camera when it rests. There were a number of holes in the bottom mounting part to choose from to accommodate a variety of camera sizes and lenses. Make sure you tighten the screw mount into your camera.

miggoprint300pxThere is a trend with some strap manufacturers to use the bottom tripod mount because it does make it more natural to bring the camera into shooting position, especially with the camera resting at your side.

The strap does include a place to store your lens cap which is a nice feature. It would be better if there also was a pocket to stash an SD card or a spare battery.

The Miggo Strap & Wrap is certainly innovative; the question is whether you’re going to want to have a camera strap that’s so wide and stands out so much. It tends to overpower your camera, especially one of the smaller mirrorless styles.

The Miggo Strap & Wrap  is priced at $49.99. The company also makes the Grip & Wrap, priced at $39.99, which is based on the same principle, but attaches to your wrist.

robert.lachman@latimes.com

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