The Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap 

The original Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap was released several years ago but was never on our radar as we primarily use the Slide and Slide Lite camera straps so never really saw the need. Generally, wrist straps have always been perceived as an item that is used with smaller cameras or as a way to secure your camera to prevent being dropped. So how would this product be any different?

In the past, Helen has used the Peak Design Clutch on the odd occasion for street and urban meandering, and although this is a great product, it has its limitations. Changing a lens is somewhat of a challenge with the Clutch as you have to remove your hand to swap lenses. The Clutch is designed more like a permanent attachment of your hand to the camera – your hand never really leaves the camera grip, whereas a Wrist Strap gives you a little more freedom to separate your hand from the camera without dropping it. Albeit, still not ideal for changing lenses in comparison to a dedicated camera strap such as the Slide.

Recently we were approached by Peak Design to review the Cuff and Leash products, and who are we to say NO to an offer like that. laughing They supplied us with a Black version of the Cuff Camera Wrist Strap for this review.

So, now that we have a Cuff, is it a product that we would use on a regular basis and if so – when? Read on…

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The Product

The Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap uses the same robust and durable seatbelt-style nylon material that is used in the production of their Slide, Slide Lite, Clutch, and Leash products. The wrist adjuster is manufactured with anodized aluminium. That’s it – no bells and whistles here folks! But don’t let that put you off – it’s what’s inside that counts. cool

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap

The product also arrives with two Peak Design Anchors V4, which are awesome as they are cross-compatible with many of the Peak Design products, and a Microfibre Pouch.

The Cuff also features a small magnet inside the webbing that allows the product to be used as a bracelet on the wrist when not in use (see left) Personally, we wouldn’t use it this way for the fear of bumping and losing it.

As far as all the specs are concerned, we generally don’t include them in our reviews, but if you want all the specs then click here (they’re at the bottom of the page)

How it Works

It seems a bit silly to tell you how a wrist strap works but here goes anyway.

  1. Firstly, attach one of the supplied anchors to an eyelet on the camera
  2. Connect the Cuff Camera Wrist Strap to the anchor by inserting the round section into the widest area of the clip and while depressing slide it forward into the narrow area. You should hear a click when it is in place.
  3. Insert your hand into the loop of the wrist strap and adjust the metal buckle until it is secure around your wrist. You can wear it quite loose and if you drop your camera the aluminium adjuster will cinch tighter around your wrist.

Suggested Uses

The Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap would be useful for the following. Naturally, everyone uses products in different ways and this is not a definitive list, just a list of ways that we, as Travel Photographers would find it beneficial.

  1. Sometimes camera straps can be cumbersome especially when you have a backpack over your shoulders as well. Using the Cuff would reduce the clutter.
  2. Security for your camera. We don’t often see a photographer without some sort of attachment to the camera to prevent dropping the camera but the Cuff is a cheap and secure way to secure the camera to prevent this from happening.
  3. If you keep your camera in a bag and remove it each time to take a photo then it is a pain to attach a bulky strap each time. As the Cuff is small and inconspicuous it can remain on the camera in your bag allowing you to quickly remove, loop over your wrist, and shoot.
  4. Similar to above, if you were to take a road trip and stop frequently to take a photo then the Cuff is a perfect permanent addition to the camera without the need to attach your main strap each time. Of course, you could just use your equipment without any straps but it all comes down to whether you want to take the risk of dropping your equipment (it may not have happened to you but it does happen frequently)
  5. The Cuff is also ideal for carrying other items such as binoculars etc
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Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap

Above: Side view of the Cuff attached to a Sony A7RIII and Samyang AF 35mm f1.8 FE lens

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap

Above: Rear view of the Cuff attached to a Sony A7RIII and Samyang AF 35mm f1.8 FE lens

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap

Above: Side view of the Cuff attached to a Sony A7RIII and Samyang AF 35mm f1.8 FE lens

Pros

  • Clean and sleek design
  • Premium Quality
  • Adjustable
  • Compact 
  • Can be used as a bracelet for quick access
  • Attachment point for Peak Design Anchor
  • Lifetime Warranty

Cons

Based on what this product has been designed for we can find very little wrong with it.

  • A bit expensive for what you get but you are getting a premium quality product

Colours

The Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap is available in Black, Ash, Sage and Midnight. Hover over the image for a closer look.

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap - Black

Above: Black

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap - Ash

Above: Ash

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap - Sage

Above: Sage

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap - Midnight

Above: Midnight

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Pricing

We have found that the cheapest pricing for the Cuff Camera Wrist Strap is direct with Peak Design, especially here in Australia where the retail price is almost always more expensive. To give you an idea of price, at the time of writing, the prices are –

Peak Design Cuff Camera Wrist Strap – AUD$41.20** or USD$29.95*

* US Customers – Free Standard Delivery in the US, however, taxes may apply

**Australian Customers – AUD prices exclude taxes and shipping and may fluctuate with the USD/AUD exchange rate. As there is a global warehouse in Sydney the shipping price will be calculated at domestic rates.

Worldwide Customers – For shipping costs worldwide check out the rates here

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The Final Word

Peak Design has once again designed a great product. The product is small, practical, convenient, and easy to use. It may not be a product that becomes a permanent fixture on your camera but there certainly are enough scenarios where the Cuff will be very useful and a replacement for the bulkier Slide Strap.

Would we use it in our travel photography? You bet your bottom dollar we would. The Cuff will be a permanent fixture in our camera bag for all our domestic and international travel. The only problem is –  we will now need a second one.

If you have any comments or questions about this product then we’d love to hear from you.

RATING: RECOMMENDED 

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