Bag Strap/Rifle Sling
Date Added: Sunday 01 April, 2018
by Kristofer R.
I bought the dark brown strap with the flat slider buckle to go with the Mk. VII Satchel. The strap looks and works great. The length of the strap allows for a wide range of adjustment. The strap arrives a little stiff, but like any leather product it soften with use and becomes more comfortable and easier to adjust. I need to adjust the length of mine periodically, but that would seem to be the nature of this kind of product.
The only negative I've experienced is that the Chicago screws can come loose with time, and if they fall off they can be difficult to find. The screw that closes the loop that attaches the strap to the metal ring on the bag seems especially prone to this (the one near the buckle does not seem to loosen as much, perhaps because it is more protected. The Chicago screws also make the strap easy to remove, so I suppose this is just a trade-off.
I would also warn against using this strap when wearing light-colored clothing, as it can leave a stain, especially if it gets wet or if you get sweaty. This only seems to happen when the strap is brand-new, however.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]