The Absolute Shoulder Strap. A close shot of the tag on an Absolute Shoulder Strap. A close shot of the adjuster tri-glide on the Absolute Shoulder Strap. A close shot of the metal snaphook on the Absolute Shoulder Strap. The Q-AM (Quick-Adjust Messenger) Shoulder Strap. The Standard Shoulder Strap. The Simple Shoulder Strap. The 5/8 Shoulder Strap. The 1-inch Shoulder Strap. The Side Kick Shoulder Strap.
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Style: Absolute Shoulder Strap

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Description

We offer several comfortable shoulder straps to choose from.

The Absolute Shoulder Strap has a unique, patented, internal control-stretch system that's a lifesaver when carrying a heavy bag. It's the ideal strap for those who carry hefty loads or simply want the most comfortable strap available. The Absolute Shoulder Strap combines a nonslip, ergonomically curved pad — made of soft, durable neoprene — with comfortable stretch backing to make bags feel 50% lighter and 100% more comfortable. It's adjustable from 20" to 52".

Of course, at TOM BIHN, we're somewhat perfectionists: we make sure the webbing of our Absolute Shoulder Strap is our own top quality nylon webbing, which lasts and looks better longer than the standard polypropylene. And we go the extra mile and add heavy-duty, all-metal snaphooks. Made in U.S.A. to our specifications, our snaphooks are double-plated with a matte black finish to keep them sharp looking for years. The Absolute Shoulder Strap with Snaphooks is designed to work with any bags (ours that have D-rings or equivalent hardware.

Bags that accept the Absolute Shoulder Strap include the Aeronaut 45, Aeronaut 30, Tri-Star, Western Flyer, Empire Builder, Cadet, Maker's Bag and Yeoman Duffel.  

The Standard Shoulder Strap has a .25" / 6mm texturized rubber pad making it a good choice for those looking for some comfort but not needing the over-the-top comfort of the Absolute Strap. High quality U.S. nylon webbing and heavy-duty plastic snaphooks.

The Simple Shoulder Strap is, as the name suggests, a less heavy-duty strap for those who carry lighter loads. It features heavy-duty plastic snaphooks. Made out of high quality U.S. nylon webbing, the Simple Shoulder Strap is 1-1/2" wide, is fully adjustable, and extends to 46". The Simple Shoulder Strap can be clipped to our Packing Cube Shoulder BagDaylight Briefcase, or most light-in-weight bags with appropriate D-rings or equivalent hardware.

The 1" Shoulder Strap is a simple and light-duty shoulder strap made of 1" nylon webbing. It is adjustable and has plastic snaphooks at each end. It does not have a pad. It is most often used with our Packing Cube Shoulder Bag.

The 1" Gatekeeper Shoulder Strap is a simple and light-duty shoulder strap made of 1" nylon webbing. It is adjustable and does not have a pad. It attaches via Gatekeeper clips at each end. This strap was included with a prior iteration of the Side Kick and can currently be used with the HLTs.

The 5/8" Shoulder Strap is a simple and light-duty shoulder strap made of 5/8" nylon webbing. It is adjustable with plastic snaphooks at each end (no pad). This strap is most often used with our Side Effect3D Clear Organizer Cube, or 3D Fabric/Mesh Organizer Cube.

 

Materials

5/8 Shoulder Strap

5/8" Shoulder Strap

Side Kick Shoulder Strap

1" nylon webbing

1" Shoulder Strap

1" nylon webbing

Simple Shoulder Strap

Heavy duty plastic snaphooks with metal bail
1.5" / 38 mm nylon webbing

Standard Shoulder Strap

25" / 6mm texturized rubber pad
1.5" / 38 mm nylon webbing

Absolute Shoulder Strap

375" / 10 mm neoprene padding
Double-coated heavy duty metal snaphooks made in USA especially for TOM BIHN
1.5" / 38 mm nylon webbing

Specs

5/8" Shoulder Strap

Extends from 33" to 55" / 84 cm to 140 cm

Side Kick Shoulder Strap

Extends from 30" to 55" / 76 cm to 140 cm

1" Shoulder Strap

Extends from 32" to 57" / 81 cm to 145 cm

Simple Shoulder Strap

Extends from 42" to 56" /106 cm to 142 cm

Standard Shoulder Strap

Extends from 31.5" to 55" / 80 cm to 140 cm

Absolute Shoulder Strap

Adjusts from 20" to ~ 52" / 51 cm to 132 cm

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452 reviews
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 hour ago
    Quality strap, maximum comfort

    Love the strap. Feels good. Stay put and doesn’t slip, which is problematic a lot of times. Glad I got it.

    James L.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 hours ago
    Shoulder Strap

    Works great

    Vince S.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 days ago
    A Beast of a Strap!

    This is one of the most comfortable straps in the history of ever! I love it!

    Bobby B.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 days ago
    Absolutely fabulous

    I volunteer as a tour guide and my satchel is always full but with the Absolute Shoulder Strap I can walk for hours with no discomfort.

    Also great for travelling with my weekender.

    Alastair S.
    Verified Buyer
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 days ago
    Worth the Upgrade

    Very comfortable strap!

    Brooke M P.
    Verified Buyer
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