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 Bag, Daylight 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 Effect, 3D Clear Organizer Cube, or 3D Fabric/Mesh Organizer Cube.
- Claire M.Verified BuyerBought For Myself6 months agoBought For MyselfRated 2 out of 5 starsToo much flex
The shoulder strap, unlike most shoulder strap designs in the world, is a neoprene pad with two straps sewn to either side of it, instead of one strap going all the way across that is just cushioned by neoprene. This means when I'm walking with my Aeronaut, there's enough flex and stretch in the neoprene that it bounces the bag up and down with my gait instead of keeping it at one level. I also had trouble with the strap's buckles sliding so that over a long day of travel with a not particularly heavy Aeronaut, the strap slowly got longer and longer and kept having to be adjusted.
- Dan G.Verified BuyerBought For Myself1 year agoBought For MyselfRated 5 out of 5 starsPerfect
Needed one for each of my bags. Perfect, arrived instantly.
- Ramon C.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Easily Adjustable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Comfortable1 year agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Easily Adjustable, High Quality Craftsmanship, ComfortableRated 5 out of 5 starsFits perfectly and comfortable
I purchased this extra strap, as i was disappointed in the length for my other brand bag, after a few years i decided to give a try with a new one and should have done it earlier, this strap goes perfectly and would recommend to anyone replacing straps.
- Jared M.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Finishings, Comfortable2 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts High Quality Finishings, ComfortableRated 5 out of 5 starsSuper comfortable strap
This strap struck me as super expensive but it's so comfortable, much easier to maneuver with, and puts straps on other bags to shame. This is the one I'd want when I carry a packed duffel that's fairly heavy.
- Carlton T C.Verified BuyerBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Easily Adjustable, Durable, Thoughtful Design11 months agoBought For MyselfProduct Standouts Comfortable, High Quality Craftsmanship, Easily Adjustable, Durable, Thoughtful DesignRated 5 out of 5 starsExtremely comfortable.
Sturdy and well-made, the stretch of the Absolute keeps the weight of a fully-laden bag comfortable. Other duffel straps bruised my shoulders after hauling around cities and airports. Not the case here.
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Our bags are designed and sewn right here in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
That allows us to be control freaks in the best way possible; we have direct control and oversight of the quality of our materials, our products, and the jobs and working environment that we help create. It also offers us a unique spontaneity: when we have an idea for a new product or accessory, we can design it, figure out how to build it, add it to our website and be ready to ship it out our front door all within just a few weeks. How cool is that?
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If something goes wrong and it's our fault, we'll fix it for free. Repairs due to normal wear and tear or due to other things that are not our fault will be performed, when possible, at a reasonable charge right here in our Seattle factory where your bag was made. Defects in materials or workmanship are uncommon and almost always evident while the product is still new. Keep in mind that bags and packs are often subject to extreme wear in everyday use: do not expect them to last forever. Only true love lasts forever! You can expect a TOM BIHN product to give years and years of hard service.