Peak Design Revamps the Capture, Slide, and Slide Lite With a 5-Day Kickstarter

My favorite camera accessory manufacturer, Peak Design, just revamped three of their most popular products—the Capture camera clip system, Slide strap, and Slide Lite strap—and launched a special 5-day Kickstarter event for their release.

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Original Capture clip on bottom. Newly redesigned Capture above.

The Peak Design Capture is the single accessory that I credit with tripling the amount of amazing photos I take while traveling or climbing. Simply having my camera secured to my front backpack strap, instead of stored inside of my backpack, has made a world of difference. I first tried the Capture on Kilimanjaro, and it’s come on every single trip since.

Peak Design’s products are so intuitively designed, and not just that, they’re gorgeous. The Slide straps are just sweet, and super easy to use.

Let’s look at what’s new:

Capture ($69.95)

The all-new Capture is the most secure, convenient, accessible way to carry your camera, period. Unlike a camera strap, Capture keeps your camera rigidly stable while hiking, biking, or moving around the studio. Unlike a camera bag, Capture keeps your camera instantly accessible with the click of a button.

The Capture system includes 2 components: a metal clip that clamps to any backpack strap, belt, or bag, and a tripod-compatible plate that screws into the bottom of your camera. Your camera smoothly locks into the clip, where it is held rigidly and securely. Press the lockable quick-release button to remove.

The new 3rd gen Capture is smaller, lighter, and smoother than ever before. All machined/anodized aluminum construction. Metal quick-release button and locking mechanism holds well over 90 kg (200 lbs). Beautiful new ultra-smooth finish enhances durability, and ultra-low profile design increases comfort.

New and Improved Features:
  • All aluminum build, including quick-release button and locking pin
  • All machined/anodized finish for increased durability and smoothness
  • Smaller and lighter for significantly upgraded comfort
    • 30% lighter
    • 20% narrower
    • 20% lower profile
  • Embedded grip in backplate for maximum slip resistance
  • Contains 2 sets of clamping bolts
    • Thumb-drive bolts for easy clamping and unclamping
    • Hex-drive bolts for more secure/permanent installation or thicker straps
  • Available in black and silver
Additional Features:
  • Works with any size camera, including heaviest of pro setups
  • Connects to any strap up to 6.4 cm (2.5”) wide and 1.5 cm (0.6”) thick
  • Carry binoculars, lenses, and GoPro cameras with additional plates/kit (sold separately)
  • Instantly access camera with quick release button
  • Redundant security lock prevents accidental release
  • Includes Standard Plate, which works with most Arca-type tripods
  • Camera locks into clip in 4 directions, enabling easier lens changes
  • All parts are weatherproof and resist rust and saltwater
  • Clip is backwards compatible with all Peak Design plates
  • Standard Plate is not backwards compatible with older Capture models
Capture Specs:
  • Clip dimensions: 8.3 cm (3.3″) x 4.0 cm (1.6″) x 2.0cm (0.79″)
  • Plate dimensions: 3.8 cm (1.5″) x 3.8 cm (1.5″) x 0.7 cm (0.3″)
  • Clip weight (incl. 2 thumb screws): 70 g (2.5 oz) Plate weight: 14 g (0.5 oz) Total weight: 84 g (3 oz)
  • Compatibility: Works with all legacy Peak Design plates except DUALplate v1 (discontinued 2014). Only works with Pro Pad v2, not v1. Fits any strap up to 6.4cm (2.5”) wide and 1.5cm (0.6″) thick with standard thumbscrews or 2.2cm (0.88”) thick with included hex-head clamping bolts.
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Slide ($64.95)

The most versatile pro camera strap in the world, the newly upgraded Slide can be worn as a sling, neck, or shoulder strap. Internally-padded nylon webbing has a smooth side that glides over clothing in sling mode and a grippy side that prevents slipping in shoulder mode.

Dual quick-adjusters provide instant access and easy reconfiguration. Unique Anchor Link system connects quickly and dual points of connection keep your camera more stable than traditional sling straps. Plus, Anchors work with any Peak Design or 3rd party tripod plate.

Updates include a revamped silicone grip, upgraded webbing, lower profile strap/hardware transitions, and crease-free internal padding. Anchor connectors have been updated to be smaller, faster, and more secure.

New and Improved Features:
  • Anchor connectors revamped – more secure, fast, and lower profile than ever
    • New canted/angled Anchors for effortless 1-handed connection
    • New thin Anchor cords fit through more camera strap loops/eyelets
    • 25% slimmer Anchor housing hardware
    • Anchors still hold 200+ lbs (90+kg)
    • Anchors work with any Peak Design or 3rd party tripod plate
  • New low-profile Anchor Mount for varying your strap configuration
  • New ultra-smooth nylon webbing with tighter, more durable weave
  • Upgraded silicone grip is more effective and durable
  • Strap molded directly into adjustment hardware for significantly lower-profile design
Additional Features:
  • Wearable as sling, neck, or shoulder strap
  • Internally-padded webbing gives all-day comfort with no added bulk
  • Highly stable camera carry via 2 configurable points of connection
  • Works with heaviest of pro cameras, binoculars
  • Huge range of length adjustment
  • Webbing glides over clothing for quick camera access
  • Connects to strap loops or bottom of camera body via Anchor Mount hardware
Slide Specs:
  • Max length: 145 cm (57″)
  • Min length: 99 cm (39″)
  • Strap width: 4.5 cm (1.8″)
  • Weight: 148g (5.2 oz)
  • # Anchors included: 4
  • Capacity: Each Anchor connector holds well over 90 kg (200 lbs).
GET SLIDE ON KICKSTARTER

Slide Lite ($49.95)

The newly updated Slide Lite packs the unrivaled versatility of Slide into a smaller package, perfectly suited for mirrorless and light DSLR cameras. Wear Slide Lite as a sling, neck, or shoulder strap.

Seatbelt-style nylon webbing has a smooth side that glides over clothing in sling mode and a grippy side that prevents slipping in shoulder mode. Dual quick-adjusters provide instant access and easy reconfiguration. Unique Anchor Link system connects quickly and dual points of connection keep your camera more stable than traditional sling straps. Plus, Anchors work with any Peak Design or 3rd party tripod plate.

Updates include a revamped silicone grip, upgraded webbing, lower profile strap/hardware transitions, and non-slip quick-adjusters. Anchor connectors have been updated to be smaller, faster, and more secure.

New and Improved Features:
  • Anchor connectors revamped – more secure, fast, and lower profile than ever
    • New canted/angled Anchors for effortless 1-handed connection
    • New thin Anchor cords fit through more camera strap loops/eyelets
    • 25% slimmer Anchor housing hardware
    • Anchors still hold 200+ lbs (90+kg)
    • Anchors work with any Peak Design or 3rd party tripod plate
  • New low-profile Anchor Mount for varying your strap configuration
  • New ultra-smooth nylon webbing with tighter, more durable weave
  • Upgraded silicone grip is more effective and durable
  • Strap molded directly into adjustment hardware for significantly lower-profile design
Additional Features:
  • Wearable as sling, neck, or shoulder strap
  • Highly stable camera carry via 2 configurable points of connection
  • Works with all cameras, binoculars
  • Huge range of length adjustment
  • Webbing glides over clothing for quick camera access
  • Connects to strap loops or bottom of camera body via Anchor Mount hardware
Slide Lite Specs:
  • Max length: 145 cm (57″)
  • Min length: 99 cm (39″)
  • Strap width: 3.2 cm (1.3″)
  • Weight: 104 g (3.07 oz)
  • # Anchors included: 4
  • Capacity: Each Anchor connector holds well over 90 kg (200 lbs).
GET SLIDE LITE ON KICKSTARTER

 

I for one am excited about these product updates, but I’m just a total fanboy when it comes to Peak Design products (obviously!). They continue to make the best camera carry accessories in my book and I love seeing their iterations on what I already think is awesome.

If you already have a Capture or Slide, is it worth the upgrade?

Maybe, maybe not. Odds are, if you have a Capture clip, it’s still working well and serving its purpose. I know mine are. And the same goes for the Slide strap. These are quality products and the upgrades, though awesome both visually and functionally, don’t change that fact that your existing gear is doing its job.

But you may want to get these new versions if:

  • You often carry multiple cameras and need more straps or clips to support your camera quiver (instead of having to switch accessories from one to the other)
  • You’ve worn out your current Capture (this is unlikely but if anything, the release button may get a little wonky and go first)
  • You have a gear obsession and can’t handle not having the newest stuff

If you don’t already own this stuff, that’s a different story, and I suggest grabbing both. You won’t regret it. Did I mention they make bags too? And they’re sick!

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Jonathan Ronzio
Jonathan Ronzio

Adventure filmmaker/photographer, outdoor athlete, & speaker. Director, Between The Peaks. Founder & Chief Editor, Explore Inspired

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