I haven't always been the wilderness enthusiast I am today. When I was a kid, it freaked me out! In my mind, it was a wild place where cougars lived and angry deer with giant antlers lurked the forest. The fear was legit, but I was always excited to be there. For the same reasons I feared it as a kid, I love it as an adult. Not cougars and deer, but the excitement. Nature is a powerful thing. It has a way of fixing things. Attitudes, stress, relationships, perspective - It's a cure all. I've always been drawn to it. Probably now more than ever. Adulting is busy work though. I don't hike, camp or backpack nearly as often as I want to, but I do bring that feeling back every time I return from a trip. It carries over into our work here at Hallett Peak Trading Co.
Everybody likes good gear. Good gear gets the job done. I believe great gear does its job and inspires us to explore and create. If I had it my way, everything I own would carry the same vibe and the same feels I get from backpacking in the Rockies or road-tripping through the American Southwest. That was my goal for Hallett Peak. As a photographer, I find this to be most evident in the camera straps we've designed. I wanted them to be rugged, elegant and simplistic all rolled into a single cut of soft, indestructible material.
Minimalist gear is all about the details. That's why minimalist gear is the bees flippin knees. I don't expect everyone to get it. To some people, this thing is just a strip of leather. For our audience, it's the last camera strap you'll ever need. Either way, we call it the Scout. You may not pick up on this through the text, but I've pretty much gone total fanboy about my own goods over here. Whether I sell a million or I never sell another one, I can definitely say this is a piece of equipment I'll never leave home without. My personal strap is the black one in the pictures below. That two-tone black got da feels! Check it out.
Before I understood the value of high quality goods, I didn't even use cameras straps. Now some of my cameras live at the bottom of the ocean. True story. Protect your gear.
•7-9oz premium vegetable tanned leather.
•Individually hand-cut, beveled, sanded, and stained with high grade oil dyes.
•Brown, Black, Tan, and Natural.
•American made brass hardware.
•Fits and supports all cameras with standard lug mounts. That includes most DSLR, mirrorless, and film SLR cameras.
•Standard length is 40". Custom lengths available at no extra charge.