As im having to get a new camera strap, i thought id add this info here...
I had a sun sniper "the one" rated to 2.5kg. As my combo now weighs nearly 2.3kg thought it was time to get a higher rated strap.
The sun sniper pro is rated to 5kg, not bad, but i thought id check the black rapid rs7. Interestingly theres no info anywhere (that i can see) about loading. Which is strange as its pretty fundamental as to what the thing is for.
So emailed customer services at Black Rapid, and got a reply.
"On all of our straps, our hard ware is rated at 300 lbs"
Now i know thier first language isnt English, but unless my basic maths is failing me, thats about 136kg or a very large human.
They said "hardware" so they might only be referring to the metal caribiner and fasteners. I'm more surprised by the 2.5-5kg rating of the Sunsniper. That's not much, I think a couple strands of dental floss could hold that. A large human could easily hang from even a cheap caribiner, a solid metal d-ring, or a nylon strap.... ok I wouldn't go mountain climbing with the little one on the Blackrapid straps and it probably wouldn't withstand the impact force a falling mass but I bet a static mass of over a 100kg could hang from it.