Holdfast Gear - Water Buffalo ( Color Tan )
- The Water Buffalo leather MoneyMaker is characterized by a pliable, full bodied hide fully vegetable tanned.
- Anchored stainless steel d-rings/hardware (no rust)
- Safety straps for ultimate security and impeccably versatile design
- Secured and comfortable—right on you.
- This leather durability is super strong and weather-resistant.
SIZE - what to consider when purchasing ?
Fit is based on HEIGHT & BROADNESS.
The ideal carrying position of the MoneyMaker is for the strap to fall about 4" below the armpit so the cameras stay high on the body.
SMALL = ( < 170 cm) and below (if you are broad/built then size up)
MEDIUM = (170 - 188 cm) (if you are slender then size down, broad or built size up)
WHAT IF I ONLY WANT TO CARRY 1 CAMERA ON THE MONEYMAKER, CAN THIS BE DONE?
Yes, the system is designed to carry 1, 2 or 3 cameras. To carry 1 camera you simply remove the slider on the side that doesn’t have a camera, then tighten that side up 1 or 2 notches tighter than the side with the camera. This will keep the camera strap anchored on the body and evenly distributing the weight.
ISN’T LEATHER STIFF?
Our Bridle Leather does start off a bit stiff, but our Water Buffalo and American Bison leathers start off very soft. The Bridle Leather will break in just like a fine boot. The more you use it the more it molds to your body proving to be an extremely comfortable fit over a few uses.
HOW SAFE IS MY CAMERA FROM FALLING?
Very safe! The main clip design is based on the clip that is used to attach the sail to a boat. These clips have to be extremely strong by supporting the full wind pressure excerpted on a sail, however if the ropes get tangled the crew needs to be able to unclip and untangle very quickly and get it re-attached without missing a beat. I modified these clips to add a swivel, a longer pin draw and a stronger spring that all makes this clip even more durable.
And each clip also has a removable safety strap. This strap connect at the base of the clip and then to the side lug mount of the camera, this bypasses the screw and clip thus ensuring that if you had any malfunction you’d still be clipped in. Our straps are not intended for use in climbing or other extreme shooting situations.
THE MONEYMAKER SEEMS TO FIT OK BUT IT’S HARD TO PULL UP TO MY EYE, IS THIS NORMAL?
Then you need to adjust the distance between strap to camera on the Adjustable Slider.
WILL THE LEATHER STAIN MY CLOTHES?
As with all colored leather there is the possibility of staining if the leather gets completely soaked. My Bridle leathers are completely natural at the base, the side against your clothes, so it is impossible for these to stain. The American Bison MoneyMakers are lined with cream glove leather so color run is not an issue. Water Buffalo can at times stain, but it's different from person to person.
WILL THE BRIDLE LEATHER GET ANY SOFTER?
Yes. It’s like fine boot the more you wear it the more it molds to your body thus giving you an optimum fit. After a couple uses you’ll already notice how soft the leather is getting.
WHAT IF I LIVE IN A TROPICAL ENVIRONMENT?
This is a great question! Tropical environments can cause the metals to rust and the leather to dry out if the MoneyMaker is not maintained. This is easy to avoid though, simply make sure to wipe the metals dry when you put away your MoneyMaker after a shoot. If rust does occur we recommend using Blue Magic to clean away rust and protect against it happening again, there are a few other rust removers that work great as well. Conditioning the leather once a year is also a good idea!