Callum McInerney-Riley tests the Miggo Strap & Wrap, one of the many products to come to fruition via the website Kickstarter
Miggo Strap & Wrap at a glance:
- Strap doubles as a protective case
- Two sizes available, to fit a CSC or a DSLR
- Choice of seven colours
- Price: £39
- Website: mymiggo.com
One of the many products to come to fruition via the popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter is the Miggo Strap & Wrap. It hit its pledge goal four times over, receiving more than £50,000 to put the strap into production – clearly a lot of people thought it was a great idea. The concept is simple: it’s a strap that doubles as a protective case. It consists of a long piece of material with a zip down the middle, and when unzipped and unrolled the Miggo acts as a large camera strap that can be worn around the neck or over the shoulder. When it is zipped up, the material is wide enough to be rolled up around the camera. The zip doesn’t go all the way to the top, which leaves enough space to wrap the end loop around the barrel of the lens to secure it. The Miggo is made from neoprene and Lycra for durability, so it has a nice amount of stretch to it.
Two different sizes are available, to fit a CSC or a DSLR. A choice of seven colours includes plain black, black with a colour, and black with a selection of patterns. There is also a handy pouch on the back for storing a lens cap.
In use, the Miggo Strap & Wrap is comfortable to wear with both CSCs and DSLRs attached. It’s fairly big and not exactly discreet, but it does a good job of protecting a camera from being scratched by loose items in the bag.