Cotton Carrier SlingBelt & Bucket System review

Who needs a camera bag, when you can carry everything on your belt? We try out the Cotton Carrier SlingBelt and Bucket

Cotton Carrier SlingBelt & Lens Bucket System review
(Image: © Jamie Carter/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

A hands-free way to carry a camera and a great alternative to a camera bag, this clever belt feels secure and helps transfer weight onto hips.


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    Comfortable and secure

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    Transfers weight to hips

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    Excellent build quality


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    Looks like a ‘bum bag’

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    Lens bucket needs a lid

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Hot on the heels of the Cotton Carrier Skout sling-style harness for DSLRs and mirrorless cameras comes the company’s SlingBelt and Bucket System. Now on Kickstarter for $89/£69, it’s designed for carrying a DSLR or mirrorless camera safely along with an extra lens or two. 

Cotton Carrier SlingBelt & Bucket: Design & handling

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Jamie Carter
Astrophotography expert

Jamie has been writing about all aspects of technology for over 14 years, producing content for sites like TechRadar, T3, Forbes, Mashable, MSN, South China Morning Post, and BBC Wildlife, BBC Focus and BBC Sky At Night magazines. 

As the editor for, he has a wealth of enthusiasm and expertise for all things astrophotography, from capturing the Perseid Meteor Shower, lunar eclipses and ring of fire eclipses, photographing the moon and blood moon and more.

He also brings a great deal of knowledge on action cameras, 360 cameras, AI cameras, camera backpacks, telescopes, gimbals, tripods and all manner of photography equipment.