DSLR Chest Rig

DSLR Chest Rig is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 18.
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SKU: DSLR Chest Rig

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A durable safe house for your camera body and lense.

With an adjustable internal partition, mesh pouches, and a front zippered pocket, our DSLR CHEST RIG makes it safe and easy to transport your photo gear. It includes a harness, straps to mount it to your backpack harnessing, and a shoulder strap, giving you three carry options. It is also compatible with the MYSTERY RANCH Bear Spray holster and Quick Draw Side Arm holster to protect you during those off-the-grid outings.

  • Chest pack made to carry DSLR cameras with a sized lens
  • Small mesh zippered pocket on inside of the zipped lid
  • Made to fit all but the oddest camera bodies with a 24-70mm lens attached
  • Adjustable inner shelves to hold the camera in place
  • Front zipped pocket
  • Two side stretch-woven pockets
  • Built to be comfortable while worn with pack
  • Three ways to wear: with included harness; with included straps that mount to the backpack’s load lifters to take strain off the shoulders; with included over-the-shoulder strap
  • Compatible with MYSTERY RANCH Bear Spray Holster
  • Handle on top
  • 500D CORDURA® fabric
  • YKK® coated zippers for durability and water protection
NameUPC Code
DSLR Chest Rig-Black888564183304
DSLR Chest Rig-Foliage888564183298
DUNS Number:059122783
1.1 lb
185 cu-ins
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not as large as advertised.This pack is marketed as a “DSLR” pouch, and says “Made to fit all but the oddest camera bodies with a 24-70mm lens attached.” Nikons are very standard DSLRs, and mine doesn’t fit with that exact 24-70mm lens, even if I take off the lens cap. The lid won’t close. Very disappointing for something I paid $100 for and had shipped to me. I even looked at the precise measurements and set them against my camera setup, but the measurements are off—smaller than the actual pack.
Date published: 2021-01-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Well madeI bought this recently hoping it could give me more flexibility with my DSLR. I generally shoot wildlife with a long lens, 100-400 on a canon 7D MKII with a 1.4 multiplier. Unfortunately for that much lens is about 3” too much. The rig itself is well made and sits in an easy to reach location on my chest and it has two adjustable tabs to cushion the camera body on the interior. It would work fantastic for a shorter lens, maybe the 28 - 135, but try as I might it just doesn’t quite work for my rig.
Date published: 2020-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Piece of GearThis item is obviously a niche piece of gear. Similar to a pistol holster there are a lot of ways to do this but Mystery Ranch has a solid and well constructed piece of gear that meets the requirements with simplicity and practicality. The internal pouch is adjustable and has enough flexible room with adjustment to the two pads inside. My FujiFilm X-T4 fits just fine. The outer pocket is great for cleaning cloths, lens caps, extra memory cards etc. Overall a decent design at a good price without over engineering. The harness could use some refinement but again not an issue.
Date published: 2020-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The best I've found so farFor a while I used a Peak Design capture clip on my backpack strap--but after using it for a while I found that if you're in good enough shape it gets uncomfortable due to a lack of natural padding.This bag lets me carry my camera without bouncing and yet readily available. As for MediocreHunter's complaint about how it interacts with a pack--he's doing it backwards. You put this on **before** you put your pack on! (I have yet to find a time I wanted to remove this without also wanting to remove my pack, I have removed my pack but not this many a time.) If you're not going to use the torso straps there are cheaper options but you'll have a bouncy camera. I only use this for hiking, occasionally up through **easy** class III obstacles, I have yet to encounter any bouncing. I suspect it might interfere when things get harder but I don't so such things.I do have a couple of objections with it, though:First, the strap behind your back is very prone to getting twisted when you're putting it on.Second, I wish it had a bit more carrying capacity. Bigger lenses are going to have a problem and the extra pocket is enough for some batteries and that's about it. They should make another version, the same thing just a bit bigger.
Date published: 2021-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from exactly what I needed for my DSLRI have been looking for a harness for my DSLR that was similar to my bino rig. This is exactly what I needed. The weight distribution of the camera and lens is exactly like my bino and range finder set up. easy to switch back and forth. I have not used the straps that allow me to connect to my pack yet, but they look like they are going to be very useful when I am on long trips with the pack.
Date published: 2020-05-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Overpriced piece of gearI've been an amateur photographer for many years (and an amateur hunter for a few years) and have tried all different types of camera bags and straps. Honestly, there's nothing remarkable about this rig, and it's definitely not worth the price, in my opinion. I recently took it elk hunting in Colorado, using it in conjunction with my Selway 60 pack. The straps that connect this rig directly to the backpack's shoulder straps initially seem like a clever design, but several flaws became very apparent, very quickly in the field: (1) The rig still wobbled a fair amount as I was hiking up and down the mountain and climbing over rocks and logs - there's no good way to cinch down those connector straps. (2) There's an included stabilizer strap that's designed to be used in conjunction with the aforementioned connector straps. It wraps around the torso, so to put it on, you have to weave it between the backpack and your back. Needless to day, it was a giant pain to do so, especially with a full load of gear/meat. Additionally, if I wanted to take my pack off, I had to unclip one side of torso stabilizer strap, as well as one of the shoulder connector straps. Then I could finally unbuckle my backpack's sternum strap and take off everything. In other words, it was cumbersome to put on and take off everything, and I became the guy that everyone else was always waiting on to get situated. (3) I would be willing to put up with points 1 and 2 if this chest rig were amazing, but it's nothing more than a plain vanilla pouch for the DSLR, with a few measly side and front pockets. As other reviewers have pointed out, you can barely fit anything in the side pockets (maybe a small bottle of wind detector, or a lens cap, or maybe a pretty leaf as a souvenir). The front zippered pocket is pretty small as well, and I could barely squeeze an extra camera battery in there. All in all, I was pretty disappointed with this rig, and I'm sending it back ASAP.
Date published: 2020-11-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Thumbs up!I’ve used this harness for several outings now and it hold what I need it to. Big enough to hold my 80D and 35mm lense/18-135mm. Has plenty of pockets for extra batteries and memory cards. It’s a pretty solid case. Thumbs up Mystery Ranch!
Date published: 2020-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great fit!It was a tough decision to purchase this carrier, due to feedback in other reviews. I was really unsure about whether or not it would be proper fit for my camera/lenses, I had actually refrained from ordering for quite sometime. I finally decided to to a chance, boy am I glad I did because it's perfect for my equipment (Canon, EOS REBEL17 with a 75-300 Telephoto), about 7 3/4 inches long and 4 3/4 inches wide at the back of my camera. I had a little slack regarding depth and width in the carrier. I'm looking forward to testing some more in the field. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star rating is because I feel the harness could use some improvements for comfort and the bag could of had a little more padding top and bottom inside the bag to protect the equipment. All things said I'm still very pleased to add to my equipment and would recommend to friend.
Date published: 2022-03-23
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