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Red Oxx Claw Shoulder Strap

Claw Shoulder Strap $25.00

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Hangs onto your bag! For dear life.

Nonslip travel shoulder strap stays put!

Your hunt for the ultimate, heavy-duty, nonslip padded shoulder luggage strap is over. The Claw's padding is made from a soft, pliable, durable, polymer-based rubber. Resistant to sun fading, and flexible to 40 degrees below zero, make it an ideal choice for traveling the world over.

The unique clenching action (wet or dry, warm or cold) won't slide off your shoulder and holds firmly to all fabrics, even slick silk, nylon, patent leather or satin. Fully adjustable from 38" to 54" long, The Claw features massive swivel spring-loaded stainless steel clasps, the "Claws" that will hold onto any bag strap rings till Kingdom come (and gone). The Claw will not leave black marks on your clothing and is resistant to most chemicals.

The 1" wide nylon webbing is molded directly into the 5/16" thick rubber shoulder pad. This makes The Claw extremely strong and flexible. In fact, it's rated at a tensile strength of 868-980 lbs! Easily detaches to slip inside your bag for checked travel. Widening at the shoulder apex to 2 inches in width and with 13 inches length of padding, this is the replacement bag strap recommended by famous carry-on travel blogger Doug Dyment.

US Dimensions: 54"L (extended) x 2"W (at apex).
US Weight: 0.5 pounds.

Metric Dimensions: 137.1cm L (extended) x 6.35cm W (at apex).
Metric Weight: 0.22 kilos.

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Designed AND handmade in Billings, Montana USA.
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Dozens of Uses. Replace your wimpy old straps. Use your imagination:

  • Golf Bag Strap
  • Messenger Bag
  • Briefcase Strap
  • Laptop / Notebook / Netbook Computer Bag or Sleeve Strap
  • Replacement Bag Strap
  • Laundry Bag Strap
  • Gym Bag
  • Duffel Bag
  • Rifle Sling
  • Or any container with at minimum 1/2" diameter rings, no thicker than 1/4" thick

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4.73 Average Rating
 (63 Reviews)

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By Anonymous, Columbus, Oh, February 25, 2011

I received one of these with an Air Boss I got as a Chanukah present. The strap was so awesome, my husband stole it to put on his new Tom Bihn bag immediately! I had to order another one of these for my Air Boss, which worked awesomely on our recent trip to Las Vegas.

The strap is sturdy, distributes weight well, and definitely has the best grip of any strap out there I've tried. Way to go on a quality product!
 Love, love, love this strap
By Ashala, Canada, February 17, 2011

I bought the Claw Shoulder Strap to replace one that broke while walking through Chicago's O'Hare Airport to catch a connecting flight. I didn't think the bag was all that heavy... I'm 130 lbs and was carrying it with minimal effort. Apparently though I was stronger than the strap. With the Claw I never worry about such a scene happening again. Plus it actually stays on my shoulder. And, while I have no idea how it does this, it seems to distribute the weight of my bag over more of my shoulder and there is less pressure on one spot. Love, love, love this strap. Now I just have to replace my bag with the Air Boss and I can take over the world.
 The Best Shoulder Strap Available
By Ryan, Hoboken, NJ, February 14, 2011

This strap is rugged, well constructed and incredibly purposeful. It is so well made it conjures up nostalgia of when the USA built quality products to last a lifetime. I realize it is just a shoulder strap, but it is pretty special. I just wish they sold heavy duty open ended "D" rings to match. It would also be great to have a less expensive US mail shipping option. Superior product!

Thank you,

 I Liked This Enough to Buy Another
By CB, Idaho, January 13, 2011

I got one of these with teh Sunchaser bag, liked it enough to order one to put on a garment bag I already had.

A huge improvement over anything else I've used
 Best Strap I've Used
By MattBH, Washington, DC, December 30, 2010

It's hard to imagine a better shoulder strap. The Claw simply doesn't move once it's on your shoulder. It's still padded enough to be comfortable. The claw clips are absolutely bomber - these things are indestructible. I just got it and have only used it on one trip, but I find it hard to imagine this won't last for years and years to come.
 Excellent Product
By Anonymous, New York City, December 30, 2010

This is the first product I have ever reviewed. I have a Tumi attache that was constantly slipping off my shoulder. The claw shoulder strap totally eliminated the problem. It is a quality product and I highly recommend it.
 It's the best
By CJ, New York City, December 16, 2010

If the other raves here don't convince you, just buy one and try it--it's cheap-enough to take the risk. I got one with my first RedOxx bag; now I have one for every travel bag I own for which a strap makes any sense at all. It works great in multiples: two or three Claws on your shoulder work just as well as one. I've even got a spare--I loan it out to friends for trial, and usually have to steal it back from them. It's so sticky that I can load bags out to 20-30" away from my body, and the Claw still keeps them attached to my shoulder despite the angle involved. It's everything good that the other reviews say; I've never experienced 'slippage' while using it. The Claw explains why I no longer own a rolling bag.

Three small caveats. First, despite what the ad says about silk, the Claw may be *too* good for fine fabrics: it grabs and crunches softer fabrics on your shoulder, especially with a heavy bag. It scrunched a wool-silk blend suit the first time I tried it. No permanent damage--nothing a pressing couldn't fix--but I looked like I'd been bitten on the shoulder by a horse until I changed suits. Upon reflection, I realized that, if you're wearing fine fabrics and hauling a heavy bag, why on earth are you using a strap, anyway? Any other strap will either do the same thing, or else slide right off the fabric. Stick with denim or sturdy wool, and you're fine: tropical stuff is more likely to scrunch, and even 'wrinkle-proof' isn't entirely safe from the Claw. Don't know about leather, but if it's really soft/thin, you should be careful at first.

Second, the Claw does *not* let go, so you need to be prepared to do so. I got a bag stuck in a revolving door one-time, and the Claw nearly pulled me in with the bag. Similarly, if you have developed the habit of dipping your shoulder or swinging your bag away from you to slide it down your arm for removal (as I had), you'll look pretty silly the first time you try it with a Claw; if the bag is heavy enough and you swing hard enough, you'll find yourself staggering across the room because the Claw will not let go.

Finally, the Claw requires a fair-sized D-ring or equivalent for attachment: its clips are attractive, but sturdy and therefore reasonably thick. Any luggage-grade rings I've ever seen will work, but with smaller bags, it's iffier. I'd like to put one on my leather portfolio briefcase, for instance, but the bag's rings are too narrow to handle the Claw, so I'm stuck with the slippery designer leather strap for now. (I wouldn't mind a version of the Claw's shoulder-pad that I could thread onto other straps....)

On the bright side, the strap is comfortable even with very heavy loads--far more so than 'padded' straps, in my personal experience. Because it grips so well, it distributes the weight more evenly across your shoulder, which is even better than padding at reducing pressure/pain points. The bag actually feels lighter (that's an illusion, of course).

Are there better straps available? I have no idea. I've never seen any, but given the price and performance of the Claw, I have zero motivation to find out. Hope this helps.
 Claw Shoulder Strap
By Bob, Dartmouth, MA, October 14, 2010

These straps are great! My first experience with one was on my Air Boss, which I've had for almost a year. I fly two or three times a month and was beginning to get tired of my Air Boss sticking to my shoulder while my laptop bag kept slipping off. I bought a second strap for the laptop case and I'm now easily maneuvering through the airport with my bags perfectly balanced on my shoulders.
 Great strap
By Bruce, Rochester, NY, October 11, 2010

While it's not as padded as other strap, it won't slide off of your shoulder. I bought an extra for my work bag.
 Best Strap on the market
By Matt, NJ, August 5, 2010

I got the air boss about a year ago and have loved it. The shoulder strap is very comfortable and doesn't slip off my shoulder. I have gone through 2 other laptop shoulder straps and decided to use it with my laptop bag for work everyday. It works great and takes a beating. I love it. You can't go wrong with it!!
 Simple, but then so's the wheel, and that works pretty well too
By Greg, Waltham, MA, July 23, 2010

Don't be put off by the simple design of this strap. Although it lacks the padding and "bungee style" cords of some high-end straps, this one outperforms them in every respect. As other reviewers have noted, it won't slip off your shoulder. Ever. No matter what you're wearing. And it is remarkably comfortable despite its seeming lack of sophistication. It's durable, too. I bought four: two for myself for my computer bags and two for gifts, in addition to the two I already have on my Red Oxx Safari-Beanos PR5 and Air Boss bags. You won't find a better strap, at any price.
 claw shoulder strap
By Dave Oliver, Arlington, Va, June 3, 2010

After purchasing a claw and using it for several trips, I bought another to replace the strap on my other traveling bag. It is the best non slip product I have found.
 Claw Strap Bottle Opener
By Mike S, Wiliamsburg VA, April 29, 2010

In addition to being grippy, I found, while in a remote location, that the clips on the strap can be used to open beer bottles. Normally I drink the local water, but in the this location it was recommended that I stick with the local beer. Takes about a minute of practice to figure out how to use the clip as a bottle opener.
 Very good
By Corey, Pitttsburgh, April 22, 2010

After getting my air boss and seeing just how effective this strap was, I bought another one to put on another duffle bag that my wife/son travel with. I love that it doesn't fall off my shoulder when carrying it around. Very well made and I would recommend to anyone.
 Claw strap
By TJ Hendrickson, MN, April 8, 2010

awesome... works better thanI had hoped for
 Love the Claw Strap
By Kathy O, Marlton NJ, December 17, 2009

This strap is so great! It's very comfortable, doesn't tangle up, doesn't slip and is light weight. I love it!
 Great Strap
By Charlie, Nashville, December 14, 2009

Outstanding strap that will not slip. I bought it for my wife (5'1"), and she could use one a bit shorter. No complaints otherwise.
 Okay, so I guess it IS the perfect shoulder strap!
By James, New Jersey, November 30, 2009

I had high hopes for this shoulder strap, and it met my expectations in every way. I use it on a large folding garment bag and it works like a charm. I frequently have a bag on each shoulder, and have had major issues with one or both of them sliding off. With the Claw, these problems are gone, and I couldn't be happier.

When I'm in the market for a new bag, I will definitely be looking at a Red Oxx! If this strap is any indication of the quality of the rest of their products, count me in!
 Great Grippy Strap
By Josh Apple, Greensboro, NC, November 26, 2009

The Claw Shoulder Strap works great for me. I bought this item to be used with a messenger bag for school and work. The grippy material refuses to let go of my shoulder no matter what kind of shirt or jacket I decide to wear that day. Great product.
 No Slide Strap
By Anonymous, Bozeman, November 16, 2009

I like the fact that my Air Boss, Sun Chaser Camera Bag and Metro Laptop Briefcase all came with the Claw Luggage Strap as standard equipment. While not exactly "comfortable," especially when carrying the Air Boss with the Metro Briefcase inside loaded with my laptop, the Claw does exactly as it's advertised to do.

NO Sliding, no slipping and no falling off. No matter what kind of clothing you're wearing. Even wearing my rather "slick" motorbike jacket, the claw held my Sun Chaser in place. I don't hesitate to remove my Claw Strap and use it with other stuff, like my camera case, binoculars case and even my rifle case and rifle - super handy when hunting.

If you have sling rings on your rifle, this strap makes a wonderful rifle sling. As stated, your rifle will NOT slide off your shoulder. AND it stays flexible no matter how cold out it gets.
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  • 1" tri glide steel strap adjusters
  • 360 degree swivels
  • 2 matching spring-loaded heavy-duty "Claw"fasteners
  • Adjustable from 38" to a full 54 inches in length
  • Approximately 1" inch of stretch
  • Rubber portion has a tensile strength of 868-980 lbs
  • Available in Black Only
  • "No Bull" Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in the USA exclusively for RedOxx by Quake Industries
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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is the Claw made?
The Claw is made by Quake Industries, located in our sister city of Bozeman, Montana.
Is the Claw available with a longer strap?
Fully extended, The Claw is a full 54 inches long and comes in this one size only.
How long/short will the Claw adjust to?
The Claw strap can be adjusted from 38 inches to 54 inches.
Will it leave a mark on my shirt or jacket?
There will be no marks on your shirt or jacket.
Can I get the padded version?
The Claw has 5/16 inch thick rubber padding molded directly to the webbing.
Can you ship USPS?
Yes, Red Oxx will ship USPS upon request. Simply state, "Please ship USPS" in the cart comments during checkout and we will adjust your billing accordingly.