Review: Vi Vante Sheetline Luxury Black Rope Neck Strap

The Vi Vante Sheetline Luxury Black Rope Neck Strap is soft to the touch and incredibly practical.

When I was sent the Vi Vante Matador Noir camera strap I was also shipped the Vi Vante Sheetline Luxury Black Rope Neck Strap–which in many ways is the little sibling of the higher end strap. At a more affordable price point, the Vi Vante Sheetline offers much of the same durability and comfort as its leather counterpart. However, it’s softer and more comfortable as a result of their efforts with the use of rope. By far, this is some of the softest rope I’ve used and felt in a camera strap. It beats the heck out of your standard camera strap’s texture while maintaining a low key appearance. For the stealthy photographer, the Vi Vante Sheetline could be the best option on the market.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Only $79
  • Durable
  • Wraps around the wrist nicely
  • Slings across the chest nicely
  • Even with heavy lenses mounted, it maintains comfort while allowing your clothing and skin to breathe

Cons

  • Only available with a split ring; Canon users are a bit out of luck with many of the company’s cameras.

Gear Used

We tested the Vi Vante Sheetline on the Sony a7r III and the Sony a7 original, and with a variety of lenses.

Tech Specs

Specs are taken from the official listing

The Sheetline Camera Strap sails into the market at full speed, offering luxury in a rope neck camera strap! Vi Vante has carefully and expertly developed a unique design in the Sheetline and is excited to introduce a luxurious, comfortable, rope strap which exceeds current market offerings at an affordable price point.

Since luxury does not include rope burn, the feel of our strap is smooth and silky, like the feeling of cashmere on your skin. The strap has built in tension relief which provides a little bit of give, without sacrificing any loss in strength or safety. The elements of security, safety and protection are fundamental with all our camera straps. The ends are designed with extreme attention to detail, they are made with supple Napa Italian leather, finished edges, and electroplated mounting rings. An extra set of electroplated mounting rings are provided with every Sheetline Camera Strap.

The Strap is 47 inches long / 120cm long recommend cross body carry.

Ergonomics

The Vi Vante Sheetline is in many ways a standard, rope style camera strap. Part of what makes it special is the combination of durability, comfort, and the quality of the threads within the strap itself.

The rope attaches to your camera via split rings. Said rings are connected to leather pieces that bind the split rings and the strap together. In a way, these provide some tension relief.

The strap’s material itself, though, I’m not sure of. In some ways it feels like silk but it’s absolutely not. I’d call it a very soft and polished cotton perhaps.

Build Quality

The nice thing about the Vi Vante Sheetline is that it is built very solid. In my months of use, it hasn’t frayed at all. Additionally, the leather hasn’t shown any signs of wear and the split rings are still as fine as they were on the day I got the strap. The extra nice thing about the design is that the heavier your camera gets, the more cushioned the Vi Vante Sheetline can feel due to the rope’s design. I almost want to describe it as bouncy and beautiful.

Ease of Use

One of the nicest things about the Vi Vante Sheetline is not only that it’s a functional cross-body strap, but it also wraps around the wrist well, which is one of my biggest problems with many other straps. When you’re ready to use the strap regularly, it makes a whole lot of sense to wrap it around your wrist as the camera remains in your hand. Luckily, the Vi Vante Sheetline does a great job of this. While providing comfort to your hand, it remains locked and protects your camera/lens.

Conclusions

I adore the Vi Vante Sheetline. It’s comfortable, durable, and is available at an affordable price point. If you’re not a fan of leather, or you want something low profile that can handle the everyday wear and tear that you throw at your camera, the Vi Vante Sheetline is very difficult to beat.

We give the Vi Vante Sheetline five out of five stars.

Chris Gampat

Chris Gampat is the Editor in Chief, Founder, and Publisher of the Phoblographer. He also likes pizza.