Designed for a Street Photographer: CosySpeed QUICK SALLY Review

The CosySpeed QUICK SALLY One-Hand Wrist Strap is a strap that gave me anxiety at first. But that changed later on.

When the CosySpeed QUICK SALLY came in, I had a few doubts only because of the magnet that’s built into it. Magnets aren’t good for digital cameras, but they aren’t too terrible for film cameras. Though it serves a function when using the rest of the Cosyspeed lineup of bags, some situations require more than what the Street-o-Matic or others offer to me. Most of the time, I need a backpack. And sometimes, you want both the comfort and durability that the CosySpeed QUICK SALLY allows you. Indeed, while I initially had my doubts about the strap, I was proven wrong with repeated use. 

Tech Specs

Specs taken from their website:

  • Colors: Steel Gray and Charcoal Black
  • In the box: 1 x QUICK SALLY one-hand loop, 1 x Velcro point
  • Dimensions: approx. 200 x 25 mm

Ergonomics

The CosySpeed QUICK SALLY is a different one from lots of what we’ve used in the past. It’s a long strap made from ballistic nylon that has material inside of it to keep a particular shape. But this feels almost like a rougher yet smoothed out wool–even though it isn’t. 

The strap has the Cosyspeed logo on there. And that’s where the magnet lies. There is also an adjustment loop that keeps it locked onto your hand when using it.

This strap connects to your camera using a very rough cotton fabric. This tough section makes it durable while still being easy to connect to a camera.

Build Quality

When it comes to build quality, I’ve always stood by the resilience of leather for camera straps. Indeed, I still do. But the cloth that the CosySpeed QUICK SALLY uses it not only very durable–it’s very comfortable. Photographers that have big or small hands both will enjoy how this strap feels. But most importantly, we were surprised by how well it held up during rainfall.

Here’s the CosySpeed QUICK SALLY attached to the Nikon Z6 in the rain. The strap worked without flaw and without issue during four hours of rainfall. That’s very impressive. It wasn’t soaked through at any point and it also retained its shape. This is a testament to what founder Thomas Ludwig and his team are doing. I’m impressed and can vouch for this. However, I’m still going to lean more towards leather as I’ve never had a leather strap fail on me in my career.

Ease of Use

Using the CosySpeed QUICK SALLY is pretty simple. It attaches to a strap loop on your camera. And it can work with either Canon style straps or the ones you see on every other manufacturer’s. Once it’s on, it stays on. You won’t have any fears about it as the attachment loop/cable is thicker than most. You’ll also eventually forget that there is a magnet built into the strap to connect it easily to the Cosyspeed lineup of bags for quick access. 

To really give the magnet the test, and because I really didn’t trust it, I wore a metal watch on my right hand. The magnet didn’t prove to give my watch or the Nikon Z6 any difficulty in the long run. To be fair, the watch is well built and the Nikon Z6 is very well built. I didn’t test this strap with lesser cameras, but I’d be confident that the magnet in the strap wouldn’t screw anything up in the long run.

Conclusions

While I still have my gripes about the CosySpeed QUICK SALLY and the magnet, I can say with objectivity that it didn’t cause any issues for me during the one month that I spent testing it. The build quality is almost as good as leather straps, and I fully believe this strap to be the best-built one that isn’t made of leather. While many of you swear by Peak Design’s options, I’ll tell you from the start that Cosyspeed is a company that doesn’t sell out their audience. And while you’re not going to have the connection options that Peak Design has, I’ll strongly argue that you don’t need them. The CosySpeed QUICK SALLY is built incredibly well and I’d choose them in a heartbeat if I just didn’t have a preference for leather in the long run. 

The CosySpeed QUICK SALLY deserves five out of five stars. Want one? They’re around $30.