posted Friday, July 13, 2012 at 5:19 PM EST

Straps.200x200After our review of the Custom SLR M-Plate Pro, in which we tried the company's lightweight Glide Strap, we heard from several strap designers.

"Try our strap!" they all suggested.

We used three sliding straps and one interesting alternative for a few weeks to see if the differences between them have any practical consequences. If that isn't tipping our hand, read our survey for the details.