Fresh with the new CRIMSON RED underbelly:
Available on MAHOGANY BROWN.
MARK IV available for chestnut brown & velvet red inside neck padding.
HENRI NECK STRAP is the perfect camera for street photographers who want to capture the decisive moment. Now available in PHANTOM BLACK and Mahogany Brown.
HAPTIC is proud to announce HENRI Neck Strap Mark IV. After three years of design innovation, we have further perfected the design and craftsmanship for the HENRI. Handcrafted with 100% artisanal premium leather in SAIGON, every HENRI strap is unique for you. Micro irregularities make every strap your own, and every HENRI strap will wear beautifully in the years to come with elegant patina and ‘wabi sabi’ aesthetics.
What new photo adventures await you? Pick up a new HENRI Neck Strap MARK III and find out for yourself.
Phantom Black & Mahogany Brown Color Editions
HENRI Neck Strap Mark III: Now available in the elusive PHANTOM BLACK and the classic MAHOGANY BROWN. Equip your camera setup with these beautiful and durable artisanal leather straps:
1. Henri Neck Strap Mark III in PHANTOM BLACK
2. Henri Neck Strap Mark III in Mahogany Brown
Henri Mark III: Perfected Design and Detail
Honoring the Japanese philosophy of continuous improvement “Kaizen”, we have perfected our HENRI design over three years. The HENRI MARK III proudly boasts:
- Durable and Rugged Leather: Handcut, handcrafted, and designed to age beautifully and develop patina over the years
- Soft and supple leather neck pad unlike any other strap
- Adjustable Length with Brass Components
- No exposed metal: Protect your camera from scratches and scuffs
- Attention to Detail: Hand stitched, vibrant crimson red accent color on the back of adjuster cover
The Henri neck strap is light, comfortable, and ideal for smaller cameras. Note that the neck strap is designed to be shorter as to sit in front of your chest. This is optimized for the quickest access to your camera when shooting street photography. For most people, the neck strap might be too short to be worn across your body as a shoulder strap. Compatability: The Henri neck strap fits any small to medium camera that has side lugs. It does NOT fit DSLR’s nor the Ricoh GR. It fits all Fujifilm cameras (X-Pro series, X100-series, etc), all Micro 4/3rds cameras (Olympus, Panasonic, etc), all Leica cameras (Leica Q, M, film M, etc), and most film cameras.
Note: During the first month of use, the color of the leather may temporarily stain light-colored clothing. With use, the strap will soften, fade into a nice patina, and become your own.
Sizing: The Henri neck strap is designed to be worn at front mid-chest level. Adjustable length: 36 inches to 43 inches (Total length from one side of the camera to the other). Width of strap is .55 inch (14mm) and the width of the neck pad is 1.125 inch (28mm). Length of neck pad is 8 inches (20mm). For taller photographers, the Henri is not long enough to be worn cross body or across the shoulder. (See the new Henri Shoulder Strap.) Please test these dimensions to fit your needs prior to purchase.
Introducing the HENRI MARK III
The story behind the Henri Strap
Cindy: All of our leather products — the HENRI COLLECTION (neck strap, wrist strap, wrist strap pro, shoulder strap, chroma) and ERIC KIM COLLECTION (wrist strap, neck strap) are 100% leather and handmade and crafted with care from start to finish. Each Henri strap is hand-made by two of our friends, Lan and Uyen who are a leather craftsmen and artists in Saigon.
Eric and I are their clients and collaborators, and we worked together with them to design the strap. Since they are our friends and collaborators, they have always set the price for the straps to cover their costs and labor. Lan and Uyen source the leather, handmake the straps during the weekdays between music gigs, and ship them to California from Saigon.
Rather than mass produced, these are handmade in small, limited-quantity batches in order to preserve a level of excellent craftsmanship and quality. Each strap is unique.
Once they get to California, Eric and I, (and now with the help of our loving and supportive family) work to quality check, finish, and package each strap:
Note: Depending on the current season and availability, the packaging of your Henri Neck Strap may be different than above.
Why buy from HAPTIC aka Cindy & Eric?
Unlike huge, anonymous factories, this is the entire operation: Eric, me, my family, Lan, and Uyen. We are transparent about the labor practices behind the straps because we are proud and love each product we make.
We live in Vietnam currently and are very cognizant of global inequality, especially in labor practices. This is why we price our products the way we do. We give a fair and respectful wage to everyone involved. We do not run a wholesale factory, but support honest and beautiful work.
HAPTIC makes creative tools to empower visual artists. From educational tools, art platforms, to camera equipment, HAPTIC is driven by a spirit of experimentation and creative collaboration. We are a majority women led, family operated industry, and have great pride in everything we make.
We believe in disrupting the production market for photography, art, and creative tools. We are transparent about the labor practices behind HAPTIC because we are proud and love everything we make. We support honest and beautiful work with respectful wages to our artists, artisans, and collaborators.
We are not anonymous. Our products are a story. HAPTIC products are printed, prepared, shipped from California with creative collaborators from Saigon.
ERICKIM & CINDYNGUYEN x VITRUVIAN CAMERA ARTWEAR
Each of our art, products, and platforms is a labor of love. Many hours, work, money, and thought go into each piece of HAPTIC. We are a collaboration and expression of our families, friends, artists, and the community here. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your love and support.
Cindy, Eric, Annette, Jennifer
Reviews of the Henri Strap
Fred Prinz, Los Angeles
I love it! What else is there to say about this strap that hasn’t been said?
Here’s why I love it.
It’s plain – no annoying words that shout “LOOK AT ME – I HAVE A …”;
It’s leather – feels good to the touch and doesn’t irritate my skin when I grab on to it;
It’s a good size – I can wear it over one shoulder, ready to lift it up to make a pic. Or I can wear it across my body so I can lift the camera into position for a “live view” shot;
It’s supple – I can wrap the strap around my arm and carry the camera in one hand, knowing the camera will be secure.
I’m very happy with this strap.
And it’s my second one ‘cause I’m still using my first on another camera.