The Miggo is a product that was funded by a Kickstart campaign and is described as follows:
“Serves as a camera strap which morphs into a compact and padded camera carrier”
Sounds kind of nice, no?
I thought it sounded nice so I backed the campaign and like most Kickstart campaigns forgot about it. A few months after I backed the campaign, about 8, I received my black Miggo Strap and Wrap and here are my impressions.
My first impression was that it is well built and seems like it will hold up to the test of time. It did seem to be a bit balky, but in my opinion that is necessary to be able to pad the camera.
My impression after testing it on my Canon 6D and my old Canon 350D, both of which had a Canon 24-105mm f/4L lens on, is that it was NOT designed for professional or larger DSLR cameras, it just didn’t fit well on my Canon 6D.
- Easy to install.
- Protects the back and top screens while it is wrapped up.
- Well built.
- Fits over the shoulder when the strap is adjusted for smaller lens like the Canon 35mm f/2 IS
- Not designed for larger DSLR cameras, it works well on my old Canon 350D but only kind of works on my Canon 6D.
- The pouch for the lens cap only works if you are running a lens with a cap size around 52mm, professional lens which normally have a lens cap size of 77mm+ will not fit.
- It’s a bit long on the shoulder when adjusted for a larger lens like the Canon 24-105mm f/4L.
- You have to take the strap off and change the mounting screw position for different size lens.
I would recommend a Miggo if the following sounds like you: You have a smaller DSLR cameras, you don’t change lens very often and/or you keep you camera in a hand bag or other such bag, otherwise I would go with something from Peak Design.