The padded non-stretch design of the Pad-It Strap™ uses antimicrobial memory foam to cushion your neck and shoulders. Its 2.5" wide neck pad helps to relieve the pressure of heavy instruments such as saxophones, bass clarinets, English horns and oboes.
The unique features of Neotech's Pad-It Strap™ make playing your instrument more enjoyable. The generous width of the neck pad [2.5 inches (6.4 cm)] helps to relieve pressure from a heavy instrument. The padded non-stretch neck pad uses high-tech memory foam to cushion your neck and shoulders. The memory foam conforms to your neck and shoulders eliminating uncomfortable pressure points. There is nothing worse than an unforgiving strap pushing a shirt button or necklace clasp into your neck. The memory foam envelops the button or clasp preventing them from being pressed into your neck. Also by conforming to the curve of your neck and shoulders the memory foam distributes the instrument's weight over a larger surface area. This avoids uncomfortable pressure points. The memory foam is antimicrobial and wicks away moisture to help keep you cooler. Enjoy playing in long gigs with this comfortable and secure strap.
The Pad-It Strap™ is easy to attach with a choice of three hook styles: the ever-popular swivel hook, the plastic-covered metal hook and the new loop connection (coming soon). These hooks fit a large array of instruments including the saxophone, clarinet, English horn, bassoon and oboe. The strap is fully adjustable and available in Regular and X-Long sizes. The Pad-It Strap™ looks and feels great while providing the support you need to move and groove.
Swivel hook: Popular option with closed design. Great for students as it offers added security. Strong enough to even carry a Baritone Sax.
Loop: Truly unique design offers non-marring locking system for small eyelets and/or heavy instruments. Great for students or musicians in marching bands as it offers the ultimate in security and flexibility.
Plastic-covered metal hook: Ideal for instruments with small eyelets, i.e. clarinet, English horn, oboe, bassoon, etc. Also great for quick instrument changes at gigs.
|Hook||Appropriate For||Break Strength*|
|Swivel hook||Popular option with closed design. Great for students as it offers added security. Strong enough to even carry a Baritone Sax.||Hook breaks at about 125 pounds (56 kg).|
|Loop||Truly unique design offers non-marring locking system for small eyelets and/or heavy instruments. Great for students or musicians in marching bands as it offers the ultimate in security and flexibility.||Quick disconnect fails at about 145 pounds (66 kg).|
|Plastic-covered metal hook||Ideal for instruments with small eyelets, i.e. clarinet, English horn, oboe, bassoon, etc. Also great for quick instrument changes at gigs.||Hook starts to bend open at about 75 pounds (34 kg).|
* All break strengths are static loads measured in tension. Side loading on any of the hooks can reduce the break strength substantially.
|Stock #||Pad-It Strap™Style||Hook Style||Color||MSRP||Approximate Size|
* Measured from the back of the neck to the bottom of the hook.
The Pad-It Strap™ is also available with a loop connector that offers an alternative to a traditional hook attachment.
How to Attach a Loop Strap
1. Thread loop through connection point on instrument.
2. Thread the quick disconnect through the loop.
3. Pull on the quick disconnect to tighten knot.
4. Attach to strap.