In short; Brilliant!
The longer version; Despite email problems at my end, the gang at Slinger Straps persisted in helping me out with my purchase and delivery to Australia, which arrived in a few days.
My first gig wearing this strap on my fairly heavy bass well and truly proved its worth. I could not have played more than 2 sets without it. At the end of the night, I still had no neck pain (old injury), Yay! I found I had no problem at all adjusting the strap to hold my bass just where I like it, and had no trouble moving or playing on stage.
I've read comments about it not looking cool...I don't understand what these folks mean. You can hardly see the strap when wearing it, and if you need the decoration of a normal strap you can put that on too. That's what I did, and I found its best for me to have both straps fitted on the bass,sling it over as normal, then do up the Hip Strap buckle.
I'd highly recommend the hip strap to anyone who wants to get the weight of their instrument off their neck and shoulders.
Cheers, and thanks,
Reviewed by: Phil Cash from Australia.