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Colors: Grizzly (left), Chocolate (Center), Black (Right)
Colors: Grizzly (left), Chocolate (Center), Black (Right)
Ballistic Shoulder Pad for 1.5" and 2.0" webbing
Ballistic Shoulder Pad for 1.5" and 2.0" webbing
Grippy bottom side
Grippy bottom side
Leather Shoulder Pad Colors
Leather Shoulder Pad Colors

Shoulder Pads

  • Product Info
  • Specifications
  • What Fits
  • Reviews
  • FAQs

A comfortable shoulder pad makes all the difference when carrying a heavy load. Choose leather or ballistic nylon. A grippy underside helps keep your bag planted on your shoulder.

All our products are crafted locally in our workshop by the most skilled sewing team in San Francisco.


  • 1050 Denier Black Ballistic Shoulder pad: Non-slip underside and velcro closure
  • Leather Shoulder pad: Full-grain leather, non-slip underside and snap closure

Dimensions & Weight:

  • Ballistic Shoulder pad: 11.25" x 2.75"; 2.8 oz.
  • Leather Shoulder pad: 8.75" x 3.25"; 3.1 oz.

These comfortable Shoulder Pads fit on WaterField’s Shoulder Straps and on existing straps of various WaterField bags.


Customer Reviews

Based on 34 reviews
Great Shoulder Pad for Carrying Bags

I have a black shoulder pad but needed the chocolate one for a new bag. This hits the spot. Waterfield makes great products that are well made and take a licking. Thanks Gary! Repeat buyer.

Heavy shoulder pads

Shoulder pads work as expected. Are relatively heavy for the job, though.

Oh, and way too expensive.

Excellent shoulder pad

While this seems like “only” a shoulder pad, it is an excellent accessory. The leather (chocolate, I’m my case) feels luxurious and robust. The fabric underneath that comes in contact with the shoulder is padded and definitely prevents the bag from slipping. I highly recommend it!

Shoulder Pads

Work as expected, well made.

Love WaterField Designs SF Bags!

SF Bags engineers and constructs beautiful, functional bags and cases. Every item I’ve purchased is well considered, minimal and aesthetically pleasing. My recent purchase was another leather shoulder strap pad to use with an Ona bag for medium format camera equipment. It arrived with snaps that were not lined up. Gary looked through their stock and personally worked the soft leather to make it lie flat. They exchanged it for the one that wasn’t right. That’s great service as well! Thank you, Gary!

What is the difference between a Simple Strap and a Suspensions Strap

The Simple Strap is all nylon, no shoulder pad included. The Suspension Strap has its own built-in shoulder pad which has a soft grippy underside that stays on your shoulder.

Can I use your Straps with a third party bag or case?

No problem. So long as bag or case has hardware for the strap to attache, it will work.

Can I use your Shoulder Pads with a third party strap?

Yes. The Shoulder Pads can be used with any strap 1.5" - 2".

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