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Leather Shoulder Pad Colors
Leather Shoulder Pad Colors
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

Shoulder Pads

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

Happy shoulders. A comfortable shoulder pad makes a big difference when carrying a heavy load. The full-grain premium distressed Leather Shoulder Pad fit 1.5" wide webbing.  The Ballistic Nylon Shoulder Pad fits 2" and 1.5" webbing. Both have a grippy underside to help 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 29 reviews

I added the shoulder pads to a backpack with canvas straps and the pads work as hoped. I recommend them.

Low profile, maximum comfort

I don't always need a shoulder pad with my canvas camera bag, but when it's nicely packed, I want to be able to sling it cross-body and walk around without feeling the shoulder pad edge dig into the side of my neck. This one wins on all fronts: it snaps on easily, wide footprint with neck curve design and grippy bottom means it stays firmly on the shoulder, and it distributes the weight nicely. I love it!

Excellent for guitar straps!

I love these shoulder pads. I play guitar and with my favorite guitar strap I was battling the dreaded "neck dive" where the gravity pulls the guitar neck down making it a little bit of a battle to hold upright properly. Not only did the shoulder pad stop the neck dive, it's super comfortable and I can play for hours. I leave the pad just barely visible from the front as it holds really well mostly on the back side of my shoulder--a very comfortable position with the guitar (versus being draped over my shoulder like you would with a bag). I loved it so much I bought a second for my other guitar. Great craftsmanship too--makes my guitar strap seem much nicer.

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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