Handsome tanned leather at the hand grip and the shoulder pad of the shoulder strap adds comfort, durability, classic styling and is also a harness when needed. (see detail). Shoulder Pad is 3.25”W X 12”L 9oz leather to support the weight, laminated to grippy neoprene so it stays put. A chest strap easily converts the strap to a harness so you can truly use your hands for other things besides constant re-adjustment. We use top-of-the-line metal hardware that looks good and holds up under hard use.