Anti-sway mounting point option available. (If you wear your turnout bottoms on medical aids with a Radio Strap then this Anti-sway mounting add-on is a must!) This will keep your radio in place when bending over to work on a patient.
Black Smoke Tested
When most Firefighters purchase Suspenders they adjust them to where they like to wear them at and never adjust them again. We have seen our guys use Duct Tape, Zip Ties and many other creative things to keep the buckles from coming apart. So the Black Smoke Crew got rid of buckles all together. The Black Smoke Crew was also tired of having to find creative ways to secure our radio straps when just wearing our drops. Every time we would bend over our radio strap would fling forward, so the Black Smoke Crew came up with a built in Anti-sway mount for the Firefighters who use a radio strap on calls. We recommend following the sizing directions and get rid of Suspender Buckles!
Black Smoke Design
Career Warranty against all manufacture defects!!
(Posted by Thomas Lafferty on Jul 9th 2017)
I just received and placed in service my suspenders and the quality of workmanship is above par as usual. The leather and stitching is of the highest quality. This is my second item I've purchased, I have the radio strap already. Like I said the workmanship and quality of materials is great. The sizing instructions were clear, although I may not have measured properly because they are too long. The snaps on the end of the suspenders are a nice touch although there was not enough adjustment to have them fit the way I want. After wearing them for a few shifts they seem to doing alright. Unlike the Boston leather suspenders I have before, there is no elastic to stretch when you bend over, so standing straight up they are a little loose, but not tight enough to to impede movement while bending. So far I'm happy with the product, but I may end up shortening them up. If you increase the number of snaps on the ends of the suspenders to make adjustments easier or more custom, I think the product would be 5 star. I know they're custom but with the human aspect, taking measurements is not a perfect science.