We pride ourselves on building the best shoulder straps. One of our secrets is that it all starts with solid brass hardware. However, requests have come in for ways to upgrade our reliable straps. We now offer a Bridle Leather pad for those who use their shoulder strap frequently. For those who want assistance with carrying a heavy load the premium version uses the same great leather and adds foam padding wrapped with buckskin. It increases comfort and style by distributing weight and allowing a little bit of cushion. All the Accessories will slide over our hardware, no need to send your strap in, you can take care of the upgrade yourself.