Soft, Light & Ultra-Slim

 

Introducing a New Range of Low Profile Radio Mic Straps





Our Range

Thigh

URSA Thigh Strap

Waist

Waist Straps

Ankle

Ankle Strap

Chest Straps

URSA Chest Straps allow you to rig microphones onto sweaty or hairy chests which would otherwise not take sticky tape. Our unique polyurethane gripper is bonded on to keep the straps from slipping. We also utilise a Cable Keeper which keeps your cable firmly in place without needing to tape it to the strap.


Chest Strap Video Clip.

Pouch Protectors

Lock your transmitters in place with our low-profile Pouch Protectors. Sold Separately in packs of 4.


Pouch Protector Video Clip

URSA Belt Pouches

URSA Pouches allow you to rig a transmitter vertically or horizontally to a belt or bra. They can also be sewn or pinned into costumes. Available in Four Sizes & Two colours Black & Beige.

‘Belt Pouch’ Transmitter Guide:

Mini – Lectro SSM, Zaxcom ZMT3 only
Small – Lectro SMV, PDR
Medium – Lectro SMQV SK5212, Zaxcom TRX
Large – Lectro LMb, Wisycom MTP40, Senn 2000s


Belt Pouch Video Clip.

URSA Foamies

Introducing URSA Foamies! Soft foam mounts for your COS11s, DPAs & B3s. Designed with flat sides so they can be stuck directly to skin or costume. The foam provides a soft, quiet buffer to reduce clothing noise. Made from the highest quality makeup sponge.


URSA Foamie Video Clip.

Features

New Fabric Technology

In order to make the most comfortable low-profile straps we developed a brand new bonded fabric.

URSA Straps are just 1mm thick. They provide excellent stretch, comfort & breathability with an outer surface that hook Velcro can grip to at any point.

Five Sizes

Ankle
Thigh
Waist : Small, Medium & Large

Two Pouch Sizes

Available in Big Pouch or Small Pouch to suit any transmitter.

Find out which size pouch size you need with our Transmitter Guide.

Two Pouch Sizes

Available in Big Pouch or Small Pouch to suit any transmitter size.

 

New Cable Pocket

Tired of taping down loops of cable? Our Cable Pocket keeps it secure.

 

Non-Slip Thigh Straps

URSA Cases

Fit up to 8 URSA Straps in one Case.

Testimonials

URSA Straps have been a complete game changer for me and my team. Using radio mics on all actors regardless of the costume restrictions has become a necessity and URSA Straps allow us to rig radio mics on costumes previously thought to be un-micable. Tight dresses, sports wear, stunt harnesses – all can be easily mic’d using low profile URSA Straps. These straps are so popular with the actresses i work with many have asked to keep theirs at the end of the production. URSA Straps help build trust and collaboration between the Costume and Sound Departments and help everyone achieve what is best for audiences – original dialogue on the screen.

Simon Hayes, AMPS CAS

Production Sound Mixer

URSA Straps have been a complete game changer for me and my team. Using radio mics on all actors regardless of the costume restrictions has become a necessity and URSA Straps allow us to rig radio mics on costumes previously thought to be un-micable. Tight dresses, sports wear, stunt harnesses – all can be easily mic’d using low profile URSA Straps.

Simon Hayes, AMPS CAS

Production Sound Mixer

As well as using them for Dragon’s Den, CBBC, Blue Peter and various other shows where confidence that the TX packs stay in place takes high priority, we used the URSA strap for this famous piece to camera!

Tony Williams

Sound Supervisor

These straps are outstanding. Now I can put a mic pack on a lady in a tight party dress without any lumps or bumps. Actors are coming to me at the end of the day to ask the name of them so they can request them on other jobs. Before I had Ursa straps I always had lengthy conversations with costume and actors about placement. Now it’s a quick, painless process because everyone is happy. To me that makes them essential tools for me to do my job.

Henry Dyer

Boom Operator

These straps are outstanding. Now I can put a mic pack on a lady in a tight party dress without any lumps or bumps. Before I had URSA straps I always had lengthy conversations with costume and actors about placement. Now it’s a quick, painless process because everyone is happy. To me that makes them essential tools for me to do my job.

Henry Dyer

Boom Operator

For more reviews & feedback please click here or here
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Strap Size Guide:

 

Product Size Range Strap Width
Ankle 20-40cm (8-16″) 100mm
Big Pouch Only
Thigh 37-67cm (14-26″) 100mm
Big Pouch Only
Small Waist 61-84cm (24-32″) Waist Straps have two widths :
100mm Big Pouch
87mm Small Pouch
Medium Waist 74-107cm (29-42″)
Large Waist 95-128cm (37-50″)

Strap Size Guide:

 

Product Size Range
Ankle 20-40cm
(8-16″)
Thigh 37-67cm
(14-26″)
Small Waist 61-84cm
(24-32″)
Medium Waist 74-107cm
(29-42″)
Large Waist 95-128cm
(37-50″)

 

Pouch Size Guide:

Use this guide to find out whether you need a Small or Big Pouch on your URSA Strap.
Please note: If you are looking to buy our individual Belt Pouches then please do not refer to this size guide (our Belt Pouches come in four different sizes!)

Pouch Size Recommended Transmitters

Small Pouch

Lectrosonics SMDB, SMB, LT & SSM
Wisycom MPT40 / 41
Zaxcom TRX LA2 & LT2, ZFR 200 & 300
Sennheiser SK 5212, SK 9000
Shure UR1M Micron TX700B

Big Pouch

Audio Ltd 2040, Mini TX, 1010, EN2
Lectrosonics LMb, WM, UM400a, SMDB, SMB, LT
Wisycom MPT40 / 41
Zaxcom TRX & ZFR full range
Sennheiser EW G2 & G3, SK2000, SK5212, SK9000
Shure AXT 100, UR1M
Micron Explorers
Audio Wireless

(Small Transmitters also fit in a Big Pouch)

Pouch Size Guide:

 

Pouch Size Suitable Transmitters

Small Pouch

Lectrosonics SMDB, SMB, LT & SSM
Wisycom MPT40/41
Zaxcom TRX, LA2&LT2, ZFR200 & 300
Sennheiser SK5212, SK9000
Shure UR1M Micron TX700B

Big Pouch

Audio Ltd 2040,MiniTX, 1010,EN2
Lectrosonics LMb,WM,UM400a, SMDB,SMB,LT
Wisycom MPT40/41
Zaxcom TRX&ZFR
Sennheiser EW G2 & G3, SK2000, SK5212,SK9000
Shure AXT100, UR1M
Micron Explorers
Audio Wireless

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose URSA Straps?

URSA Straps are not made from Neoprene or Elastic. We have developed a brand new bonded fabric specifically for purpose. Our fabric is ultra-slim at 1mm thick. It provides excellent stretch, comfort against skin and breathability with an outer surface which hook Velcro can attach to at any point.

Our Thigh Straps do not slip down the leg like other straps. To keep them securely in place we bond on a unique layer of ultra-thin Polyurethane gripper.

We have also developed a brand new Cable Pocket for managing excess mic cable and Colour Tabs to easily identify each strap.

Our pouches are also designed to keep the transmitters locked in place without the need for any additional velcro fastening.

What sizes are your straps?

URSA Straps Size Guide:

 

Product Size Range
Ankle 20-40cm (8-16″)
Thigh 37-67cm (14-26″)
Small Waist 61-82cm (24-32″)
Medium Waist 74-107cm (29-42″)
Large Waist 95-128cm (37-50″)
How much do they cost?

Our UK prices begin at £25.50 for an Ankle Strap, £26.00 for Waist Straps and £26.50 for Thigh Straps.

Our Double-Pack Waist Straps cost £28.50 each.

Pouch Protectors costs £9.95 per pack of four. URSA Cases cost £2.00 each.

A Multi-pack of Soft Circles costs £9.50 and an individual Bag of 5 Soft Circles costs £2.30.

All Prices are EX Vat.

Will they fit my Transmitters?

To get the best fit we have designed two different pouch sizes.

The Small Pouch is designed for Lectrosonics SMDB, Zaxcom TRX & Wisycom MTP40 sized transmitters. The Big Pouch is designed to fit taller transmitters like the Audio Ltd range.

Pouch Size Guide:

 

Pouch Size Suitable Transmitters

Small Pouch

Lectrosonics SMDB, SMB, LT & SSM
Wisycom MPT40/41
Zaxcom TRX, LA2&LT2, ZFR200 & 300
Sennheiser SK5212, SK9000
Shure UR1M Micron TX700B

Big Pouch

Audio Ltd 2040,MiniTX, 1010,EN2
Lectrosonics LMb,WM,UM400a, SMDB,SMB,LT
Wisycom MPT40/41
Zaxcom TRX&ZFR
Sennheiser EW G2 & G3, SK2000, SK5212,SK9000
Shure AXT100, UR1M
Micron Explorers
Audio Wireless

Our Thigh & Ankle straps are only sold with a Big Pouch – we decided to keep these straps as wide as possible to allow them to be secure on the leg.

What is your product range?

We manufacture Ankle, Thigh and three sizes of Waist Strap – Small, Medium & Large. We also make a Double Pack straps which are currently only available in Medium length in either Black or Beige.

To help secure transmitters inside the pouch we have developed Pouch Protectors which can velcro to either side of the pouch and keep the Transmitter locked in place. This is especially useful if you have to rig the transmitter upside down.

We also manufacture Soft Circles Radio Mic Covers which are available in multi-packs of 15 or individual bags of 5.

What are the pouch dimensions?

The Big Pouch measures 78mm across and 100mm deep. The Small Pouch measures 75mm across and 87mm deep.

Do you make Double Pack straps?

Yes we do! They are available in Small, Medium & Large Waist sizes with two Big Pouches sewn in. For a picture please click here.

Are they machine washable?

Yes absolutely. We recommend washing the straps at 30 degrees on a short cycle (15 minutes) using detergent.

We DO NOT recommend tumble drying URSA Straps.

What are Pouch Protectors and do I need them?

We recommend using Pouch Protectors with Audio Ltd MiniTX Transmitters.

The Pouch protectors are bought separately and are used to keep the transmitters locked inside the pouches. We recommend their use when the transmitter may be pushed out of the pouch due to extreme movement, for example action sequences or dance.

For a picture of our Pouch protectors please follows this link.

How should I get my Transmitter inside the pouch?

To get your transmitters into the pouch simply stretch the opening. Don’t worry it wont break, they are designed to stretch!

Once the transmitter is inside the top stitches will spring back and hold the transmitter in place.

Larger transmitters like a Sennheiser G3 or Audio 2040 are a tight fit. We recommend Big Pouch straps if you use large transmitters – this includes the Audio Ltd MiniTX which is much taller than your average transmitter.

How long do they last?

Our straps should be considered a consumable. Our tests have found that our straps last over 100 days of constant use. After this point you may wish to replace them but they do not stop working.

Do you have any testimonials?

Yes! At the top of our page (under the Features section) there is a box of Testimonials. There are also some additional testimonials posted on our URSA Strap’s Facebook group. Please feel free to take a look and post your own feedback!

Who are URSA Straps?

URSA Straps was founded in 2015 by UK based Sound Mixer Simon Bysshe and his partner Laura who works in Costume Design.

We began making URSA Straps by hand in our garage. After surging demand we have scaled up our production with the aid of two highly experienced manufacturing firms in Northern England.

URSA Straps product designs are Patent Pending in the United States and protected by an EUIPO Registered Community Design in Europe.

For any enquiries please contact us on [email protected]

URSA Soft Circles

URSA Soft Circles are reusable, super-soft, skin-tone matching radio mic covers. Available in Brown, Beige, Black & White.
Soft Circles are designed to handle light wind and reduce clothing rustle.

Soft Circles can be stretched around microphone mounts to help camouflage your microphone.

Multi-Packs come with 15 Soft Circles (5x White, 5x Beige, 5x Black) and 16x Rycote 23mm Stickies.
Packs of 30 Soft Circles without Stickies are also available.

URSA Soft Circles – Multi-Pack.

Camouflage your Mic Mounts


Soft Circles : Tips & Tricks Video

“I’m using Soft Circles with DPA’s and COS11’s and can recommend them!
For those of you who like moleskin, this material is softer and quieter.”

Jim Hok

Boom Operator

“I’ve had a lot of success with Soft Circles. Often with just the Soft Circle and a stickie for a low profile silent mount.”

Michael Taylor

Boom Operator

URSA Tape : Soft Strips

Soft Strips of stretchy moleskin applied to hypoallergenic sticky tape. Great for reducing clothing rustle and camouflaging microphones.

Available in packs of 30 Small Strips (8x2.5cm) or packs of 8 Large Strips (16x7cm) in Black, White, Beige & Brown.

Loving the Ursa Tape! Making life easier with a lot of noisey costume issues where the plastics in things like micropore or durapore don’t quite make the cut. And regular moleskin is too coarse. Recommend going for the taster pack before investing in one colour. They’re all super useful.

Taz Fairbanks

2nd Assistant Sound

Where to Buy

Click the headers to expand the list:

Europe
UK : Wendys Broadcast
UK : Richmond Film Services
UK : The Audio Dept
Ireland : Big Bear Sound
France : VdB Audio
Italy : Audio Noleggio
Germany : Kortwich Film-Ton-Technik
Scandinavia : Nordic Pro Audio
Sweden : Visono Media AB
Norway : Storyline Studios
The Netherlands : AEM
Spain & Portugal : SeeSound
Spain (Madrid) : Sound On Set Europe
Portugal : Cinesonics
Belgium : Wolec Electronics
Switzerland : Dieter Meyer Tontechnik
Iceland : Pfaff HF
Poland : Audio Plan
Hungary : Audio Partner
Czech Republic : Janz Audio
Serbia : Amisys
North America
US : Trew Audio (LA, Nashville, Atlanta)
US : Location Sound Corporation (LA)
US : Gotham Sound (Atlanta & New York)
US : Audio Department LLC (Burbank)
US : Sound Hard (New Orleans)
US : Second City Sound (Chicago)
Canada : Trew Audio (Toronto & Vancouver)
Canada : Studio Economik (Montreal)
Canada : Sonotechnique (Montreal)
Canada : Silent Sound Productions
South America
Mexico : Norte Media Sound
Mexico : Sound Speed MX
Asia
Russia : Synchro
Singapore & Malaysia : Mic Check One Two
South Korea : Koil Corporation
UAE : Real Audio UAE
Israel : A.B.S Altman Broadcast Services
Japan : Wind Audio Japan
Africa
South Africa : ProGear SA
Oceania
Australia : Lemac Film & Digital
New Zealand : Sound Techniques

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