This is the Bucket Buddy Sash, a stylish shoulder strap that makes it easier to haul heavy 5 gallon buckets.
The sash is made from 3″ woven polypropylene and can support loads of up to 35 pounds. It’s adjustable too, so that you can carry your bucket at a comfortable height.
See how easy it works?
Have you ever needed to sign some paperwork while carrying a 5 gallon bucket? You need two hands for that! Sure, you could put the bucket down, but where? And all that bending and lifting? There’s a better way! The Bucket Buddy Sash lets you sign those forms hands-free!
What if you need to carry two buckets? For that, there’s the Bucket Buddy Harness Bucket Carrying System, which is essentially a double Bucket Buddy Sash that wraps over your shoulders and around your back.
The harness is adjustable and can support up to 90 pounds.
The sash and harness are made in the USA by the Forearm Forklift company.
Okay, so I wrote the post tongue-in-cheek to give the impression that this is an April Fools Day joke product, but it’s real. And actually, it’s not a bad idea. 5 gallon buckets can get heavy, and when they get heavy they can be awkward to carry and move around.
With this product, you’re distributing some of the load across your shoulder, which seems like it’ll help with how awkward heavy buckets can be to move.
I can’t judge its effectiveness, but the company behind this product also makes webbing straps for lifting bulky and heavy objects, and those straps have received very many positive reviews.
The sash or harness might be worth a try, and it should be easy to experiment with a luggage or messenger bag shoulder strap to see how much you like the idea before you open your wallet.