This sash has sewn-in padding for your shoulder. Plus, it's made with super-durable, 3 inch ( 7.62 cm ) wide webbing. The strap's width and shoulder pad allow you to comfortably support the weight of a heavy watering can or bucket / pail. It's adjustable up to 4 inches ( 10.16 cm ) so that people with different length arms can adjust to their liking. It's rated for up to 45 lbs ( 20.41 kg ), but is tested at a much higher break-strength. This sash helps to reduce fatigue! Sewn in USA, phenomenal quality!!!