Functional, sturdy, inexpensive
Friday, 8 July 2016 | Stephen
Been looking for a suitable tripod bag at a decent price for ages. At first sight & touch this one is better quality than the rod bags and snowboard bags I've been looking at. It is also less expensive.
Not the quality (lower weight Cordura-type fabric, thinner less resilient padding) of (say) a Manfrotto bag, but nowhere near the price either.
Very good fit for the HEQ5-type tripod itself: not so snug as to be difficult to get the tripod in/out, but not so big it slips around lots.
The spreader still feels a tad vulnerable in (or liable to cause damage to) the bag, so that will remain in the hard case with the equatorial.
It would benefit from a longer zip to enable one end of the bag to open (as is usually the case with tripod bags) and an internal pocket for e.g. tools or other small bits & pieces.