On the Go with Tripod Cases and Bags
There are tripod bags available for compact, large, and collapsible tripods. For a no-fuss, easy access option, select tripod straps to carry your equipment. Tripod straps sling over your shoulder and offer quick removal of equipment. Tripod cases are an excellent choice for protecting your tripod in rugged terrains and during bad weather. Two other details to consider when deciding which tripod bag or case to use are your tripod’s size when folded, and the tripod accessories you need to carry. Even if you only take what you need for a trip, not all tripod carrying cases are equal. For instance, you wouldn’t want to use tripod straps if you plan to carry the bulk of your tripod and camera equipment.
Why Use Tripod Cases?
Tripods can be awkward to handle and easy to forget on a photo shoot. Using tripod bags protects your tripod and miscellaneous tripod parts and accessories. Tripod holders offer a comfortable and practical solution for transporting your equipment. Some manufacturers make them in several materials. For instance, Manfrotto tripod bags are available in several nylon materials including ballistic, cordura, and coated. Landscape, military, and wildlife photographers typically use a hard tripod case to protect tripods, as they’re resistant to weather and impacts.
Protecting Tripods During Travel
Tripod carrying cases that are hard or have polyethylene molded interiors are the best way to protect tripods from damage during transit or storage. One option for protecting tripods when using straps or bags is tripod leg protectors. Avoid piling other items on top of soft cases or bags containing tripod equipment to prevent bending, scratching, or possible breakage. Always make sure any straps are secure before lifting camera equipment bags.
B&H Photo and Video carries tripod cases and bags in multiple shapes, sizes, and types to protect your equipment. Choose from a variety of colors, styles, and brands to find the bag or case you need.