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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job and right size for travel
I bought this specifically for a 10 day wildlife photography safari that required extensive air and ground travel. The size was perfect for this as anything bigger would have been awkward and bulky. I filled it with 2kg of rice once I arrived at my destination and this worked well both when placed on a vehicle window or used as a prop on uneven surfaces (and also served...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great idea - poor quality finish
The concept is good and the inventor obviously realised there was a market for such support when on the road especially when travelling abroad with such limited baggage weight on flights - as you take the bag empty and fill on arrival with rice or similar seed to give a flexible but solid base which the camera or long lens sinks into. Only problem the poor quality of low...
Published 10 months ago by Mrs M E Buckley & Mr Rob B...


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does the job and right size for travel, 30 Nov 2012
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This review is from: Grippa Bean Bag, Empty, WATERPROOF material, Size 23cmx23cm, Wildlife Photography Bean Bag, Video Bean Bag, Camera Support, Camera Sand bag, Camera Bean bag, Spotting Scope Support, Lens support for wildlife photography from a vehicle, This version is supplied empty. (Brand New. UK STOCK) (Electronics)
I bought this specifically for a 10 day wildlife photography safari that required extensive air and ground travel. The size was perfect for this as anything bigger would have been awkward and bulky. I filled it with 2kg of rice once I arrived at my destination and this worked well both when placed on a vehicle window or used as a prop on uneven surfaces (and also served as a comfy pillow for naps in between!)

The product was exactly as described. Reason for 4 stars is that I found the shape could have been made a little longer to give better purchase over the window, but is not a major issue.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Works fine, 27 Oct 2013
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Martin Heath "Martin H" (United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Grippa Bean Bag, Empty, WATERPROOF material, Size 23cmx23cm, Wildlife Photography Bean Bag, Video Bean Bag, Camera Support, Camera Sand bag, Camera Bean bag, Spotting Scope Support, Lens support for wildlife photography from a vehicle, This version is supplied empty. (Brand New. UK STOCK) (Electronics)
If you ever get lost in the forest - you could live for a month on the amount of rice needed to fill it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great idea - poor quality finish, 18 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Grippa Bean Bag, Empty, WATERPROOF material, Size 23cmx23cm, Wildlife Photography Bean Bag, Video Bean Bag, Camera Support, Camera Sand bag, Camera Bean bag, Spotting Scope Support, Lens support for wildlife photography from a vehicle, This version is supplied empty. (Brand New. UK STOCK) (Electronics)
The concept is good and the inventor obviously realised there was a market for such support when on the road especially when travelling abroad with such limited baggage weight on flights - as you take the bag empty and fill on arrival with rice or similar seed to give a flexible but solid base which the camera or long lens sinks into. Only problem the poor quality of low cost stitching meant that the seems began to break open where the bag was joined and at the Velcro join after just a weeks shooting on safari in Botswana - a very capable wife repaired to some extent but the fabric is also weak so will not last very long. A waterproofed material with heat sealed moulded seems would be the answer but naturally the price would rise - or would it?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lightweight and flexible choice of support, 16 Dec 2013
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It works very well. The recommended filling makes it quite heavy, so you can use expanded polystyrene beads as a light-weight alternative. Personally I use a mixture as it retains the necessary support while allowing the portability necessary if you want to use it while out walking and need to improvise by using it on a fence or fence post.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars it's ok, 30 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Grippa Bean Bag, Empty, WATERPROOF material, Size 23cmx23cm, Wildlife Photography Bean Bag, Video Bean Bag, Camera Support, Camera Sand bag, Camera Bean bag, Spotting Scope Support, Lens support for wildlife photography from a vehicle, This version is supplied empty. (Brand New. UK STOCK) (Electronics)
does the job but the filling i put in keeps leaking through the velcro. a larger type maybe of better use for me as i do not use a car.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 30 April 2013
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Just what I expected. Holds 2 kg of rice. Very convenient for travelling. Perfect for my long lens and for my small spotting scope.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Too small and too flimsy, 2 Oct 2014
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To be honest, I didn't have very high hopes for this. I was hoping it would be "adequate for purpose"; where "purpose" is occasional light duty use. I filled the bag with polystyrene balls (originally sold as bean-bag chair filling); it's quite light. Unfortunately, the "floppy" legs - that are supposed to fit over the car door, for example - aren't long enough to lay out on a flat surface, so this becomes not very adaptable. The channel for the camera is parallel to the legs; it would make more sense for the lens to fit in a groove 90 degrees to the legs. Worst of all, though, is that within minutes the stitching started to come apart and the bag leaked polystyrene balls everywhere. I wont' be using it again.

The best use I've gotten from it is showing it to my wife as a starting point for what she's going to sew for me.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product for in-car use, 12 Aug 2014
This review is from: Grippa Bean Bag, Empty, WATERPROOF material, Size 23cmx23cm, Wildlife Photography Bean Bag, Video Bean Bag, Camera Support, Camera Sand bag, Camera Bean bag, Spotting Scope Support, Lens support for wildlife photography from a vehicle, This version is supplied empty. (Brand New. UK STOCK) (Electronics)
Excellent product for photographic and spotting use out and about. Arrived on time and well-packed, without the contents of course. I found it ideally took 2 kg of dried peas from our local bazaar. Gives good steady support.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, 24 May 2014
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This review is from: Grippa Bean Bag, Empty, WATERPROOF material, Size 23cmx23cm, Wildlife Photography Bean Bag, Video Bean Bag, Camera Support, Camera Sand bag, Camera Bean bag, Spotting Scope Support, Lens support for wildlife photography from a vehicle, This version is supplied empty. (Brand New. UK STOCK) (Electronics)
Very good for using on uneven surfaces.

It does take a lot of beans to fill it though... 2.5 kilos of them... so buy them in bulk.

All in all, very happy I bought this.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money, 7 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Grippa Bean Bag, Empty, WATERPROOF material, Size 23cmx23cm, Wildlife Photography Bean Bag, Video Bean Bag, Camera Support, Camera Sand bag, Camera Bean bag, Spotting Scope Support, Lens support for wildlife photography from a vehicle, This version is supplied empty. (Brand New. UK STOCK) (Electronics)
With one kilogram of rice you ready to go , quite usefull will recomend to anyone looking for a quite and stable surface to put the gear on top
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