Gitzo GC1201T Series 1 Traveler Tripod Carry Case
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- Water resistant material keeps equipment safe.
- Comfortable carrying strap.
- Two built in loops allow you to attached the bag to a backpack.
- Designed for your Gitzo Traveler tripod.
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|Item Dimensions||7 x 7 x 20 inches|
|Item Weight||2.2 pounds|
|Shipping Weight||0.95 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Now about the strap... It can retract to become a great handle, but unlike the image on the tag it is far too short to wear across your back unless you are very thin. Most people will be stuck wearing it on their shoulder only. This defeats the purpose of buying this tripod and case for hiking. There is a clip attached to the bag. I used that clip and another clip that I purchased to clip the case to my lowepro slingpack using the slingpack's handle and another strap.
If the strap were 10 inches longer, I would give it 5 stars.
Even when GS3750DQR is detached, the pocket is too small to squeeze it in.
I have the Gitzo 1581OT Ocean Traveler tripod and a Really Right Stuff BH-30 ballhead with lever release.
First I will state that WITHOUT the RRS BH-30 ballhead the Gitzo Ocean Traveler with it's stock stainless steel ballhead will fit snuggly/easily/perfectly in this GC1201T bag.
With the RRS BH-30 ballhead w/ lever release it's a little tricky to fit and zip up. After playing around for about 5 minutes in different ballhead positions, I found one where the bag can fully close without forcing it too much (just a little tug on the zipper). Hopefully I will get around to uploading a picture of it to this gallery.
Would I recommend this bag? Sure, on my other Gitzo 3 series mountaineer, I have the padded Gitzo shoulder strap on it which is more convenient for hiking on trails with (but it's so much more heavier!). Also in how the traveler folds up, I do not think the Gitzo shoulder strap will work well as the legs have to flip/fold out (unless you plan to reattach the shoulder strap each time!), not to mention with it I do not think it will fit in this bag...so it was a trade off with one or the other. I could keep the tripod in it's not folding up position, and instead in the standard closed position and get a bigger bag (like the new Kata adjustable one) with the shoulder strap, but then it just defeats the whole purpose of a compact tripod design IMO.
Yes the shoulder strap on this bag is not padded, but you can always improvise that and make your own out of fabrics, etc. I am about 5'10, and pretty much overweight at 230 pounds and detaching the velcro on the strap end you can extend the strap length like another poster mentioned.Read more ›
When it comes to an actual photoshooting, let's say, you want to carry your equipment for short distances between certain locations or you want to store it in a Rucksack while biking/hiking, then you have to unmount the head each and every time you store the tripod and you have to fold it into it's reversed travel position when packing it. That wouldn't be neccessary all the time. Only for going by plane/train or anywhere minimal size is required. Otherwise permanently reconstructing the tripod takes time and simply sucks your energy off!
So it was great having a bigger dust-bag out of a slightly damping fabric for daily use and having this bag for longer trips when compact size and protection is required (like the cheap Manfrotto nylon bag or the VidPro TC-27).
I recommend it with some preserves.
The strap was designed to be capable of tightening up so that it fits snug against the body of the case. In addition to the usual adjustable buckle, there is a tip that rolls up with another 4+ inches of extension. Be sure you unroll that before you decide the strap is too small. Frankly, I don't see why they didn't just make the roll-up tip a couple of inches longer.
I'm an average height, average build of 5' 10", 165 pounds, and the strap is big enough for me. I can comfortably sling it over a shoulder or across my body with no problem.
I gave it five stars because it works for me, and it's of extremely high quality. It's as expensive as two or three cheap tripods with their cases, so it should be. It has some padding built in, but not enough to add bulk. The materials and workmanship exceeded my expectations, even at the price. It is a super-premium product at a premium price.
I wish you luck with your decision.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Nice caring case. Compact with additional pocket to store your Arca Swiss plate.Published 5 days ago by Brett M. Burnette
Light but strong and easy to set-up. No problems with my medium format camera system. Excellent A+++Published 10 months ago by Vernon L. Underwood
Well built case for Series 1 Tripod, however does not fit the head simply.Published 15 months ago by Vik
Very well made. I would have given five stars but it won't fit with a tripod head. Who carries their legs without their head?Published 18 months ago by Cheryl
-Nice carry strap
Great case that fits my Gitzo Traveler, and ball-head, easily.
Quality of materials and costrupcion is top notch, but..............
is too small and there is no bigger version, so thats it.
A bit expensive. The major flaw is that it cant accommodate tripod and ball head both.
The material is good though.
I cannot imagine why this bag is made to not even accommodate the Gitzo tripod ballhead. Seriously? Do I get an extra carrying case just for the ballhead? Nope. Read morePublished on March 7, 2013 by Alanna