NEW!! SafariSack 7.3...our largest bean bag for photographers. In stock now.
Feet down mode with Kirk Low Angle Pod & BH-1 Ball Head.
Feed up mode with a DSLR or mirrorless camera between the legs.
Alternative “feet up” position of a long lens on the 7.3 sack. Photo: T. VanBlaricom
The 7.3 w/o a camera.
A covered zippered opens to allow filling or emptying of fill.
A tacky fabric is on the inside of the legs.
Hand-grab straps with quick-release buckles. The Y208 clips to them.
Hand-grab straps for use when upside-down.
The MOLLE-style webbing slots on the outside allow piggy-backing a pouch (F169 filter pouch shown).
The MOLLE-style webbing slots on the outside allow piggy-backing a pouch (F102/F103 pouch shown).
Telextender fits nicely inside the F102 pouch.
The Velcro tabs on the back of a pouch slide through the MOLLE-webbing for piggy-backing to the sack.
Conventional use of the sack, over the rail of a bridge with some big glass. Photo: S. Liddle.
Alternative use of the SafariSack. A pair of Y208 straps secures the sack to the knee of the photographer. Photo: R. Libbey.
Y208 Quick-release Extender Strap
The 7.3 in the normal “feet down” mode.
$63.00

SafariSack™ 7.3

New, October 2020! The 7.3 “jumbo-sized” SafariSack ~ our largest bean bag.

This U-shaped bean bag is for supporting a DSLR, mirrorless or video camera on a vehicle, car window, chair, table, tree limb, fence post or on the ground. It is quicker to use than a tripod. Because it is often used on top of a Land Rover on the African safari, where using a tripod is too dangerous, we named it the “SafariSack™.”

The original SafariSack™ has been in production for over 15 years. It has been duplicated by others, but as they say, “copying is the best form of flattery.” 

    Features

    • One zippered compartment — the filler can be dumped directly inside without the need for a liner. See “Filler Notes” paragraph below.
    • The inside has a rubberized-style fabric that keeps the sack in place when placed on a vehicle or other slick surface.
    • The round top lends itself to placing a flat plate and ball head.
    • The side of the legs have MOLLE-style webbing slots for attaching accessory pouches for stashing a teleconverter or small lens.
    • Shooters traveling abroad take the empty version and fill it locally with rice, beans or bird seed. Then, upon completion of the shoot, dump the contents, returning home with a empty, compact bag.
    • It is constructed of a combination of 400-denier and 420-denier Diamond Ripstop nylon fabrics. These tough fabrics are supplemented by SlipNot, a rubber-like fabric.
    • The top of the sack has a pair of sewn-in carry straps with a quick-release buckle. They are very short (so they don’t get in the way). Consequently, we recommend the optional Y208 Quick-release “extender” strap, which can clip to the roof rack on the top of a vehicle. It also doubles as a shoulder strap.
    • On the bottom or ends of the “feet” is a pair hand-grab straps for use when you want to quickly pick up the sack when it is in the upside-down, feet up mode.

    This SafariSack™ can be used in the following modes:

    1. Feet down. The feet can rest on a horizontal surface or you can drape it over the edge of a partially raised vehicle window.
    2. Feet down with ball head support. The top surface of the sack is round and lends itself to placing an aftermarket alloy support product like the Kirk Low Angle Pod (# LAP-1SB). You can then mount a ball head to it. A pair of Y208 straps is required—they wrap around the ball head and securing hold it in place. The  NatureScapes Skimmer Ground Pod is similar to the Kirk pod.
      Other products that may work include the Lowel V-Pod, Lowel Big Foot, Playtpod Ultra Plate & the Kessler Multi-Angle Cheese Plate. Some of them have a ¼-20 thread and may require a ⅜-16 adapter.
    3. Feet up (upside-down) with the camera in-between the legs. The camera is snugly cradled with the flat part of the sack down. On the safari, it is often used in the upside-down “feet up“ mode, on top of your Land Rover. 
    4. Feet up (upside-down) with the camera on top of the bottoms of the feet. 

    Specifications (filled)

    U.S./Imperial
    Flat dimensions: 7.9w x 15.75h x 8.7d" 
    Empty weight: 7.3 oz.
    Poly filled weight (including the sack): 9 lbs. 3 oz.
    Buckwheat filled weight (including the sack): not available
    Recommended fill volume: 440 cu in or 7.7 qts

    Metric
    Dimensions: 20w x 40h x 22d cm 
    Empty weight: 206 g
    Poly filled weight (including the sack): 4.24 kg
    Buckwheat filled weight (including the sack): not available
    Recommended fill volume: 7.3 liters

    Filler Notes
    If you want to purchase your own poly beads, they can be obtained at a hobby or craft store (i.e. Walmart, Hobby Lobby or Michaels). Poly beads are often used as doll filler or in making stuffed animals. Retail cost at Walmart is about $10 to $13 for 6 lbs. Rice, beans, bird seed, millet and cat litter are alternative fillers. Buckwheat hulls are also sold as "organic mulch" from garden suppliers. 

    Lately (starting in 2019), the buckwheat hulls we have been receiving from our supplier, have been very dusty, which seeps through the seams and zipper. Consequently, we have been using a plastic liner on the smaller SafariSacks, but the shape of this sack does not work with a liner, so we are not supplying this size with the buckwheat filler option.

    The filler will make the inside of the bag dirty. It can be inverted and hand washed if desired. Drip dry.

    SKU Numbers (the displayed price includes additional shipping fees for filled sacks; will-call orders will not have this extra expense). Some SafariSack models are available through Amazon and may have free shipping.
    Empty: # R730-K (currently only available in black)
    Poly Filled: # R739-K 

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