LensCoat, a company well known to outdoor photographers for their line of photo gear accessories, has released three new products for heavy tripod users.
These three new LensCoat products are designed for carrying tripods, often with big telephoto lenses and full-sized cameras attached, with more comfort than just relying on padded legs alone.
The LegPad looks basically like the same thing as the EPGear Pod Pad, although it's possible it may have fixed the design complaints that the Pod Pad has received. This water resistant tripod shoulder pad is 1.25 inches thick and attaches to the tripod with Velcro straps. It will add 9.6 ounces to your setup and is available in black or camo patterns starting at $29.99
The LegCushion is designed for carrying a tripod over a shoulder while the legs are split open. In my experience, birds are less likely to scare when carrying a tripod this way and lowering it in place gently, rather than having all three sticks over the shoulder and bringing the tripod setup down from an angle. This water resistant pad is made with dense foam inside, with the inner-facing pad surface a mesh fabric to wick moisture. It's compatible with LegCoat Wraps and weighs 14.4 ounces. The LegCushion is available in black or camo patterns starting at $59.99.
Lastly, the LegWrap Pro is a new variation of their regular LegCoat Wraps. The new Pro version has Velcro strips sewn in the water resistant wraps for attaching a slim shoulder pad for upright carrying. The LegWrap Pro comes in a variety of sizes and colors, with prices starting at $79.99.