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    Need a lightweight waterproof cover/bag for a tripod

    My camera bag (lowepro flipside 300) like many others has a tripod holder bit on the outside.
    however, i ride everywhere on a motorcycle, so, any ideas on how to weather protect the tripod while riding?

    im assuming the easiest answer is just a big dry bag, but would love to hear if there is something a little nicer out there?
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    I am not sure why you want to keep the tripod waterproof ?

    Do you never get it's feet wet ?
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    because it wont be the feet getting wet, it will be the whole thing, over long trips getting saturated, including a fluid head, that amount of water is never good for things

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    I really think just a big long dry bag will be your best friend in this case
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    Manfrotto have a couple of special pod bags - check their web site. http://www.manfrotto.com/product_lis...ns_For_Tripods
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    I got this one from Vanbar when I bought my tripod, although I think that they sell them separately for about 30 bucks.

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    G'day Daniel

    pop out to your local camping shop and see what they've got in blue-poly-tarp bags
    they may be meant for tent poles or bbq bitz, but it's quite likely that they'll have something of the 'right' size & shape

    Regards, Phil
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