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    Arca Swiss Cube Protection

    I tend to leave my Cube on the tripod when carrying around in the SUV. However, given that I'm often off on rough terrain I'd like to protect the head with a pouch of some type.

    Do folks have experience with particular pouches that will fit the cube?

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    Re: Arca Swiss Cube Protection

    Graham - I keep my Cube attached to my tripod all the time and when it's not on the ground open up and ready it's stored in a lightly padded tripod bag. It stays in the back of my jeep and often goes off road and so far no problems whatsoever. Based on my experiences I really don't see a need for a specific cover so long as the tripod is protected (which it is) the head will be as well.


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    Re: Arca Swiss Cube Protection

    Too bad the "coach" leather bag that the Cube normally comes in isn't more of a padded leather pouch that would slip over the Cube....I got the "anniversary" edition so only received that nice corrugated cardboard version...

    For added protection, I've been using a lens pouch that slides over the Cube (still attached to the tripod. I found an old Tamron lens pouch that is well-padded and fits the cube like a glove. The Canon lens pouches will work too, though with less padding.... I use a padded tripod case as well, but when hiking or out and about, I only use the lens pouch cover on the cube.

    I imagine that you could also use a pair of Don's tube socks and fit your entire tripod into those.....


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    Re: Arca Swiss Cube Protection

    Quote Originally Posted by kdphotography View Post
    I imagine that you could also use a pair of Don's tube socks and fit your entire tripod into those.....

    I don't even want to guess about this one ...

    The lens pouch approach might work - I know that my RRS tripod head pouch is too small and that's the kind of deal I'm looking for, maybe something neoprene that I can just slip over to protect the head & car. I tend to leave the tripod out of the tripod bag when I'm shooting and driving around.

    Time to go look weird wandering around the photo store trying out lens pouches & Arca Cube.

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    Re: Arca Swiss Cube Protection

    I thought about neoprene too---nice padding and weatherproof. Just for the visual, this is how my Tamron lens pouch looks. Fits snug and won't fall off by itself (can use the ties too) and that lovely leatherette (dare we say naugahyde) is actually well padded and pretty weatherproof....

    Works pretty well when the tripod is not in its case, and doesn't look too ghetto...
    Last edited by kdphotography; 26th February 2010 at 13:01.

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