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Elusive Image Photography • View topic - Drypod Wader

Drypod Wader

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Drypod Wader

Postby jamesfc on Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:19 am

RJ Wiley has designed a great device to keep water from your tripod when you are shooting near or in shallow water. Check out the video for the inside scoop from Mr. Wiley himself! I have used the Drypod myself and it works! Available at http://www.birdsasart.com - cheap insurace for keeping salt and minerals from damaging your expensive tripod - carbon or aluminum. Rod has spent a lot of time testing and rethinking the approach to the Drypod and is contnuing to improve the product. Recommended!

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Re: Drypod Wader update

Postby jamesfc on Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:49 pm

After posting the original review, Rod wrote me and indicated he has already updated the product and added more improvements and now includes even more extra sleeves than the 4 indicated in the video. In this video, Rod explains how easy the Drypod wader is to install. Here's the information from Rod:

The kits now have 9 sleeves ( 3 sets ) 6 of them are made of the 10 mil plastic and 3 are made of a lighter 6 mil plastic. The reason for both being in the kit is kind of like a trial pack. During testing some of the guys liked the thin wall 6 mil sleeve because they could adjust the height of their tripod a little easier because the plastic is thinner allowing more friction on the leg locks to loosen and tighten them. Others like myself prefer the thicker sleeve because I use the slide locks to adjust the height because it much faster and the heaver sleeve won't tear as easy. There are refills available for the kits in either 6 or 10 so you can order the one that works best for your shooting style.
Each kit comes with 3 boots to protect the plastic sleeve from abrasions and cuts. Each boot has two Velcro's wraps sewn on so they won't get lost. Each kit comes with 3 Velcro wraps to hold the sleeve on and some repair tape just in case. These Drypods must ALWAYS be used with the boots or you will wear the plastic out. If you go to http://www.drypods.net you can see some pics of the set up. Thanks, Rod.

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Re: Drypod Wader

Postby FredRodgers on Sat Apr 04, 2009 1:20 pm

Nice review, Jim. Who does your camera work on these videos? :lol:
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