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Lowepro/Joby - Format 160 Camera Bag & GorillaPod Tripod - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 237 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing tripod for vlogging

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    BeccaLoLo
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    I've recently started vlogging and after purchasing a new camera, I wanted some kind of tripod/stabilizer-type product to use while vlogging and this one's great! The balls make it really effortless to hold...I have small hands, but this is easy to grip with comfort. You can bend the tripod "legs" to fit your needs and it holds VERY well. I've attached it to lampposts/other random objects and never worried about it falling. Once you twist the "legs" around to whatever you're attaching it to, as long as you do it properly and make sure you've got it wrapped firmly, it doesn't move/slip because of the rubber. The bag that came with this is great as well. It fits the tripod, my camera AND my camera accessories (charger, extra batteries) with room to spare. When I'm out vlogging, I actually use it to store my extra camera equipment and it doubles as a "purse" so I only have 1 bag to carry with me. The material is heavy duty as well. The bag slipped off of my shoulder once while all of my equipment, including my camera and cell phone, were inside and everything was safe. There's extra padding that protects whatever you store inside. I haven't tried this yet, but I bet you could put a raw egg inside, drop it from a high distance and the egg would be fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Tripod, Oddly-Sized Bag.

    Posted
    Steinah

    The Joby tripod is great, the LowePro bag not so much. I got this for $40, mainly for the tripod (which retails for $50-60 alone). The bag won't get much use. Joby Tripod Pros: - Easy to adjust on uneven terrain (rocks, tree roots, etc.) - Can wrap around objects like railings - Easily supports weight of mid-size DSLR/mirrorless with a medium sized zoom. It may have trouble supporting longer tele-zooms Cons: - Only about 1.5 feet high. Would be nice for Joby to make a hybrid gorilla/standard retractable tripod with a bit more height. LowePro Bag Pros: - Many compartments: 1 zipped main, 2 open sides (for small 16oz bottles, sunglasses, etc), 1 open back (for brochures, etc) 1 zipped front (for cables, pens, etc) and one mesh zip on the underside of the main flap (for lens filters, microfiber cloth, etc) Cons: - TRIPOD DOESN'T FIT IN THE BAG! The bag is deep, seemingly made for long zoom lenses, but not deep enough for the tripod! Plus, you'll have to stack smaller primes to be efficient. - Not enough space for a tablet. My iPad Mini doesn't fit comfortably, it causes the top flap to bulge when zipped.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Combo

    Posted
    BK78
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    I was looking to purchase a camera bag for my new camera when I saw this combo that included the bag and Joby tripod. Separately these items cost close to or over $50 and I managed to pick up the combo for $50. The bag is plain with plenty of room for a dslr body, multiple lenses and all your chargers, cords and accessories. Brought it on a trip to Asia for 2 weeks it worked perfect, sliding right into my backpack. Haven't had a chance to use the tripod outside of my home, however it seem straight forward. There's a mounting piece with level that screws into your camera. Then you're able to slide it in and out of the tripod. The tripod holds the weight of my Canon 70D with a small lens, but with a larger lens, you have to widen the base or it may tip. The legs seem pretty sturdy and the rubber around the balls are pretty grip well. If you're a beginner like me you'll need both of these items, so you might as well save some $ with this combo.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great combo for a great price

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    Teejay
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    I was shopping for just a camera bag when I saw this combo and jumped on it. I was not disappointed. The bag is compartmentalized so it fits my T6i, kit lens, battery pack, Rode Mic and lens caps with extra room left. There are about 5 pockets (some zipper, some not) for things like extra batteries, MCs, etc. The Joby tripod is what sold me since I knew from prior knowledge what a great it is tool for recording pretty much any where. The legs bend well which allow the tripod to hang on to a variety of things. Not only that the tripod is pretty strong and carries my camera and lens well. Great purchase. Only wish I waited a few more weeks to save the extra ten bucks, but I'm happy nonetheless.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bag is AWESOME - POD is OKAY

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    vitoloco
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    The versatility of the Gorilla Pod is great but the sturdiness of the legs are just okay. I thought they would be a little stiffer/stronger but i guess you'll have to buy the metal Gorilla Pod for that. The bag on the other hand is awesome for my use. I fit my Canon 80D, RODE Video Mic GO, 18-55 lens, 24mm prime lens, camera charger, phone charger, 12,000 MAH portable battery, 10"inch tablet, tin of mints, and If i try hard enough I can get my Gorilla Pod to fit (sticking out ofcourse but it works.) GOOD BUY GOOD DEAL

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought it for the Joby

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    DocLoc
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    I was traveling to Europe and really wanted a flexible tripod. I was planning on just buying the Joby but then when I looked down and realize that I could buy did show me that I was originally going to buy a house so get a free case and it was cheaper I ended up buying this product. Not quite sure why it was cheaper this way but sure was quite a steal. Just combined with my canon remote control allowed me and my fiancé to take a lot of pictures together without having to ask people to take the pictures for us

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Small Tripod, Bag a Plus

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    Hoosk
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    For the price it is difficult to find a better option than this GorillaPod if you need something flexible and compact. The tripod holds up my Canon 70D with a Sigma 17-50 f/2.8 lens fairly steady. The legs do start to bend once the leg/ground angle becomes sharp (say <30 degrees). Also the locking plate does have a tendency to loosen up from the camera body over time. The included bag is nothing special, but of excellent quality. Large enough to fit a small-medium dslr with a short attached lens.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Package Deal!

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    Iced
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    The joby tripod is not the best for dslr but as long as I'm not using a 1dx or with a camera with a grip or a telephoto lens (the white L lenses) it's ok. If I'm using prime lenses like the canon 35mm f2.0 or the canon 50 f1.8 it is still stable. The good thing about it is it can be easily put in a backpack. The Lowepro Format 160 Is just a little bag that serves its purpose. Although for the package price of these two items, I can't resist it. Good price for dslr accessories!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great for small cameras and devices

    Posted
    Icemanvw
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    The versatility of the JOBY is great. I'm a photographer who always likes to be prepared. When going out some where and I see an image I would like to capture, I want equipment that will help me with those results. The JOBY is lightweight and transports easy. Sets up in a pinch. The only downside is it does not play well with DSLR camera bodies, and that is a miss in my book. But if you like to use your smaller point and shoot or mobile device, this is a great option.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Versatile Tripod

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    SEAgull
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    This combination was on sale for less than the normal price of the Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom with ballhead. Compared to a full-size tripod, this is something I can take in my shoulder bag and it will always be ready. It is a tight fit inside the Format 160 in this bundle, but I have a larger camera bag. It is quick to set up and use anywhere tripods are allowed. It also includes a ballhead and quick release plate which are essential for convenience.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice large camera bag and versatile tripod

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    rph195618
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    Actually bought the bag to carry my GPS and radar detector. Bag is the perfect size to store my 6" Garmin Nuvi GPS. It has adjustable dividers that I could position to make compartments for both the GPS and radar detector as well as the power cords. Lowepro is known for high quality bags. The tripod is a little lagniappe. The legs can be bent into almost any configuration that one can imagine. Would be especially useful on an uneven surface.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    So great, got another one!

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    Kevster
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    I (and my S/O) loved it so much that I got another one so we wouldn't have to fight for this. I got this on sale and got the combo even cheaper than if I would've just gotten the gorilla pod. The gorilla pod is amazing and probably my favorite compact mini tripod. I didn't think the bag would be useful but I ended up using it much more than I expected. The dividers in the inside make it easy to keep my accessories sorted out.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great...for the price

    Posted
    SKOOBS
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    Truth be told, I was going to buy the Joby Gorilla Pod anyway but I came across this on a MASSIVE discount. It was only $40. That is %60 off the original price of $100. How could I pass it up? The Gorilla pod works just as I had read about and the camera bag is ok. I would have bought a different bag if I had to buy them separately. There isn't anything wrong with it but it doesn't have anything special about it either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really good deal!

    Posted
    deadend
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    Surprisingly sturdy tripod for Nikon d7000 & kit lens or any medium size lens. Great for when you need a short tripod (tabletop) for product, food, etc. the bag is a real bonus- holds camera with lens attached & flash. Plus the tripod alone costs more than this 2fer deal so why not? A really nice surprise! Tripod also works well for holding off-camera large flash without worrying about it moving or collapsing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent value

    Posted
    ImmortalDonut
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    I was looking at the gorilla pod to bring with me on vacation. This kit provided the same tripod with a bag for 20 less than just the tripod. The bag fits my EF 70-300mm zoom lens vertically with the lens hood on. The front pocket is almost too tight to get my hand into, so it's not very useful. The side pockets are good for stashing your lens caps and other small accessories you might want quick access to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awsome Bundle Package for the Price

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    Teke959
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    This bundle package was on sale for a great price. I was looking to get a Joby tripod and this fit the bill. This bundle was less expensive than buying the tripod by itself. I gave the camera bag to my mother in law because I already had one and she needed one. The tripod works great and the bag is Lowepro so you are getting quality products with this bundle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Value!

    Posted
    Chayness
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    This bundle is amazing! The Joby camera tri pod alone is worth more than this small package. The best part is you get the versatile bag that fits a number of cameras (even 2 or more). DSLR, Point and Shoot, Mirrorless, a few lenses, an extra camera, an action cam? Yes! They all fit and at times you can fit a few cameras or gear as well. Great deal!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    New to cameras

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    Busybeaver
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    I recently decided that I was going to get more into photography and video and purchased this little bundle to go with my camera. The bag is perfect for all the camera components but I wish the tripod was about 5 inches taller. Every time I use it I end up having to put it on a box or stack things under it to get it to a place where it's usable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great set up for a beginner

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    Albert
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    I'm getting ready to go overseas this summer and needed accessories for my iPhone setup. I found this to be a great deal bring that it was on sale and cheaper than buying it seperately. The joby gorilla pod is excellent and functional. You won't be sorry you invested in this.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Package!

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    PDXLB
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    I purchased this as an add on to the camera I purchased. The bag is sturdy and easy to carry. I really like that the inside is adjustable as far as the compartments go. They attach to the bag with velcro so you can remove or adjust them as needed. The tripod is really cool! I'm excited to get out hiking to test out the flexibility and ability to attach it to things.

    I would recommend this to a friend