Reviewed by 3 customers
The Skimmersack makes a good platform for shooting wildlife from the car - quite a bit better than a standard (oblong and smaller) beanbag. Construction seems good, but true durability is yet to be determined. The flat, round top gives a surface that's easy to adjust the camera on. We filled ours with sunflower seeds contained in about 8-10 one quart plastic zipper bags (squeeze extra air out of these). It's hefty because it's a sizeable volume, but that's beneficial for supporting a heavy camera/lens combo. Solid poly beads might work well also, but Styrofoam would be too light. Shots taken on the bag are nice and sharp (let the bag do the work and use a light touch). It fits our doors very well and is even useful with the window up a little ways. Overall a very good product.
Provides a good base to rest my telephoto lens on. However, after 10 days of shooting, the seam started to come apart. I will have to get the seam fixed if i want to use this beanbag again for another safari shoot.
-used this beanbag with a 300mm f/4 +1.8 TC on a Nikon D300 body. -placed/wedged the beanbag between the rail and the top opening of our safari Land Cruiser. Gives great support. Took a lot of nice sharp images. -filled it 90% with african red beans -after 10 days of moving and tossing the bag around. The stitching at the seam started to come apart a little. I don't think it will survive my second safari.