Download our latest NYC retail store ad here for our weekly specials!

LensCoat SkimmerSack Beanbag

Please note: Although this item is temporarily out of stock, you can order it now and it will ship as soon as it arrives. Your card will only be charged once item is shipped.
Why Adorama?
Easy Returns, Fast Shipping, Trusted for over 35 years.

Need help? Call 800-223-2500 212-741-0052

Our Price

Free Shipping
Add to Wishlist

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Reviewer Profile:
Enthusiast (2) , Photo enthusiast (1)

Key Features

  • Sewn in handles on each side - may be used for tie downs or to secure the Skimmer using a 3" climber's clip attached to the Skimmer's carrying tab.
  • Large zippered opening with protective flap for easy secure filling
  • The SkimmerSack Beanbag transforms into many different configurations for endless shooting possibilities with or without the use of the Skimmer II Ground Pod. Construction and Key Features:
  • The SkimmerSack is the most durable and the most flexible beanbag on the market. Here is why:
  • Unique transformable design - a multitude of uses and configurations. See images for suggested uses.
  • First ever "U" shaped bag with unique round-top design for use alone, or matched perfectly with the Skimmer Ground Pod II placed on top.
  • For use with any lens and camera combination from wide angle up to a 600/4 or 800/5.6.
  • Continuous non-skid Toughtek fabric inside of the legs for non slip grip on car doors
  • Highly contoured design allows less fill than other bags - weighs only 8 pounds when full using whole sunflower seeds
  • All seams are double stitched for extra strength - stress areas stitched at least 5 times*
  • Hook and loop straps at each end of the "legs" for tying the bag down to door handles or safari roof rack.
  • When used with the Skimmer Ground Pod II you can use with any ballhead, Gimball head or simply install a quick release plate for the lowest profile option. Riser blocks may also be used to fine tune your shooting height.
  • Here are some basic fill guidelines:
  • See included instruction sheet for suggested fill - we use sunflower seeds and feed them to the birds when we are finished with them. With 70-90% fill you can place over a car door and shoot with a lens alone or with the use of a Skimmer II Ground Pod on top. It can also be used upside down.
  • With 40% fill the "legs" can be folded under making a flatter "pancake" style beanbag for use with smaller lenses or for a lower profile. With 70-80% fill the"legs" can be spread out and placed on top of a car or in between the rails of asafari vehicle - leaving the round surface available for cradling your lens or placing the Skimmer II on top.
  • We recommend about 80% fill when using with a Skimmer from the car - more for atighter firmer top and less for a lower profile. Less fill allows the Skimmer IIto be cradled by the excess material on the top surface and allows a lower shooting profile.
  • By adjusting the amount of fill the SkimmerSack can be transformed for a varietyof uses, with or without the Skimmer II Ground Pod.

Technical Specs

Material Fabrics: * Durable 500 denier DuPont Cordura(r) nylon (waterproof urethane coated) * Non-skid Toughtek fabric for the interior * US-Made Fabrics Hardware: * Self-healing #5 zipper * * Hook and loop closures * Fabrication: U.S. Made * * All seams double stitched with nylon thread for added strength * Stress areas stitched at least 5 times
Weight Empty Weight: 5oz
Feedback is top rated for customer service HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime. BBB Accredited Business