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WaterWeight stabilizes your camera gear using water

WaterWeight stabilizes your ca...
WaterWeight is a sandbag alternative that can be filled with water when needed
WaterWeight is a sandbag alternative that can be filled with water when needed
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When filled with water a WaterWeight can be used to supply 1.3 kg of support
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When filled with water a WaterWeight can be used to supply 1.3 kg of support
The ring shape means it's easy to stack multiple WaterWeights if you need more support
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The ring shape means it's easy to stack multiple WaterWeights if you need more support
WaterWeight can be hung off a tripod to add stability
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WaterWeight can be hung off a tripod to add stability
The velcro fastening donut-shape means WaterWeight can be attached around the main post of a tripod or stand
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The velcro fastening donut-shape means WaterWeight can be attached around the main post of a tripod or stand
WaterWeights are available now priced at US$50 each, or $110 for a bundle of three
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WaterWeights are available now priced at US$50 each, or $110 for a bundle of three
WaterWeight is a sandbag alternative that can be filled with water when needed
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WaterWeight is a sandbag alternative that can be filled with water when needed
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Most photographers have experienced the annoyance of having to lug heavy weights, typically sandbags, to the location of a photo shoot to help hold down and stabilize their tripod or lighting stands. WaterWeight is an new alternative which keeps your gear steady with (as the name suggests) water, and only needs to be filled when you're using it.

At the heart of the donut-shaped WaterWeight is a PVC bag with a cap button allowing it to be easily filled with water. This is encased in a fabric and nylon netting and, when empty, it can be folded down to the size of a mobile phone, making the 139 g (5 oz) device easy to store and carry to a shoot location.

When stabilizing weights are needed, users can fill the WaterWeight with water, which you're hopefully able to find at the location. The resulting 1.3 kg (3.3 lb) weight can then be used to secure a tripod or lighting stand. The velcro fastening donut-shape means it can be attached around the main post of a tripod or stand, while a handle makes it easy to hang off objects.

The ring shape also means it's easy to stack multiple WaterWeights if you need more support. Then, once the photo-shoot is over, the weight can be emptied, like those that are filled with rocks when needed, so it's lightweight again when it's time to take it home.

The velcro fastening donut-shape means WaterWeight can be attached around the main post of a tripod or stand
The velcro fastening donut-shape means WaterWeight can be attached around the main post of a tripod or stand

Some photographers might be concerned about using what are essentially bags of water near their expensive camera gear. However, in addition to pointing out that WaterWeight is designed to be transported empty and affixed at low points of tripods and stands, maker InspiredPhotoGear has conducted a series of safety tests. These have included pressure tests up to 15 lb force, and drop tests onto concrete from 6 ft (1.5 m). There have been zero failures.

WaterWeights are available now priced at US$50 each, or $110 for a bundle of three.

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4 comments
Peter Kelly
"...fill the WaterWeight with water, which you're hopefully able to find at the location..." ???
Isn't that at the heart of the problem anyway? If you aren't able to carry some bags and fill them with sand or soil to do this task, then such an item isn't going to help (rocks are even mentioned in the article!!).
More useless clutter for people to waste their money on!
iwerkenfilm
electricity & water? hmmm.
Rick DC
I know a very portable and convenient source of water that you're already carry just lower than waist height!! ;-)
DGG
You could also use a camel back type water bladder,