LensCoat LegCoat Wraps
I've had a set of LensCoat LegCoat Wraps for several years. They've protected my (expensive) tripod during transit and while photographing at various extreme locations including the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, Antarctica, Iceland, Greenland, India and China (including working at temperatures down to -20C at Ice World in Harbin).
Made from soft neoprene LegCoat Wraps are designed, as the name suggests, to wrap around the upper leg of your tripod and are easily affixed with a velcro closure. The inner side of each wrap is designed to tightly grip to your tripod legs, to help prevent them from sliding.
Cold Weather Performance
Each LegCoat Wrap acts as a thermal barrier between your cold-to-the-touch aluminum or carbon fibre tripod and your hands. This is a great feature when working under cold conditions when the metal surface of the tripod effectively becomes a conductor for the cold and makes handling the tripod unpleasant.
A really useful advantage of the spongy soft neoprene is that it acts as a cushion, between the hard, metal tripod and your body, when carrying the tripod against your body. This is particularly important when carrying your tripod, with camera attached, over your shoulder.
LensCoat also market a range of LegCoats (no wrap in title). They're effectively the same thing, but with more padding. Personally, I find the tripod becomes a little too bulky, when folded down, with the thicker LegCoats attached. This is why I prefer the LegCoat Wraps. Be careful not to confuse the two when ordering.
You'll find the LegCoat Wraps available in sets of 3 (one per leg) in black, red, yellow and a range of camo (i.e. camouflage) colors. They are strong and durable and come highly recommended.
- LensCoat have a very helpful chart which you can click on to help you identify the particular LegCoat Wrap to fit your specific tripod (brand and model). If you don't see your tripod listed just scroll down to the bottom of the page and send them an email via their Contact link.
- You can then purchase directly from the LensCoat site (always check freight costs before finalizing your order).
Shopping on Amazon
Alternatively, for folks who prefer to support this site and/or shop through Amazon, once you've determined the exact LegCoat Wrap model for your needs, on this very helpful chart, click on the link below to locate and purchase that specific model on Amazon.