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Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black)

B&H # MA3281BLK Mfr # AW 3281BLK
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You Pay: $59.95

The Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) Tripod Bag is a soft padded bag made of heavy duty Cordura nylon designed to carry Manfrotto tripods. The bag has 1 outside pocket for accessories and is carried by handles or an included shoulder strap.

Soft tripod bag made from heavy duty Cordura nylon
1 pocket on outside of the case
Compatible with;
Bogen/Manfrotto tripods with head up to 42" long
Material Heavy duty Cordura nylon fabric
Type of Closure Zipper
Interior Dimensions 42 x 5.5 x 5.5" (106.7 x 14 x 14 cm) (LxWxH)
Accommodates Bogen/Manfrotto tripods up to approximately 44" long
Padded Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Shoulder strap
Handle straps
Weight Not specified by manufacturer
Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black)
  • Shoulder Strap
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    Manfrotto3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black)
     
    4.2

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (11)
    • Easy to use (9)
    • Professional quality (7)
    • Compact (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Reviewer Profile:
          • Enthusiast (3), Professional artist (3)
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No (13)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Great Bag for Lightstands

        I purchased this bag to carry 8-foot lightstands, umbrella swivels, and 45" umbrellas on location. It works great for this application, but I think the bag is too long,...Read complete review

        I purchased this bag to carry 8-foot lightstands, umbrella swivels, and 45" umbrellas on location. It works great for this application, but I think the bag is too long, and has pretty skimpy padding for a quality tripod bag. Try the Tamrac 332 Padded Tripod case if your looking to protect a tripod. I have found it to be one of the best.

        VS

        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Decent Bag

        I use this to carry my manfrotto tripod.I like that it has an exterior pocket for storing tripod plates, screws etc....
        CONS:
        The padding isnt very good. The diameter...Read complete review

        I use this to carry my manfrotto tripod.I like that it has an exterior pocket for storing tripod plates, screws etc....
        CONS:
        The padding isnt very good. The diameter of the bag isn't very wide. I have the 515 legs and the feet on the legs make it hard to zip up the bag.

        Reviewed by 17 customers

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        5.0

        It's excellent bag!!

        By Ksad

        from Brazil

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Video

          Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

          It's excellent bag!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          I bought 4

          By Bradford

          from Riverside CA

          About Me Business Owner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact Design
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

              We use these bags to carry microphone tripod stands.
              They hold 4 perfectly. We've worn out several over the years, zippers break and straps rip but mostly from harsh abuse and over stuffing. I have'nt found anything that works better.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              "Looks can be deceiving"

              By JP

              from Mishawaka, IN

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact Design
              • Easy To Use
              • Highly Compatible
              • Improves Performance
              • Lightweight
              • Professional Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Independent Films

                Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                This product is capable of exactly what it says. We use it for carrying our Manfrotto Tripod back and forth from our auditorium and closet. It is very durable and the tripod fits perfectly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                1.0

                didn't even bother to put logo on it

                By Jamtul

                from LA

                About Me Professional Artist

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Performance
                  • Pricey / Poor Value

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                    I have been always pleased with Manfrotto products, until I saw this one. The product is so cheaply made that the zipper broke in the first use. The padding is very thin, almost non existent, it is definitely NOT going to protect your equipment. The bag doesn't even have a logo on it and is just like an unbranded cheap product. I don't think it is even worth this price

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Confortable to carry

                    By Shaltz

                    from Mexico City

                    About Me Hobbyist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                        Has plenty of room for the tripod

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        As Expected

                        By CT Photo Group

                        from Brookfield, CT

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                            Does exactly what a bag should do. Large enough to hold my flash stands and back up gear.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Bogen Imaging Long Tripod Bag

                            By RDG

                            from Castro Valley, CA

                            About Me Hobbyist

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Professional Quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                I own several of these Bogen Imaging padded tripod bags for various size Bogen tripods with various heads. These are well made and well padded bags that I would recommend for storage or travel for any tripod/head combination.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Nice Bag!

                                By Tmak

                                from Minneapolis, MN

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Professional Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                    It works perfectly for the tripod we have. The shoulder strap is nice. The bag appears to be of quality construction as well. Looks like we will get many years of use out of it.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    3.0

                                    Great protection

                                    By Wunder

                                    from Oslo, Norway

                                    About Me Professional Artist

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Compact Design
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Professional Quality

                                    Cons

                                    • Limited Compatibility

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                      It's padded and that is a very important thing for me, besides It's very strong and durable but it is a little shorter than the measurements.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      4.0

                                      Metes the Need

                                      By Walt

                                      from Chesapeake, VA

                                      About Me Hobbyist

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Professional Quality

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor Design

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                        I bought the Manfrotto 3281B Padded Tripod Bag to protect my Manfrotto 3046 tripod with a Manfrotto 501HDV head. It is a nice bag; however, the tripod with the head is a tight fit. The length is fine, but the narrow width needs at least an additional 1/2 to 1 inch for a good fit. It is advertised to fit the 3046 tripod, but it seems Manfrotto would have allowed for their head mounted on the tripod.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No

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                                        5.0

                                        Quality Manfrotto Construction

                                        By myearout

                                        from Breckenridge, CO

                                        About Me Business Owner, Pro videographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Professional Quality

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Protecting your gear

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                          Got this bag to carry my 1 meter dolly slider. It is the typical quality construction I have come to expece from Manfrotto. Tough, rugged bag. I am sure I will have it for a long time. Good handles along with a shoulder strap and an outside zippered pocket for those small accessories.

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                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Manfrotto/Bogan 45" Tripod Bag

                                          By Charlie Thunders

                                          from Seattle

                                          About Me Pro-Sumer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Functional stylish bag

                                          Cons

                                          • No impact protection

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Great organizer tool

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                          Great for use with the 3036 tripod with head attached. Basic bag with not much padding but protection from the elements and great organizational aid. Good value, would recommend.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Bag for the Price

                                          By Kdubz

                                          from New York

                                          About Me Video producer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Professional Quality

                                          Cons

                                          • Limited Space

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Basic Tripod Carrying
                                          • Light Air Travel

                                          Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                          This bag works great with my Manfrotto 3182 tripod. It's a snug fit but it does the job just fine. I check it on planes and I have yet to experience any damage to the tripod or the bag. Seems durable!

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Great Bag for Lightstands

                                          By PC Photo

                                          from Fargo, ND

                                          About Me Professional Artist

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact Design
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Low Price

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • For Lightweight Gear

                                            Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                            I purchased this bag to carry 8-foot lightstands, umbrella swivels, and 45" umbrellas on location. It works great for this application, but I think the bag is too long, and has pretty skimpy padding for a quality tripod bag. Try the Tamrac 332 Padded Tripod case if your looking to protect a tripod. I have found it to be one of the best.

                                            Share this review

                                             
                                            3.0

                                            Decent Bag

                                            By djwood

                                            from Ohio

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Cheaper than others
                                            • Improves Tripod Function
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                            • Padding

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                              I use this to carry my manfrotto tripod.I like that it has an exterior pocket for storing tripod plates, screws etc....
                                              CONS:
                                              The padding isnt very good. The diameter of the bag isn't very wide. I have the 515 legs and the feet on the legs make it hard to zip up the bag.

                                              Share this review

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Great Price, Great Function

                                              By CDW

                                              from New York, NY

                                              About Me Pro Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Compact
                                              • Fits Well
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                                  I'm using this to carry two tripod stands for my teleprompter. They're not particularly delicate, so the padding in this bag is perfectly adequate. I was looking for a low-cost solution, and this bag is perfect.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Perfect for large tripods

                                                  By Mik

                                                  from Australia

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Lightweight

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Daily Use

                                                    Comments about Manfrotto 3281B (AW-3281B) 42" Padded Tripod Bag (Black):

                                                    sturdy yet light with handy pocket

                                                    • Primary use:
                                                    • Business

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