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Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron

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Product Highlights
  • Replaces #3146

The Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron attaches to the tripod legs and allows for some storage space beneath the center column. It can also be used to hold a sandbag or stones to lower the center of gravity of your camera/tripod/tripod head combination and add some stability. Leather belt attachments adjust to most tripod leg diameters.

Replaces part number 3146.

Weight 8 oz (250g)

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Manfrotto166 Tripod Utility Apron
 
4.5

(based on 28 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (17)
  • Fits well (17)
  • Improves tripod function (12)
  • Solid/sturdy (12)
  • Lightweight (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (16)
    • Video (14)
    • Night shots (11)
    • Portraits (10)
    • Travel (10)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (13), Pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (21)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    An extra pair of hands

    We are an HD video production facility and use these aprons for all our field production items. We use two tripods, one for the Varicam, and the second to hold our portable HD...Read complete review

    We are an HD video production facility and use these aprons for all our field production items. We use two tripods, one for the Varicam, and the second to hold our portable HD monitor. The first apron we bought became so handy that we bought a second to put on the camera tripod. We carry all the little accessories we need quick access to during our shoots - tapes, batts, cables, cold drinks, etc.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Can't work without it...but

    I love this apron because I can store anything extra in it as I do my job. OR instead of bringing in all my gear from the car I can quickly throw what I...Read complete review

    I love this apron because I can store anything extra in it as I do my job. OR instead of bringing in all my gear from the car I can quickly throw what I need in the apron for a quick shoot. However, this is the second one I've bought this summer! The first one tore and couldn't be fixed. Kind of disappointing.

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    5.0

    Great addition to tripod

    By danny

    from Lafayette, LA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Stuff Securely
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits
      • Travel

      Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

      I got one of these years ago and wouldn't even consider ordering a new tripod without one. That's what I did, ordered a Manfrotto 055CX3 Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs and this apron at the same time.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Sturdy accessory to stabilize

      By Indigenous Intent

      from New Zealand

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Sturdy
      • Value For Money

      Cons

      • Compartments Too Small
      • Cumbersome
      • Non-adjustable

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Time Lapse
      • Video

      Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

      Product came pretty much as described - is made of hard wearing material and seemingly strong leather straps.

      Pros;
      - Good to keep your legs down when you need it
      - Strong design
      - Good value for money.

      Cons;
      - Can be cumbersome to take on and off
      - The compartments can be too small if you want to weigh down your legs

      Overall, it is very good value for money which seems like it will last. The only thing I would change is to perhaps make the compartments adjustable, so you could decide on the size of each section, depending on your intended use.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Metal Buckle on Backwards

      By KMH

      from Salina, KS

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

      Based on the images fo the apron, the metal buckle is on backwards. Still works but a little nuisance.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Nice, but a tad small

      By thinkstopthink

      from Anacortes, WA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

      • Slightly Too Small

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Video
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

      I like this. It is good for putting accessories down when your hands are full and works quite well for stabilizing your tripod with rocks or jugs of water. The only downside is that I'd like the pockets to be slightly larger. But that shouldn't dissuade anyone from purchasing it, it is a great product.

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      • No

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      4.0

      Of Good Utility

      By Bob

      from Nazareth, PA and New Milford, CT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

        Useful for holding items while working with the tripod or increasing stability with the addition of weight.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        5.0

        Great Product

        By chico

        from edison, NJ

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

        so handy...very great product

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        5.0

        I would by this product again

        By almozart

        from ny

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

          i find 166 Tripod Utility Apron by Manfrotto very useful . It attaches to my Gitzo trypod safely and it can hold several lenses and other items thus freeing my hands . Excellent product .

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          • No

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          5.0

          Heavy Duty and Handy!

          By Annabelle

          from Brunswick, GA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

            I don't know how I got by without this! This utility apron is made of heavy duty canvas and attaches with leather straps, as opposed to plastic clips. It's like having an extra set of durable, waterproof hands on set. I throw all the little camera bits, C47s and such in there. It keeps them from getting lost or damaged! There isn't anything I don't like about this utility apron.

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            • No

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            5.0

            My second one

            By kimww

            from IN

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Improves Tripod Function
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Shooting Anythng

              Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

              I bought a video tripod, so bought another apron. This apron is like having an assistant standing by to hold whatever you need...a lens when it's lens changing time, lens cap, filter...

              Since I'm now shooting video and bought a video tripod, I knew I'd need another apron because who doesn't need another hand when shooting?

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              • No

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              5.0

              Solid apron to support accessories

              By Videography

              from Maryland

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fits Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                I use the apron to place a lens I want to change or just anything you need to get out of the way fast when the camera bag is not handy. Worth getting this accessory.

                A quick release method would be nice.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great Product

                By Timmy

                from Texas

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Fits Well
                • Improves Tripod Function
                • Solid/Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Travel
                  • Video
                  • Weddings/Events
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                  Works great for holding all my camera accessories.Folds up nicely with the tripod for bag storage.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  166 tripod utility apron by manfrotto

                  By alex

                  from ny

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots

                    Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                    Excellent product , very easy to use . would highly recommend

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    4.0

                    handy

                    By Steve

                    from Atlanta

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Portraits
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                      This is a handy unit you can use when you are working with multiple lenses or changing bodies because i have lenses on each body. glad i got it.

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                      • No

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                      5.0

                      Like a dolly box for your tripod

                      By Ryan A Randall

                      from Toronto

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Fits Well
                      • Improves Tripod Function

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Anything

                      Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                      Holds stuff! Under your tripod! Amazing! Wish the straps were 1 or 2 notches bigger

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

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                      5.0

                      B&H Rocks!

                      By DubyaB

                      from Dallas, TX

                      About Me Casual Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Home
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Portraits
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Weddings/Events
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                        Product is as described.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Handy

                        By Markatect

                        from Charlotte, NC

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                            This thing stays full of stuff that normally is scattered around. Well made and good size.

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                            • No

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                            3.0

                            To bulky

                            By Peter

                            from Montreal

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Cumbersome
                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Portraits

                              Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                              Very solid, strong construction, but to bulky to hold small item like a flash or filter.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              5.0

                              helpfull

                              By nachito

                              from new york

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Video

                                Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                                It helps to hold things like an extraa ARM

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

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                                3.0

                                Can't work without it...but

                                By Wendiweb

                                from SF Bay Area

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                • Weak Construction

                                Best Uses

                                • Travel
                                • Video
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                                I love this apron because I can store anything extra in it as I do my job. OR instead of bringing in all my gear from the car I can quickly throw what I need in the apron for a quick shoot. However, this is the second one I've bought this summer! The first one tore and couldn't be fixed. Kind of disappointing.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • No

                                Share this review

                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                i like it!!

                                By top cat

                                from norther central, vermont

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Manfrotto 166 Tripod Utility Apron:

                                  as with the other reviews i have just posted, i have not used this enough to give it a 5-star rating, but is well on its way...

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                                  • No

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