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Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors

You Pay: $34.95
Product Highlights
  • Set of 3
  • For Older 055 Series
  • For 3011, 3021 and 3401 Tripods

The Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors protect the tripod from dings and scratches while simultaneously making it easier on your shoulder. They also insulate your hands when using the tripod in extreme weather conditions. The protectors fit Manfrotto 3011, 3021 and 3401 tripods, as well as older 055 tripods- the newer 055 comes with leg protectors already installed.

Zipper system allows them to be fitted easily and prevent them from slipping down during use.
Length 14" (35.5cm)
Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Manfrotto380 Tripod Leg Protectors
     
    2.5

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    40%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (4)
    • Improves tripod function (3)
    • Solid/sturdy (3)

    Cons

    • Poor design (4)

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Works great!

    These protect the legs well as well as provide needed padding when carrying the camera on the tripod on my shoulder.

    These protect the legs well as well as provide needed padding when carrying the camera on the tripod on my shoulder.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Expect a mess!

    I ordered these thinking that OEM would fit the best but these leg protectors are poor. I opened the package to find 3 leg protectors stacked together with glue oozing out and all over...Read complete review

    I ordered these thinking that OEM would fit the best but these leg protectors are poor. I opened the package to find 3 leg protectors stacked together with glue oozing out and all over the protectors. They have a strip of glue about an inch wide running down the inside of each protector to help prevent slipage but the glue was all over everything in the package. I should have immediately sent them back but instead spent a couple of hours cleaning up the mess with Goo-Be-Gone.

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    2.0

    Manfrotto Tripod Leg Protectors

    By BaltoBill

    from Baltimore

    Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

    The 3 leg covers arrived quickly and seem to be a quality well made product. However, I have been trying for over 2 weeks to install the first cover and not been successful. The cover should be a bit more flexible to make installation easier. I'm not giving up as others have been successful in installing them and the results hopefully will worth the effort. However I would not recommend others to purchase this product.

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    1.0

    Sad story

    By lightwriter

    from GA

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Poor Design

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

        Bought the set to replace the worn out original foam that was on the tripod. Unfortunately this item is too thin to provide any useful cushion.

        Installment was easier than described by others - my trick was to assemble to protector first and allow it to take to the round shape for about 5 minutes. Out of the box it is flat and the zippers point to opposite directions and assembly is impossible. Still one leg needed pliers to pull the zipper and the zipper hold broke.

        Looking for a better solution. Pipe insulation and handlebar tape?

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        Waste of $$

        By Cannuck

        from Calgary, Alberta Canada

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

              These do not fit my 055 Series tripod. They are too small. After 90 minutes of fitting these on my tripod, two of the zippers started splitting due to the tension on them. If the protector was just a little bigger (1/8of inch) it would be great. But if it does not fit, then is a waste of money. Manfrotto needs to revisit this problem and fix it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great addition to tripod

              By baldbike

              from Gate City, VA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Fits Well

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Enhances handeling

                Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

                I frequently carry tripod over shoulder when hiking or walking; the leg covers make this more comfortable. Additionally, when carrying the tripod, the covers give me a more secure feel than contacting just the carbon legs.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                1.0

                Very difficult to install.

                By Canon kid

                from Salem Illinois

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor Design

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

                    I found them hard to install. I'm sure that I ordered the correct size but they were much to small to fit. Impossible to zip. In fact I ruined a zipper in the effort causing them to be useless. Would pass on these.

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                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Don't Buy!

                    By ohiosteph3

                    from MD

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Poor Design

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

                        I was super excited when these arrived last night, because I've been doing a lot of outdoor shooting recently, and my hands are numb by the end of the day. I have a Manfrotto 3021 tripod, so I knew I bought the right covers. I opened the packet to find a very small illustration paper and with no other directions. While the drawings make it look like an easy thing, it's really not.

                        After about 20 minutes trying to get the FIRST cover on, I was unsuccessul. I had my boyfriend help me hold the cover together, and still no luck. It is a super tight fit to even hold it together to try and zip up. So then we took off the tripod leg, thinking if we zipped up the cover halfway then slid it onto the leg, it would work. NOT A CHANCE. Because of the stickiness from the pad on the inside of the leg, we couldn't even slide it halfway down the leg. My boyfriend was even using his leatherman to relieve some of the pain on our fingers from the zipper since we had to try so hard.

                        While he was still trying that, I moved on to try and start the 2nd cover, could barely zip it halfway and had to stop. If there was just a bit more material, this would've been a breeze. I don't know how anyone else has managed to get these on, but I DO NOT recommend buying these, unless you want to spend more than 30 minutes trying.

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                        • No

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                        2.0

                        No Padding

                        By Tom

                        from Saratoga, CA

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • No padding
                          • Wrong size

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Portraits

                          Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

                          There is no padding on the protectors and the size did not fit my 055 series.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Protect the investment...

                          By AJ

                          from Gilbert, AZ

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                          • Messy

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

                          Want to protect that new tripod...Here you go! They are a little bit of a pain to install at first. Just like the other reviews, the adheasive can get messy if you're not careful. The provide decent protection for the legs and a little added padding for a long shoulder carry.

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                          • No

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                          4.0

                          Works great!

                          By Asheville Bob

                          from Asheville, NC

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery

                            Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

                            These protect the legs well as well as provide needed padding when carrying the camera on the tripod on my shoulder.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Good protectors except for the goop

                            By Daniel T.

                            from Honolulu, HI

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

                            As the other reviews have mentioned, when you open it up, there's this white goop all over the back side of the protectors. There's also a yellow strip that I assume is supposed to be removed prior to installation, but with the goop being everywhere, it's hard to tell (I removed it). [...] once you install it, you can't see the goop at all, and it doesn't dry to prevent the protectors from being twisted or removed (a good thing in my book). Just be prepared to get your hands real messy when installing it, and if you ever need to remove the protector permanently, you'll have to clean off the goop as well.Also, don't forget to zip it from the top going down. This prevents the zipper from undoing itself.They do a very good job of protecting the legs, so I wouldn't mind buying them again.

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                            3.0

                            Good product if you can get by the goop

                            By Ed

                            from Northborough, MA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Improves Tripod Function
                            • Solid/Sturdy

                            Cons

                            • Difficult Zipper
                            • Glue Issues

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape Photography

                            Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

                            What I didn't like: White gluey goop was on the outside of the protectors. I haven't tried any solvent on it yet, but wiped up most of it with a paper towel. It's not sticky any more, but looks a little messy, which doesn't bother me terribly. Also, it took quite a bit of work to get the last inch of the zipper closed.

                            What I like: Very nice once you get them on, with the exception of the goop. It's fortunate that the build quality is very solid, or the forcing of the zipper over the last inch would have destroyed the zipper or the stiching holding it in place.

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                            (10 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Expect a mess!

                            By rdpate

                            from Great Falls, MT

                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Fits Well

                            Cons

                            • Messy Glue
                            • Poor Design

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Manfrotto 380 Tripod Leg Protectors:

                              I ordered these thinking that OEM would fit the best but these leg protectors are poor. I opened the package to find 3 leg protectors stacked together with glue oozing out and all over the protectors. They have a strip of glue about an inch wide running down the inside of each protector to help prevent slipage but the glue was all over everything in the package. I should have immediately sent them back but instead spent a couple of hours cleaning up the mess with Goo-Be-Gone.

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