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Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System

B&H # KATH3N1 MFR # KT ZZ-STH-3N1
Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System

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  • Fits Kata 3N1 Sling Bags
  • Attaches in 3 Easy Steps

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The Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System is a tripod holder system designed for the Kata 3N1 Sling bags. It attaches to the bag in 3 easy steps.

Attaches in 3 easy steps
Compatible with Kata 3N1-10, 3N1-20, or 3N1-30 backpacks
Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System
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    KataSTH-3N1 Tripod Holder System
     
    4.1

    (based on 50 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (20)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (22)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Versatile (16)
    • Good protection (6)
    • Good strap length (4)
    • Lightweight (4)
    • High quality (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Tools (11)
      • Tripod (6)
      • Travel (4)
      • Tripods (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (26), Semi-pro photographer (6), Casual photographer (5), Practical (3), Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (29)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      John is my hero

      Product integrates well into the 3-n-1 bag. Tripod is easy to insert/retrieve and I am taking my pod more as a result. Also, by putting more weight away from my...Read complete review

      Product integrates well into the 3-n-1 bag. Tripod is easy to insert/retrieve and I am taking my pod more as a result. Also, by putting more weight away from my body the weight has re-distributed from the top of the shoulder to the front which is better. I have a Manfrotto 190xProB on a 3-n-1 20 and the tripod is several inches taller making the bag a bit awkward to sling at times, and when I'm walking around with tripod attached to the bag, the lower camera compartment can become a little crammed and the tripod does swing a small amount, but nothing serious for either issue. Otherwise a very practical product.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Only for small to medium tripods

      Got this for my Kata 3n1-22 bag.

      While it holds my old cheapie aluminum medium tripod (23" folded length, approx. 3 lbs) just fine, anything longer and...Read complete review

      Got this for my Kata 3n1-22 bag.

      While it holds my old cheapie aluminum medium tripod (23" folded length, approx. 3 lbs) just fine, anything longer and heavier like my Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 with 498RC2 head (30" folded length, approx. 5 lbs) is too much. The bulk of the weight is up top extending about 13" above the top of the bag so it wants to swing back and forth when you're walking. It also tends to pull the top of the bag away from your back in backpack mode due to the weight distribution being mostly up top with a large tripod.

      Forget about using this with the Kata bag in sling mode with a big tripod. It definitely works better for small/medium and light tripods only.

      The metal ring where the vertical strap attaches to also rubs against the tripod body so I suggest wrapping it in something soft to avoid scratching up the tripod.

      For the price of the Kata bags, this should have also been included with the bag.

      Overall though as a solution to carry your gear and tripod, it's not bad ... just have to be aware of its limitations.

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      5.0

      Kata Tripod Holder

      By Royze

      from Glendale, CA

      Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

      The product has great quality and it fits perfectly with my Manfrotto 055CXPRO4 carbon fiber in Kata 3n1. its just about right. Really happy with my buy. One tough challenge is to install the Tripod Holder. Its a challenge. It can get frustrating but its worth it.

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      3.0

      A Decent Tripod Holder

      By MisterMutt

      from Covina, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Carries Most Tripods
      • Purpose Built

      Cons

      • Poor Adjustability
      • Small Pouch
      • Throws Weight Back

      Best Uses

      • Hiking
      • Photo Walks

      Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

      Being that I own an older Kata 3N1-30 bag, this tripod holder is the only one that will fit my bag without the necesity of making my own. This holder is definitely more handy than carying my tripod on my shoulder during long hikes or walks through the city. It will fit most tripods and makes them easy to remove from the bag. I would not recommend using your bag in one-arm sling mode, and would stick to either backpack mode or X-cross mode with the lumbar support securely attached. The major downside of this holder is that it throws more weight off-center to the back of the bag. Depending on your tripod, this can have a significant effect. The tripod that I am using with this bag is a Gitzo GT3542XLS with a RRS leveling base and RRS BH-55 PCL head. If you have a heavy head setup I would strongly recommend detaching it from your tripod and using a compartment in your bag, or a carabiner on the hook (if applicable) to attack it to a D-ring on the bag. This will alleviate some of the weight from the back of the bag when walking around. My only major issue with this holder is that the pouch does not get low enough to cary my tripod comfortably (taller tripods might require you to duck through doorways), and the pouch is too small to hold my head inside (ideal way I would like to carry it). Finally, I do have some concerns with the longevity of my top handle bearing the weight of the tripod and hope that future bags will have a D-ring or other anchor built in for the top strap.

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      4.0

      Simple and solid

      By Razi

      from Morgantown, WV

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

          it is so simple to install and easily to be remove and works great.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Tripod Holder

          By Cj

          from Boise, ID

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Protection
          • Non-Scratch
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Carry tripod

            Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

            This was purchased to go with the backpack I just purchased and it is a great add on so you alway have your tripod and do not have to hand carry it or sling carry it over your shoulder.

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            • No

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            4.0

            Great Accessory - Buy why?

            By SteveP999

            from Belton, Tx

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                I love the tripod holder.

                But, why? Why didn't it just come with the bag? Save the raincoat and give me the tripod holder.

                But, now that I have it, I'm happy with it. It solves a problem on where to store it when I am not using it. It doesn't flop around while walking and stays in place when the sling is slung.

                Simple but innovate design.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A great piece of kit

                By Dileas Gu Braith

                from Brampton, Ontario

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Easy to use
                • Exceptional value
                • Looks professional

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Monopods
                  • Small tripods

                  Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                  I purchased this tripod holder to use with my Manfrotto 680B monopod. The secure fit to my Kata bag is excellent and makes carrying my monopod a breeze. It's held in place as it should be and with the snap of a buckel the monopod is off the bag and ready to use. This holder is inexpensive and well worth the purchase.

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                  3.0

                  Kind of small

                  By Craig

                  from Michigan

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                        Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                        I'm thinking I may return this, but haven't decided. It's a great idea, and it probably works well with a small tripod, or a travel tripod. I have a good sized Gitzo, and it's just to large to use with this. But the design seems good, and it's well made.

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                        1.0

                        Dissappointed

                        By Techntrek

                        from Alberta Canada

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                        Pros

                          Cons

                          • Not Functional
                          • Poor design
                          • Poor Protection
                          • Slips Off Easily

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                            I have a new carbon fibre tripod and thought this would be ideal for attaching to my Kata 3N1 22 bag. This holder is a dissappointment all around. The base pouch is barely large enough to hold either end of my folded up tripod. (takes some fidgeting to get it in) I'm surprised that there is no accomodation for drainage in the pouch, so if you get caught in the rain, it makes a great water collector. The side straps are configured in a manner that leaves the loose ends sticking out with nowhere to fold them in. The clips that hold the straps seem flimsy and likely to pop open when one of those loose ends gets snagged on something. Once installed with tripod attached, it leaves the tripod hanging way too far back, with no means of snugging it closer and making the pack feel way heavier and uncomfortable, not to mention needing much more clearence when moving in tight spaces. I think one could do much better with a couple peices of nylon webbing, some interlocking clips and velcro.

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                            3.0

                            Great with the 3in1 system

                            By Joe V

                            from Phoenix, Az

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                            Pros

                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Cameras

                              Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                              Great for attaching your tripod to your 3in1 system

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Well designed, effectively functional.

                              By Photo-flyer

                              from Norfolk, Virginia

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Works well with 3N1 bag

                              Cons

                              • Might be too small

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel tripod

                              Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                              My tripod came with a very high quality padded carrying case, [in black with red trim, exactly matching the Kata 3N1-22 bag]. I was able to use it with this holder by trimming the edge of the velcro to extend the buckle on the upper cinch strap all the way out, and squeezing the empty bottom 3 inches of the case into the holder. It was only by having a case 3 or 4 inches longer than the tripod plus ballhead, that made this possible. Otherwise, the lower part of the holder is too tight of a fit to hold anything other than the bare tripod legs.

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                              4.0

                              It makes the totimg enjoyable

                              By charlie boy

                              from wilmington nc

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                              Pros

                              • Flexibility

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Backpacking

                                Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                                When I go out to different areas carrying the gear it is very helpful to have both of your hands free for other activities.

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                                4.0

                                Does what it says.

                                By Kenny

                                from Lititz, PA

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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                                Pros

                                • Good support for tripod

                                Cons

                                • Not all three legs fit

                                Best Uses

                                • Tripod transportaion

                                Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                                The tripod holder does what it says it will. My only problem is that not all three legs fit in the holder. Still stays in the hold and still gets held on by the upper strap. I fit two legs in and strap the top and it's good to go. Takes getting used to the camera being on the front of the bag. But it works well.

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                                5.0

                                What I needed...

                                By deltawhiskeybravo

                                from Ajax, Ontario, Canada

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                                      Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                                      It does what it does. Holds my Oben AC-1300 just fine. With the tripod in the centre of the backpack it keeps the bag well balanced.

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                                      • Yes

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                                      4.0

                                      Works just fine.

                                      By GBerdan

                                      from Wenatchee, WA

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                                      Pros

                                      • Good Protection
                                      • Versatile

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Hold Tripod Mono pod

                                        Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                                        This is a great accessory if you regularly carry a tripod. The 4 star rating is because I felt it should be included with every 3N1 bag standard. It is simple to attach and holds very securely. I don't understand some of the complaints that it doesn't. You have to be smarter than the Velcro strap. There's a loop of Velcro that should wrap around the vertical handle of the 3N1 bag. It will stay right there in place and the quick buckle then goes around the tripod legs or neck, whichever is in the area.

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                                        4.0

                                        Good Product, does the job.

                                        By Dan

                                        from Montreal, QC

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                                        Pros

                                          Cons

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                                              Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                                              Good price, fits weel on the backpack.
                                              Easy to install.

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                                              4.0

                                              Great accessory

                                              By hb_desiato

                                              from Ottawa, ON

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Versatile

                                              Cons

                                              • Expensive
                                              • Slips Off Easily

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Tripods

                                              Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                                              Got this for use with my 3n1 20 bag.

                                              Works well for carrying a small (~5ft tall when extended) tripod.

                                              Clips that hold the straps connecting the pouch to the bag don't lock in super tight, and are a bit of a pain to remove and reattach if you want to use the holder occasionally.

                                              I'm not sure if you could use the rain cover with a tripod attached to the bag unless your tripod is really small.

                                              A bit pricey for what it is; if you had a few straps you could put something together for a lot cheaper.

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                                              5.0

                                              Nice Design

                                              By Yulu Xue

                                              from Toronto, canada

                                              About Me Casual Photographer

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy install

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Tools

                                                Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                                                very nice designed, must have addon for a kata 3 in 1 backpack

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                                                5.0

                                                Well built Good price Handy to have

                                                By Bob

                                                from Maine

                                                About Me Pro Photographer

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Good Tripod carrier
                                                • Secure

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Attaching Tripod to 3N1
                                                  • Tripod

                                                  Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                                                  Easy to attach to the Kata Sling bag. Hold my field tripod in a soft case. Keeps the tripod handy and still keeps it out of the way and secure for long walks over rough terrain or on city streets

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                                                  2.0

                                                  ugly

                                                  By PhotoDiesel

                                                  from New York, NY

                                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                    Cons

                                                    • Poor Protection

                                                    Best Uses

                                                      Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                                                      Poor design. Looks ugly. Cumbersome to attach/detach to the Kata bag. But this is the only way you can carry a tripod with a Kata bag. The velcro piece that attach to the handle isn't big enough for some larger tripods.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      handy

                                                      By Jo

                                                      from Castle Rock CO

                                                      About Me Casual Photographer

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Versatile

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Tools

                                                        Comments about Kata STH-3N1 Tripod Holder System:

                                                        Its easy to attach, or detach when necessary.

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