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Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black)

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Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black)

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Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7 Backdrop

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Product Highlights

  • Stand Features Easy Setup / Tear Down
  • Telescopic Legs and Arms
  • Grommets on Top/Bottom for Hanging
  • Machine Washable in Cold Water
  • 100% 5x7' Polyester Material
  • Wrinkle-Resistant
  • Lightweight Kit / Good for Travel
  • Carry Case Holds up to Three Backdrops
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You Pay: $119.90

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The 5 x 7' black X-Drop Background System from Westcott is a lightweight package that is good for travel. This kit can be used for headshots, product photography, weddings or general commercial photography in the studio or on location. The 100% polyester fabric comes with grommet holes on the top and bottom, making for easy hanging and eliminating the need to establish a top or bottom orientation. When it gets dirty, it's readily machine washable in cold water and tumble dried on "low".

The background support stand contains telescoping arms and legs and is characterized by quick setup and tear down capability. It's lightweight and will hold the fabric taut. The expandable carrying case is capable of holding the X-Drop System as well as up to three backdrops.

Telescopic arms and legs on the stand make it easy to set up and tear down
The included expandable carrying case holds the X-Drop System and up to three backdrops
The wrinkle-resistant, 100% polyester fabric is easy to use and hangs tautly
Fabric is machine washable in cold water and can be tumble-dried on "low"
Grommets on top and bottom make for rapid hanging and eliminate the need for worrying about orientation
Size 5.0 x 7.0' (1.5 x 2.1 m)
Material 100% polyester
Dimensions Travel Case with Kit: 36.0 x 6.4 x 2.5" (91.4 x 16.3 x 6.4 cm)
Weight Kit: 4.6 lb (2.1 kg)
Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black)
  • 5x7' Background
  • X-Drop Stand
  • Travel Case
  • Protective Drawstring Bag
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    WestcottX-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black)
     
    3.8

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Attaches securely (3)

    Cons

    • Flimsy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (7)
    • Indoors (5)
    • General purpose (3)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Love it...

    Other than remembering not to put the center pole taller than the side poles, I love this product (I used on a shoot and couldn't figure out why I had a wrinkle, until...Read complete review

    Other than remembering not to put the center pole taller than the side poles, I love this product (I used on a shoot and couldn't figure out why I had a wrinkle, until I started taking it apart - oops).

    The black would let light through if against a window/light source (so you might have to double up, which I think you could easily do with your own fabric and grommets), but if against a solid wall, works great. Love the compactness.

    The bag is wimpy though. No way you'd cram more backdrops in there, and the zippers are weak. First time packing up, they jammed and seams started bursting. If they could improve that, 5 stars.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Great Innovation, Poor Execution

    The X-Drop Kit is a truly innovative piece of gear for location portrait photographers or for those who haven't the space to set up a proper backdrop system. It's super easy to set up...Read complete review

    The X-Drop Kit is a truly innovative piece of gear for location portrait photographers or for those who haven't the space to set up a proper backdrop system. It's super easy to set up and it is indeed extremely lightweight. Unfortunately, the overly flimsy and lightweight construction comes at a high cost to those who expect they'll get years of use out of the Kit. While gently setting up the X-Drop Kit for what was to be only the fifth time using it, I noticed one of the small rivets had popped out leaving the entire leg mechanism unstable. Thankfully, my assistant fixed it with a large safety pin and we were able to finish the shoot. Bottom line: if you're a pro who relies on consistent use of their gear, this is not a wise purchase. I hope Westcott will continue to bring us innovations like this but be far more considerate of the longevity of their products. A professional grade version of the X-Drop Kit would be a welcome addition to my location bag.

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    5.0

    Nice back drop!

    By John

    from Erie, PA

    Comments about Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black):

    The quality is better than I anticipated. However, it is fragile and don't think this could hold up for outdoor use. It comes with a nice case that holds the frame and can fit two backgrounds (I ordered mine with the black and also purchased a green). The whole kit is very light. Overall, I'm very happy with this back drop kit.

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    2.0

    Great Innovation, Poor Execution

    By EP

    from Hong Kong

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Lightweight
    • Sets Up Easily

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Weak

    Best Uses

    • Indoors

    Comments about Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black):

    The X-Drop Kit is a truly innovative piece of gear for location portrait photographers or for those who haven't the space to set up a proper backdrop system. It's super easy to set up and it is indeed extremely lightweight. Unfortunately, the overly flimsy and lightweight construction comes at a high cost to those who expect they'll get years of use out of the Kit. While gently setting up the X-Drop Kit for what was to be only the fifth time using it, I noticed one of the small rivets had popped out leaving the entire leg mechanism unstable. Thankfully, my assistant fixed it with a large safety pin and we were able to finish the shoot. Bottom line: if you're a pro who relies on consistent use of their gear, this is not a wise purchase. I hope Westcott will continue to bring us innovations like this but be far more considerate of the longevity of their products. A professional grade version of the X-Drop Kit would be a welcome addition to my location bag.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Lightweight backdrop for portraits

    By Ashley

    from Louisiana

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attaches Securely
    • Good Color Value
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Flimsy
    • Large Footprint

    Best Uses

    • Indoors
    • Portraits
    • Special Events

    Comments about Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black):

    I use this backdrop to take company headshots of our employees. It is lightweight and sets up in just a couple of minutes. The black backdrop is made of velvety material that is not reflective, but it is hard to get wrinkles out. Can be stretched on the frame to minimize wrinkles. X-frame has a pretty large footprint. Frame construction is poor, and the rivets holding the legs together broke on mine after it was bumped into once. I'm now holding mine together with twist-ties, which works fine. The whole unit is very lightweight and portable. The black backdrop can be used unlit for a black background, or you can put a light on it to make it varying shades of gray.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    X-Drops

    By Nico's Mom

    from San Diego

    Comments about Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black):

    Great backdrop for portability. Only downfall is that it is very flimsy and light. I used this out doors and it kept blowing over. There really is not much weight to it. If you were to shoot indoors, it's perfect!

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    4.0

    Portable and cost effective

    By A&L Adventures, Inc.

    from Winter Springs, Fl.

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • General Use
      • Portraits

      Comments about Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black):

      Perfect for quick on-sight photo shoots. Easy to assemble and place almost anywhere needed. This kit is VERY lightweight and only takes a few minutes to put together. The soft carry case is adequate and easy to tote. I gave a 4 star rating because I feel the supports could be a little more solid. Overall I feel that this is a good value for the money.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Love, love, love!!!

      By Amy A

      from Blountville, TN

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Attaches Securely
      • Durable
      • Good Color Value

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black):

        Works very well to transport to any home for portrait session! Great sell to clients that you can come to their home and set up quickly with small children! Just used for a senior prom session and they looked fabulous! Black photographs beautifully!!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        1.0

        A great idea, extremely light.

        By Will

        from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Outdoors
        • Portraits
        • Special Events

        Comments about Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black):

        I originally saw an ad on line, it looked exactly what I wanted, extremely light and easy to set up. The product was available in different color backdrops.
        This stand however was a bit to flimsy and after using it just a few times one of the telescoping legs got jammed and I had to return the product.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great Product, Easy to Assemble

        By Pattie S

        from Roswell, GA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Not terribly sturdy

        Best Uses

        • Indoors
        • Portraits

        Comments about Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black):

        I just used the X-Drop kit with the black background for the first time this week. I did a window light family and six month old portrait session. The backdrop is lightweight and easy to assemble. In my images the black is deep and rich and wrinkle free. I am going to add the white background next!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        I wish all my gear was this easy to use.

        By Bag of Hammers

        from Toronto, Canada

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Securely
        • Lightweight
        • Portability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Maximum Group Size 4
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black):

          #1 thing I like about the X-Drop: Portability - includes carrying case, very light, easy to carry
          Can be moved even after being set up

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Love it...

          By Susie B

          from Ada, MI

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight
          • Useful

          Cons

          • Wimpy bagzippersseams

          Best Uses

          • General Use
          • Portraits

          Comments about Westcott X-Drop Kit (5 x 7', Black):

          Other than remembering not to put the center pole taller than the side poles, I love this product (I used on a shoot and couldn't figure out why I had a wrinkle, until I started taking it apart - oops).

          The black would let light through if against a window/light source (so you might have to double up, which I think you could easily do with your own fabric and grommets), but if against a solid wall, works great. Love the compactness.

          The bag is wimpy though. No way you'd cram more backdrops in there, and the zippers are weak. First time packing up, they jammed and seams started bursting. If they could improve that, 5 stars.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this review

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