Vanguard SB-100 Stone Bag

Vanguard SB-100 Stone Bag

Vanguard SB-100 Stone Bag

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  • Attaches to Tripod Legs
  • Enables Addition of Stabilizing Weight
  • Hook & Loop Fasteners
  • Durable Polyester

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The Vanguard SB-100 Stone Bag attaches to your tripod's three legs and supports a counterweight, which can provide additional stability when you're using a heavy camera/lens combination or you're operating in windy conditions.

The SB-100 is composed of durable polyester and easily attaches to all tripod legs via hook & loop fasteners.

UPC: 026196331148
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Vanguard SB-100 Specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 0.13 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 3.3 x 1.3"

Vanguard SB-100 Reviews

SB-100 Stone Bag is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 64.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SB-100 Stone Bag - Terrific Product! This is a great product and one that should be used by all photographers on their tripods. I was recently in Canyon de Chelly and experienced high winds while photographing the sunset over the canyon. I took my Nikon D800 off of my Vanguard tripod and was putting it away when a severe gust blew over my tripod. Unfortunately, I had not attached the SB-100 Stone Bag to it. Fortunately, the tripod suffered no real damage. Learned my lesson, and now I leave it on the tripod all of the time. If already attached, it only takes a minute to put a rock in it to stabilize it. Lucky that I had already removed my camera before the gust came.
Date published: 2013-05-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from one shortcoming - literally! I do like this product. I don't use it to add weight to my tripod. Rather, I use it to toss in items like my vibration suppression pads, laser collimator, eyepiece caps, binoculars . . . The only issue I had was the length of the velcro straps. They barely reach around the 1.75 diameter tubular legs of my tripod and the overlap of the two adhesive parts is only about 1/2. I worry every time I put anything heavy or valuable in it. I suppose if you only want to put weights or rocks or sand in it, it would be fine and no great loss it the bag falls off during use, but the amount of velcro making the connection won't support very much weight unless your tripod legs are significantly slimmer than mine.
Date published: 2017-05-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great gadget I know it's for adding weight to stabilize the tripod, but I bought it to use as a catchall for things that I use when photographing with the tripod. Specifically, I bought it to use while shooting the total eclipse on 8/21/2017 in the Tetons. It's easy to attach and I have no issues with fitting it on my tripod (Really Right Stuff Series 3 tripod). The straps wrap securely around the legs, so I've had none of the issues discussed in other reviews. On eclipse day, I use the bag to hold a bottle of water, and extra lens, my HoodMan magnifier, and, when it came time to remove my solar filter, I simply dropped it into the bag. So convenient. Rarely have I found a gadget that offers so much utility for the money. Highly recommended. In the photo, you'll see it in place on my tripod on eclipse day.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from OK I havent had a chance to really try it out yet other than just putting it on and looking at it. It's fairly simple to install, just one velcro strap around each leg and that's it. Just place your stones, lenses, remotes, whatever you might be using it for in the pouch and that's it. The Stone bag seems pretty reliable and that it could hold a decent amount of weight for stability in wind, but again I haven't been able to field test it yet. I would probably give it more stars if I had been able to use it as planned. Overall, quick, simple, effective, fairly cheap and of good quality. If you need a way to add weight to stabilize any tripod this could be your answer.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stability for for a few stones The Stone Bag is a no brainer. Takes little room in the gear bag and fits nicely on my Monfrotto CF tripod. Keep it in a baggy after use, even if you shake it off it could introduce dust and sand into the gear bag. I do a lot of night weather photography. High ISO, mirror lockup, and remote controls are worthless if your tripod is shaking. Hanging a gear bag from the center pole is OK if the air is still. The stone bag can be used low and can be tight so wind won't shake it. This is also a great way to protect expensive gear from taking fall from wind or a bump.
Date published: 2012-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Handy Item I saw this at a camera show and wanted it. If is big enough to keep my normal bag off the ground while adding stability and small enough to leave attached without getting in the way while reducing the tripod.
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Essential Accessory for Neutral Density Photographer Perfect for the photographer fumbling with different filters, phone apps, and other accessories during night, pre-dawn or sunset photography. Perfect compliment for the ND long exposure photographer. Holds filters, phone, flashlight, or a six pack of beer. ( Just Kidding - No drinking while photographing ). Beefy and well built, it is easily mounted to your tripod via Velcro straps and I suppose it would even hold stones if needed. One other use I found on a recent photo shoot: It keeps equipment out of beach sand very well !
Date published: 2017-02-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This stone bag is a bag to hold stones You attach it to your tripod and fill it with stones. Stones not included, but usually you can find them on the ground. It's what I needed when I set my Benro tripod on a bridge with a big old rail system and 300mm lens attched to a Digital Bolex. In other words, vibration. This is the cheapo version of throwing sandbags across the spreader, and a heck of a lot easier to transport when you're out in the woods without a PA. In theory you could put logs in it, but it is really designed to hold stones. Also, stones are denser and therefor have a more vibration-decreasing quality.I suspect logs would not balance as well as stones. Best to use stones. It is well-made. I only give it four stars because it is not the very best solution for the problem. The very best would be the aforementioned sandbags-on-the-spreader, or also the Celestron Vibration Suppression Pads for tripods. Those are awesome. But they also cost four times as much. For now, stone bag it is. Four stone rating.
Date published: 2016-05-15
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