The Wild Coach bags was severely tested by a fine professional photographer,
Miguel Palaviccini. In this review I will be testing the new Large Coach Outlet Online with another wildlife photographer, Stephen Presutti. We took the Coach Factory Online on a week-long
birding trip along the West coast of FL, using it as support on car roofs, sandy
beaches, shallow salt water lagoons, and muddy coastlines. We primarily used it
to get low (more on why I like to get low here) and separate our subject from the
background. In short, the Coach Outlet was everything it was supposed to be. It held
up great through some tough terrain and most importantly it provided the support
needed when using long telephoto lenses. For this review, we used two different
lenses: the Nikon 500 f/4 VR and the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 OS. Both are great for
birding, but that's a topic for a different post. Why a Cheap Coach bags? When using long
telephoto lenses, a solid support is necessary. In most situations, a tripod is
used for support, but there are some times and places where a tripod isn't suitable.
For those cases, a sturdy Cheap Coach handbags can be used to create support for the lenses.
First Impressions There are two things that I look for in a new product before buying:
cost and quality. The first one is easy to assess, its $45 for the large bag (Grizzly
also sells a smaller version of the bag for $35). This is by far cheaper than some
of the more well-known brands out there (which can cost as much as $120 per bag).
So, in terms of cost, we have a winner. First impressions on quality were great.
The first thing I did when I took the bag out was to check over all of the stitches
and zipper. I tugged here and there to make sure that everything was secure. So
far so good, but the real quality test will come once I put the bag through its
paces in some tough terrain. One of the neat features about this bag is that it's
very simple to pack. It's less than half an inch thick when empty and weighs in
at just a few ounces. I was able to pack it into my camera bag with no problem.
So when going on long trips, I'll have no hesitation on bringing this guy with me
- in fact, I'll make sure to bring it along! It's important to note that Grizzly
does not provide the fill material. That's a good thing, in my opinion, as I'm sure
the cost of shipping would increase quite a bit! This also allows you to experiment
with different fill materials. After a quick internet search (look here and here
for some good information on density of different fills), I found that Sunflower
seeds are some of the lowest density seeds available, so I opted for those as fill.
I bought a 10 lb bag at my local grocery store and used about 2/3 of the seed to
fill up the bean bag. The total weight, including fill, was XX lbs XX oz. Black
sunflower seed is low density (when compared to traditional grains), so I decided
to use it to keep the overall weight down while still providing good support. The
total weight of the filled Coach handbags is 6 lbs 11 oz. In the Field The main
reason photographers buy a bean bag is to support their long lenses when shooting
from within a vehicle (hence the U-shaped design). So of course, we tested that
out. As expected it worked like a charm. But the real test for me was to use the
bean bag in other conditions. In conditions that you may not think a bean bag should
go. The fabric around the bean bag is stated to be "abrasion, water, mildew, and
flame resistant" so why not test it out in some more punishing conditions? So we
headed to the beach! If there is anything worse than water, it's sandy salt water.
Using the Coach Factory Outlet Online, we were able to get down to eye-level with our subjects,
allowing for a more intimate capture. Since we were out during low tide, the bean
bag was the only thing between out lenses and the wet/muddy sand. It was much easier
to set up than a tripod (basically put it on the ground and lay your lens on it)
and much quicker to move around once on the ground as there is no need to get up
to reposition, you can just drag the bag through the sand (remember it's abrasion,
water, and mildew resistant!). We put the bag through this type of terrain for five
days. It was used in all kinds of weather (it even rained once when we were out)
and of course, we dragged it through some mud (no photos of that since we were pretty
filthy at the time). It supported our lenses on car hoods, roofs, and doors as well
as the bow of a boat. And then, after a whole day of shooting, the bean bag slept
in the trunk of the car - which proved that it was indeed mildew resistant since
it didn't make the car smell like the inside of my soccer cleats after just one
practice. On the final day we took it a bit "easy" on ourselves and the bean bag.
Instead of taking out out to salt water, mud, or sand, we decided to put it on some
nice soft grass. We went to one (of many) local Burrowing owl sites and used the
bean bag to get down low to the owl's height. Lucky for us, there were some juvenile
owls in their burrows that didn't seemed too concerned about our presence. Conclusions
Overall I was impressed with the quality of the Coach Factory Outlet. I was able to
put it through a variety of situations and at the end of the day there wasn't a
rip or evidence of degradation. It was dragged through sand, mud, and salt water.
I wiped it off at the end of the day and it did it's job for me the following day.
All in all, I would highly recommend the Grizzly bean bag to any photographer looking
for solid support in various terrains. You really can't beat it for the price!