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I found a neoprene bag at my outdoor store. Were originally made to carry two bottles in. I took the center thread out, burned some hole around the upper edge, and took a thick string out of an old pair of sweat pants. I bought two, one for the wimberley 2 and one for my sidekick. Works well, but a lot cheaper than the OpTech bag. But I want several more and can't find them so far this year. Should have bought more when I found them.
Anyway, the neoprene seems to give a good protection cover for them.
I don't use a case but it is a good idea. I generally keep mine on the tripod and try to place it in my car or SUV in a place where it has some protection (between soft bags, etc). When it's off the tripod I keep it wrapped in an old towel.
This 3rd picture shows the bag completely over the Wimberley II head and tied securely
These are for protection, not so much for carrying when on the tripod.
However, they could just as easily be used if Wimberleys or other heads
are taken off the tripod base. They even have carrying straps.
I used a heated nail to burn holes immediately below the handle and inserted a soft threadlike string thru the holes that pulls closed quite easily.
Hope this might help someone...
We have used these for awhile and not having any wear or tear so far.
I even ordered some more bags. Two different styles will have zippers.
I am anxious to see these and what I can use them for!
Thanks everyone for the ideas posted in this thread. I also have been looking for a cover of some sort for the Wimberley II. Dave Watts mentioned using a large frame pistol zip case but I have not found one large enough at our local sporting stores.
This afternoon I was at our local Whole Foods market, and sure enough they had some of the Built NY bags. They didn't have the one pictured above, but had another one, a model which has a zipper, which I bought. Got out to the car and promptly installed it on my Wimberley II head right then and there! It's not a perfect fit by any means but it will definitely protect my expensive gimbal head while it is in the trunk of my car and I'm driving around with it. Thank you so much, Chayelle, for this nifty idea!
This site has a bag similar to the two bottle bag from the above site, but with
a zipper. I ordered some of these to use to put my laptop in. Works very
well, extra thick bag, and has handles to carry laptop. (I have a small laptop for this):