The bag is easily fixed to any tripod. You may keep the legs retracted during your long walks, or simply keep them extended. Keep your instrument mounted on the tripod, or safely store it. In any way, from the second you slip the bag from your back, you are instantly ready to start shooting or observing! No hassle, no fuss.
The large back panel and straps are padded and feature a ventilated mesh. The bottom of the waterproof Viato bag is also strongly padded, protecting fragile gear such as lenses, cameras and binoculars. But there may be no need to ever put this backpack on the ground. Mounted inside the tripod, it brings you a table-like platform to work on. Magnets will keep the hatches of the backpack open, allowing you to switch lenses, put down a notebook or take a bottle of water without ever having to kneel down or put your gear on wet grass, dusty soil or sand.
The backpack will also act as a weight that will enhance the stability of your tripod. Because of the clever design, the tripod’s central column can be normally used and the leg angles can easily be increased to maximum positions. The bag and its zippers are fully waterproof, on top of that the Viato features a retractable raincover for the instrument mounted on the tripod.
Using the Viato without a tripod? No problem, simply fold in and lock the lower back panel, and you just have a great backpack. But the Viato backpack is that firm and comfortable, you probably won’t even notice you are carying a tripod with camera or scope anyway.