- First: Place the VBag
approximately where you want the camera, close the valves by
turning them clockwise. Attach the pump nozzle in one of the
valves. Then place the camera firmly on the VBag and wriggle it
into position. By wriggling the camera the polystyrene pellets
inside the VBag are forced to fit exactly around the base of the
camera, or whatever device you want supported. Now evacuate
the VBag using the vacuum pump. The air pressure differential
compresses the polystyrene pellets so it "freezes" the current
shape of the VBag.
- You can expect the VBag to maintaine the full vacuum effect for
hours. If you want to keep the VBag "froozen", insert the
protection caps in the valves. You can maintain the vacuum pressure
in a few strokes, with the vacuum pump. Don't be frustrated over an
apparent loss of evacuation/firmness after moving quickly from cold
to hot settings or exposing an evacuated VBag to direct sunlight or
very warm environment such as a film studio. In all these
situations the air volume expand inside. This will cause the VBag
to soften and lose it's compact state. If so, maintain the vacuum
effect by using the vacuum pump.
Working with the VBag demand the same safety
precautions as working with any other rigging
- Common sense, knowledge and respect for gravity
The VBag is a new "tool" which invites to
many new and different rigging
When rigging above ground level, or on a
moving object, it is most urgent,
always to secure the camera and VBag's with
VBag Company's products are designed to be functional,
Therefore, please exercise reasonable caution in site
selection and use.
For use on rough surfaces and unknown settings we
to use the CARRYbag as a protecting
Keep your VBag away from sharp objects.
MAINTENANCE & REPAIR:
- Cleaning: Since the abrasive
force of dirt is the fabric's primary enemy, use mild soap and
water to occasionally wash the VBag and CARRYbag.
- Distribution of the
filling/granulate: Should the
filling/granulate shift to one end of the VBag, simply redistribute
it by tapping and shaking the VBag. This is best done with the
- Storage: Be sure to store
the VBag with both valves open. Store in a dry,dark
- Do not expose the VBag
directly to extreme heat sources.
- Difference in air-pressure:
When changing altitude: within a short time, leave the valves
open to let the air expand/reduce.
- If you suspect a leak: As with bicycle
tires, it might happen that the VBag gets a leak. If you suspect a
leak, let air into the VBag and with the valves closed and the
protection caps inserted, pour soap-water unto the suspected area.
Apply pressure by folding or rolling the VBag to expel some air.
Bubbles or a hissing sound indicates a leak. If the VBag has a leak
you can make a quick in-field/on-location repair with almost any
kind of tape. This will in most cases do the job for and hour or
two. Otherwise use the enclosed adhesive and patches to make a
proper repair. Always allowing sufficient drying time. Store the
sealed adhesive container in a cold environment, such as a
- Quality control:
The VBag is developed on the basis of the
manufacturer experience with custom made products to the
Swedish Air Force and paramedics rescue
systems.Each individual VBag is tested for
12 hours before leaving the company. It is shipped free from
any defects. All VBagCompany's products
carry a two year warranty against production
faults and production quality, defect
in materials or workmanship.
Such warrantable defects will be replaced or
repaired free of charge at VBag Company's
discretion. Please remember that VBag Company's
products will not stand up to abuse,
which will invalidate the warranty.
- Limitation of Liability: VBag Company has taken care in
the selection, design and manufacture of all its products. VBag
Company cannot control the use of its and other manufacturer's
products once sold, therefore we shall not be held responsible or
liable, for any property damage, including loss or damage to
vehicles, payloads or equipment or personal injury whatsoever
arising from the handling, storage, transport, use or misuse
of our products.
- UL ( Ultralite ) Material: The ultralight
fabric used in the new "Philip Bloom Edition" belongs to the best
currently available for this purpose. The abrasion resistance is
good but punture resistance of this ultralight can not be as hight,
so exercise caution when placing on the ground. A certain knowledge
in handling this product is necessary come at a lower price point
compared to our proffesional line, due to the size and cost of the
- The placing of an order, the purchase or possession of
these products indicates complete and unconditional acceptance of
these terms, by the buyer or holder.