Specials & New Products
Exclusive Combo Deals
Current Rebate Offers
Bags & Cases
Blinds & Camo
Cleaning & Maintenance
Flash & Lighting Accessories
Software, Books, and eBooks
Services & Misc. Items
Tripods & Supports
Women's Gear Selections
Shop by Brand
Sign up for store updates, special deals, and coupons!
Over time I have been on both sides of the Customer Service desk, and it always amazes me that companies today do not realize how important that contact is. Especially today where so much is done via the 'Net with no personal contact Customer Service is the only point of contact between the business and the customer. Whether that contact is via the phone or email, a small bit of courtesy and helpful attitude goes a long way. For me, and I consider myself an incredibly picky consumer, good customer service is one of the things that will keep me coming back to a merchant, and this exchange has simply reinforced that NatureScapes should always be my first choice. Greg, great job with NatureScapes. I am going to take a guess that your entire organization displays the same customer-centric attitude that I see from Tara. That is apparent to me in the usability of your site and store front as well. I would highly recommend that as you have Tara as a part of your "training team" for any new Customer Service folks that you hire. I have been thinking about a pair of the NEOS for quite a long time now, well over a year, maybe even two. But I have never been able to see a pair "in person" and I am often hesitant to purchase "blind", mainly due to concerns over issues of support. This year when I saw your ad, and your excellent pricing, I decided to go ahead and try, and not only have I been happy with the product but I have also had the opportunity to experience a company that cares. Pretty darned special. So often when I speak to someone regarding specific product information I am met with a simple reading of what is already on the web site. The fact that you went to the trouble of actually doing a measurement off the overshoe, along with just your general product knowledge, is just another example of what sets you folks apart. And I can see why you would take pride in that, as well you should.
Bill Dewey - Washington
I made my first purchase from NatureScapes this month. It certainly will not be the last. Their friendly staff answered my questions and everything I wanted was in stock. Great deals on the products I wanted too and fast shipping. Why look anywhere else ?
Login to view your rewards.
The SkimmerSack Beanbag
Additional Key Features:
Here are some basic fill guidelines:
Greg's tips for using the NatureScapes SkimmerSack:
"I personally developed the SkimmerSack for use with the Skimmer II when shooting out of the car with a big lens and I have found it to be the best solution by far. Gone are the days of a permanently mounted window mount or overly large bulky beanbags that cradle the lens too much and restrict your movement." -Greg Downing
Average customer rating:
5 Most recent customer reviews (see all reviews):
May 7, 2014
Worked great last year on two week safari in Kenya. Fell apart this year in India. The rubberized material deteriorated extensively. It was stored in my closet with camera gear so doubt dry rot.
Advantages: Worked well once.
Disadvantages: Not durable
May 2, 2014
Great product, works well, light in weight, easy to move around - would recommend it one and all.
Advantages: Light, well made.
July 29, 2012
This is the second SkimmerSack that I've purchased. I bought this one to reside in our second vehicle, which will mean I don't have to shift the bean bag from one vehicle to the other (and remembering to do so). It's a great bag in all respects, and rock solid when shooting from a vehicle.
Advantages: --solid platform for even the longest lens
--conforms to both the window frame and camera lens
Disadvantages: Takes several pounds of beans to fill it up...more than I'd ever guessed.
Gordon B. Reed
June 15, 2012
Disadvantages: Heavy, when filled enough to utilize top as a platform. Not as handy as I had hoped.
Steven H. Severson
May 7, 2012
Initially I was disappointed in the product as it looked like cheap materials had been used for a bean bag costing $70.00 with no filling. However, I was surprised when I filled it with roughly 15 pounds of long grain white rice.
Advantages: It is very stable saddled over my toyota tacoma window and I have been able to take wildlife photos that would not have been possible without it. It is also very fast to set up for wildlife when you see that perfect shot.
Disadvantages: I have found no disadvantages to owning this product.