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 tools
- Common sense, knowledge and respect for gravity -
The VBag is a new "tool" which invites to many new and different rigging solutions. When rigging above ground level, or on a moving object, it is most urgent, always to secure the camera and VBag's with safety straps.
VBag Company's products are designed to be functional, not indestructible. Therefore, please exercise reasonable caution in site selection and use. For use on rough surfaces and unknown settings we recommend to use the CARRYbag as a protecting cover/underlay.
Keep your VBag away from sharp objects.
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 valves open. Storage: Be sure to store the VBag with both valves open. Store in a dry,dark place.
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 refrigerator.
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 outer fabric.
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.