Excerpt: This bag is pretty mediocre. Fit is loose which can be a plus or a minus. Zipper top is very poorly designed and is quite difficult to close without two empty hands. For the price, I would expect a much better design.
Excerpt: The padded case offers protection for the tripod, and the extra padding at the end protects the installed ball head. Access either through side zipper or end opening. Well made, worth the price.
Excerpt: At first, I didn't think it was all going to fit. Well after a slight adjustment, I got my Manfrotto MT055, Manfrotto 241QR arm and Manfrotto 3 way head to fit in there. Setup is heavy, but this bag easily holds it and protects it, nice adequate padding.
Excerpt: Works great with my new Manfrotto 500 series fluid head monopod (the replacement for the 561BHDV-1). Great quality padded bag. I own another - its big brother for my heavy manfrotto 502 series tripod. You need these to protect your expensive gear.