Summary: I bought this bag for my Manfrotto 745XB tripod with 501HDV head and I'm extremely pleased. The padding is a real plus. It's made lugging around the tripod so much easier. I definitely suggest the padded version over the unpadded. One small quibble--the description on the website says "Inner Pocket holds Accessories." I can't find an inner pocket but doubt I'd use it for accessories anyway.
Summary: This is a great bag and really eases the burden of carrying your tripod. The padding adds extra security to your valuable equipment in the case of any bangs or bumps. I'd defintely recommend this bag, but be sure it fits your tripod and ballhead before you make the purchase. My Manfrotto 055MF4 with 322RC2 ballhead fit nicely in this, but I probably could afford another inch of space.
Summary: This is a great bag. It is very well made & has a handy design with sort of a zip out bottom. I had admired a friends, so I bought one for myself from B&H (at a great price). It stores my tripod & head perfectly, is handy to use, protects it in travel, & has room for a bounce umbrella as well.
Summary: The Manfrotto 31.5" Padded Tripod Bag (MBAG80P) holds my Manfrotto 055MF4 tripod with the 488RC0 Ball head mounted plus my Manfrotto 695 Monopod with ease. The construction of this bag is first rate and the full length zipper are also heavy duty. This bag should provide years of service while protecting your equipment.