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Bottlepod Ultralight Photo Monopod (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)

Got a waterbottle? Want a one-ounce support for your camera?

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by Mike Martin | 2007-08-12 15:25:00-06

Bottlepod Ultralight Photo Monopod (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)


The Bottlepod from Civilian Labs converts your water bottle into a camera support. The rubber base fits snugly over the cap of most drink bottles. Its spherical ball joint assists camera positioning, while its standard screw fits all tripod mounts. While it may lack the sophistication and rock-solid rigidity of a conventional photo tripod, it looks ideal for taking hands-free snapshots. The best part: a BPL measured 1.0 ounce weight.


  • Weight: 1.0 oz (measured)
  • MSRP: $14.95
  • Available: now


"Bottlepod Ultralight Photo Monopod (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)," by Mike Martin. (ISSN 1537-0364)., 2007-08-12 15:25:00-06.


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Michael Martin
(MikeMartin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: North Idaho
Bottlepod Ultralight Photo Monopod (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007) on 08/12/2007 15:33:35 MDT Print View

Companion forum thread to:

Bottlepod Ultralight Photo Monopod (Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2007)

Edited by MikeMartin on 08/12/2007 22:50:15 MDT.

David Smith
This is cool! on 08/13/2007 10:31:56 MDT Print View

This is very cool. Especially for those of us who use regular ol water bottles for backpacking. This should be a pretty good compromise between carrying an actual tripod or carrying nothing at all. Of course, this would not hold my Nikon D200 but it would be perfect for little point and shoots. I can also imagine it could make for a poor mans steady cam when using the video option on a point and shoot digital....adding weight of a full water bottle to your camera would help to smooth out all the little micro shakes of your hands.

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Water bottle camera mount on 08/13/2007 19:00:29 MDT Print View

Very clever! Now they need to make a Nalgene top that uses the same idea.

Jesse Glover
(hellbillylarry) - F

Locale: southern appalachians
make your own on 08/18/2007 09:54:05 MDT Print View

all you need is a 1/4x20 bolt a few washers and a nut.

Sean Thompson
(Questtrek) - F

Locale: Michigan
MYOG on 08/26/2007 11:32:35 MDT Print View

Made my own with epoxy,a bolt with a soft pressure pad attached and a regular bottle top. It can be used with any 16oz. bottle. You have to make sure you have water in your bottle though .. or it will tip ..

Edited by Questtrek on 08/26/2007 11:33:26 MDT.

Fran├žois Lederer
(franzi68) - F
Nalgene bottle success on 08/26/2007 12:18:32 MDT Print View

Have never undestood the success of Nalgene like water bottles on your side of the Atlantic (in comparison to plastic water container Cascade like), but with such a smart accessory might be worth reconsidering the whole...

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Nalgene on 08/26/2007 14:11:24 MDT Print View

Actually, many of us on this side of the Atlantic don't understand hardsided Nalgene bottles either! :)