New Jackets Provide Unprecedented Level of Versatility for the On-the-Go Pro
Gitzo, a world-leading manufacturer of high-end, precision supports, has once again set a new standard for the professional photographic industry with the introduction of its new Apparel Collection. Comprising two high-performance jackets, the Four Season and Fleece, Gitzo’s new Apparel Collection offers ample storage for a professional photographer’s gear, including camera bodies, lenses, and accessories, while providing full-range of motion and comfort for the wearer.
Four Season Jacket
The Four Season Jacket is a fully waterproof jacket specifically designed for professional photographers. It is the ultimate solution for maximum protection from rain and wind without compromising storage capacity and accessibility. The jacket has been jointly developed with professional photographers and is ideal for sporting events, concerts, outdoors, or downtown. The construction and materials used are of the highest quality found in the technical clothing industry, and are known for durability and comfort. The Four Season Jacket features sealed seams, Teflon treatment, and Cordura and Ecodry textiles.
The Four Season Jacket is fully breathable, and thanks to a controlled ventilation system, it is suitable for different climates and for photography on the move. In cold climates, it’s possible to zip the jacket together with the Gitzo Fleece Jacket (see below), providing additional thermal insulation.
The Four Season Jacket is highlighted by a unique set of inner and outer pockets. The two main front pockets are completely waterproof and can be expanded by means of lateral zippers in order to fit larger equipment. The pockets feature removable padding and a special elasticized band to vertically support a photographer’s lenses. Other essentials, like flashlights, batteries, filters, and personal effects, can be stored in other compartments. A large waterproof pocket on the back of the Four Season Jacket provides additional storage capacity for several larger items, such as telephoto lenses. The jacket also includes an organizer style pocket, for business cards and pens.
Another unique feature of the Gitzo Four Season Jacket is the “Light Shield,” a waterproof flap incorporated in the hood. The Light Shield helps shield light off the LCD camera display and protects the camera from rain in inclement conditions. Two long waterproof zippers, which run along both sides of the jacket, provide additional ventilation, allow for extra movement, and keep the main pockets in front of the shooter when kneeling down. The Gitzo Four Season Jacket also includes a three-piece, high-visibility kit, that helps alert others to the photographer when visibility and safety are key. The three-piece kit includes a large reflective “PRESS” panel for the back of the jacket, and two smaller panels for the chest, one of which also doubles as a pass/credentials sleeve.
The Gitzo Fleece Jacket features a Zero Wind membrane and is a lighter alternative to the Four Season Jacket. For additional warmth and protection from the elements during the winter season, the Fleece Jacket can join with the Four Season Jacket, providing a totally winterized and waterproof system.
Like the Four Season Jacket, the Gitzo Fleece was designed with input from professional photographers and is the only solution for professionals looking for maximum protection from wind and cold without compromising the storage and accessibility of their equipment. The materials used in the construction of the Gitzo Fleece are Teflon treated nylon, Cordura, Ecodry and Zero Wind membrane. The mix of these materials allows the jacket to be windproof, highly breathable and highly durable.
The Fleece Jacket also offers adequate storage for photographic gear thanks to its inner and outer pockets. The two main front pockets are completely waterproof and can be expanded by means of lateral zippers in order to fit larger equipment. The pockets feature removable padding and a special elasticized band to vertically support a photographer’s lenses. Two additional smaller pockets on the chest are intended to hold smaller accessories and also include a pass/credentials holder. A double pocket on the back of the Fleece Jacket can be used for the storage of additional larger items, including a Gitzo Traveler tripod or larger lenses. Two inner cargo pockets and a series of dedicated compartments also provide professional photographers with storage for smaller equipment or personal effects.
Both the Gitzo Four Season and Fleece Jackets feature padded shoulders and elbows for added comfort as well as snap hooks for securing any shoulder strap.
The Gitzo Four Season Jacket is available now – US$599.95 (street price)
The Gitzo Fleece Jacket is available now – US$399.95 (street price)
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About Bogen Imaging:
Bogen Imaging Inc is a leading distributor of key accessories brands for the video, cine, lighting and photographic markets. Bogen is an international company within the Imaging Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following leading, international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata, National Geographic bags and tripods, Avenger, and I.F.F. As the exclusive US distributor of Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Lastolite, Reflecmedia and Formatt Filters, Bogen offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and lighting accessories in the business. The Bogen Imaging international network covers the USA, Germany, France, Italy, UK and Japan.