The POL-F55 Polar Bear Camera Cover is designed to keep the Sony PMW-F5 and PMW-F55 warm in cold temperatures. It has a black nylon fabric exterior and is thickly padded and constructed of high-loft insulation. The interior is lined with a temperature-stabilizing, phase-change material (PCM) that helps keep warm air in the camera chamber. Air activated warmers can be placed inside the case to maintain interior temperatures in extreme cold temperatures (Portabrace Polar Covers have been tested at minus 50 degrees Fahrenheit).
The POL-F55 can be used with a matte box or standard lens. The attached insulated lens cover protects the lens in transport and prevents condensation from forming when bringing the camera and Polar Bear case in from the cold.
Touch Fastener strips line the interior of the Polar Bear for arranging optional air activated hand-warmers (Portabrace Polar Heat Packs).
Two-hand openings at the lens and one by the viewfinder are enclosed with cotton cuffs that keep hands warm.
The POL-F55 has three sets of zippers that make it simple to put the cover on and take it off. The snug bottom zipper around the tripod plate, keeping out the cold when using the camera on a tripod.
Portabrace cases have been built by hand in Vermont since 1972. And while professional audio and video technology continues to change at a relentlessly fast pace, one thing has remained the same for over 40 years: our commitment to quality. From the highest quality materials, to the hand-built wooden equipment models, to the reinforced sewing techniques designed to strengthen weight-bearing contact points, our production processes are designed to make our cases the toughest and most reliable products available.