A few months ago, Kessler teased what they were calling the Pocket Jib Traveler. While we only got a few details, a few things were clear: it was going to be small, and it was going to be light. Now, we've got the full description and details on the jib as it nears release, including an introduction video that gives a rundown of the features as well as complete assembly information. Check out the video below.
Here is the description from Kessler's site:
The Pocket Jib Traveler is Kessler's newest and most compact Pocket Jib designed for shooters that require an ultra-portable jib solution. The Pocket Jib Traveler is 27 inches in length when collapsed and has a circular travel distance of 72 inches when fully extended. It surpasses other ultra-portable jibs through is unique design and light footprint, providing shooters with the perfect travel companion as they trek through extreme environments to capture the perfect shot.
Check out this video featuring Preston Kanak introducing the jib:
- Weight: 5.5 lbs.
- Collapsed Length: 27"
- Circular Travel: 72"
- Weight Capacity: 10 lbs.
I think if you've got a smaller camera, like a DSLR or even a GoPro, this is going to work really well. It's always tricky with jibs to get the weight and resistance right, but as long as you're not operating in extremely windy conditions, you should be able to handle a lighter jib without issues. Obviously this can't perform like a $5,000 jib will, but at under 6 pounds, it's one of the lighter jibs out there.
It looks like at the moment it should be available around March 29th and it will retail for $600, but you can head on over to Kessler's site to read more about it.
Disclosure: Kessler is a No Film School advertiser.