Wednesday, January 16, 2013

This is pretty cool: The Apollo Tour Jacket

I know that when we demo gear for customers it sometimes doesn't travel in a road case, it travels in the back of my car and I keep a blanket back there to cushion things.  This is also a concern with newer LED fixtures on the market with lots of buttons and settings, let's be honest, it's a solid state lamp, but the controls can get bashed pretty easily.  

Enter Apollo and their new "Tour Jackets" designed for protecting new and expensive technology. Ok.. its a specially sewn moving blanket (or sound blanket for you film types). But by the time you were to buy blankets, cut them down, sew them, install velcro closures and the exterior label, you'd have a fair amount of time and expense incurred.

Here's the deets:

  • Compatible Fixtures: ETC Source Four, ETC Source Four LED, Altman Phoenix, Spotlight Profile Zoom LED 50W, Spotlight Profile Zoom LED 100W, and fixture comparable in size to these products. 
  • Weight: 19.2 oz  (0.54kg)
  • 27.5" (l) x 17.5" (w) x .75" (d); 69.85cm(l) x 44.45cm(w) x 1.9cm(d)
List price $36 ea.. a pittance compared to the cost of some of those fixtures!