The xSPINE vest is the world’s first universal vest made for all kinds of camera operators in mind, made for versatility and moveability. The xSPINE can currently be used for Steadicam™ operation both as front and back mount in various configurations. It also allows the operator to mount a gimbal support system such as the GLINK. There will be more mounting options and accessories down the road as well. The xSPINE is a low weight (3900g) vest designed to be as comfortable and rigid as possible. The pads include a dual layered air mesh system with air channels, enabling good ventilation while at the same the memory foam makes the vest very comfortable to wear.
All parts are made with strong carbon fiber and/or low weight aluminum, creating a rigid cage that equally distributes the carried payload in the best way possible.
All main sections such as front, back and sides can be detached with quick release pins, to allow the vest to be packed down in a very slim format.
All parts are also fully adjustable for different operator sizes. The curved carbon fiber bars in the front keeps the chest region free to ease breathing, also making it an excellent choice for all body size operators.
The xSPINE incorporates dual locked ladder strap adjustments in the front, quickly enabling the operator to adjust settings on the fly, and be able to open up or close any side of the vest. The buckles are designed so no accidental opening can be performed, while still allowing the operator to open them safely even while carrying payload to perform adjustments or corrections while resting. The extra wide straps keep the vest as rigid as possible while maintaining an easy procedure for opening and closing the vest.
The xSPINE ships in a soft bag that has room for the vest and the optional xBONE CF. There is also a hard Peli case for rougher travel as an accessory.
The xSPINE is built to be able to take a wide range of accessories and mounting options. We currently have mounting options for the following products and accessories:
There are also a bunch of accessories such as the tool clip-on, accessories clip-on and the baby pin mount to enable easily hanging the vest between usage.
The xSPINE has adjustments for all kinds of body sizes. The shoulders and sides have telescopic adjustments that can be set so they fit both larger and smaller operators. Both front and back can quickly be adjusted in height. All pads have extra CELL PE layers to be able to tweak stiffness and thickness of the padding. The xSPINE also ships with a set of side panel pads for operators preferring those.
Some operators prefer more lumbar support, and for those we have the Back relief pad, an accessory that can help distributing the load over a larger area in the back, which may be helpful especially for heavier setups.
For very small operators there are also spacer pads sold as an accessory.
Note: STEADICAM is a trademark of THE TIFFEN COMPANY, LLC.