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Easyrig Vario 5 with Gimbal Rig Vest and 5" Extended Arm - For Cameras Weighing 11 - 38 lb

Mfr. Code: ERIG-VARIO5-A5-GR
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
The Vario 5 allows you to adjust the line tension to adapt to different camera sizes and configurations. It relieves strain on shoulders, neck, and arms with the stabilized support system. Includes 5" extended, adjustable arm. Payload Capacity 11-38 lb.
Key Highlights
  • 5" extended adjustable arm
  • Payload Capacity: 11 - 38lb
  • Fits 35mm, 16mm, & digital cameras


The Easyrig Vario 5 gives you the same advantages as our other Easyrig models with the added benefit of being able to adjust the line tension to adapt to many different cameras and configurations. 

The Easyrig Vario 5 still delivers the same steady hand held shots while relieving strain on your back, neck and shoulders. The load is redistributed to the hips allowing you to shoot hand held in comfort for hours.

The Easyrig Vario 5 has an adjustable weight range from 11-38 lb (5-17kg). By turning the adjustment screw located on the back, you can easily change the tension / power of the line. 16mm, 35mm, and digital cameras will all fit on this versatile stabilizer rig.

This Easyrig Vario 5 system includes: 

  • Easyrig Vario 5 with Gimbal Rig Vest (payload capacity: 11-38 lb)
  • Support arm (with 5" extension)
  • Lockable camera hook
  • Hip belt (made from breathable material)
  • User manual
  • Transport bag

Choose from several vest/harness options, this system uses the Gimbal Rig Vest:

  • The Gimbal Rig vest - offers extra support and the ability to carry the camera further away from the body due to its wider front, plus its form fit around the waist and over the hips.
  • This Cinema 3 vest is the heavy-duty model for 35mm cinema cameras. It offers handheld versatility with freedom of movement.
  • There is also a 2.5 single shoulder vest option. 

The Easyrig Vario 5 can be supplied with several arm options, this system includes the 5" extended model:

  • Standard arm
  • 5" (130mm) extended adjustable arm
  • 9" (230mm) extended adjustable arm

When the vest is adjusted properly you should feel the weight of the camera primarily on your hips. It is also important that the support bar is vertical. If not, the load will be unevenly distributed on the hips causing the camera to possibly contact the bar.

The waist belt adjustment should be tightened so that the vest doesn't slide down around the hips but sits firmly on the hips. The shoulder straps are mainly for support and balancing the Easyrig. They prevent it from tilting.

When attaching the hook onto the camera, you might find it easier to set the camera on a table or a bench first. Try and find the balancing point of the camera then secure the hook at that point on the handle and tighten the lock on the camera hook.

Don't forget to fasten the safety line between the camera handle and the vest.

Shooting from the Hip

The Easyrig Vario 5 offers freedom to shoot at varied height levels ranging from the shoulder to the waist, simply by moving the camera down from your shoulder. With the Vario 5 you should feel only a fraction of the camera's weight.

The manufacturer recommends when shooting from hip level you should lean slightly backwards while pushing the camera forward. This minimizes the load on your back. Due to the extended length of the suspension line, you can position your camera as car forward as your arms can reach.

NOTE: Be sure to center the Support Bar vertically on your back. When it is lopsided, the camera load will be unevenly distributed across your hips. Not only is this potentially uncomfortable, but the camera might hit the bar.

The Easyrig company use only the highest quality materials and components in Easyrig units.

All Easyrigs are careful hand built and tested in Sweden.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Always hold the camera when working with the Easyrig Vario 5. There is a safety strap which you can use to attach to the camera and vest. Also, never undo the hip belt buckle when the camera is attached to the Easyrig Vario 5. The weight of the camera will pull the top of the Easyrig Vario 5 down and you could potentially lose control of the camera. Additional precautions in the manufacturer's instruction manual should be heeded for safe operation of Easyrig Vario 5.

What's in the Box

  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • User Manual
  • Hip Belt
  • Lockable camera hook
  • 5" Extended Adjustable Support Arm
  • Easyrig Vario 5 with Gimbal Rig Vest


Key Highlights

  • 5" extended adjustable arm
  • Payload Capacity: 11 - 38lb
  • Fits 35mm, 16mm, & digital cameras
  • Relieve strain on back, neck & shoulders
  • Gimbal Rig Vest offers extra support

Stabilizers / Steady Devices

Stabilizer Type:
Gimbal Payload:
15.0-19.99lbs - Actual is 11 to 38lb payload capacity
20.0-35.99lbs - Actual is 11 to 38lb payload capacity
36.0-59.99lbs - Actual is 11 to 38lb payload capacity
10.0-14.99lbs - Actual is 11 to 38lb payload capacity
Extra Support Type:
Exoskeleton - With use of a Support Arm
Gimbal Compatibility:


15.9 in
3.9 in
25.18 in
22.6 lb
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