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Outdoorsmans Fluid Head

$ 799.99

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The Fluid Head is simply the most effective big-optic head on the market. Between lifetime durability, sublime glassing motion, and an unbeaten weight-to-performance ratio, there's no part of this head that we're not extremely proud of.

The Fluid Head offers a smooth-as-glass pan and tilt and, as always, is made completely from billet machined 6061 T6 aluminum. With most fluid heads, weight is a major concern. This indestructible piece of equipment only weighs 23 ounces. That is around half the weight of similar large pan heads.

The Fluid Head now comes standard with the dual-purpose Arca-Swiss and Outdoorsmans Dovetail jaw set, in line with our Gen 2 Heads.

The Outdoorsmans Fluid Head can accommodate either Arca-Swiss or Outdoorsmans Dovetail-style plates. That means any Arca plate or any Outdoorsmans Binocular adapter or 1/4x20 plate.

If you'd like to upgrade your older fluid head to use Outdoorsmans Dovetail and Arca plates, check out the optional Arca/Outdoorsmans 2-in-1 jaw set.

Taking your fluid head into sheep country is no longer a pipe dream.

*Pairs perfectly with a BTX Balance Rail

Adapter plate not included with the Fluid Head

Type Fluid Head
Weight 1lb 7oz
Height 4 in
Material Billet Aluminum
Load Capacity 25 lbs
Plate Type Arca-Swiss
Base Mount Female 3/8
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Email: info@outdoorsmans.com
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A First of Its Kind

At Outdoorsmans, we have a long history of using optics on a tripod as a way to pursue game. In fact, some of us were there when it happened for the first time. Roughly 30 years later, after creating the toughest (and only) tripod heads ever made for hunters, we, along with our partners at Rim Country Manufacturing, took on a new challenge–building the perfect tripod head for optics. The Outdoorsmans Fluid Head is the culmination of 30 years of glassing experience, much more machining experience, and breakthroughs in design.

We are proud to say that we offer the first and only true fluid head designed specifically for the use of large optics. We’re also not afraid to claim it as superior for any other application.

"For a big optic like a spotting scope, I can't imagine not having this head. The smooth motion and weight are huge benefits to any style of glassing and hunting. I can finally lug around a big, stable head without breaking my back."

Use Cases

The Fluid Head is built with the “big-eye” hunter in mind. The type of hunter that uses this head likes to get a commanding view of a large piece of country. We’re talking BTX 115, Kowa Highlander guys. This tripod head is rated for the weight of about 10 sets of Highlanders, so you’ll never have to worry whether it can deal with that kind of stress.

The pan and tilt functions on this head are simple, intuitive, and customizable to your style. Each lever has the ability to cam, and the knobs are made of solid, machined aluminum to match the strength of the body. They’re also oversized, so you’ll never miss an opportunity on a cold day that requires gloves.

The handle is shorter than most video heads because when you glass, you’re nice and tight to the head. This gives you the option to run the handle forward or backward without reaching way forward or back to manipulate it. The main reason that most video heads include a 16”+ handle is to create the illusion of smoothness. The Fluid Head is really just that smooth.

When paired with an extended plate or Balance Rail, Shop Manager Joe Mannino describes the glassing experience with one word – “Sublime.” It truly is a level of smoothness and balance that we’ve never seen in any other tripod head.

The best part? It’s just as spectacular to use this head with binoculars. Now, with the new Combo Jaws set for the Fluid Head, you can easily switch between a spotter and binoculars without changing any plates–it’s machined for both. Ryan, our in-house coues deer magician, can sometimes be found using both at the same time. We don’t recommend it, but it’s possible.

Build Quality That Speaks For Itself

The Outdoorsmans Fluid Head was designed, tested, and manufactured in the mountains of the West. We can guarantee that prototypes of this head have spent more combined days in the field than any hunter we know. During the design process, we took a hard look at the typical pain points associated with various tripod heads and their applications, and we’re happy to say that with the Fluid Head, they have been eliminated.

Rim Country Manufacturing is legendary for their precision and experience when it comes to machined aluminum. Trusted by names like Heckler and Koch, believe us when we say that these guys take their business seriously.

As with many of our products, the Fluid Head is one we consider to be of “heirloom” quality. That means that as much as you enjoy using it now, your kids and grandkids will enjoy it the same. This head has a service life that we don’t expect to have hard data on for quite some time.

“When you spend a lot of time in the field, you know it's all about quality when it comes to your gear. Do I like how it functions? Will it hold up to real use? This is another Outdoorsmans product that will be in my gearbox for years because it exceeds those requirements. Great job!”

- Cory H., Verified Buyer

Customer Reviews

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Tyler Webb
Super smooth

Super smooth and super easy to use well built item.

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Matt Harper

Best one on the market. Hands Down!! And I’ve owned a bunch of them.

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Joe Cunningham
JC

Just returned from Wyoming and your outdoorsman tripod and fluid head worked flawless unbelievably steady.

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Joe Traylor
Best fluid head on the market

A little spendy, but oh so smooth. Needed a big one for the Swaro BTX and this is the perfect match! Spotted my Sonora muley with it this year.

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Michael Miller

Great product. Works exactly as described. First time we used the set up in the field!

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    Outdoorsmans Pan Head Gen 2

    • Pan Head Gen 2
    • 12 oz
    • 3.50 in
    • Billet Aluminum
    • 20 lbs
    • Outdoorsmans Adapter & Arca-Swiss
    • Female 3/8
    • $499.99
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    Outdoorsmans Fluid Head

    • Fluid Head
    • 1lb 7oz
    • 4 in
    • Billet Aluminum
    • 25 lbs (Any Rifle You Have)
    • Arca-Swiss
    • Female 3/8
    • $769.99
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    Outdoorsmans Micro Pan Head

    • Pan Head
    • 7.5 oz
    • 3.75 in
    • Billet Aluminum
    • 3 lbs 9oz (ATX 65)
    • Outdoorsmans Adapter
    • Female 3/8
    • $362.99
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    Outdoorsmans Micro Pan Head Gen 2

    • Pan Head
    • 10.4 oz
    • 4.00 in
    • Billet Aluminum
    • 3 lbs 9oz (ATX 65)
    • Outdoorsmans Adapter & Arca-Swiss
    • Female 3/8
    • $399.00
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    Outdoorsmans Pistol Grip

    • Ball Head
    • 9.8 oz
    • 5.25 in
    • Billet Aluminum
    • Less Than 3 lbs
    • Outdoorsmans Adapter
    • Male 3/8
    • $241.99
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    Outdoorsmans Pistol Grip Gen 2

    • Ball Head
    • 12.6 oz
    • 5.75 in
    • Billet Aluminum
    • Less Than 3 lbs
    • Outdoorsmans Adapter & Arca-Swiss
    • Male 3/8
    • $299.00
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    Sirui VA-5 Video Head

    • Fluid Head
    • 1lb 4oz
    • 3.25 in
    • Aircraft Aluminum
    • 6.61lbs
    • Arca-Swiss
    • Female 3/8
    • $164.90
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    Swarovski CTH

    • Fluid Head
    • 1lb 4oz
    • 3.25 in
    • Magnesium
    • X
    • Arca-Swiss
    • Female 3/8
    • $479.00
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    Manfrotto XPRO Fluid Head

    • Fluid Head
    • 1lb 11oz
    • 4 in
    • Technopolymer
    • 8.8 lbs
    • 200PL-14
    • Female 3/8
    • $194.99

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