Hey all,

I'm looking for a mini wind shield for my Zoom H1. I have looked and seen that Rycote don't make one for it. However, a company called Redhead do. Has anyone used Redhead products?


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I've not used one but here's a great demonstration on how effective it can be:



  • Ok, that needs to be added to my kit. Thanks for the info.
    – Bruce
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 11:08
  • uhm what the hell is the alien legs tripod thing ? ... been looking for something like that lately for my D-50
    – studio13
    Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 5:25
  • alien legs = gorillapod. joby.com/gorillapod. Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 5:44
  • I think this is a better link cause its the same recorder you got but yeah its pretty much the same thing lol youtube.com/watch?v=f7qwg1B64Jc Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 14:18
  • I just ordered two, one each for my H1 and H2.
    – g.a.harry
    Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 14:45

I have a Redhead and I can't say enough good things about it. I've had my Zoom H4 since they were first released and I hardly used it because of how sensitive to wind the on-board microphones are. When I bought the Redhead it turned my H4 from a useless recorder to something I never leave the house with. Just yesterday I was recording on coming car-bys with the window open as I was driving down the road!

And naturally being the Star Wars geek that I am, I bought the Lil'Chewy :)

  • Another endorsement for Redhead, works fantastic under high wind conditions with the H2.
    – ZakB
    Commented May 11, 2011 at 14:33

Redhead are great - have one for my Sony PCM-M10 as I couldn't track down the rycote version. Works as well as any mini-windshield can I think. And slightly off topic but the Joby gorillapod is a great addition too...


I've got a pair of Redheads (gunmetal and black), and I love them -- after awhile, a naked h4n just looks wrong.

I just ordered the Portable Recorder Suspension Kit from Rycote, which comes with a WindJammer, so I plan on doing a head-to-head comparison with fans.

  • Hey @Dave, I lost my Rycote for the Zoom H4n, now I'm thinking of getting the Redhead. Did you happen to do the head-to-head comparison? Would love to hear your feedback. Commented Dec 12, 2011 at 7:43

sorry for jumping on your thread but its related .. I was on location in Cuba this past week and found the stock Sony windscreen for my D-50 wouldn't cut out enough wind. I feel like I needed a giant fuzzy hat for my D-50 the wind was quite strong .. any suggestions for a larger windscreen or a better solution for strong wind ??

  • Man this thread was started an age ago. @studio13 - Having lived with the RedHead for a while now I'd say check them out.
    – ianjpalmer
    Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 9:21
  • @ianjpalmer Well I wish I read your comment before typing in my huge suggestion lol. Commented Mar 22, 2011 at 20:17

I buy mine from Shirley who owns Gig Wig Windscreens in Tennessee USA.


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