Travel lightly with the Aluminum Travel Tripod from Peak Design. This 3.4 lb support is designed with compactness in mind. Its folded length of 15.5″ takes up less volume in its closed state, which is ideal when traveling. You can open the leg’s 5-sections by releasing all its aluminum leg locking cams at the same time, which enables you to quickly set up or break down the tripod. Extending the legs along with the center column, you can reach a maximum height of 60″, a height of 51.245″ with the center column down, and a minimum height of 5.5″ with the legs completely splayed out. At the same time, the column is reversible to practically get a worm’s eye view.
The ball head is also part of the tripod’s innovative compact design because it has no knobs or levers sticking out; the head has a single adjustment ring that allows omnidirectional movement and locks into place with the locking ring located above the adjustment ring. Its quick release system is compatible with most Arca-type plates on the market, but also accepts Peak design’s standard plates. Arca-type L-brackets also fit by removing the safety pin inside the clamp. DSLRs with a telephoto lens or other large gear weighing up to 20 lb is maintained by the tripod. Even a smartphone is adaptable by removing the center column’s weight hook and deploying the mobile mount.