What tripod for packing?

hflier

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Hey folks, what trpods are you using for your backcountry hunts. I am using a Vanguard ESPOD 203AP. It weighs 3lbs. Seems a little heavy. I was wondering if there was anything lighter that didn't cost an arm and a leg? I am using a small Minox MD50 scope.

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rye_a

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I just picked up a Benro A100EXU and am impressed with it. I t is all aluminum, very compact, 1.9 lbs and a steal at $66.
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RosinBag

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I pack the Outdoorsman medium with pan head. Right at 2 1/2 pounds and super solid. But it costs both arms and both legs. The Outdoorsman is very proud of their products.
 

a3dhunter

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Velbon Ultra Max for me thanks to Luke's review.
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Rizzy

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Outdoorsmans small for me, couldn't afford the medium at the time.....LOL
 

Jordan Budd

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Check out the slik carbon series.. I have the 624 and it's awesome.. very very compact and I think it comes in at 1 lb 3 oz
 

Bearhunter

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Pretty hard to beat the Medium outdoorsman, with the Pan head. The Pan head is the only way to go for griding a hillside effeciently! Plus they make a whole lot of acesories for there tripods to attach just about anything to them!
 

bbrown

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I just picked up a Slik Sprint Pro II - its just under 2lbs, right at 18" compacted and extends up high enough to stand behind. So far so good and at $86 shipped it seemed pretty fair. I was going to go with the Mini but for just a bit more weight it extends to standing height. Did great with my Leupold 15-30 x 50mm GR and does pretty good with my Swaro 65mm but I will probably upgrade the head to support a bit more weight of the Swaro.
 

luke moffat

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Velbon Ultra Maxi M I did a review on a few months ago is still running strong. Though I did upgrade to swap the fluid head off of my heavier tripod setup I have used for years onto the Velbon to better accommodate the heavier 85mm Zeiss spotter.

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flatlander51

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My buddy just bought the slick sprint mini seems to be compact and light but doesn't have the pan handle head which I would prefer to have.
 
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