Best Compact Travel Tripods

A compact tripod that can be carried around in a backpack or
camera bag makes light work of traveling around for photographic shoots. As an essential item in the packing gear of a professional travel photographer, it needs to be lightweight and portable and yet be sturdy enough to hold the weight of any
DSLR camera and its attachments. In general, travel tripods are either of carbon fiber or aluminum construction. While carbon fiber models tend to be lighter and stronger, their aluminum counterpart may just be adequate for most, especially if price is a deciding factor.


Travel tripods are designed to fold to at least 24 inches and should preferably weigh less than 4 pounds. When choosing a suitable model, consider its loading capacity, its maximum height extension, its head and leg features. To get started, check out these models that have been rated as some of the best compact travel tripods by experts in the field.

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Benro Aero4 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit


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Benro Aero4 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit

Benro Aero4 Video Travel Angel Tripod Kit

Designed for video shooting but equally favored for still photography, this versatile aluminum tripod extends to an eye-level of 65.2 inches and tucks away at 21.7 inches. Featuring a removable pan and tilt flat base video head and a bubble level, it sets up easily with a quick flip of the lock leg levers. Remove one of the anti-rotational legs and combine it with the center column to use as a monopod. For added stability, hang an additional weight using the hook located on the bottom of the center column. The Aero4 weighs 5.8 pounds and supports loads up to 8.8 pounds.

 

 

 

 

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Davis & Sandord Traverse TR553-P238


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Davis & Sandord Traverse TR553-P238

Davis & Sanford Traverse TR553-P238

This sturdy tripod of aluminum-alloy construction folds to an ultra-compact 12 inches to fit into most camera bags and backpacks. It comes with a dual control ball head that allows for steady panning. The 5-section legs feature foam-cushioned insulators and rubber feet and can take the tripod to a height of 53 inches with its rubberized twist lock system. Weighing at just 2.6 pounds, it is robustly built to support a maximum load of 10 pounds.

 

 

 

 

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Gitzo Traveler Series 1 GK1508TQD4


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Gitzo Traveler Series 1 GK1508TQD4

Gitzo Traveler Series 1 GK1580TQD4 Carbon Fiber Compact Tripod Kit

As pioneers of the 180-degree leg folding system that has become one of the class requirements for travel tripods, Gitzo is a top brand that sets the standards for lightweight and compact tripods. This travel tripod is a prime example of their constant focus on build quality and  portability, from its carbon fiber tubes to its cast magnesium finish. When closed, it measures just 16.54 inches and extends to a near eye-level of 59.45 inches. Weighing a mere 2.98 pounds with a loading capacity of 13.23 pounds, the Gitzo Traveler is set to be an overall winner with travel photographers.

 

 

 

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Manfrotto Befree MKBFRA4-BH


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Manfrotto Befree MKBFRA4-BH

Manfrotto Befree MKBFRA4-BH Compact Lightweight Travel Tripod

A popular name in travel tripods for still photography, Manfrotto packs value in their tripods by combining performance with smart designs. This aluminum compact features 4-section flip-lock legs that close to just 15.75 inches, with the maximum tripod height reaching 56.7 inches. Its sturdy construction can hold a maximum load of 8.8 pounds and at just 3.09 pounds, it makes an ideal travel companion.

 

 

 

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MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel A1350Q1

MeFOTO RoadTrip Travel Tripod Kit A1350Q1

The RoadTrip puts some fun into the photographer’s serious toolkit. Available in 12 colors and with a sturdy construction of aluminum alloy, it folds to a compact 15.4 inches and is lightweight at 3.6 pounds. When fully extended on its 5-section legs, it reaches an eye-level height of 61.6 inches and supports an incredible 17.6 pounds of load. A foam-cushioned leg can be removed and used as a monopod when attached to the center column. For added stability, hang a heavy object onto the suspension hook found at the bottom of the column.

 

 

 

 

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Sirui T-025X 52″ Carbon Fiber Tripod with C-10X Ball Head

Sirui T-025X 52″ Carbon Fiber Tripod with C-10X Ball Head

The 8-layer carbon fiber twist lock legs of this tripod fold upwards to an ultra-compact size of 11.8 inches and extends to bring the overall tripod height to 54.5 inches. It has a load capacity of 13.2 pounds and is a true featherweight at 1.5 pounds. A handy carabiner clip allows the tripod to be attached to a backpack and for extra weight to be hung for stability during use. The included C-10X ball head delivers exceptional performance with its separate pan and tilt knobs.

 

 

 

How to Shop for Compact Travel Tripods on eBay

Tripods can be purchased at the local camera equipment store or on eBay. These items on eBay can be found in the
Tripods & Supports subcategory under Cameras & Photo. To browse only particular brands, make a brand selection using the filter options. Alternatively, to search for travel sized tripods, simply key in “travel tripods” into the search box and browse through the listings on offer.

 

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