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Top 10 Best Travel Tripods
for July 2022

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2021 New 68.9'' Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod, ARTCISE Lightweight Travel Tripod for Camera with 40mm Panoramic Ball Head for Canon Nikon Sony, DSLR SLR Digital Camcorder, 7.7

ARTCISE 2021 New 68.9'' Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod

ARTCISE Lightweight Travel Tripod for Camera with 40mm Panoramic Ball Head for Canon Nikon Sony, DSLR SLR Digital Camcorder, 7.7" to 68.9", Max Load 44 lbs

by ARTCISE
What We like

Upgraded DesignThe use height of the carbon fiber tripods is from 7.7 inches / 19.5cm to 68.9 inches / 175cm, and the leg tube can be adjusted to three use angles. A 3/8-inch internally threaded screw hole is designed beside the main platform of the tripod, which is convenient for external camera equipment such as mobile phone Camera Flash. The Ultra-Stable angle adjustment buckle design and mushroom-shaped feet design greatly enhance the stability of the tripod.

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Product Features

  • External Center Column & Monopod 2 in 1 camera tripod monopod design, the external center column can increase the height of the tripod, the difference is that it is external, and can be installed on the tripod when needed. To reduce the volume of the tripod, a leg tube on the ball head tripod can be removed to form a monopod with the external center column,which 2 in 1 design suitable for many occasions.
  • High Quality & Super StableARTCISE CS60C carbon fiber tripod is made of high-quality 10-layer carbon fiber material and aviation-grade aluminum alloy. Camera tripod main body adopts the most stable pillarless platform structure,which maximum pipe diameter is 29mm with super stability and the maximum load is 44lb/20kg.
  • New Design Double Panoramic Ball HeadWith the new design ARTCISE UB40 was made of high strength aluminum alloy, advanced CNC manufacturing process and surface anodizing treatment technology. Lowest height profile in its class, double notch design and it features a repositionable T-lever to lock ball articulation, pan lock knob, and a Micrometer drag tension knob, which makes UB40 become the best choice for all general photography.
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Vanguard VEO2GO235AB Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ball Head for Sony, Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm Mirrorless, Compact System Camera (CSC), DSLR

Vanguard VEO2GO235AB Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ball Head for Sony

Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm Mirrorless, Compact System Camera (CSC), DSLR

by VANGUARD
What We like

Round rubber feet convert easily to the included set of short spikes. Tripod folded height: 12 3/4" Extended height: 56 1/2" Weight: 2. 73 pounds. Max Load: 8. 8 pounds

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Product Features

  • Independent leg positioning at 3 different angles (21, 50, 80) for greater adaptation to uneven terrain and to shoot more creative pictures. Added retractable hook to assist in weighing down the tripod when desired
  • Inverted 5 section aluminum legs that fold for compact carrying and rubberized twist leg locks-new open to click feature. Also, easy to clean disassemble and reassemble if needed
  • Sturdy ball head T-50 with large ergonomic knobs, separate pan lock optimized to support working loads up to 8. 8 pounds and Arca compatible quick release plate - QS-64
  • Secure head lock system and top plate on the central column and 2 section reversible telescopic center column. Shoot low by reversing the column or using the included low angle adapter
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SIRUI Carbon Fiber Travel 5C Tripod 54.3 inches Lightweight Portable Camera Tripod with Ball Head and Arca Swiss Plate Load Capacity Up to 4kg

SIRUI Carbon Fiber Travel 5C Tripod 54.3 inches Lightweight Portable Camera Tripod with Ball Head and Arca Swiss Plate Load Capacity Up to 4kg

by SIRUI
What We like

Easy to carry: Light-weight but durable, the portable tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180 degrees, saving length to 13" compact storage size, also comes with a portable bag, which is easy to carry and pack for travel.

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Product Features

  • Solid Construction: High quality carbon fiber camera tripod, construction for maximum lightness and sturdiness. Center column with hook for hanging goods to increase stability. Max. loading Capacity: 8.8lbs/4kg. Tripod weighs only 1.87lbs/0.85kg.
  • 360 Ball-Head and Panoramic View: With two independent control knobs, the specially designed ball-head can rotate 360 allows you to take photos at any angle in horizontal and vertical directions, making it easy to take panoramic photos and video shooting. Quick release plate with standard 1/4" screw for fast camera connection, compatible with almost all DSLR such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm, Pentax and more.
  • Adjustable and Extendable: 5-section carbon fiber legs with quick release twist-locks allow you to adjust the working height from 6.3" to 54.3" in seconds, while with a folded height of 13". 3-position leg angle adjustment system can provide flexible shooting for different photography scenarios and conditions.
  • Multi-angle Shooting: The center column inverted function ensures extreme low angle photography and macro shooting. When the center column attached to the tripod, twist the column lock to adjust the column for additional working heights.
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SIRUI Carbon Fiber Traveler 5CX 51.97 inches Camera Tripod Lightweight Travel Outdoor Tripod with 360° Panoram B-00K Ball Head and Arca Swiss Quick Release Plate, Folded Height 12.4

SIRUI Carbon Fiber Traveler 5CX 51.97 inches Camera Tripod Lightweight Travel Outdoor Tripod with 360° Panoram B-00K Ball Head and Arca Swiss Quick Release Plate

Folded Height 12.4", Load 8.8lbs/4kg

by SIRUI
What We like

Easy to carry: Light-weight but durable, the portable tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180 degrees, saving length to 12.4" compact storage size, also comes with a portable bag, which is easy to carry and pack for travel.

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Product Features

  • Solid Construction: High quality carbon fiber camera tripod, construction for maximum lightness and sturdiness. Center column with hook for hanging goods to increase stability. Max. loading Capacity: 8.8lbs/4kg. Tripod weighs only 1.58lbs/0.72kg(without head).
  • Multi-angle Shooting: The center column removable function ensures extreme low angle photography and macro shooting. When the center column attached to the tripod, twist the column lock to adjust the column for additional working heights.
  • Adjustable and Extendable: 5-section carbon fiber legs with quick release twist-locks allow you to adjust the working height from 3.54" to 51.97" in seconds, while with a folded height of 12.4". 3-position leg angle adjustment system can provide flexible shooting for different photography scenarios and conditions.
  • 360 Ball-Head and Panoramic View: With two independent control knobs, the specially designed ball-head can rotate 360 allows you to take photos at any angle in horizontal and vertical directions, making it easy to take panoramic photos and video shooting. Quick release plate with standard 1/4" screw for fast camera connection, compatible with almost all cameras such as Canon, Nikon, Sony, Olympus, Fujifilm and more.
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Vanguard VEO 2 204AB Black Aluminum Travel Tripod with VEO 2 BH-45 Ball Head for Sony, Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm Mirrorless, Compact System Camera (CSC), DSLR

Vanguard VEO 2 204AB Black Aluminum Travel Tripod with VEO 2 BH-45 Ball Head for Sony

Nikon, Canon, Fujifilm Mirrorless, Compact System Camera (CSC), DSLR

by VANGUARD
What We like

Tripod Specifications: 20 mm, 4 section aluminum legs. Folded height: 15.75". Extended height: 53.1". Weight: 2.53 pounds

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Product Features

  • Highly engineered leg tubes for smooth and precise leg extensions and Independent leg positioning at 3 different angles (20, 45, 80) for more versatility and possibilities to adapt to uneven terrain enabling you to shoot more creative pictures
  • Exclusive and innovative central column system that allows you to set the central column and tripod legs in less than 15 seconds
  • Sturdy ball head with large ergonomic knob safely provides up to an 8.8 maximum load capacity. Arca compatible QS-60S quick release plate
  • Dedicated suspension loop on canopy to accommodate counterbalance weights or bags for additional stability and non-slip, all-weather TPU grips on 1 leg for the perfect hand grip
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AOKA 28in/1.1lb Lightweight Compact Carbon Fiber Tripod with 360° Ballhead Travel Mini Tripod for Mobile Phone and Compact Mirrorless Cameras

AOKA 28in/1.1lb Lightweight Compact Carbon Fiber Tripod with 360° Ballhead Travel Mini Tripod for Mobile Phone and Compact Mirrorless Cameras

by AOKA
What We like

[The power of self-confidence] AOKA specializes in the manufacture of camera tripods and accessories for more than 10 years. We have excellent work teams and high precision machines. Professional and modern manufacturing techniques keep AOKA in the same space as the world. We constantly improve our quality and achieve the ultimate in perfection. Committed to being the best supplier in this field.

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Product Features

  • [MINI] Stretching height 28 inches / 71cm, shrinking height 14.6 inches /37cm, shrinking diameter 1.97 inches / 50mm.
  • [Portable] 1.1 lb / 500 g weight and 5.5 lb / 2.5 kg maximum load weight. Compared to similar products, this tripod is lighter and stable, and easy to carry.
  • [Flexible] KB20 360 panoramic and spherical joints: The specially designed ball head can be rotated 360, allowing multi-angle adjustment, allowing you to complete satisfactory panoramic shots every time.
  • [carbon fiber] tripod tube is made of high-density carbon fiber, which greatly reduces the weight of the product.
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JOILCAN 81” Tripod, Aluminum Camera Tripod for DSLR, Compact Travel Tripod Monopod 360° Panorama Ball Head with 2 Quick Release Plates, 16.5” When Folded, 25 lbs Loads - Black

JOILCAN 81” Tripod, Aluminum Camera Tripod for DSLR, Compact Travel Tripod Monopod 360° Panorama Ball Head with 2 Quick Release Plates, 16.5” When Folded, 25 lbs Loads

Black

by JOILCAN
What We like

VERSATILE -- Each leg features three different independent leg angle adjustment available, regulating the stability of your support to fit your needs on uneven terrain. For added versatility, the telescopic center column is reversible, facilitating lower-angle photography

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Product Features

  • 38mm DUAL-ACTION HEAD -- Aluminum alloy quick release ball head with 3 built-in bubble levels to accommodate landscape or portrait orientations. The dual-lock design utilizes a large, primary knob for controlling the movement of the ball and a second smaller knob for engaging the 360 independent pan
  • NEW in 2021 COMPACT BUT TALL -- Featuring a "fold up" 5-section traveler design, tripod is at only 16.5" folded, making it ideal for storage in a backpack or suitcase. But don't let its compact size fool you; this travel friendly tripod is capable of reaching a maximum height of 81"
  • INTEGRATED MONOPOD -- Made of sturdy aluminum alloy, the tripod features a removable center column and one detachable tripod leg configured as a monopod with a 31 to 80" adjustable height. A great feature to make it a versatile accessory for any image maker
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TYCKA Rangers 56” Compact Travel Tripod, Lightweight Aluminum Camera Tripod for DSLR Camera with 360° Panorama Ball Head and Carry Bag

TYCKA Rangers 56” Compact Travel Tripod

Lightweight Aluminum Camera Tripod for DSLR Camera with 360° Panorama Ball Head and Carry Bag

by TYCKA
What We like

360PANORAMA AND ULTRA STABLE: With two independent control knobs, the specially designed ball-head can rotate 360allowing you to get that perfect shot every time. The tripod fork is crafted using precision CNC machining to ensure the highest quality construction.

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Product Features

  • EASY SET-UP AND PORTABLE: Four-segment poles with quick release flip-locks allow you to adjust the tripods height from 14" up to 56" in seconds. The TYCKA Rangers tripod folds down to a compact 14 and weighs only 2.9lbs, allowing you to take it with you anywhere.
  • LOW ANGLE AND MACRO VIEW ENABLED: With an included short attachment(3.6), you can shoot at a height of 7.87. And the central pole can be inverted to allow for low angle shooting and macro photography.
  • DETACHABLE MONOPOD: Our TYCKA Rangers Tripod also features a removable leg (with foam grip) that can be used as an alpenstock for hiking or walking. Or it can be converted into a monopod when attached to the included ball-adaptor to meet your shooting needs.
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SmallRig Selection Lightweight 78

SmallRig Selection Lightweight 78" Aluminum Camera Tripod Monopod

Foldable DSLR Tripod for Travel, w/ 360 Degree Ball Head Quick Release Plate, Max. Payload 33lb, Adjustable Height from 18.5" to 78"

by SmallRig Selection
What We like

INNOVATION and PACKAGE INCLUDES: Different from other tripods, this tripod has Three 1/4" threaded holes added to the bracket, which can meet the needs of external magic arms, mobile phones, monitors, etc. Package Include : Tripod*1, Smartphone Holder*1, Carrying Bag*1, Quick release plate*2, Alen Wrench*3, Maunual*1, Stainless Steel Foot Screw*3.

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Product Features

  • COMPATIBILITY: This tripod for camera is universally compatible with all cameras and equipment with 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded holes, such as DSLR cameras, sports cameras, and mirrorless cameras. It can also be used with mobile phones and projectors.NOTEFor camera with telephoto zoom lens, you need to buy a tripod mount ring additionally or telephoto lens bracket for better balance.
  • 36MM 360 METAL BALL-HEAD: The specially designed 36mm metal ball-head can rotate 360 degree allowing you to take photos at any angle with horizontally and vertically. Simply attach your cell phone or camera onto the travel tripod and rotate the ball head to take perfect pictures.
  • EASY SET-UP AND PORTABLE: 4-section column legs with 3 quick release flip-locks allows you to adjust the working height from 18.5" to 78.7" in seconds. 19.6" folden size is easily took to anywhere for outdoor photography, saving you more time and can more focused on enjoying the shooting.
  • 2-IN-1 TRIPOD MONOPOD: The aluminum tripod can be easily turned into a monopod or walking stick alone to make your photography more diverse, it is a good companion for you to go hiking or traveling. And the central pole can be inverted to allow for low angle shooting and macro photography.
  • 33LBS MAX LOAD: The dslr tripod offers high level of stability using great quality level of magnesium aluminum alloy. It can withstand up to 33 lbs (15 kg). You can focus on composition and get ready for your photo or video without worrying your hand may be shaky.
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MACTREM 80

MACTREM 80" Camera Tripod

DSLR Tripod for Travel, Lightweight Aluminum 360 Degree Ball Head Professional Tripod, Monopod with Carry Bag, Phone Mount, 18.5" to 80", 33lb Load(Black) (BT80, Black)

by MACTREM
What We like

Macro Photography: You can also use the upside-down central column for macro photography, to take a closer shot of the object. The central column can be elongated by rotating the knob system, and you can shoot anything at a smaller angle. Try it!

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Product Features

  • 360 Degree Swivel Ball Head and Stability: The specially designed metal ball head can rotate 360 to meet all your photographic needs. The precise 360 scale realize accurate image alignment and get free angles, allowing you to get the perfect shot and amazing results. A stability hook can hang additional weight and the non-slip rubber feet design to increase the stability.
  • Lightweight and Sturdy for Travel: The tripod uses high-quality and lightweight aluminum material. 3.5lbs(1.6 kg) tripod weight and 33 lbs(15 kg) maximum load weight. The tripod can be folded into a compact size of 18.5inch, and fitted easily into a carry bag. The tripod can be quickly convert to a monopod (34" to 80"), which provides an alternative shot and can also be used as an alpenstock during hiking.
  • Freely Working: Every single column of the tripod has 4 section column legs and 3 quick release flip-locks allow you to adjust the working height flexibly from 18.5" to 80" in seconds. The leg angle of the tripod can be adjusted freely to suit your photographic conditions.

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