Why We Chose The Peak Deisgn Travel Tripod: Incredible packed weight and size without any compromise on quality
The small and committed team at Peak Design have rewritten the rules when it comes to the humble tripod. They’ve spent almost half a decade rethinking the mechanics and the Travel Tripod is the result. Remarkably, it packs down to a compact unit with the diameter of a water bottle, enabling you to effortlessly slip it into your backpack.
“It packs down to a compact unit with the diameter of a water bottle”
So what’s the catch? Well, functionality-wise there isn’t one. It comes with Peak Design’s lifetime guarantee, boasts professional-level stability and a whole host of features.
Who is The Peak Design Travel Tripod For?
With the aluminium option coming in at £250.71 and the carbon fibre model at a whopping £429.81, it’s fair to say that the Travel Tripod is for serious landscape photographers and is unlikely to be an impulse purchase. However, if you’re a frustrated tripod-lugger, constantly hauling awkward and heavy loads to the mountain tops in an effort to capture the wild crags, the epic sunsets and the astonishing vistas, this is the tripod for you.
Features and Construction
Not only does the Travel Tripod pack down to a relatively tiny unit, it’s also lightning quick to set up and take down – apparently the Peak Design office record is 9.8 seconds. Outdoor photographers are used to dealing with the ephemeral. They know too well the panic that sets in when the cloud clears and a sudden ray of light magically illuminates a nearby ridgeline. Usually, by the time the tripod is assembled and the camera is mounted, this photographer-of-the-year opportunity has faded away. With the Travel Tripod, the chances of capturing that special moment increase substantially.