Travel Tripod has so far raised over $5 million on Kickstarter by appealing to professional photographers and amateurs alike with its efficient, portable frame. What sets Travel Tripod apart is that it eliminates the dead space between the legs, taking up around half the volume and saving you packing space.
The brand behind this innovative tripod Peak Design reworked the legs into a hexagonal shape that neatly fold together with the centre column. The result is a full-sized tripod with a total retracted diameter of just 8.25cm. So roughly the width of a water bottle. The tripod’s total packed length is 39.4cm.
Travel Tripod is among the quickest-to-deploy using a system of non-inverted legs that rapidly open along an aligned system of locking cam levers. With three swift hand movements, the legs can be fully extended and ready for action. Taking the camera mount into consideration, the tripod has a fully extended height of 152.4cm.
Peak Design also optimised the ball head to operate more fluidly while still prioritising spatial efficiency. A single adjustment ring controls the smooth 360-degree movement. A quick-release plate facilitates lightning-fast camera attachment easily accommodating a full frame DSLR with a telephoto lens.
Travel Tripod marks Peak Design’s eight successful Kickstarter campaign, raising over $20 million total. Its range of products has expanded to include bags, pouches, slings, straps and now tripods.
There’s still plenty of time for you to lock-in your own Travel Tripod on Kickstarter for a discounted price. The aluminium version is priced from USD$289 while the carbon fibre model starts at USD$479. Orders are expected to ship out by Xmas 2019 with a retail release to follow.
You could always wait until then, but you are guaranteed to pay more.