The GEO POD E44 Carbon Fiber/Basalt Monopod from Velbon is 2 legs short of a tripod, but you get more speed in setting up shots, more room and space available for lenses, accessories, etc., and more flexibility in where to set up shots. This 4-section support is made of a carbon fiber/basalt composite for added strength and rigidity, and extends from 19" up to 58.3". The positive lever locks and unlocks the sections very quickly, and the whole monopod weighs just 11.1 oz. The attached strap and the rubber foot give you a solid support, even on uneven ground.
Carbon fiber and basalt composite material gives the monopod added strength and rigidity
4 telescoping sections extend to 58.3" and close down to 19"