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Benro BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium)

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Benro BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium)

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 8.8 lb
  • Max Height: 51.2"
  • Min Height: 17.3"
  • Folded Length: 12.6"
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 2.6 lb
  • Two Leg Angle Positions
  • Arca-Type Compatible Ball Head
  • Separate Ball and Pan Locks
  • Carrying Case Included
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The titanium colored MeFoto BackPacker Travel Tripod Kit offers a sturdy, compact aluminum alloy tripod that extends to 51.2", supports up to 8.8 lb, and folds down to just over one foot. It's color accent extends to the included, matching Q series ball head.

The tripod's legs can be spread independently, with two-position leg angle stops. A spring-loaded hook is located in a recess at the bottom of the center column, allowing you to hang a heavy object from it for additional stability.

The ball head offers separate head and pan locks, a 360° pan index, and an integral bubble level. An Arca-type quick release plate with a 1/4"-20 camera screw is included in the kit, along with a durable carrying case with a shoulder strap for storage and transport.

Compact
The tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180°. At only 12.6" when folded, this travel friendly tripod can fit inside a back pack or suitcase.
Two Position Leg Angle Stops
For an extra measure of flexibility, tripod legs can be independently locked into place at two different angles to enable shooting in cramped quarters, on uneven terrain or at low camera angles.
Rapid Center Column
Uses the same twist-lock system as the legs for fast setup.
Recessed Center Column Hook
A spring loaded recessed hook, located in the bottom of the center column, allows you to hang a heavy object for increased stability.
Quick Twist Rubber Lock Grips with Anti-Rotation Leg System
MeFoto's rubberized locking grips combined with anti-rotation legs enable fast and fumble-free setup plus weather and dust resistance.
Precision Matched Q Series Ball Head
Dual-action heavy duty ball head with Arca-type compatible quick-release plate.
360 Degree Panning
Accurate panoramas can be easily accomplished using the graduated panning scale for accurate image alignment.
Separate Head and Pan Lock
Individual locking knobs make adjustments easy.
Integral Bubble Level
The bubble level allows you to make accurate adjustments for seamless panoramas.
Carry Case
Each MeFoto tripod comes with its own carrying case for transport and protection.

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General
Material Aluminum alloy
Load Capacity 8.8 lb (4.0 kg)
Maximum Height Column extended: 51.2" (130 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 45.7" (116 cm)
Minimum Height 17.3" (43.9 cm)
Folded Length 12.6" (32 cm)
Center Column Rapid-type, sliding action
Leg Sections 5
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Leg Lock Type Twist
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet No
Weight 2.6 lb (1.2 kg) including head
Head
Material Aluminum
Head Type Ball head
Head Mount Size 3/8"-16
Quick Release Yes
Panning Range 360 Degrees with panning Lock
Tilt Range -45° to +90°
Bubble Level Yes
Tension Control No
Benro BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium)
  • Q Series Double Action Ball Head
  • PU-50 Slide-In Quick Release Plate for B-00 & B-0 Ballheads
  • Carry Case With Strap
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty + Limited 2-Year Warranty by Registering Online
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    MeFOTOBackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium)
     
    4.5

    (based on 118 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (74)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (36)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (64)
    • Stable (52)
    • Compact (43)
    • Folds away (31)
    • Easy to use (28)

    Cons

    • Unstable (8)
    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Travel (95)
    • Landscape/scenery (77)
    • Night shots (38)
    • Home (23)
    • Wildlife (19)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (54), Semi-pro photographer (23), Casual photographer (14), Pro photographer (14), Photography student (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (107)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Light, Stylish, Compact, Sturdy.

    I bought this to replace an entry-level compact Manfrotto tripod for travel. I attach the tripod to my camera bag, so it must be light, compact and easy to use. This tripod meets...Read complete review

    I bought this to replace an entry-level compact Manfrotto tripod for travel. I attach the tripod to my camera bag, so it must be light, compact and easy to use. This tripod meets all those criteria. I like the ball head, the twist-lock legs, and since my favorite color is orange, the anodized accents. The pan-swivel makes taking panoramic photos easier. The materials and machining quality is very good. It's very solid, has a hook from which to hang weight in the center pole, and almost all of the controls give a nice, positive feel. My chief complaint about it is the knob that tightens the clamp on the mounting plate. When you put a camera on the head, the knob sticks out to the side, but there isn't enough clearance to the bottom of the camera to get a really positive twist. It's possible to mount the camera sideways on the plate, but that eliminates the front-back adjustment.Also, it does get a bit wobbly when the center column is extended fully. You may be able to mitigate this by hanging weight from it, I haven't tried yet. Overall, it's an excellent tripod, great value for money.

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    Compact but very unstable for DSLR's

    I searched and searched for the best value and overall best reviews for a travel tripod. I have a full size Induro tripod which is amazing but also very heavy to carry around. After...Read complete review

    I searched and searched for the best value and overall best reviews for a travel tripod. I have a full size Induro tripod which is amazing but also very heavy to carry around. After a series of reviews between the Manfrotto BeFree and the MeFoto travel tripod I settled on the MeFoto. It doesn't raise up as hight as the Manfrotto by about 5 inches but won with easier folding up compared to the Manfrotto. The price difference of about $40 also helped. Either way I shoot with a 6D -no grip, and a 24-105 and 70-200 (non-IS, f/4) lenses. I found that with only the first 2 sections of the legs extended and the center column at its lowest point the tripod was still very very unstable. Overall use of the tripod I felt that if I was to let go of my camera at any point the weight would cause the tripod to fall over. I repositioned the legs in front of the lens, behind the body, everything I could think of to get some stabilization. In the end I felt that no matter what I could not be sure that it would not tip over and destroy $2000-$4000 worth of equipment. In the end I will use this tripod for my point and shoot Canon S100 or my iPhone with the MeFoto cell phone holder because I feel thats what it is really equipped to do best or possibly a smaller DLSR such as a Rebel with a 50mm lens. I hope this helps because I feel that too many of these reviews are so over the top positive and don't really give this tripod a true review.

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    5.0

    Great for Travel

    By Matt

    from Springfield, MO

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

      As a compact relatively light weight tripod, I am extremely pleased. Carrying gear into the backcountry can be a challenge and this fit the bill for my needs.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Stable, Light, Quick

      By eric_D

      from Sebastian, FL

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Family Photos
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

        Title says it all. Great quality backpack size tripod. Starting from the ball head that from it's build would cost as much as the entire package, to the telescoping legs that lock and unlock with ease. I would recommend for nature to urban.

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        5.0

        Travel tripod

        By dv

        from Clayton, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Smaller Person Friendly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel

          Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

          I own an Induro tripod but when I decided to go to the Galapagos, I knew it would not make the trip. I bought this MeFOTO based on the recommendation of a friend in our photo club, and have been so happy with it. I love the size - folding down to about 12" so that it fits into my backpack, and whilst the legs have screw release knobs(I prefer the snap open and close) the screw release works well. The ball head is easy to use. I'm a novice at using tripods and this in my opinion, is a big improvement over some of the others in the market. I looked at the Manfrotto, but the legs were too flimsy. Good buy!

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          5.0

          Perfect for motorcycle traveling

          By Roadrider

          from Oregon

          Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Blue):

          I love the size, toughness and color!!

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          5.0

          very versatile

          By Brakker Jim

          from Roanoke Virginia

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

            Can do everything I want a tripod for and fits in backpack well

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            • No

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            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Hubby's Bday present was a hit!

            By Happy Wife

            from Bentonville,AR

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

            He hasn't actually used it yet, but he very excited about the twist legs, and apparent durability.

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            4.0

            Perfect travel tripod

            By Jerry

            from Louisville, ky

            Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Gold):

            I bought this tripod specifically for a trip to NYC. The weight & sizewere my major concerns. This worked great. It is light and fit into my bag with no problems. I'd recommend it.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Fits in the bag

            By HalM

            from Spokane, WA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

              This was purchased for a trip to Europe last spring as a better than nothing item. It did the job but it has a very hard time holding and maintaining holding a 5d and a 24-105. But again the important thing is that is did the job and I had room for it.

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              5.0

              suprised by design & construction

              By Vincent

              from Damariscotta, Maine USA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Air Travel
              • Back Packing
              • Compact
              • Easily Adjusted
              • Good Footing
              • Lightweight
              • Locks In Tight
              • Smooth Movement

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoors
                • Travel

                Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Red):

                ...more than I expected...this is the perfect travel tripod for my lighter medium format camera (Fuji GA645zi, 2.5 lbs)...it easily fits in the aircraft overhead bag (or even under the seat)...it is so lightweight, quick to set up, designed and constructed quite well...a terrific value...and the color (I chose red) is just plain pretty...

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                4.0

                Great in bag tripod

                By Baron

                from White Plains, NY

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                • A Little Light In Weight

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

                For walking around and impromptu tripod shots

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                • No

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                4.0

                well made product

                By judi

                from philadelphia, pa

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • All photography

                  Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Green):

                  well made tripod, gets the job done

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                  • No

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                  4.0

                  Great little tripod

                  By zentouro

                  from new york city

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Durable
                  • Easy to Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Green):

                    I use this tripod for bopping around with my little point n'shoot. Its tiny, light and its case is super useful for just heading out to get some grabs of a location w/out having to lug all the heavy gear around. I'm generally not a fan of the twist to tighten leg extenders, but so far they have not caused me any problems.

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                    5.0

                    Nice design

                    By Floyd

                    from Berkeley, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Compact
                    • Durable
                    • Easy to Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Travel

                      Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Green):

                      The Backpacker Travel Tripod is a great combination of strength and weight. Looks good too. Overall build quality is excellent and for the money the ball head in particular works very well. No need for a reversible central column because inverting the legs works just fine. The smallest leg extensions are a bit thin but you can't have a super compact design with beefy legs!

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                      5.0

                      Very compact

                      By Yuji

                      from São Paulo, Brazil

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Compact
                      • Easy to Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Family Photos
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Travel

                        Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Black):

                        Very good to travels. Never had one tripod before, but I think this one is very useful and can hold most of simple shots. On first impression, it is not very stable, it seems that one tiny collision would drop it off, but after some tests I saw that is firmer that I thought. Great product for the price, if you need a compact size.

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                        5.0

                        Lightweight good Tripod.

                        By Calvin

                        from Gaithersburg, MD

                        About Me Photography Student

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Durable
                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Family Photos
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Travel
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife Photos

                          Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

                          I used this Tripod for oversea traveling it's lightweight easy to use. I have used this with my Nikon 1 system for.

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                          5.0

                          Very good travel tripod

                          By JJ

                          from Aspen, Co

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Easily Adjusted
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Outdoors
                            • Travel

                            Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Red):

                            Very good travel tripod, lightweight and firm.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Solid buy

                            By SpiderRoll

                            from Seattle, WA

                            About Me Casual Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Durable
                            • Easy to Use
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

                              I originally purchased the MeFoto Roadtrip, but as much as I love the quality of that product. The size and weight was larger then what I really wanted. The BackPacker is a pound lighter and 3 inches shorter compacted, but just as sturdy as long as you don't extend the top portion of the tripod.

                              It is perfect for traveling if weight is a concern.

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                              3.0

                              Good, but not perfect

                              By Cruiseman

                              from Dallas, TX

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Attractive
                              • Compact
                              • Durable

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Photo
                              • Travel

                              Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Blue):

                              I bought this sight unseen for a trip to the Caribbean where I was to shoot photos and video for our website. The tripod is well made and very compact, but it is a bit heavy for its size. The screw-in base plate system is not as elegant as Manfrotto's friction hold, but it is usable. The ball-head is very nice, but better suited to photos and not video. The screw-type leg extenders are more clumsy than the clip-style and take longer to extend/retract.

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Great little travel tripod

                              By Chris

                              from San Antonio, Texas, USA

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Durable
                              • Easy For Travel
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel

                                Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

                                I am really impressed with the overall quality of the tripod for the size and price. Yes, there are other travel tripods out there, but not for anywhere near this price and not with an Arca-Swiss ballhead.It feels well made and the legs work smoothly. It isn't the tallest tripod and you have to extend the center column to get it up to "usable standing height", but it is as advertised.This is NOT some flimsy, box store discount tripod. It is a very professionally made but inexpensive travel tripod. In my experience, there is not better bargain in the carry-on bag sized tripods out there.I would suggest you compare the weights between the aluminum and carbon fiber versions. With this many leg sections and connectors, etc., there is very little weight savings between the aluminum and carbon fiber. Hard to justify spending more for CF on this type of tripod.The little case it comes with is decent as well.You won't be able to use this for an all around tripod for your 600 f/4, but for a smaller 300 or 400mm f/5.6 lens, it is plenty strong enough. Having said that, I did mount my old 500 f/4.5 APO (8 lbs) in a Wimberly Sidekick on it and it was stable enough for use in a pinch.

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                                5.0

                                The best compact tripod there is

                                By ToniS

                                from Toronto, Canada

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Durable
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about BackPacker Travel Tripod (Titanium):

                                  Purchased BackPacker about 18 months ago and continue to be impressed with this product. The miniature dimensions when folded were the purchase driver at the time, can carry this tripod in my backpack, which makes it easy to carry anywhere - bicycle, hiking. Since I mostly take train and landscape pictures, this tripod is essential.

                                  Using D7000 with mid-weight (f2.8/f3.5 zooms from Sigma) lens, BackPacker is sturdy and supports the weight comfortably. Has been to fresh, salt water, sand and mud and there are no signs of wear and tear on it.

                                  This tripod is easily worth paying up to 50% more for.

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