The Vanguard ABEO AM-325 Aluminum Monopod provides a good compromise between the stability of a tripod and the speed of handheld shooting. Lightweight aluminum construction allows the AM-325 to weigh in at only 1.45 lb while it rises to a maximum height of 63.4". The AM-325 is all about speed of operation. It quickly retracts from its maximum height down to only 19.9" in seconds thanks to its quick flip leg locks. An adjustable wrist strap secures the monopod while you grasp the comfortable foam grip. An included carabiner allows you to secure the AM-325 to your belt or backpack for walking or climbing. The 1/4"-20 mounting screw is convertible to 1/8".