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Trek-TechTrekPod - Walking Stick/Monopod w/ Magnetic Quick Release
 
4.5

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        4.0

        Nice device, but too large

        By LK

        from Bethesda, MD

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              Comments about Trek-Tech TrekPod - Walking Stick/Monopod w/ Magnetic Quick Release:

              This ingenious device is a very stable monopod, which readily converts to either a walking stick or a tripod. It is well built and sturdy, but my one objection to it is that it doesn't telescope down enough to make it easy to pack in a carry on bag or even a camera backpack. It does have good stability for photography and videography, and a nice quick-release magnet coupling head. It would just be more convenient if it got a bit smaller and more portable.

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              5.0

              What a great idea

              By docRacer

              from Fort Worth, TX

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                    Comments about Trek-Tech TrekPod - Walking Stick/Monopod w/ Magnetic Quick Release:

                    I purchased to use when traveling/hiking. I haven't used it for that yet but think it will work out great. I have used it around town as a test and am happy with how it works. For a <2 lb tripod, it is great. Even as a mono-pod it is great.

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                    • Feels true to size
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                    5.0

                    Got to see it to. Believe It

                    By BuffaloTP

                    from Buffalo, NY

                    About Me Style Driven

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                          Comments about Trek-Tech TrekPod - Walking Stick/Monopod w/ Magnetic Quick Release:

                          This is the best Walking / Hiking Monopod-Tripod combo ever made! The Rare Earth Magnet Mount is wonderful! Quick, Fast, Accurate! Can't be beat!

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                          • Feels true to size
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                          5.0

                          There's allot more than meets the eye!

                          By TP-WNY

                          from Buffalo, NY

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                              • Nature Photography

                              Comments about Trek-Tech TrekPod - Walking Stick/Monopod w/ Magnetic Quick Release:

                              I am actually purchasing this to replace my original which is over 10 years old. I have used it extensively hiking and traveling through the great North West. Mt. Saint Hellions, Crater Lake, Mt Hood, Mt Baker, it's been to many volcanos! I have a slight problem walking so that feature has also been a great asset. The one option I see being missed here is the Quick Conversion it has to Tripod Use too. For many years all of our Vacation pictures were missing one thing, ME! This unit has a nice 1" thick VELCRO strap that keeps it in Monopod/Walking Stick Mode. You pick it up, loosen the strap, Open the three legs, frame your shot and then get in the action too!

                              They have since updated and improved this model, I love this one so much I'm grabbing one more before they are gone!

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                              3.0

                              Great idea but magnet is too strong?

                              By Tory

                              from Bethesda, MD

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Lightweight
                              • Strong Construction

                              Cons

                              • Can't "quick release"

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                              • Stabilization
                              • Walking Stick

                              Comments about Trek-Tech TrekPod - Walking Stick/Monopod w/ Magnetic Quick Release:

                              It's great as both a walking stick and a tripod. But once I put the magnetic attachment for a heavy duty camera on the device, I found that the "Magnetic Quick Release" was neither quick nor easy to accomplish. Finally gave up and used the device as a walking stick without attaching the provided cork knob.

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                              5.0

                              Highly versatile monopod

                              By kmiller

                              from Park Falls,WI

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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                              • Lightweight
                              • Versatile

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                                  Comments about Trek-Tech TrekPod - Walking Stick/Monopod w/ Magnetic Quick Release:

                                  I LOVE versatile equipment, especially to use in the field & to travel with. I purchased this monopod 3 months ago & I have not been disappointed. It comes with a detachable ball/socket camera mount for use with small to medium sized cameras (for larger cameras just remove the mount & attach your own monopod head to it). Given the tripod foldout of the lower section, it can be used as a flash or mic stand & offers some additional stability for camera shooting (but what may be offered by a traditional tripod). The tube has 2 section,s when disconnected each section is no longer than 35" in lenth (for travel I prefer to keep my tripods & stands less than 36"). I am VERY happy with this piece of equipment.

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