A tripod to choose for arduous journeys where every scrap of weight and size must be judiciously considered, the Vortex High Country tripod is a five-segment unit made to accommodate spotting scopes or binoculars weighing up to 5 lbs (~2.3kg).
The High Country's ball head has a quick release mechanism which features the open channel design, instead of the more common fixed-position quick releases. By having an open channel, it is able to have a built-in fore/aft adjustment between the quick release plate and the clamp, so that your binocular or telescope will be ideally balanced over the tripod's center-allowing you to carry a smaller rig while still getting stable observing.
The High Country is king of compactness and light weight, coming it at just 3.5 x 18.8" (8.9 x 47.8cm) WxL when collapsed and being only 2.1 lbs (~1kg) of load to bear.
|Maximum Height||53.8" (136.7cm)|
|Maximum Height w/o Column Extended||Not Specified by Manufacturer|
|Minimum Height||14.8" (37.6cm)|
|Folded Length||18.8" (47.8cm)|
|Load Capacity||5.00 lbs (2.3kg)|
|Leg Lock Type||Flip lock|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Sections||1|
|Center Column Type||Rapid|
|Head Type||Ball head with quick release|
|Head Mount Thread Size||3/8"-16|
|Weight||2.10 lbs (954g)|