Vortex HC-2 High Country Tripod with Quick Release Ball Head

Vortex HC-2 High Country Tripod with Quick Release Ball Head

Vortex HC-2 High Country Tripod with Quick Release Ball Head

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Vortex HC-2 High Country Tripod with Quick Release Ball Head

Vortex HC-2 High Country Tripod with Quick Release Ball Head

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 5.0 lb
  • Maximum Height: 52.3"
  • Minimum Height: 15.0"
  • Folded Length: 21.0"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.2 lb
  • Aluminum Alloy Legs, Flip Locks
  • Magnesium Alloy Ball Head, 90° Tilt
  • Bubble Level, Quick Release Plate
  • Carrying Bag with Shoulder Strap
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Vortex HC-2 overview

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This HC-2 High Country Tripod from Vortex supports up to 5.0 lb, measures 21.0" when folded, and includes a ball head with quick release plate. Its 4-section legs each feature an independent spread as well as flip locks for fast deployment, and can be positioned for a minimum height of 15.0" to a maximum height of 46.0", or 52.3" with its rapid column fully raised. Foam covers on two of the legs provide a secure and comfortable grip while moving the tripod, and rubber feet help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces.

Cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the aluminum alloy, quick release plate which is secured to the tripod's ball head using a quick release clamp. The ball head is removable, constructed from magnesium alloy, provides up to a 90° tilt for portrait orientation, and can be locked into place along its range of movement.

A nylon carry bag with a zippered closure and shoulder strap is included for storage and transport.

Use and Handling
  • Supports up to 5.0 lb
  • Push-and-pull center column with ballast hook for rapid camera, lens, or sport optic positioning
  • Can be set for a minimum height of 15.0" to a maximum height of 46.0", or 52.3" with column fully raised
  • Legs each feature 4 sections, flip locks for fast deployment, and can be independently spread
  • Foam covers on two of the legs provide a secure and comfortable grip
  • Rubber feet help to enhance stability on a wide variety of surfaces
  • Built-in bubble level
  • Weighs 2.2 lb, measures 21.0" when folded
Construction Details
  • Aluminum alloy legs
  • Magnesium alloy ball head with quick release clamp
  • Aluminum alloy quick release plate with 1/4"-20 mount and rubberized, anti-slip surface
  • Includes nylon carry bag for storage and transport
UPC: 875874008984
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Vortex HC-2 High Country Tripod with Quick Release Ball Head
  • Tripod Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Vortex HC-2 specs

    Tripod Head
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Camera Mounting Screw 1/4"-20 Male
    Quick Release Plate Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    General
    Load Capacity 5 lb / 2.3 kg
    Maximum Working Height 52.3" / 132.8 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 46" / 116.8 cm
    Minimum Working Height 15" / 38.1 cm
    Folded Length 21" / 53.3 cm
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 4
    Bubble Level Yes
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Ballast Hook
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.75 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.6 x 4.0 x 3.7"

    Vortex HC-2 reviews

    HC-2 High Country Tripod with Quick Release Ball Head is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tripod I purchased this tripod for yearly West Texas Muley/Aoudad hunts and Colorado Muley/Elk hunts. Both require extensive glassing. I couldn't be happier with the quality of this tripod. The ball head is very easy to use and adjust. Clamp it down tight while hiking and the scope stays put. Easily adjust the tightness while glassing to allow smooth rotation and movement without being too loose. I also purchased the Vortex Diamondback 20-60x60 Angled Spotting Scope. Excellent combination.
    Date published: 2017-11-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Affordable, light, sturdy. I don't hunt without this anymore. I've spotted more bedded animals with binos and a spotter off this tripod this year than when I used to hunt without it. I keep my bino adapter attached, then swap to my 33x Razor spotter when needed(swaps fast with quick release plate). Total day trip pack weight still at about 22lbs with the tripod and spotter, very manageable. Well worth it's weight if you're hunting big country, in my opinion.
    Date published: 2017-11-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply Awesome! Great! I purchased this last week, along with the Vortex Diamondback 20-60x60. Truly a great combination. The High Country Tripod is lightweight, super easy to set up and configure, and is a bargain at this price point. I haven't owned it long enough to pack in with me yet in the backcountry, but at the weight of this tripod, it will be a dream come true.
    Date published: 2018-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and Lightweight I picked this model up for a Razor HAD with 65mm objective lens. It's light, folds down to a reasonable size and steadies the scope really well. I take it hunting and hiking in the back country, so the size and weight are very important to me and this tripod exceeds my needs.
    Date published: 2018-03-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quality tripod I bought this because I wanted something light weight but got the job done. Although this is not the best tripod it did its job. For the price, lightweight, and warranty it can't be beat.
    Date published: 2017-11-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best bang for your buck! Extremely light and versatile! Not as sturdy as some of the other vortex tripods but for the price you pay you definitely can't go wrong with the quality!
    Date published: 2017-08-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from HC Tripod Ive used this many times for coyote hunting. It’s light and easy to pack.
    Date published: 2018-03-27
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