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3 Legged Thing Punks Brian Travel Tripod with Airhed Neo Ball Head (Carbon Fiber, Black/Gray)

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3 Legged Thing Punks Brian Travel Tripod with Airhed Neo Ball Head (Carbon Fiber, Black/Gray)
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 30.9 lb
  • Maximum Height: 74"
  • Minimum Height: 7.5"
  • Folded Length: 16.1"
The black/gray Punks Brian Travel Tripod with Airhed Neo Ball Head from 3 Legged Thing is a carbon fiber support with a load capacity of 30.9 lb that can hold a mirrorless up to a large format camera. Unlocking the twist-locks and extending the 5-section legs and the 2-section center column, the tripod can reach a maximum height of 74".
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3 Legged Thing Punks Brian Tripod with Airhed... Overview

The black/gray Punks Brian Travel Tripod with Airhed Neo Ball Head from 3 Legged Thing is a carbon fiber support with a load capacity of 30.9 lb that can hold a mirrorless up to a large format camera. Unlocking the twist-locks and extending the 5-section legs and the 2-section center column, the tripod can reach a maximum height of 74".

Also, removing the center column, attaching the Arca-type compatible ball head to the yoke, and splaying the legs all the out, the tripod has a minimum height of 7.5". The tripod can also deal with uneven terrain because of its independent leg spread and 3-variable leg angles of 23°, 55°, and 85°. One of the removable 8-layer carbon fiber legs converts into a monopod that reaches a maximum height of 76". Additionally, the 3 lb Punks Brian Travel Tripod easily folds down to 16.1" with its reverse-folding legs

3 Legged Thing Punks Brian Tripod with Airhed... Specs

Head
Head TypeBall Head
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Number of Bubble Levels2
Pan & Tilt Range
Panning Range360°
General
Load Capacity30.86 lb / 14 kg
Maximum Working Height73.6" / 187 cm
Max Height without Center Column57.68" / 146.5 cm
Minimum Working Height7.5" / 19 cm
Closed Length16.1" / 41 cm
Diameter0.0" / 0.00 mm
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Weight3.09 lb / 1.4 kg
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Positions3 Positions
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections5
Leg Diameter0.9" / 22.86 mm
Feet FeaturesRubber
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesRemovable, Split
Center Column ShapeRound
Center Column Sections2
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.5 x 4.5 x 4.5"

3 Legged Thing Punks Brian Tripod with Airhed... Reviews

great, versatile carbon tripod

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-09

I am very impressed by the combination of quality, functionality, and low price point. Before making this purchase, I (obsessively) researched a range of carbon-fibre options. Peak Design also made the final list, but costs more and has a lower load capacity (although it is more compact). I also looked into Colorado Tripods, but there was no inventory and the price also would be higher. No doubt, a Really Right Stuff tripod would be excellent, but I didn't want to pay over $1,000. Although considered a travel tripod, this model has a high reach and, with a rating for a load of up to 30 lbs., seems to be sturdy enough for general use, at least if the legs are not spread too wide. I might not need a second tripod (but probably would come back to 3 Legged Thing for another purchase). Note: This is the original Punks Brian, with a more understated color scheme; model 2.0 is now out.

Happy Compromise

By Andrew
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-07

I need a light weight travel tripod (like everyone else) that folds tight and can hold the load of my D500 and 17-70 wide lens. After not seeing all the best reviews for this tripod I tried a couple other brands and wasn't satisfied, I looked back at this one, decided to try it, and given the compromises I like it!! by compromise I mean you can't expect to use these travel tripods with a mid to full size DSLR fully extended. if you need to use them fully extended with this type of gear then you want one with a heavier weight and/or longer folding length. I am 6'1 so its nice it has the ability to extend that high, but don't see myself using that much if at all (I do have another bulky tripod for that stuff). I have no problem, leaning, kneeling, squatting etc. to line up a shot. so I'm fine with extending the tripod minimally or not at all. I found not extending the last leg segment adds sturdiness, can make full setup faster, and only using the last segment on uneven terrain, like the side of a river etc, is helpful at setup. Another issue, which others have complained about, and I have noticed is the twist locks can be cumbersome to deal with. I found if you just give them a quarter of a turn and no more they slide in and out very smoothly with little fuss. overall I like this tripod. It is well built, folds up small, its light weight & sturdy. I like ball head, the knobs grip well and are easy to use the head pans smoothly, I like where the bubble levels are set up, and does a good job supporting my gear.

best travel tripod

By Jungran
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-01-10

It is excellent, it folds very small and expands a lot, I am amazed at how high it goes, it is very easy to move, it is very light because it is a travel tripod, ideal for light cameras, the construction is not bad but it is not surprising either, but for the price it seems fair, it is ideal to use as a tripod b, and I have used it countless times, it does not work for heavy cameras since it is not made for that, if you have a mirrorless camera and I want something light and small I think it is the best tripod for it. this color is not very nice if you can choose another color

Travel Tripod

By Carla
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-12-08

This tripod replaced a 5 year old Oben. I like the portability. Sturdy when at full extension. Hope this one lasts as long as my previous one. I have no reason to think it won't.

Portable, light, functional.

By Adam
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-19

I have had a MUCH heavier / larger tripod that while very useful and sturdy is certainly not good for lugging around. I needed a small and very light travel tripod; this gem fits the bill perfectly. I carry it in the included sling pouch with my X100V in a separate sling pouch and the combo weigh very little and are very comfortable to walk around with all day long. I did some YouTube research on the "Punks Brian" and am glad I plunked down $300 on this tiny tripod. Best money I've spent on camera gear in a long time.

Great choice!

By Amanda
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-20

After a little unsure at first and getting used to how it works/moves, I will say I'm very glad I bought this tripod. It's very versatile. Can do close-to-the-ground shots, is good for macro photography, and easy to do verticals. The only couple complaints I have are minor. The legs got loose shortly after I started using it, but I was able to use an allen wrench to tighten them up. Also, it's probably not the sturdiest ever tripod when fully extended, but that's completely understandable, since it has to be light and skinny. It's very light and very easy to pack/carry. So it's most definitely a good tripod for hiking and carrying long distances. I love that it folds up so small and can also be very tall, since I'm tall. It's not as quick to set up as my old tripod, but still works great.

Excellent travel tripod

By Dan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-13

This is not the lightest travel tripod out there, but it is a well-designed and well-made bundle of trade-offs. It's light enough to carry all day, but it's much more stable than the last travel tripod I had (and still own, but won't use any more). It's also tall enough that you don't need to crouch down to use it. I've been using this with a Sony full frame camera and their 200-600mm zoom and it's been very good. I'm pleased with the purchase.

This pod hit all the right spots

By Geoff
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-19

Feels well built, love the style, and the ability to pack up compactly but extend high hits all the right spots.

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