The Velbon UT 43D II Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ball Head features a remarkable ratio of a maximum height of 61.2" to a folded length of 11.3", making it an excellent choice for backpackers and other travelers who need a lightweight and compact yet highly functional camera support.
That ratio is a result of several factors: the two-section center column, the six sections of the aluminum legs, the fact that each leg section disappears completely inside the one above, and the 180° folding of the legs, by which the feet line up perfectly with the top of the included QHD-43D ball head. Together the head and the UT 43D II tripod weigh just 2.5 lb.
QHD-43D Ball Head Carrying Case
Velbon UT 43D II Aluminum Travel Tripod with Ball Head