Dolica GX600B200 Proline GX Series 60-Inch Aluminum Tripod
The lightweight Dolica GX600B200 aluminum tripod weighs just 2.5 pounds, yet can hold up to 15 pounds and retails for less than $80. Reaching a height of 60 inches, this tripod can be used as short as 21.5 inches without the center column. The Dolica is made with aluminum alloy and includes comfortable grips and the quick release plate features a safety catch to prevent your camera from falling over. This plate also allows for 360 degree panning and tilts up to 90 degrees. When closed, the tripod is 23 inches and while some of our other picks are a bit more compact and have greater load capacities, they’re also pricier.