Vanguard Abeo Pro 283AGH Aluminum Tripod Kit
For the photographer that shoots in all kinds of weather conditions, on all kinds of terrain, the Vanguard ABEO Pro 283AGH is an excellent buy. The feet are spiked for traction, or the photographer can add the optional sand/snow shoes. There are three different leg angles which allow for a wide range of height flexibility, all the way up to 70.25 inches. This tripod also includes a pistol-style grip that also has a conveniently built-in shutter release. Capable of folding down to a compact 33.25 inches, it's not bad in the portability department. While this selection is a little heavier at around 7.3 pounds, it’s capable of holding up 13.2 pounds of gear.