2. Benro FTA28CV1 Travel Angel Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod with V1E Ball Head
Benro does a nice travel tripod with many full-sized tripod features. The Benro FTA28CV1 Travel Angel Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod with V1E Ball Head has a very respectable load capacity of 22 lb, and can easily handle a DSLR or mirrorless setup. The unit has a lot of center-column versatility because the column can be removed and attached to a removable leg to form a monopod. The leg angle lock design is more reminiscent of a full-sized tripod, just smaller. A unique carbon veneer looks very cool. The V1E ball head is Arca-type compatible, has a separate panning lock, coaxial friction adjustment for the main knob, bubble level, and the Benro P&T (pull-and-twist) safety release system to prevent accidental drops of your camera.
There is a 5-section carbon alternative that folds up even shorter, as well as an aluminum 4-section version.
Benro FTA28CV1 Travel Angel Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod with V1E Ball Head
•Load Capacity: 22 lb
•Max. Height: 66.9″
•Min. Height: 18.7″
•Folded Length: 24.6″
•Leg Sections: 4
•Weight: 4 lb
3. Oben CT-3535 Folding Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BE-208T Ball Head
When it comes to versatility, look no further than Oben. You can tell that the company likes packing the maximum number of features into each tripod it markets. Built for mirrorless and small DSLR setups, the Oben AT-3535 Folding Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod and BE-208T Ball Head is no exception. Where do I start? Brought your Oben tripod, but need a monopod or selfie stick? Done. Just unscrew one of the legs. For low-angle shooting, the kit comes with a removable center column and optional included short center column. Also included are retractable spikes, strap, bag, tools, and quick-release plate. The BE-208T head has a separate panning lock, bubble levels, and an Arca-type compatible quick-release plate.
The aluminum sibling to this tripod is the Oben AT-3535.
Oben CT-3535 Folding Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod with BE-208T Ball Head
•Load Capacity: 9 lb
•Max. Height: 51.6″
•Min. Height: 8.6″
•Folded Length: 12″
•Leg Sections: 5
•Weight: 2.5 lb