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Hiking w. a full-size tripod?

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Hiking w. a full-size tripod?
Sep 16, 2012

Problem: Hiking with a full-size tripod bag is awkward.

Did about 6 1/2 miles, and it was doable with the should strap around my neck. Combined weight of the tripod & ball head was less than 4 lbs; combined height less than 30". This wouldn't have worked out in warmer weather (low 70's & windy yesterday) or a longer hike.

Given that a travel tripod would fit in a backpack & you want more stability than the monopod has, has anyone hiked w. a full length tripod?

Know that backpacks designed for rifles will do the job, they are $$$. Would like to keep the cost down.

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