Hiking w. a full-size tripod?

Started Sep 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
nkistrup
Senior MemberPosts: 1,088Gear list
Like?
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.

 nkistrup's gear list:nkistrup's gear list
Canon PowerShot G12 Olympus XZ-1 Nikon D7100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF Carl Zeiss Makro-Planar T* 2/100 +1 more
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Post (hide subjects)Posted by
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow