MeFoto has announced a line up colorful, re-designed travel tripods. The MeFoto Air series offers a new leg lock design it's calling HyperLock, which uses a single locking point for each leg in an effort to simplify setup and break down. 

The MeFoto Air has another interesting trick up its sleeve – by removing the center column and attaching an included phone clamp, the tripod can be converted into a selfie stick. A Bluetooth remote attaches to the handle so the user can remotely trigger his or her mobile device. 

The Air series will be available starting November in plenty of bold colors and in a variety of sizes, including a monopod. 

 Model  Price Weight Closed Length Min Height Max Height Max Height with Center Column Max Payload
Walkabout Air Monopod  $65.00  0.9 lbs 13.4" 13.4" 59.1" n/a 22.1 lbs
BackPacker Air Tripod   $125.00  1.98lbs 14.4" 11.2" 37.4" 59.5" 8.8 lbs
RoadTrip Air Tripod   $175.00  2.5 lbs 15" 11.4" 38.4" 61" 13.2 lbs
GlobeTrotter Air Tripod   $225.00  3.2 lbs 16.7" 12" 45.1" 68.1" 17.6 lbs

Press release

MeFOTO Unveils Revolutionary New Family of Tripods and Monopods

Lighter, Faster and Easier-to-Use, MeFOTO Air Sets a New Standard for Today’s Traveling Photographers

COLOGNE, GERMANY (September 20, 2016) – MeFOTO is proud to introduce a new line of colorful and compact tripods and monopods — MeFOTO Air. Offering exceptional value and performance, MeFOTO is sure to capture the attention of photographers in search of a lightweight and ultra-portable camera support solution. Featuring HyperLock, MeFOTO’s revolutionary new leg lock system, the line boasts a unique combination of durability, functionality, speed, size and style, offering users endless new creative possibilities.

“Our world is moving faster and faster every day – our gear should too,” said Brian Hynes, MeFOTO Brand Manager. “With MeFOTO Air, our design engineers zeroed in on how users interact with their tripods, paying close attention to the leg locks. We developed HyperLock, a completely new leg locking system which not only simplifies the process of locking down each leg section, but also makes it significantly faster and lighter. The result is a tripod that’s quicker to setup, easier to carry and that takes up less space in a pack, all without sacrificing performance. MeFOTO Air truly raises the bar by which all travel tripods will be measured against.”

HyperLock

Engineered from the ground up, HyperLock is one of the most advanced leg locking systems found on any tripod today. Typically, a tripod or monopod features a locking mechanism for each leg section, forcing users to adjust each individually in order to ensure stability. With HyperLock, users need to only interact with one locking mechanism per leg. One small turn unlocks and extends the entire leg, and with a simple reverse twist, the legs lock back into place.

By revolutionizing the leg locking mechanism, MeFOTO Air drastically reduces the time needed to setup and breakdown. Once folded up, the ultra-compact and lightweight tripods and monopods fit easily inside small and medium sized bags.

Fun & Colorful

While the world is a colorful place for photographers and videographers to capture, the color and style of their gear doesn’t usually reflect it. MeFOTO Air changes all of that. Manufactured using anodized aluminum, MeFOTO Air is available in several vibrant colors: orange, blue, purple, green, red, titanium and black.

Integrated Selfie Stick

For added stability and to safely hold a user’s mobile device, each MeFOTO Air tripod easily converts into a telescoping selfie stick and includes a spring-loaded phone adapter. Moreover, a rechargeable Bluetooth remote that attaches to the handle also comes standard, opening a whole new world of opportunity to smartphone photographers.

Availability

The MeFOTO Air series will be offered in a variety of sizes, including MeFOTO’s BackPacker, RoadTrip and GlobeTrotter tripods and the WalkAbout monopod. MeFOTO Air will be available beginning November 1, 2016. For a full demonstration on the functionality of MeFOTO Air, please visit https://vimeo.com/182870823.