Having a nice travel tripod is quite essential if you like photography while traveling the world. The tripod should meet some requirements: need to be small enough to fit in your luggage, high enough to use it without any problem and light to carry it with you most of the time. Among the travel tripods that you can find in the market, we have selected two: Manfrotto BeFree MKBFRA4-BH and MeFOTO RoadTrip A1350Q1. Keep reading to discover why 😉
Manfrotto BeFree MKBFRA4-BH
This is the one I use in my trips and I can tell and specially happy with it. It’s been specially designed to travel and even though you cannot fold it as much as others, is still very small, just 40cm folded. One quite particular feature of this tripod is that you can fold and unfold the legs one handed thanks to a clip system instead of the more usual screw nut.
It’s a very light tripod with just 1.53kg but still strong enough to hold a 4kg camera. With a maximum height of 143cm is high enough to use it comfortably. The kneecap movement is very soft and uses a 200PL quick release shoe plate.
Strong points: perfectly built to travel, very light, compact and versatile.
Weak points: you cannot use any of it’s legs as a monopod like other makers offer.
MeFOTO RoadTrip A1350Q1
Does MeFOTO ring the bell? is part of the Benro brand, well known for their well designed photography products. The Roadtrip line of their tripods is being specially design for travelers and to give it a fun touch, you can find it in 12 different colors.
It’s as small as the Manfrotto Befree, just 40cm folded. But thanks to the 5 sections of it’s legs, it has a higher maximum height reaching the 157 cm. A bit heavier with a weight of 1.63kg but also stronger, it can hold up to 8kg cameras. And a very interesting feature: one of it’s legs can be extracted and used as a monopod.