MeFOTO Backpacker Travel Tripod Kit with Ballhead, 8.8 lbs Load Capacity, 4.26' (1.3m) Maximum Height, Purple

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About MeFOTO Backpacker Travel Tripod

If you crave a little color in your photo rig and you need a first-rate travel tripod, this MeFOTO Travel Tripod with Ballhead (Purple) is the perfect place to start. This solid aluminum tripod extends to 4.26', supports up to 8.8 lbs and folds down to a smidgen over one ft (12.6"). It also features color accents on the leg section locks and top of the tripod and it's supplied with a Q series ballhead in a matching color.

The ballhead offers separate head and pan locks, a 360deg. pan index and an integral bubble level. An Arca-Swiss style quick release plate is included. The tripod's legs can be spread independently, with two position leg angle stops. A spring-loaded hook is located in a recess at the bottom of the center column, allowing you to hang weights from it for additional stability. A durable carry case with a shoulder strap is provided for storage and transport.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Stable (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (3),Travel (3)

MeFOTO Backpacker Travel Tripod Features

  • Travel Compact: The tripod legs can be inverted and folded back 180deg. making it small enough to carry just about anywhere
  • Two Position Leg Angle Stops: For an extra measure of flexibility, tripod legs can be independently locked into place at two different angles to enable shooting in cramped quarters, on irregular surface areas, or at ground level
  • Recessed Center-Column Hook: A spring loaded recessed hook, located in the bottom of the center-column, allows you to hang additional weight from the tripod's center of gravity for increased stability
  • Separate Head and Pan Lock: Individual locking knobs help to make the right adjustment
  • Integral Bubble Level: Allows adjustment to prevent uneven pans and head movements
  • Quick Twist Rubber Lock Grips with Anti-Rotation Leg System: MeFOTO's innovative rubberized locking grips combined with anti-rotation legs enable fast and fumble-free set-up plus weather and dust-resistance
  • Top-Mount Rapid Center Column: Simple and quick fine height adjustment controls on the top
  • Precision Matched Q Series Ballhead: Dual Action Heavy Duty Ballhead with Arca-Swiss style compatible Quick Release Plate
  • 360-degree Pan Index: Accurate panoramas can be easily orchestrated using the graduated panning scale for accurate image alignment
  • Compact Carry Case with Shoulder Strap: High quality, durable case with strap provides protection and transport for your tripod and head

MeFOTO Backpacker Travel Tripod Specifications

Load Capacity
8.8 lbs (4 kg)
Maximum Height
4.26' (1.3 m)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended
3.77' (1.15 m)
Minimum Height
1.9' (58 cm)
Folded Length
12.6" (32cm)
Head Type
Double action ballhead
Quick Release
Yes, Arca-Swiss style (PU50)
Head Attachment Fitting
Leg Stages/Sections
5 sections
Leg Lock Type
Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread
Yes, with 2 stops
Center Brace
Center Column Type
Top-mount Rapid
Center Column Sections
Bubble Level
2.6 lbs (1.2 kg)
Mfr #

MeFOTO Backpacker Travel Tripod Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers


Works but could be better


from Indiana  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I like the size of this tripod for traveling but it could be stronger. I found that I had to hold it steady in a slight breeze while having my OMD EM-1 and 12-40 mounted on it.


Great Tripod


from Atlanta GA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Very compact yet surprisingly sturdy for its size. The head that comes with it has a nice and smooth feel to it.


mefoto travel tripod kit


from south fl  -  Semi-pro Photographer

perfect for travel, lightweight,fits in carry-on

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great product


from New Hampshire  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am disabled and cannot lug heavy equipment around, so I thought I would try this MeFOTO and I am glad that I did. compact lightweight and easy to use at a pretty reasonable price.


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