3Pod P5ARH 5-Section Aluminumn Compact Reversable Tripod with K3 BallHead

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About 3Pod P5ARH

For limited time only, save 23.09% on the 3Pod P5ARH dropping from 129.95 to 99.95 and Shipping is free! . The 3Pod P5ARH also comes in and 2 other colors . Bonus: No sales tax either, unless you live in New York or New Jersey.

The P5ARH from 3POD may be the sharpest tripod system we've created yet. Tough, yet lightweight aluminum construction and anodized blue accents contribute to both a stunning appearance and a superior wear-resistant finish.

The legs feature 180º of motion, folding up around the center column for an amazingly compact traveling height of 12", and with the entire unit weighing in at a svelte 3lbs, there's nothing to stop you from carrying it with you anywhere you go.

The center column can be expanded to give the system a full height of 56.3".A convenient retractable weight hook provides additional stability as well as a place to hang accessories.

Each 4-sectioned telescoping leg features three position settings, and can locked in place individually for perfect stability on uneven terrain. The double-jacketed twist-locks are fortified with a cutting-edge, wear-resistant internal structure making them immune to dust, moisture, and changes in temperature, as well as the gradual loosening over time that can occur in inferior locking mechanisms.

K3 Hydraulic Professional Ballhead:
The included K3 professional ballhead is elegantly designed for optimal weight distribution. The scratch-resistant carbon body employs advanced CNC forging technology and a hard protective finish for a wear-free appearance.

The K3 features enhanced hydraulic damping and 360º of smooth, jitter-free rotation. Two bubble levels are built directly into the ballhead for easy calibration. A sliding quick-release plate with a universal 1/4" mounting screw is also included with the ballhead, and attaches to the head via a flip lock clamp mechanism.

The 3Pod P5ARH is commonly used for Travel and more.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Stable (3)
Best Uses:
Travel (4)

3Pod P5ARH Features

  • Abrasion resistant aluminumaccented construction.
  • Anodized blue accents
  • Seamlessly telescoping legs with double-jacketed wear-resistant locks
  • Retractable weight/accessory hook
  • 180º movement in legs for space-saving compact folding and storage
  • Dual sectioned center column
  • Included K3 Ballhead with built-in bubble levels

3Pod P5ARH Specifications

Head Type
Ball Head
Tripod Material
Hardened Aluminum
Max Tripod Height
TOTAL: 54.5 inches
Max Height
Leg Max Height: 48 inches
Center Column Extension
2 Section
Minimum Height
Compact Height: 15 inches
Leg Sections
Leg Diameter
Max tube dia: 25mm / Min tube dia: 13mm
Max Load Capacity
28.6 lbs
4.5 lbs
Footprint Diameter
Leg Spread: 29"
3 Year

3Pod P5ARH Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers


Great little tripod


from abingdon virginia  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is a well built tripod. Fits in a carry on suitcase easily. On the heavy side, which is good. Makes for a sturdy solid support. I have been using it for a year now and still love it.


Easy to use & Sturdy


from indianapolis  -  Photo Enthusiast

I like how sturdy this tripod is & its size when folded up.


Really nice little tripod!


from Brattleboro, VT  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This completes my travel kit. I was very pleased with the quality of this little tripod. Small but sturdy, it will strap to my carry-on quite well. It's not for really heavy equipment but like I said, it's a great portable tripod and the price was right!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Best all-around Tripod for travel


from South County, RI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I had been looking for a ball-head tripod that was study, lightweight and easy to use for travel. Gitzos had been at the top of everyone's list, but they were just far too expensive for my budget. The 3Pod Compact Carbon Tripod with Ball Head is the best, most easy to use tripod I have found to suit my purposes and it's very reasonably priced. I am a 5'7" woman of average build, and this will pack nicely in my backpack on daily photographic excursions. I would highly recommend this tripod to anyone who needs the convenience of a tripod suitable for travel.


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Questions about this item:

Bil M  What is the minimum height for this tripod?
BJOERN F  23.6" in normal leg position or 15" in the widest setting. If you use it up side down you get as low as you want.
Shopper  What are the real specifications of the P5ARH? I see that the overview says that this tripod folds to 12", weights a "svelte albs." and that it has a full height of 56.3" yet the tech specs say that it has a max height of 54.5 inches, weighs 4.5 pounds, and doesn't provide any information on the compact height.
MARK H  All measurements made with ball head attached: 13" folded 54.5" max height 15" min height in standard configuration (lower if legs reversed so column extends downward) Wt = 3lb 1oz Not perfect, but a pretty versatile and solid support, especially for the price.
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