Gitzo Gitzo GT3531 Mountaineer Series 3 6X 3 Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with G-Lock, Maximum Height 50", Supports 39 lbs.


About Gitzo GT3531

The Gitzo GT3531 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs uses advanced "Carbon 6X" carbon fiber material for its leg construction. This improved tubing is stronger than its 12 layer predecessor. Although the tubing is lighter, it still offers the same resistance to vibration. Carbon "6X" is manufactured using a complex, 3-D process weaving 6 layers of carbon fiber into smooth, solid constructed tubes.

The GT3531 is ideal for use with professional equipment, medium format cameras, and SLRs with a 300mm lens, up to 400mm maximum. It offers an excellent load capacity rating of 39.6 lb (18kg) and good torsional rigidity.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (3),Stable (3),Unfolds quickly (3)

Gitzo GT3531 Features

  • Improved Leg Spread: This tripod has been improved with a third ultra-low leg spread to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set.
  • Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System: The Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) system makes it quick and easy to open and close the tripod. Simply turn all of the locking rings at once and the whole leg can be pulled out in seconds.
  • G-Lock Design: The G-Lock mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's special design also provides a "gravity lock" effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
  • Redesigned Upper Discs & Bolts: This tripod features completely redesigned upper discs and bolts. The discs, which are composed of aluminum, feature a safe lock material that reduces vibrations and improves head locking. The improved high-grade stainless steel bolt design prevents it from dropping inside the column when adjusted.
  • Ground-Level Set: This feature allows you to remove the center column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground. The upper disk is removed from the center column and inserted directly into the upper casting using the column hook. No tools required.
  • 1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube: Gitzo was able to develop a six-crossed multilayer carbon fiber 30% lighter than the previous 1.5mm generation that features the same exceptional performance of stability and vibration absorption and unbeatable quality.
  • Hook: Redesigned built-in, self-locking spring-loaded retractable hook on the bottom of the center column provides a place to hang a stabilizing counterweight such as camera, sand or water bags.
  • Removable Leg Tips: Removable self-locking rubber leg tips are interchangeable with Gitzo universal accessories such as the big foot, long spike, etc.
  • Rapid Column: Grooved Rapid center column, with locking collar, for improved stability.

Gitzo GT3531 Specifications

Attaches By
1/4" and 3/8" screws attachment type
Leg Angles
Performance - 24°. 55°. 80°
Carbon fiber 6X
Center Column
Leg Sections
3 number
Maximum Height
64.57" (164.0cm)
Maximum Height (With Center Column Down)
52.36" (133.0cm)
Minimum Height
6.3" (16.0cm)
Closed Length
25.98 in (66cm)
4.67 lbs (2.12kg)
Safety Payload
9.68 lbs (18 kg)

Gitzo GT3531 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers


glad I upgraded


from East Texas  -  Photo Enthusiast

I have owned a heavy duty aluminum tripod for over 40 years of which I was very pleased. Or at least until I finally broke down and bought this one. The ease of use and responsiveness makes it a pleasure to use. I also put a high quality ball-head on it and now I can quickly step up and photograph an HDR panaramic landscape just as the color on the horizon peaks. I am very glad I spent the money for this tripod.


Awesome investment


from Salt Lake City, Utah  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This is a great all around tripod. I can count on its stability and strength to hold even my longest lens. When you need to know that your equipment is secure, this is a perfect tripod.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)


Great Tripod


from Bonney Lake, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

An excellent tripod! The carbon fiber construction really dampens vibration. I sometimes work in high vibration environments and was completely surprised by how well the vibration was dampened by the carbon fiber legs compared to aluminum tripods. I worked my way up from cheap tripods to this one, mainly because I was cheap. This is a mistake if you use tripods a lot. I wish I had this tripod years ago. This tripod will make your life easier and give you better images. It's light weight and very well constructed. A pleasure to use. It's the most adaptable and easily reconfigured tripod I have used. This is the first carbon fiber tripod I have owned and I like it. The others have been aluminium and wood. I like this carbon fiber tripod the best of the lot. Those with experience told me to get a Gitzo tripod but I just kept putting it off and using the cheap rattle trap tripods I owned. I wish I had listened to them and purchased this tripod when they told me about it. I have 2 of these tripods now and have no regrets about purchasing them. They are worth the price. I work inside and outside with this tripod in a wide range of conditions and have only good things to say about it. Gitzo builds excellent tripods!

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