Backpacks and cameras are two things that work great together. The outdoors is always the perfect target for photography, and the roads not many people look amazing in pixels.
But it can be difficult to get a perfect panoramic shot without a suitable tripod. And you can’t throw your favorite 10-pound tripod into the backpack. Well, you can, but you will regret it after about 15 minutes on the tracks, when your entire body is starting to hurt.
Which is why I found the some awesome tripods? They are lightweight, convenient, flexi camera tripod, and appropriate for everybody. I’ll show you beginner-friendly tripods, as well as those professionals who have a hard time setting up. Read on to find out the best backpack tripods!
ZOMEI 55” Portable Backpacking Tripod
The Zomei compact tripod is an extraordinary spending alternative. They cost under $ 40 and are as cheap as really good travel carriers. Furthermore, you don’t forfeit a lot of with regards to item solidness and quality; this tripod stand is made of aluminum composite and ABS plastic.
You can extend it to a maximum of 58 inches, which is fine but not great. Its maximum height doesn’t allow for more comfortable shooting at eye level, but it is suitable for shorter people. Plus, you can adjust the height of each leg individually, allowing for steady shooting on uneven terrain. This is a great feature for a backpacker, especially as it is a lightweight tripod.
Another convenient feature of this tripod is that it has a hook in the middle shaft. This allows you to add some weight to it and make it more stable – great for shooting in inclement weather or on uneven terrain. However, I would have preferred this tripod to be stable enough on its own and not require the additional weight.
Zomei features a winch that allows you to move and tilt the head. It moves left, right, up and down smoothly and allows for some surprisingly stable shots.
This lightweight tripod has an overall length of 19 inches. It comes with a soft carrying case, which you can easily store in your backpack. I usually want to store the tripod in the side pocket to pack my backpacks, so it remains easy to access during my adventures. The Zomei portable stand fits perfectly in my Osprey Rook pocket.
The only thing I don’t like about this tripod for backpacks is that it cannot convert into a monopod. It’s definitely not versatile enough to be a travel tripod, but that’s to be expected, given the low price point.
Information of ZOMEI 55
- Weight: 3.37 lbs
- Maximum height: 77 inches (81.5 inches when used as a mono)
- Folded Length: 19 ”
- Max Payload: 17.6 Lbs
K&F Concept 62’’ for DSLR Backpacking Tripod
The K&F Concept Tripod is an incredible mid-run choice. It extends to a maximum of 62 inches, and is suitable for shooting at eye level. You will have to bend a little, but not to the point where you have severe back pain. It folds to about 18 inches, making it very convenient to carry in a bulky backpack.
This lightweight tripod weighs only 2.43 lbs, so it’s very light. It’s actually one of the lightest travel mounts I’ve managed to find, and it’s a huge plus. You can carry it for several hours and not be bothered by its weight at all.
One of the great features of this tripod is its load capacity – it can handle 22 lbs with ease. This is excellent if you have a heavy camera and tend to use large, heavy lenses. Especially because it also has a 1.1 ” ball head. This is more extensive than standard ball heads, and takes into account greater solidness with heavier cameras.
And another thing I really like about the K&F Concept tripod is that you can flip the center shaft. This allows you to shoot at very low angles, so you never have to lie in the dirt again to get that perfect shot.
The bottom of the cloud platform has a 360-degree scale, allowing you to take panoramic photos with ease. Also, adjusting the angle of the tripod tube is easy – just press the self-locking adjustment knob, then release it when you want to pack the tripod.
The only downside to the K&F backpack tripod is that it doesn’t convert into a monopod. It’s not the most versatile tripod stand, which is a shame because it’s not really cheap.
Information of K&F Concept 62
- Weight: 2.43 lbs
- Maximum height: 62”
- Folded Length: 18.1”
- Maximum load: 22 lbs
Dolica TX570DS Ultra Tripod
One of my favorite options for beginners and semi-professionals is Dolica Tripod. It extends to a maximum of 57 inches, which is suitable for shooting at eye level. Your back won’t be completely straight, but you won’t have to sit next to a tripod if you want a good shot. This tripod stand is mostly made of aluminum, which is a very durable material.
The thing that makes this tripod easy to carry is that its legs fold back. That means it’s only 12.5 inches tall when folded, which is pretty amazing. Not only will it fit in giant backpack pockets, but you can also easily fit them into miniature hiking bags.
And this thing only weighs 2.5 lbs, so it’s definitely light enough that you can carry it around all day.
The Dolica Tripod easily converts into a monopod and the maximum load is 15 lbs. It is well suited to heavy-duty DSLRs, and is actually very stable, due to the rather large ball head. And it has rubber feet that help it stay in place even on some slippery terrain.
This tripod model comes with the Premium Design Ball Head, which features rubber grips to move and tilt. There’s likewise a fast delivery plate lock on this tripod, for snappy and simple modifications.
Additionally, the Dolica tripod also features a hook in the center column that allows you to add weight. This makes the tripod much more stable, and useful when shooting with very heavy cameras.
Basic information for this tripod stand
- Weight: 2.5 lbs
- Maximum height: 57 inches
- Folded Length: 12.5 ”
- Maximum load: 15 lbs
Compact Travel Tripod TYCKA Rangers 56”
The Tycka Rangers tripod is made of 80% aluminum alloy. It’s a very durable tripod, and weighs less than 3 pounds. The extended height has a maximum height of 56 inches for eye-level photography, but it’s definitely not the best if this is your primary use of tripods. On the other hand, if you generally sit around taking photos, this tripod might be a great one for you.
Plus, there’s a hook in the center shaft, which lets you add some counterweight and makes the tripod a bit more stable with really heavy cameras.
However, if you are looking for something that lets you capture images with very low angles and accurate shooting, this is a good option. The central shaft can be flipped, allowing you to get close to anything on the ground. And without needing to get dirty.
This tripod features a removable leg with a foam grip that allows you to convert it into a monopod. You can also use this leg as a walking stick, which makes this tripod very suitable for backpackers. The monopod has a maximum height of 57 inches.
The Tycka Rangers tripod features two separate control handles that allow the ball plate to rotate 360 degrees. This allows for great panoramic photos, which is an essential feature for landscape photographers. Plus, this tripod has a maximum load capacity of 26.5lbs, which means it can handle the heaviest cameras. And this is one of the reasons why I recommend this to professionals.
It’s not the least expensive tripod out of the bunch, but it’s also not very expensive. The price point is great for the level of quality and variety you get, so feel free to give it a try!
Information this tripod
- Weight: 2.89 lbs
- Maximum height: 56 inches
- Folded length: 14 ”
- Max Payload: 26.5 Lbs