MeFOTO Road­Trip A1350Q1

It doesn’t get the out­right top set of scores, but it’s best for travel

NPhoto - - Test Team -

The MeFOTO wins even though the Nest Trav­eller scored high­est in our tests. The Nest is a su­perb tripod that can serve equally well for gen­eral pur­pose use. It’s rea­son­ably com­pact yet soars to a good max­i­mum height and would be the over­all win­ner, but for its weight. It’s the only tripod in the group to weigh over 2kg.

The Giot­tos Vitru­vian and Vel­bon Ul­trek kits are about half the weight of the Nest Trav­eller, and fold down to a con­sid­er­ably smaller size. How­ever, while both of th­ese tripods make ideal travel com­pan­ions, they’re a lit­tle lack­ing in terms of rigid­ity.

The MeFOTO Road­Trip is the per­fect com­pro­mise for com­pact, light­weight stowage along with im­pres­sive rigid­ity and ver­sa­til­ity. It’s also ex­cel­lent value for money, as is the slightly less ex­pen­sive Man­frotto.

What’s good: Great de­sign, su­perb build qual­ity, good rigid­ity de­spite small car­ry­ing size and weight.

What’s bad: Less rigid than the Nest Trav­eller but it’s half a kilo­gram lighter to carry.

Our verdict: The best blend of com­pact­ness, light weight and sta­bil­ity.

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