Sirui P-324S £270, $265

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At 1.45kg the Sirui is the most portly plat­form in our test group, and is ac­tu­ally heav­ier than some travel tripods – not great if you want to travel light. The up­side of such bulk, though, is out­stand­ing build qual­ity – this mono­pod is con­structed from eight-layer car­bon fi­bre tub­ing that’ll stand strong un­der a hefty 10kg of kit.

Like the Rollei Mo­go­pod (above right), the Sirui has a fric­tion-ad­justable ball-head base which can be locked to keep the stand up­right, while up top the grip pans smoothly through 360 de­grees, so it’s great for track­ing an­i­mals or ve­hi­cles. Three twist-lock ex­ten­sion clamps en­able the mono­pod to reach a tow­er­ing 175cm, but drop things down and spread the three large sup­port legs, and the P-324S will also act as a ta­ble-top tri­pod.

You’ve re­ally got to get your hands on this leg to ap­pre­ci­ate its stel­lar de­sign and build qual­ity

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