MeFOTO Road­Trip Air

£140/$175 www.mefoto.com

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The Road­Trip Air is a true travel tri­pod that’s just 29cm long when packed down, and tips the scales at a mere 1.13kg – and this in­cludes its match­ing Arca-Swiss com­pat­i­ble ball head. In fact, when it’s packed down you’ll find it hard to be­lieve that it will ex­tend up to 155cm. Set­ting up is a dod­dle, thanks to five-sec­tion legs that each lock with a sin­gle twist, but MeFOTO’s 6kg load rat­ing is op­ti­mistic, es­pe­cially if you ex­tend the cen­tre col­umn. At max­i­mum height, perch­ing any­thing bulkier than a D5500 with a kit lens on top might feel a bit pre­car­i­ous.

First im­pres­sions_ A great op­tion if you want to travel light and aren’t ex­pect­ing rock-solid rigid­ity.

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