Kenro Karoo Ultimate Travel £230/$300
What’s good: Excellent range of features, impressive build quality, pivot facility. What’s bad: Pivoting centre column can only be used in upright or horizontal orientations. Our verdict: For carbon fibre tripods, the Kenro is better value than the Benro.
Nest Traveller NT-6294CK £190/$300
What’s good: Beautifully built carbon tripod with a hefty maximum load rating. What’s bad: Only two locking leg angles, no pivot facility for centre column. Our verdict: Unbeatable value for a carbon travel tripod, if you don’t need a pivoting centre column.