Best Travel Tripods:9 Lightweight Tripods for Travel Photographers

Over the course of our travels, we have found that a lightweight and compact travel tripod is one of the most important pieces of gear in our travel photography packing list.

Our 9 Favorite Travel Tripods

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Sirui A1205 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Y-11 Ball Head

It's lightweight, sturdy, and compact – everything you could want in a travel tripod! Plus, it's surprisingly affordable for a carbon fiber tripod.

Peak Design Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod

A brand new travel tripod from Peak Design. Exceptionally compact and lightweight, but not as sturdy as we would like.

Benro SLIM Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit

The Benro SLIM is one of the lightest full-size travel tripods on the market.

MeFoto BackPacker S Aluminum Tripod Kit

The MeFOTO BackPacker S Aluminum Tripod is a terrific value for travelers who use a smaller fixed-lens camera or smartphone for photography.

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