We looked long and hard for the ultimate Buddipole tripod that was strong enough to handle all types of conditions. We have these tripods custom made in the USA out of black anodized 6061 aluminum and they are as rugged as they are good looking. The legs extend to a full height of 40" and collapse to 22" for ease of packing. The footprint of the tripod with legs fully extended is 48".
This tripod is designed to accommodate our collapsible Buddipole mast. The mast fits snugly through the center columns and can be locked into place by hand with a wing-nut screw.
Total weight (without mast) is approximately 4 lbs.