Pakpod: a Versatile Tripod

Tiny, light, waterproof legs for your camera, GoPro or smartphone

There is a plentitude of desirable features at play within the new Pakpod tripod. Enough, in fact, that we feel comfortable calling it one of the most clever on the market for lightweight cameras, GoPros and smartphones. It’s durable—made from the same high-impact ABS material used in bike and ski helmets—and water- and freeze-proof, but it also weighs less than a pound. A patented, one-twist …

Manfrotto Befree Tripod

A lightweight, packable tripod for traveling photographers

No longer does traveling fast and light also have to mean leaving your camera gear behind. Case in point: the Befree Tripod from Manfrotto. Weighing just over three pounds and standing under 16 inches when folded, we found the portable tripod to be more than manageable on a few recent excursions. Central to the experience is the time-saving quick release switch at the base, which …

Joby GorillaPod Micro

New super-compact tripod that fits in the palm of your hand

Joby is notorious for their creative ideas in photography support systems. With their roots in twisting, winding, magnetized tripods for cameras of all sizes, today the company announced two new and exciting additions to their product line. The GorillaPod Micro 250 and GorillaPod Micro 800 take portable and compact tripods to a whole new level. Weighing only a few ounces the 250 supports up to …