Sirui Backcountry Combo Hunting Tripod and Head
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I had a Vortex High Country lightweight tripod with the ball head prior to ordering this. Though it was light, it was shaky and panning with a spotting scope was shaky and borderline frustrating. This package is hands down better - in every way. The pan head is silky smooth and though the tripod weighs more than the old Vortex I had, the shakiness is gone. I top this with a Vortex Viper HD 65mm spotting scope and the tripod feels like it could take something 3 times heavier. This is going to make glassing this year a LOT more enjoyable and not near as frustrating. S&S has the best price and frankly, the pan head is worth the purchase alone. You won't be disappointed.
I had a vortex ssp tripod (this was a great tripod for me) that I've used for a couple years and finally pulled the trigger on this Sirui package. The entire package is great quality. The pan head is butter smooth yet has some tension on it so it holds when you stop and the tripod is solid. At 5'8" I'm a giant, compared to say an ant, and can stand up to use it on flat ground with my spotting scope. My binos are a touch shorter when standing. 95% of my glassing is done sitting on the ground, so it is a great set up. I was not disappointed. This Sirui cost twice the amount of the vortex, but I'd say it lived up to the extra cost. I'm not nocking the vortex. If that is what you can afford, its a great set up. The Sirui is a just a much nicer head and tripod. I weighed it at a touch under 3lb with head and legs, however, when you get a nicer pan head they weigh more because of the material it's made out of. If you get it, I'm sure you'll like it.
One of the best made tripods I have seen.
Have had a tripod and pan head on my wish list for years. When my father-in-law drew an AZ rifle Elk tag, figured it was time to go for it. Combined the setup with a Swaro universal bino adapter, and its very easy to pop the binos on and off. This setup is super light weight, simple to use, very smooth, and stable. Can’t wait to find a nice bull in December!
I upgraded from a Vortex ball swivel tripod and have been super impressed with how portable yet stable this tripod is. I use it for hunting and spotting game, which it is perfect for with it's lightweight and ease of use. The locks on it are smooth and actually work to hold steady where you left it. This tripod and head combo have given me everything I could've asked for in a setup.