Sirui Backcountry Hunting Tripod and Head Combo
Great backcountry setup, head is silky smooth and works flawlessly with my 15x SLC. Shipping was fast great company to support!
I purchased this tripod combo for backcounty hunting wanting a lightweight but stable tripod. This is it. I am very pleased by how stable this tripod and head are at such a light weight. I looked over many tripods before I decided on this one and I'm glad I did.
The Sirui VA-5 head on this is so smooth. I previously tried a Benro S2 and I was not happy with the performance or build quality. The VA-5 has all aluminum parts, no plastic. It also stays put when you let go of the handle despite not being cranked down all the way. The tripod itself is of very good quality as well. It comes with a very sturdy nylon case which I would never use while hiking, but is nice for in the truck while driving around and scouting. This is not a tripod for standing. Even fully extended it will not reach to a comfortable glassing height while standing. I most likely would never do this anyway as the bottom legs are very thin and could be shaky when fully extended. One feature not specified in the description of the tripod is a two sided screw on the top that allows you to switch between 3/8" and 1/4". This is very handy if you choose to add a shooting rest to the top.
After holding off for a long time on buying a quality tripod and head I stumbled across this bundle. Super happy with the quality, light weight and stability.
I’m not completely excited about the the small inconvenient tension knobs on this head. It’s pretty tough to get to them under the spotting scope. I also feel that the adapter plate is about 40 percent to big....The tripod wit removable legs is great though.