25 Days of Gear: Pakpod

A lightweight tripod for compact travel, the Pakpod is great for smaller cameras and POV rigs.

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Versatility is what this little unit is all about. Built to withstand cold and wet environments, the lightweight Pakpod is great choice for photographers looking for a compact travel tripod. It features independent leg adjustments for use in varied terrain and fee with adjustable metal spikes for securing into snow or sand. Equipped with a standard 1/4-inch tripod screw, the Pakpod can hold smaller cameras and POV rigs. We wouldn't recommend it for continued use with heavier SLRs but it would work in a pinch if the legs were not fully extended and tied down for extra stability. The Pakpod legs extend to a max length of 17.75 inches with the whole unit weighting just under one pound.

($99, pakpod.com)

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