The Leofoto LS-254C 4 Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is part of Leofoto’s lightest, most purpose-built Ranger series of compact tripods. It folds to a remarkably small 3″ diameter to minimize bulk in your pack. Smooth twist locks provide quick deployment with rigid and reliable 1/2-turn lock-up for height adjustments. The rubber feet of the tripod can be replaced with the included spikes for extreme grip in softer soil & rugged terrain. This tripod legs and constructed with 10 layers of directional Toray carbon fiber which ensures durability to handle backcountry abuse and superior stability in the wind all wrapped up in a lightweight backpacking class tripod.
The tripod includes the LH-30 Low Profile Ball Head with Arca Swiss compatible QD plate. This mighty might of a ball head can handle a max Load over 33 lb while weighing in at a scant 0.7 pounds. The carbon legs add a mere 2 pounds while extending reach to over 50 inches for a combined weight of 2.7 pounds. This underrated and highly affordable combo is one of the strongest and lightest tripods available at any price.
The Ranger Series does not have a traditional center column that fully collapses. However, there is an included accessory column that can be screwed on top of the platform with a fixed height section and an extendable section that provides additional reach when needed, or the flexibility of column height adjustments in situations where it’s warranted for convenience. We typically run this tripod without the add-on column to minimize weight and maximize stability the way backpacking Jesus intended!