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The PROMASTER XC-M 525C tripod's 5-section, transverse legs fold 180° making the entire unit just over 15" long for storage and travel. Yet, fully extended it reaches an incredible working height of nearly 6'! Each leg's angle and length are independently adjustable, allowing the XC-M 525C to properly support your camera on uneven ground. Its dual-action ball head is strong, precise, and lightweight with an independent pan control. It has an integrated memory lock for repeatable tension control and uses ProMaster's dovetail quick release system for a fast camera connection. FEATURES:
  • Built-in monopod
  • Transverse 180° folding legs
  • Dual-action ball head with tension memory lock
  • Independently adjustable leg angles
  • 2-Stage, reversible center column
  • Bubble levels on tripod and ball head
  • Retractable weight hook
  • ProMaster dovetail Q/R system (arca-swiss compatible)
  • Soft, comfortable grips on touch points
  • Modular design is expandable & customizable

This is an awesome backpacking tripod for sit-down glassing and can support up to 80 mm spotting scopes if the wind isn’t too bad. I’d recommend an angled spotting scope with this tripod so you can keep it lower and ideally keep the column all the way down. I’ve put a lot of miles on these ProMaster Tripods. They’re one of the most compact options out there because of the way the legs invert over the column which is a nice feature especially if you fly with them or want to carry them in a smaller day-pack.

They’re a great value. If you want a keeper, let us know and I’ll be happy to send a new or used kit in the original box. New kits retail at $269.00 and our used ones are typically about $250 because we usually sell them before they get rented more than 2 or 3 times. Our used tripods are typically in “like new” condition.

The kits (promaster tripod and ball-head) aren’t for sale individually, but if you wanted to pair the tripod with another pan-head like the Sirui VA-5 that is another great combo that I would be glad to sell and make you a deal on the combo. If you didn’t want the ball head I’d give you $20 credit toward your purchase.

  • Maximum Height with Column Down: 54 1/4″ / 137.8 cm

  • Minimum Working Height: 15 1/8″ / 38.4 cm *Minimum working height can be improved to 6 1/4″ / 15.88 cm by adding a 3538 XC-M 525 Ground Level Adapter (sold separately)

  • Folded Length: 15″ / 38.1 cm

  • Maximum Load: 17 lbs 10 oz / 8 kg

  • Weight: 2 lbs 13 5/16 oz / 1.29 kg

  • Cold Weather Performance: -4° F / -20° C

  • 5-Section Carbon Fiber Legs

Kit specifications include tripod with head attached


  • Height: 3 1/4″ / 8.3 cm

  • Base Diameter: 1 13/16″ / 4.6 cm

  • Weight: 8 5/8 oz / 245 grams


  • Maximum Working Height: 67 1/8″ / 170.5 cm

  • Maximum Height with Column Down: 51″ / 129.5 cm

  • Minimum Working Height: 11 7/8″ / 30.1 cm

  • Leg Angles: 20° / 50° / 80° / 180°
  • Platform Diameter: 1 9/16″ / 4 cm
  • Folded Length: 15″ / 38.1 cm

  •  Weight: 2 lbs 4 11/16 oz / 1.04 kg

Used Sale Return Policy

Inspection Period

We allow a 3 day inspection period on all USED sale items. If, for any reason, you want to return the item within those 3 days, simply contact us to request a return for a refund (3% restocking fee MAY apply. See below for details). By default, we don't allow returns after the 3-day inspection window. Please keep this in mind when you place an order, and if you need us to delay arrival so that you're better positioned to test the item within three days of arrival, we'll be glad to work with you.

Restocking Fee

After the 3-day inspection window has passed, a restocking fee will be applied and will consider the number of days you've had the item, in tandem with prevailing market rental rates.