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Peak Design Travel Tripod Announced as 9th Kickstarter Campaign

Simon Skinner - 2 years ago

Peak Design has announced the arrival of the innovative company’s first ever tripod, the Peak Design Travel Tripod, stating it to be the most portable, packable, and easy-to-setup in the world.

Peak Design suggest that this new stabilisation device, which has been four years in the making, comes as an entire re-examination of the traditional tripod design.

Peak Design Travel Tripod

Key design features

Spatial efficiency: Peak Design engineers have reworked the Travel Tripod’s legs and centre column to nest flawlessly together in order to deliver a complete packed diameter of only 3.25 inches, [which is approximately the diameter of a water bottle]. The result is a tripod that expands to 58.5 inches tall while taking up less than half the volume of its competitors.

Redesigned ball head: The Travel Tripod ball head promises to move more fluidly than traditional tripod heads while still prioritising spatial efficiency. By utilising a single adjustment ring, Peak Design’s designers were able to eliminate unnecessary knobs. This is aimed to improve the user experience and to help the Travel Tripod maintain its compact diameter from top to bottom.

Rapid deployment: Peak Design has developed a system of non-inverted legs that quickly expand along an aligned system of locking cam levers. With three swift hand movements, the legs can be fully extended and ready for action.

Pricing and availability

Available in carbon fibre + aluminum alloy legs: carbon [2.81lbs: $599] aluminum alloy [3.44lbs: $349]. Peak Design is offering 10% affiliate partnerships on pledges made to their Kickstarter campaign. Those interested can sign up HERE.

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Simon Skinner

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Having spent many years working in various pockets of the music industry, and always with a camera in hand, Simon has worked with organisations such as Warner/Chappell, Food Records and ultimately, co-founding the innovative independent record label, Izumi Records before moving fully into the world of publishing in 2007. Amongst numerous other projects in the last decade, he has been responsible for a number of specialist photo trade magazines and journals for the filmmaking and photography communities, along with a coffee table book entitled, "Great Britons of Photography' which he produced with Peter Dench and Leica. Now heading up PhotoBite, Simon and the team have set themselves a task of delivering informative and inspirational content for photographers of all levels, from the beginner, shooting with smartphones, to the seasoned photographer and filmmaker.