Known for their innovative products, Peak Design has announced their latest brainchild. The Travel Tripod is designed to be one of the most compact and easy to transport tripods ever.
Believing the biggest struggle with tripods is the room they take up, the company set out after a solution. Four years in development later, the new tripod is ready for release.
Speaking of their new creation, Peak Design said:
[The Travel Tripod is] a ground-up re-examination of camera tripod design to produce the world’s most portable, packable, and easy to set up tripod for professionals and first-time tripod owners alike.
Their aim during the design phase was to eliminate as much dead space as possible. And given that the Travel Tripod has a diameter of just 3.25 inches (8.26cm), similar to that of a water bottle, it’s probably fair to say: mission accomplished.
That’s not to say it can’t stand tall; it can still deploy to be 58.5 inches (~1.49 m) tall. Its sleek design also means nothing is protruding. Instead of bulky knobs, the tripod utilizes a single adjustment ring around the 3.25-inch ball head to provide 360-degree movement.
Peak Design CEO Peter Dering added:
During my travels in 2008, I began wondering why on Earth my tripod was so big. The thing was full of negative space and knobs, and I felt like something designed for portability could do much better. I quickly realized that anything short of a complete design overhaul would fail to meet my criteria of the perfect travel tripod. It took years of development but the outcome is a camera tripod that seamlessly integrates into all aspects of travel and adventure.
As to how much it’ll set you back, you’re looking at $350 (£275) for the aluminum leg version and $600 (£475) for the carbon fiber legs.
The company is aiming to release their new product by the 2019 holiday season.