Ultra lightweight travel tripods have lost some of their popularity in recent years. The small size, lightweight construction, and lack of height make them rather limited in many respects, especially when so many companies jumped on the marketing bandwagon and tried to sell their cheaper multi-purpose tripods as travel.
The market has now settled down, and the true travel tripods are starting to reemerge from what became an overly crowded market. The Sirui Traveler 5C is one of the most compact and smallest out there, with a carbon and metal constructions and a good range of features.
Its design is travel through-and-through, and while it might not have the height of many compact multi-purpose tripods, this model will comfortably slip into a backpack without adding too much weight or bulk.
This tripod will comfortably travel with you and supply the support you need. While some design decisions aren’t to my liking, such as the centre column, you can see why they have been made.
Ultimately, if you need to travel light and a tripod, that is exactly what the Sirui Traveler 5C is.