(From company literature) Gitzo G1158T Traveller Performance Carbon 6X Tripod. Perfect for the traveling photographer. When completely folded, it's a mere 16.1 inches!
At just under five feet when fully extended, the Traveler rises as tall as most standard Gitzo Tripods, yet thanks to a ground-breaking 180 degree folding mechanism, the Traveler is a full 25% shorter and more compact when folded -- making the Traveler perfect for carrying in a photographer's hand luggage. The G1158T weighs only 2.2 lbs and is the ideal solution for photographers on the move.
The Traveler is a sport carbon performance five section tripod with grooved rapid column. It is an excellent choice for use with all digital cameras, 35mm and light weight camcorders. Like all Gitzo carbon fiber tripods, the Traveler offers unparalleled strength. The G1158T was developed using a unique manufacturing process based on pull winding of long carbon fibers. The fibers are precisely wrapped and combined under high temperature and pressure with epoxy resin. This process ensures stiff, light tubes that are resistant to bending and perform with a high degree of stability and compression strength. The Traveler also provides greater capacity to absorb vibrations and withstand fatigue.
Made of Carbon 6X, this all new six-layer tube construction process makes it stronger than existing carbon, yet 15% lighter. In addition, the G1158T features Anti Leg Rotation (ALR). This enables the tripod to be fully set-up in under 20 seconds. Simply loosen the twist locks on each leg in a single motion, then pull the leg down and tighten the twists indivdually.
Gitzo has left no detail overlooked. A newly redesigned built-in, spring-loaded, retractable accessory hook provides a place to hang equipment, such as camera, sand or water bags, on the bottom of the center column. In addition, the G1158T can be used in river beds without adverse effect on the locking mechanisms due to its polymer bushings.
• Lightweight and Compact - Designed to fit into hand luggage
• Weighs only 2.1 lbs. Supports up to 10 lbs
• Unique 180 degree folding legs
• Made of Carbon 6X - All new six-layer tube construction process makes it stronger than existing carbon, yet 15% lighter
• Anti Leg Rotation (ALR) - Can be fully set-up in under 20 seconds and closed in about the same amount of time
• Polymer Bushings - Can be used in river beds without adverse effect on locking mechanism
• Spring Loaded Retractable Hook - Won’t get caught on clothing, allows tripod to get closer to the ground yet offers the same stabilizing hook for windy conditions
- Finish: Gray & Black Enamel
- Material: Carbon Fiber 6X
- Column Type: Rapid
- Number of Leg Sections: 4
- Foot Type: Rubber
- Leg Lock Type: Twist
- Maximum Operating Height: 149 cm / 58.7 in.
- Maximum Height w/o Column Extended: 118 cm / 46.5 in.
- Minimum Operating Height: 41 cm / 16.1 in.
- Folded Length: 41 cm / 16.1 in.
- Maximum Load: 4.5 kg / 9.9 lbs
- Weight: 0.93 kg / 2.1 lbs