If you're a traveling photographer, a big problem is having a tripod when you need it! That's why SIRUI created the SIRUI T-X Series of tripods. SIRUI T-X Series tripods are our most compact, full-size tripods and were specifically designed with the traveler in mind.For easy storage and transport, SIRUI T-X tripods can fold as small as 35cm (13.8in.) - about the size of a 2L water bottle - and weigh as little as 0.9kg (2 lb.)!! But don't let their compact size fool you! They can handle heavy loads! You can easily fit a SIRUI T-X tripod into a backpack, camera bag or carry-on luggage! You no longer have the excuse that you didn't bring a tripod "because it's too big!!"The SIRUI TX Series tripod has a uniquely designed leg mechanism that lets you to flip the legs up 180Â°. This allows the tripod to be folded significantly smaller than comparably sized tripods with conventional leg designs. Simply depress the leg angle lock and invert the legs 180Â°. An added advantage is that you can keep a ball head on the tripod and it will still fit in the compact case. In the rare case that the SIRUI T-X Series is too light, simply hang a heavy bag from the spring-loaded hook underneath the tripod, for added stability.The new SIRUI T-XL models offer you increased maximum height up to 162.5 cm/64 in. tall while still folding small enough to fit in your suitcase or carry-on luggage.When you want to get low to the ground or shoot at unusual angles, you have a few options. You could remove the center column and replace it with the short center column (included). By adjusting the legs to any of the 3 leg angle positions, you can get as close as 125mm (4.9in.) to the ground! You can also invert the center column and shoot from underneath the tripod!