I bought this tripod for use when hiking and it is fine for this application. It doesn't extend very high, but this is an expected trade-off for a travel tripod. It's mainly been used with a D3100 & 18-105mm lens and I found it to be adequately stable, especially after adding a hook to the centre column for attaching a weight. I also appreciated the variable locking angles of the legs and reversible column which makes the tripod ideal for photographing alpine plants. My only disappointment was that the quick release plate is quite small and doesn't inspire confidence. After a few months, the plate's locking mechanism developed a lot of play, so I no longer trusted it to hold the camera. I was unable to replace the QR plate with an arca-swiss type because the SBH-100DQ head does not use a standard 1/4" or 3/8" thread to screw into a QR plate. I replaced the complete head with a Horusbennu ballhead and now the tripod is much better. It will now also adequately support my D90 & 70-300mm VR lens.
It's a pity that the tripod isn't available as just a set of legs without the flimsy ballhead.