on 28 November 2010
I don't have to carry my tripod much so the weight isn't an issue. The tripod is made of solid materials and holds the camera very steady. I think you could hang a car engine off it. It's that strong. The leg clips work very well, quick and sturdy. There are three features not mentioned in the product blurb; the soft cushioning around the tops of the legs, The "click" leg securing pins that allow the legs to flatten out like and octopus in the sand and the smooth greased pivot of that turns the head around 360 degrees.
I am really impressed with this tripod. You could take it anywhere and know that it'll not be the weakest link. Drop it all you want and it'll just grow in character.By far the best product for the price.