A fantastic tripod for the price the Traveller compact pro is a great step up to the next level (or great starter) for the beginner to amateur photographer. It's very light and quite tough although made fairly cheaply. Having just taken this on a weeks trip to Glencoe (Scottish Highlands) it did a fantastic job. It's adaptable features make it very easy to use and being so small and light you'd barely notice carrying it, in hand or on a rucksack. The only downfall being that it may not be as steady as you need in hight winds.