Peak Design's New Travel Tripod Is Super Portable and Full of Features

Peak Design has made using a tripod fun again.

Travel tripods are supposed to be lightweight and compact...that's kind of their thing.

However, this new unit from Peak Design takes it all to another level by incorporating loads of exciting features and specs into their first travel tripod, including versatile mounting options, single-ring head adjustment, and groundbreaking architecture that completely eliminates wasted space, making it one of the most lightweight, compact tripods on the market.

Check out this promo to get a better idea of what we're dealing with here:

So, what's special about Peak Design's travel tripod? With affordable gimbals and drones gimbal-ing and drone-ing around, why would this new generation of shooters get excited about a boring tripod?

Well, it's essentially one of the most lightweight, compact, versatile, full-featured travel tripods out there. You can use it with your tiny mirrorless cameras or your big ol' full-frame DSLRs thanks to its 20lbs. weight capacity. You can retrieve the smartphone mount from the secret compartment and shoot with your phone. You can fully extend it to get eye-level shots or break it down to get worms-eye shots. You can shoot horizontally or vertically with its easy-to-use, single-ring ball head. You can flip the pedestal around and shoot low-angles. You can set it up, mount your camera, adjust it, and break it down in seconds.

But perhaps the most unique thing about this travel tripod is its unique design, which completely eliminates wasted space. That means it's as low-profile, lightweight, and compact as possible, meaning you can bring it virtually anywhere.

Peak Design Travel Tripod
Peak Design Travel Tripod
Peak Design Travel Tripod

This thing is getting all kinds of buzz, grabbing the attention of some of the most high-profile vloggers and media outlets.

Here's what filmmaker Peter McKinnon has to say about Peak Design's travel tripod:

Tech Specs

Peak Design Travel Tripod
Peak Design Travel Tripod
Peak Design Travel Tripod
Peak Design's travel tripod is currently on Kickstarter. Let me rephrase that...Peak Design's travel tripod is currently crushing it on Kickstarter with over $3.2 million raised so far. Pricing is pretty reasonable for the aluminum model, considering all of the features packed into this thing, but it starts getting pretty steep once you move into carbon fiber territory.


  • Aluminum Travel Tripod: $289
  • Carbon Travel Tripod: $479

Head on over to Peak Design's Kickstarter campaign to learn more about their travel tripod.     

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I really don't understand why would an established company selling expensive stuff kickstart a campaign? It's like BMW kickstarting for their new model, makes no sense, they should have plenty money to do it themselves.

May 22, 2019 at 12:23PM


1) Gauge Interest
2) Marketing
3) Because they don't have the cash-flow or capitol of BMW

May 22, 2019 at 1:35PM

Kyle Dockum
Videographer and Editor

Like Kyle said, marketing and initial capitol, but I think in the specific instance of Peak Design, it also has a lot to do with their company history and culture. I've backed 4 of their campaigns now, and while I'm not super involved in kickstarter as a community, I love the opportunity to see what they've come up with now, and to get in on the initial discount. I am warry of most kickstarter campaigns as they usually seem to be either re-badged chinese crap or they don't deliver at all, but because of their history I know this will actually deliver and will be a solid product. It's a win both for them as a company and me as a customer, so I don't mind it at all.

May 22, 2019 at 4:26PM, Edited May 22, 4:27PM


"Peak Design has made using a tripod fun again."

A totally meaningless statement if I ever read one.

May 27, 2019 at 12:57AM