I tried out the Vanguard VEO series of tripods. With a simplicity and well thought through details including the easily adjustable ball head. Carbon fiber 5 section quick adjustable legs. A perfect companion for getting your tripod in your carry-on luggage. This was before my biggest challenge to be able to bring an enough sturdy tripod. It can manage with about 8 Kg of load. This is a winner due to the combination of details and price.