This is the best light weight tripod out there. I have friends who use alternatives to this because of the cost factor, but sooner or later they realize the quality and stability and versatility behind this product and decide to buy this. This can be folded upside down by turning the legs back wads and made extremely small for packing. Have been using this for last 1.5 years have never found an issue with this. It comes with me always because its just 900grams...yes I mean it its just 900 grams.