Traveler Tripods are extremely lightweight and compact professional carbon tripods based around the 180° leg folding system pioneered by Gitzo. It makes more efficient use of folded space by accommodating the centre column and head in between the folded tripod legs. Recommended for 135mm lenses (200mm maximum), Series 1 is the ideal solution for photographers on the move, or for whom space- and weight savings are of primary importance.
At just 35cm, GK1580TQR5 has the shortest closed length in the Traveler collection, thanks to its 5-section legs and compact traditional leg locks. The built-in head is equipped with a slim, compact quick release attachment and a C profile plate (GS5370C).
This new feature allows you to remove the centre column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground. Uses existing components: the upper disc with reversible 1/4' - 3/8' bolt and the column hook assembly: Remove column and fix the disk directly to the upper casting using the column hook. No tools needed.
The centre column locking collar above the tripod shoulder makes it easier to adjust the column quickly. Series 1 and above are built with an anti-rotation grooved centre column for improved stability.
This built-in accessory allows you to hang a stabilizing weight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) from the bottom of the tripod centre column. Useful with long/heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions.
We have introduced a new Anti Leg Rotation system, which means the tripod can be opened in less than 15 seconds. Simply loosen all the twist locks on each leg at the same time, then pull the leg down and tighten the locks individually.
Gitzo 6X is the most advanced carbon fiber tube in the market and guarantees structural strength, flexion rigidity and great vibration absorption properties. Despite the claims of other manufactures, the performance of this multilayer design is unique and inimitable thanks to the advanced aerospace production technology and the exclusive inner structure. It is the highest density tube 100% made of top quality ultra thin (7μm) carbon fibers (a 28mm tube contains 1.500.000 carbon fibers).