Tripod for hiking

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What are people's thoughts on the best type of tripod for hiking for landscape photography.
I guess it's a trade off between weight and stability. I only have a lightweight camera : Nikon D3200 with the kit 18-55mm VR II lens. I don't have much spare cash so looking at the budget end of the market.
 

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In my experience when in the hills you can usually set the tripod up quite low which makes it more stable and means you can use a smaller tripod. The lightest and frankly most reliable tripod I have is a £40 job from 7 day shop, I don’t think they sell the one I have anymore but it has been bashed around, completely submerged, covered in mud and generally abused and is still going strong after about 6 years and weighs only 1kg. For comparison I have a CF Giottos tripod on which one of the leg sections came out after about a year of normal use and a Manfrotto 55 which completely fell apart after 3 months.

So again IME, price isn’t much a guide when it comes to tripods so I’d say get a cheap lightweight one, loads on amazon and ebay and don’t use it at full extension.
 
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Got a Rollei Compact Traveler No. 1.
Perfect for my hiking, 980g Inc ball head, 33cm packed size.
 
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