TBS Collapsible Tripod - High quality anodised Aluminium
The TBS Tripod is wonderfully engineered and screws together very nicely. It is also made from a higher grade Anodised Aluminium when many others on the market are simply regular aluminium. This does make it a little bit heavier but we think the trade off is well worth it as it is negligible and it will definitely last a lot longer as the screw joints are simply harder and will experience a lot less wear and tear as, being anodised, it is simply much harder.
The centre section incorporates the chain and hook system which is highly adjustable so you can cook at all sorts of different heights.
- Material - Anodised Aluminium
- Weight - 560g
- 12 x Leg sections at a length of 29cm (12")
- Height when assembled - 108cm (48.5cm)
- Chain Length - 48cm (19")
Versatile and well made
Ok, a tripod like this is a luxury item, as hanging systems can be fabricated ‘in the wild’ fairly easily. However, as a time saving tool it makes total sense without adding much bulk or weight to your load.
This is a well made product that screws together without fuss. The addition of some duct tape to the 3 lower leg sections makes them easy to separate from the other pieces and saves sorting. When assembled there is the usual slight play but hanging some weight on the hook soon makes this a surprisingly stable tripod.
While it will be used for cooking tasks, my main reason for buying it was to have a hanging system that could be positioned exactly where I wanted it rather than relying on nature to grow a bush or tree in the right place (which never happens).
Now I can hang my Millbank bag where it is works best for me and adjust the drop depending on what I’m filtering into (Grayl cup or mess tin).
Additionally I can now hang a light or lantern exactly where I want.
It also looks like it could be pressed into service as a support for a tarp shelter though I haven’t yet tried this.
Very happy with my purchase.
Another great product from TBS well worth the money,Easy to put together and light weight pack down small so will go into any rucksack very easy.Also the ability to adjust the chain lengh is also a great Idea