I looked at a lot of little tripods and settled on this one because of three things.
It folds up slimmer than all of the others letting it stand upright next to my sunglasses and 11 oz. Tiger travel thermos in a single section of my little Think Tank Urban Approach 5. It occupies about the same amount of space as a candy bar and the top sits nearly flush with the top of my bag when fully-closed and standing straight-up.
The universal ball head allows for any angle you could possibly need, as opposed to some of the others that have narrower range of movement. This is one of the reasons I couldn’t use the Manfrotto PIXI. It lacks the ability to point the camera straight up into the air.
Last, the aesthetics of the object itself are more in line with what I was looking for. The legs are so slim they draw virtually no attention to themselves, which is helpful when shooting in public.
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