The Gitzo GT1545T Traveler Series 1 4 Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is made more compact for travel due to backwards folding legs that can fold around the extended center column, reducing the tripod's folded length to just 16.7". It extends to a maximum height of 60.2" and can hold up to 22lb of gear. With the included short center column installed, the tripod can get down to 8.6" for macro or low-angle shooting. Gitzo utilizes Carbon eXact tubing for added strength. Re-designed space-saving rubber feet can be easily replaced if they are worn out. A shoulder strap is included for easy carrying.