Vortex Summit Tripods
Vortex tripods include several lines of full-sized lightweight tripods designed for strength and stability but which won't break a budget. For birding applications, we recommend the tripods that include 2-way or 3-way video heads because of the smoother panning operation when scanning a flock of birds or following a bird in flight. The Pro-GT tripod features fixed-angle, 3-section legs and a 3-way pan/tilt head. Skyline tripods offer multi-angle 3 section legs and a micro-fluid head.