MeFOTO - RoadTrip 61.6" Tripod - Purple

Make traveling with your photography gear convenient with this MeFOTO RoadTrip tripod kit. This tripod is made from lightweight aluminum and is easy to assemble and put away. With its sleek design, the tripod converts to a monopod quickly. When it's time to pack up, this MeFOTO RoadTrip tripod kit folds into its own carrying case.
$175.99
Color:
Purple
Cardmember Offers
Frequently bought together
Subtotal:

Overview

What's Included


  • RoadTrip Travel Tripod
  • Carrying Case

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
96% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (167 out of 175)

Included Free


Shutterfly - $25 to spend or 8x8 Photo Book
Shutterfly - $25 to spend or 8x8 Photo Book
Choose your free gift: $25 to spend or 8x8 Photo Book

Features


Compatible with most digital cameras and camcorders up to 17.6 lbs.

Weighs just 3.6 lb yet strong enough to support a full DSLR and telefoto lens.

Sleek design

We were tired of the all black tripod, so we came up with something that's smaller, lighter, and doesn't weigh you down, topped off with a spritz of color.

Also a Monopod

Who says you can't teach a tripod new tricks? The RoadTrip tripod converts into a monopod. The removable leg and center column combine to make a full size monopod without tools.

360-degree Panning

Accurate panoramas can be easily orchestrated using the graduated panning scale for accurate image alignment.

Two Leg Angle Positions

For an extra measure of flexibility, tripod legs can be independently locked into place at two different angles to enable shooting in cramped quarters, on irregular surface areas, or at ground level.

Recessed Center-Column Hook

A spring loaded recessed hook, located in the bottom of the center-column, allows you to hang additional weight from the tripod's center of gravity for increased stability.

Separate Head and Pan Lock

Individual head tension and lock knob as well as pan lock help make the right adjustment.

Integral Bubble Level

Allows adjustment to prevent uneven pans and head movements.

Precision Matched Q Series Ballhead

Dual action heavy duty ballhead with Arca-Swiss style compatible quick release plate.

Twist Lock Legs with Anti-Rotation System

MeFOTO's innovative rubberized locking grips combined with anti-rotation legs enable fast and fumble-free set-up plus weather and dust-resistance.

Travel Friendly

This little number folds down to a quarter of its extended size, making it small enough to fit in your carry-on, shoulder bag, or backpack.

Carry Case

Each MeFOTO comes with its own carrying case for transport and protection.


Overall customer rating

4.7
96%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    may be the perfect tripod

    Posted
    TechAddict
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    MeFoto makes a great product based on other reviews and my own experience, and the Road Trip is the perfect middle ground between heavier/more stability and lightweight/less stable. It holds my fairly heavy DSLR and lens combos with no problems, and I haven't worried about everything falling over. It's a great, compact design and has most of the bells and whistles you might need without breaking the bank. It feels well constructed, the ball head and twist leg locks work well, and you can extend and retract everything pretty quickly. In addition, this gives you the option to separate one leg to use as a monopod. If you aren't totally happy with the release plate (which you can tighten and loosen with a coin), you could always swap out for a different head with a quick release plate more to your liking. You can pay a lot more for the carbon fiber version to save a little weight - it's your decision whether that's a good enough return on your investment. The only downside I've found so far is there are only two "locked" leg positions: what I'd call standard and very wide. You can't set the legs at any other increments. You can, however, mount your camera underneath the tripod if macro shots are your thing. I will submit additional notes about weight on the back while hiking and durability after more extensive travel testing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great tripod / monopod

    Posted
    FLMVPhoto
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Let me first say that it's been about three years that I've kept my eye out for this product. The reason of my hesitancy to purchase was because of the price. A little background about me, I'm a photographer and I am really, really bad about losing tripods. To spend $199 on a tripod, I need to make sure that I would not forget it like I had in the past with other tripods. Because this was certainly an upgrade from the normal tripods and I'm used to using that usually cost me about $20-$30, I felt compelled to do research prior to buying it. YouTube seem to have a lot of resources on how to use a tripod. But you're going to learn a lot more once you start using it on your own. Very compact, very lightweight, and I love the fact that it came with its own carrying case. My favorite part about this particular tripod is the fact that it can convert to a monopod. I've had this product for approximately two months and I absolutely love it. I highly recommend it. I normally wear a rapid strap to carry my camera, if you look up Fusion Photo Gear , they have a product that fits the plate and has a ring style attachment that will allow you to use your rapid strap and switch it to your tripod without having to un attach anything.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great travel tripod for heavier gear.

    Posted
    Tango12232
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I am a fan of Manfrotto products and have a full size set of their legs for work that doesn't require hiking as they are heavy at 6.5 pounds. I had looked numerous times at their befree tripod and never pulled the trigger. I just saw the new Mefoto road trip last week at the MOA Best Buy and had to get one. The ball head is so fluid in its movement and tightens down with authority. It is rated for 15lbs and I believe it, the one leg removes and becomes a monopod and the tripod has a very useful ballast hook for adding weight and stabilising more. Also came with a nice fully padded bag, and spikes with a wrench for uneven rough terrain. It is made in China but doesn't feel like it. It's honestly nicer than the Manfrotto befree. Yeah it's 2 bills, but your gear was or ably quite a bit more, and if you do landscape and low light or time lapse a good sturdy rig that only weighs about 3.5-4 lbs is great!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best tripod I have owned

    Posted
    Homerun
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I have purchased three tripods. Priced from $50.00 to this one priced at $200.00. I read reviews and came into the store a number of times to look at the MeFOTO A1350 Roadtrip tripod. I didn't want to spend this amount of money on a tripod, but the others were not working for me. They won't pan easily, or adjust up and down or side to side. And try put a full size DSLR with a medium lens on it was a joke. I had paid over a $150.00 for my last one. I went ahead and purchased this MeFOTO and had the opportunity to take it on a road trip this week. It preformed beyond my expectations. The biggest plus's are as follows, 1. Holds the camera and lens firmly 2. Pans like it is greased, so smooth 3. Adjust to the exact position you want the first time and doesn't move until you release it. 4. It converts form a tripod to a monopod in seconds, so you are not carrying two items 5. The case that comes with it, travels like a champ. I do not regret spending $200.00 on this tripod, and honestly knowing with I know now would have spent $300.00. It is a great product for a great price. "you get what you pay for" The MeFOTO A1350 is proof of that.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Tripod!

    Posted
    epicninja95
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This tripod has a very small foot print when it is broken down. This makes it very easy to carry when you're traveling (as the model name might suggest). The breakdown and setup process is straight forward. You loosen the locking mechanisms on legs to extend them, then tighten/lock the mechanism to keep the leg extended. As an added bonus, you can take a leg off and use that as a monopod which is cool. I've seen other tripods out there that range in the thousands of dollars and this one is comparable for a fraction of the price. The tripod also comes in with a built in bubble level to make sure your shots are leveled. This also works well for taking street photography or city scapes because it can be carried around easily. The tripod feels like it is well built. I got the black version and it looks awesome! Thank you MeFOTO.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rock Solid Tripid for the Pro

    Posted
    Creativeanger
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I generally purchase other major name brands (Manfrotto, Sachtler, Bogen) as far as tripods are concerned. As someone who shoots with pro gear, you want the best. In this case, we purchased a 360º camera to use for real estate photography purposes. We quickly came to find on our first shoot that our normal Manfrotto setup for smaller cameras had way too wide a head (it was a three-way photography head). We wanted something with a ball joint, and we needed it quickly/locally. After dropping by BestBuy and looking at the products that have a ball joint head with no arms protruding from the head, we decided that this tripod was the best option. It's built like a tank, it has variable resistance on not only the ball joint, but the pan as well. It also has degree markings on the tripod so you can take panoramic photos that stitch together nicely. Most importantly (for 360 Photography especially), it has a bubble level post ball joint. Best yet, it's built like a tank and you can remove two of the three legs to use it as a monopod should you want to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    What Else Could I Want!!

    Posted
    jailoliv
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember
    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    I used to think that a tripod did not need to be of quality but the frustrations with the ones I purchased before made me finally try this MeFOTO RoadTrip and now I realize how much money I threw away with cheap ones. As they say, you get what you pay for. This is by far the best tripod I've ever owned. Yes, it did cost more than the others I have but it was worth every penny. It is sturdy, lightweight, has a great and flexible head, is easy to carry during a trip and very reliable. Along with all that, it is so easy to use and set up that it takes only seconds which is great for those moments you can't wait.. The telescopic legs are so so simple: rotate the nodes to release and tighten them in an instant. No guess work and no frustration. The flexibility of the head allows me to move my DSLR effortlessly to any angle I want. Perfect even for those that are not professionals. I would buy it again and probably will for my video camera that I sometimes use along with my Canon DSLR.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Lightweight, rugged, stable and versatile

    Posted
    RMitchell
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    What more could you ask for? The head action is smooth while providing infinite adjustment. The knobs lock and hold their position even when used with very heavy cameras, like a vintage 4x5 monorail (graflex graphicview). The center vertical adjusts easily and provides for extra weights in case you want to lower the center of gravity and improve the stability even further. Not mentioned in the literature, the ball mount head is removable so you could replace it with a different head. The fixed mounting point beneath the ball mount head is a larger thread so you will need to keep that in mind. I was concerned about the price but those concerns vanished as I began to use the tripod. It's definitely ok to spend camera dough on things besides optics!

    I would recommend this to a friend



Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.