The Ranger LS-225CEX is just what I need. For travel I can fit it in my bag and can transfer the head (ACRATECH 51640) from my everyday tripod. I love using all three of my devices, the monopod, this travel tripod and my larger LS-284CEX everyday tripod for the different locals I find myself. All three are well build and easy to use. The self leveling head is great to help fine tune camera positions! Thanks!!