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3 Legged Thing Patti Tripod Review

We take a look at 3 Legged Thing's Patti, a magnesium alloy tripod with flip leg locks.


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3 Legged Thing Patti Tripod Review:
 

Quick Verdict

The Punks Patti is a fantastic standard tripod with a premium build quality and features, for a good price. It's light in its class compared to the competition and has the ability to hold 10kg of kit. 

+ Pros

  • Versatile
  • Ergonomical
  • Is compact when folded
  • Relatively light 
  • Great build quality
  • Good value

- Cons

  • Needs a foam/ rubber grip on one leg
 

 

3 Legged Thing Patti Tripod Review:
 

Patti is 3 Legged Thing's first standard tripod offering, with the others in the range all aimed at travellers. Patti, named after Punk rock star Patti Smith, is the latest in the Punks tripod range, which also includes the Brian, Corey, Travis and Billy models. 

Patti is a flip-lock tripod aimed at general use. The tripod can support loads of up to 10kg and has a reversible and removable centre column. It's available in grey/blue or there's also an 'Anarchy' colourway that's all matte black. It retails for £99.99 from the 3 Legged Thing website. Here, we take a look at how it performs. 

3 Legged Thing Patti Tripod Review:
 

3 Legged Thing Punks Patti Features

The Patti is an all-rounder that has 4-section clip-lock legs. it folds down to 45cm in length. The centre column is reversible and removable, as well as height adjustable with a large ergonomic twist-lock. 

The legs have 23, 55 and 80-degree optimum shooting angles. The lowest angle available allows photographers to shoot as low as 11cm off the ground. 3 Legged Thing says the tripod can hold up to 10kg in weight, which is the largest capacity of any tripod in its class. 

There is a patented tri-mount plate around the bottom of the head with offers hollowed spurs for accessory attachments. It also allows the tripod to counter fold without the centre column. 

3 Legged Thing Patti Tripod Review:
 

At full height, Patti reaches 1.63m (1.33m without centre column). The head that ships with the Patti kit is an AirHed Mini, a new simplified ball head which features one knob which controls both the friction of the ball head and the friction of the rotation together. There is another ergonomic knob for the camera plate, which can be quickly removed. There are spirit levels in the centre of the camera plate knob, on the side of the plate holder, and at the base of the centre column. 

The tripod is mostly made from aircraft grade magnesium alloy, with the clip locks made from durable ABS plastic. 


3 Legged Thing Patti Tripod Review:
 

Key Features

  • 10kg max load 
  • 4 leg sections
  • 1.63m max height 
  • 3 leg angles
  • AirHed Mini ball head
  • Aircraft grade magnesium alloy construction
  • Reversible and removable centre column
  • 11cm minimum shooting height 
  • 1.55kg weight


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