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Peak Design Smash Kickstarter Goal For New Travel Tripod

Peak Design have secured funding for a new travel tripod on Kickstarter, smashing their £393,174 goal with over £2 million pounds worth of pledges.

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Peak Design Smash Kickstarter Goal For New Travel Tripod: Peak Design tripod

Peak Design are making a move into the travel tripod market by securing funding via Kickstarter on their new project - aptly named 'Travel Tripod'. Peak are already known in the industry for their innovative camera bags featuring smart and space-maximising, or in this case minimising, designs. 


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The tripod, redesigned 

The Travel Tripod features an ovular leg design, and triangular central column, allowing for a slim tripod with no protrusions when folded down. There are 5 leg sections, all of which can be opened with one hand thanks to the design, allowing for quick setup and pack away of the tripod. 

Peak say they've spent 4 years redesigning the tripod from the ground up to eliminate dead space and minimise packed down size.

Peak Design Smash Kickstarter Goal For New Travel Tripod: Peak Design tripod

The tripod is only 39.4cm long when packed down and can be deployed to a maximum height of 152.4cm. The ball head has been made as compact as possible, and features one large grip around the middle to control all head movements. There's a locking ring to stop any movement too, and a quick release button to easily remove the camera when you're finished. 

Capable of holding just over 9kg in weight, it can be deployed in inverted and low modes for versatility. A standard camera mount, phone mount and hex key are included, as well as a soft case. 


Pricing and availability

The tripod has an MSRP of $349, and will be available in aluminium or carbon fibre. The Kickstarter project for the tripod is running until 19 July, when we should hear more about release dates. 

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