All Purpose Tripod Rankings

This set of rankings includes tripods considered to be all purpose.  Their height is tall enough to get the camera to eye level for most people.  They are typically more stable than the smaller travel tripods, but are also heavier and bulkier.  One could travel and hike with these tripods, but not efficiently.

TripodPriceStiffness NmHeight inWeight lbsScore
RRS TVC-23$8751941.051.93.31788.
RRS TVC-24$9601601.049.83.31400.
RRS TVC-24L$9851132.066.13.71271.
Leofoto LS-324C$2881095.051.33.01096.
Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer$9451181.053.73.71025.
Manfrotto MT055CXPRO3$3401289.055.14.21015.
Gitzo GT1532 Mountaineer$700953.051.72.91007.
Oben CT-2491$300706.061.03.6746.4
Manfrotto MT055CXPRO4$380960.055.24.4725.4
Manfrotto MT190CXPRO3$330757.053.53.4699.8
Gitzo G1220 MK2$2501021.047.74.9580.4
Manfrotto MT055XPRO3$230878.054.75.5530.1
Amazon Basics 70-Inch$65779.053.95.1496.6
Manfrotto MT190X3$152630.053.44.3470.4
Manfrotto MT190XPRO3$176520.053.64.3383.3

The reasoning behind the rankings and calculation of the score can be found here.  The reported stiffness is the harmonic mean of the stiffness measured at full height in the pitch and yaw directions.  The score is simply stiffness*height^{1.25}/weight.  These rankings are by no means definitive as people place differing amounts of value on the different aspects of tripod design.  This is a simple overview with a performance metric.