Volume Weighted Travel Tripod Ranking

Users of travel tripods are particularly sensitive to the packed volume of the tripod in addition to its weight.  Here, I have created an alternative ranking for travel tripods that incorporates the packed volume of the tripod into its score.  This volume weighted (VW) score is simply the traditional score metric divided by the tripod’s packed volume.  The volume weighted score isn’t comparable to the traditional score metric.  The two should be used independently.  If packed volume isn’t important to you, use the traditional metric.  If it is, you will likely find the volume weighted score a better guide.  And remember, the score is just that, a guide to help you choose the best tripod for you based on your priorities.

TripodPriceStiffness NmHeight inWeight lbsVolume litresVW Score
RRS TFC-14$8351071.047.22.3321.7765.0
PD Travel Tripod Carbon$600518.050.52.3871.1586.3
Vuepoint Max$200199.050.50.8991.2558.4
Leofoto LS-224C$182390.043.61.5961.1534.8
Gitzo GT1545T Traveler$600792.051.32.3192.1532.2
LeoFoto LS-284C$200794.047.42.4691.7529.9
Leofoto LS-254C$216537.047.12.0631.4504.2
RRS Ascend-14$1150850.048.03.0001.8442.8
RRS TQC-14$935932.047.62.6232.3439.7
Vuepoint Mid$20070.040.00.4760.7436.3
Gitzo GT1555T$700598.047.52.2701.8405.0
PD Aluminum$350456.050.73.0241.2392.8
FLM CP26-TM2$385522.057.52.4112.9285.3
Feisol CT-3441S$410690.050.02.5593.3256.2
Oben CT-2331$200268.044.71.5871.9235.3
Sirui T-2205X$290526.048.72.7202.9196.5
Sirui T-025X$200205.037.21.4851.5183.6
Manfrotto 190go! Carbon$280548.048.32.9783.1174.6
Induro CLT104$350543.048.72.9253.3165.6
MeFoto GlobeTrotter Carbon$350531.051.32.9763.7157.5
MeFoto RoadTrip Carbon$300285.049.72.3962.5144.0
Manfrotto BeFree Advanced$190284.046.12.5612.2138.0
FLM CP26$381458.047.62.9143.3137.4
Zomei 669C$140369.042.32.4182.8131.1
Manfrotto 190go! Aluminum$150483.048.33.6373.1126.0
Induro 8M AT-114$150369.050.63.1963.0122.3
MeFoto RoadTrip Aluminum$136293.050.12.9452.5121.9
MeFoto GlobeTrotter Aluminum$200495.050.73.6443.6118.5
3 Legged Thing Leo$280310.041.73.1902.881.86
MeFoto Backpacker Air$8083.037.51.9461.177.61