Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
...I don't recommend attaching a tripod to your backpack; it adds a lot of unstable weight, catches on vegetation, can bump people behind you and is a general hindrance.
I'm a little curious about this statement. If someone bumps into my tripod while its attached to my LowePro backpacks, it means that they've just run over me.

I don't find the excess weight (~3 lbs) unstable at all.