I have one. I lost a couple of screws when I first got it and have a devil of a time to get them to send replacements to me. They did and I have had not problems. Note: they are not set up to easily send replacement parts.

The tripod and the bag are will designed and well built although it gains weight the longer it is carried on the hike. If you are going to take the tripod on a hike, consider getting one with carbon fiber legs.

If you do not want to make a mistake and buy the wrong tripod:

  1. Select the tripod that can easily handle your camera with the heaviest lens you think you will ever own.
  2. Select the tripod head features that you want, not was looks ok based on impulse.
  3. Think about the choice for a day or two.
  4. Buy the tripod.
  5. Do not beat yourself up later.
  6. If then you feel that you did not buy the right tripod, please remember that the economy will not recover unless you stimulate the economy. Therefore go back to step 1 and repeat the process as often as necessary.

I did my part in stimulating the economy by buying a Hasselblad 903 SWC. Now do you part, please!

Steve