Manfrotto showed off some of its cool new Off Road gear collection back in October at PhotoPlus and now they’ve finally gotten around to officially launching the line.
The line includes backpacks, ultra-portable tripods and walking sticks that double as a monopod. The walking sticks weigh less than one pound for the pair and the tripod weighs only 1.43 lbs., including the ball head. The tripod retails for $149.99, while the walking sticks run $99 for the pair.
The Off Road backpack has a top compartment for non-photo gear and a bottom compartment with side access for a DSLR, lenses and other accessories. The new backpack should be available in January for $199.99. Check out the entire Manfrotto Off Road line here at B&H Photo.
I would like to know the size of the walking sticks, if they are expanding and things that you normally want to know when buying walking sticks.
John By the Canal says
Attachment (Top) 1/4 attachment type
Color red color
Legs Tube Diameter 17 – 15.9 – 14.5 mm
Material aluminum legs and technopolymer
Maximum Working Temperature 60 °C
Minimum Working Temperature -20
Leg Sections 3 number
Load Capacity 2.5 kg
Maximum Height 132.5 cm
Minimum Height 59.5 cm
Weight 0.4 kg