Express yourself with your tripod: MeFOTO announces colorful, compact Air tripods and monopod


posted Friday, September 30, 2016 at 1:35 PM EST


When looking for a light, easy-to-use tripod, there are quite a few options out there, but few are as colorful as MeFOTO's new family of tripods. The MeFOTO Air series is designed to combine performance and portability in an affordable package.

The MeFoto Air comes with HyperLock, MeFOTO's newly-designed leg lock system. The locking system allows users to interact with only a single locking mechanism per leg. One small turn unlocks and extends the leg and a small turn in the reverse direction locks the leg in place.

Of the MeFOTO Air, brand manager Brian Hynes says, "our designers zeroed in on how users interact with their tripods, paying close attention to the leg locks. We developed HyperLock, a completely new leg locking system which not only simplifies the process of locking down each leg section, but also makes it significantly faster and lighter. The result is a tripod that's quicker to setup, easier to carry and that takes up less space in a pack, all without sacrificing performance."

As I said in the opening, the MeFOTO Air is one of the most colorful tripods you'll find on the market. It is manufactured using anodized aluminum and is available in a wide array of colors including: orange, blue, purple, green, red, titanium and black.


The Air also comes in four sizes -- BackPacker, RoadTrip and GlobeTrotter -- and there's a WalkAbout monopod available too. The smallest size, the BackPacker, weighs just under two pounds and has a closed length of 14.4 inches with a max height of 59.5 inches when the center column is extended. The US$125 tripod can hold up to 8.8 pounds.

Moving up to the 2.5-pound RoadTrip. This medium-sized option has a closed length of 15 inches and a maximum height of 38.4 inches, but it can extend to 61 inches. It can hold 13.2 pounds and costs $175.

The largest Air tripod is the GlobeTrotter, which costs $225 and weighs 3.2 pounds. It has a closed length of 16.7 inches and can extend to 68.1 inches with the center column extended. The GlobeTrotter can support up to 17.6 pounds of camera equipment.

Finally, the Walkabout monopod has a retail price of $65, weighs 0.9 pounds, closes down to 13.4 inches and has a max height of 59.1 inches. It can support 22.1 pounds of equipment.

All four support systems in the MeFOTO Air series will be available beginning November 1. See MeFOTO's website for more information about their product offerings.