Summary: Bought this to replace my previous gorilla pod that is rusting on a beach in Hawaii. Meets my needs for a portable and creative tripod. I've wrapped it around trees, railings, poles, chairs, and many other stable objects. The ballhead is a great addition to be able to quickly level and frame shots. It supports my Canon 60D with a 18-135 lens.
Excerpt: I have only put my camera on it once, but that is mot why I bought it. I put a small Manfrotto head on it and use it for a speedlight, holder for my reflectors. It works wonderfully, very rigid and grips well. Already paid for itself.
Summary: If you are expecting to use this as you would a normal, heavy duty tripod then you will likely be disappointed. However, its adaptability makes this tripod perfect for on-the-go photography when you are never sure when and for what you will need a tripod, and when you don't want to carry a lot of weight.