Excerpt: I brought this with me on a trip to the Outer Banks and found it to be a perfect addition to my gear. Perfect for when you just need that extra bit of stability for shots from a moving vessel. Not intrusive like a tripod in a group function such as Dolphin Watching. This tripod is well built,very sturdy, and easily used. The locks functioned perfectly and never slipped out of position. The only drawback is it's weight, just a little heavy, but not overbearing.
Excerpt: I have a Manfrotto tripod so when this monopod/head combo went on sale for $79, I snapped it up. The monopod is sturdy and well built. The strap is cloth and strong too. The monopod is heavier than I'd prefer but the weight is not unacceptable. If you want a well made, no frills, inexpensive monopod, then this one is a good choice.
Excerpt: Really stable and heavy duty monopod but still compact and not too heavy to carry around a whole day! Works also good as a steady cam for camera or gopro I would say its the best monopod in that price class
Excerpt: I needed to be mobile when shooting events and my tripod was too cumbersome. This monopod allows me to move around quickly and efficiently without losing priceless seconds adjusting individual legs. The only reason I haven't given this 5 stars is because the strap loosens easily. However, this is a minor issue compared to the added benefit of owning this monopod.