Excerpt: Have been looking around for a monopod for quite some time. Researched quite a few and landed on this one. The MM294a4 is solidly built and is extremely easy to operate. The thumb flip leg locks are great for adapting to various scenarios in the field. It's light, compact, and stores well in my all around gear bag. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a cost effective monopod!
Excerpt: I bought this monopod for a quick carry along and filming sporting events. My son is in band and this allows me to hold camera steady for filming at the football stadium during shows. Probably use this much more than my full sized tripod. I am 6'2", and the height is good to stand with camera. Folds up nicely to attach to bag or carry, but probably won't fit inside most bags. Manfrotto products are extremely high quality. The locks and operation feel very sturdy.
Pros: Compact, Easily Adjusted, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement