Summary: Very light and strong. Good fit and finish. The picture shows a pistol grip camera mount that is NOT part of the product: that is an extra $80 - $100 depending on site. Accessories are easily available. Consider getting a carrying case and camera mount as the existing bolt is not the correct thread for a camera body.
Summary: I do a lot of hiking and wanted a fairly solid but light tripod that had some height (I am 6'2). I love this tripod, 2.75 lbs, and feel it is very solid when the center post is not fully extended. Even when fully extended it is pretty darn solid but if I have a shot that is real important I often frame it extended then drop down the centerpost for the final shot. It is absolutely rock solid when centerpost lowered and still around five feet high at the view finder.
Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Summary: After reading user reviews for many years and following the recommendations of many, I thought maybe it was time I contributed and repay the kindness of others. I thought this tripod would be a good start since I couldn't find any on-line user reviews for this particular product. Also, I understand I will be incurring the wrath of many since Slik doesn't seem to be in favor among either the pros or the enthusiasts.