The Birder® Tripod, Legs Only

$189.95

The Birder® Tripod, Legs Only is available for purchase if you have an existing head that you’d like to use with it.
Take advantage of a special $30.00 discount when purchasing this along with a pair of binoculars or a telescope.
*To get the discount, look for our Special Tripod and Telescope Kits and Special Tripod and Binocular Kits on the tripod page of our website.
Please note: Shipping on tripods is only $12.00 per tripod, and shipping is always free on binoculars and telescopes.

Do call us with any questions!

Description

Material: Aluminum alloy legs
Max Height (24° Leg Angle) w/Column Extended: 65″
Min Height (24° Leg Angle) w/Column Retracted: 25″
Folded Length: 26.25″
Number of Leg Sections: 2
Leg Lock Type: Twist Lock (Helical)
Center Column: Smooth-rapid, 23"
Weight: 4.2 lbs

The Birder® Tripod, Legs Only is available for purchase if you have an existing head that you’d like to use with it.

Tripods are often overlooked in the scope purchasing experience, but they are a very important piece of the puzzle. A shaky tripod with even the best telescope renders the scope virtually useless. The Birder® Tripod is an Audubon Shop exclusive that we’ve been marketing for about 16 years, now. Birding guides and birders the world over have field tested our tripods since 2000, and consistently rave about them.

The Birder® Tripod is, as far as we know, the only tripod on the market today with two-section legs. Why are we sold on two-section legs rather than the more common three? It’s all about stability in the field, on the deck outside, or wherever you use your scope. Two sections are significantly more stable than three.

The Birder® Tripod has been field tested across the globe on challenging terrain and and conditions that run the spectrum. Our 23″ center column is longer than most, and extension to the maximum 20″ allows users to view birds in overhead tree canopies or celestial happenings overhead! The lightweight, over-sized aluminum legs and center column reduce vibration better than any birding tripod (including carbon fiber) on the market – we guarantee it!

Take advantage of a special $30.00 discount when purchasing any tripod along with a pair of binoculars or a scope. And, do call us with questions!
Leg assembly:

  • Incredibly stable, lightweight, over-sized aluminum legs (4.2 lbs).
  • Much lighter and steadier than popular, hardware-laden brands.
  • More stable and far more durable than the much more brittle (and expensive) carbon fiber.
  • Simple design.  There are not many parts and they are all easily seen.
  • Much quicker set up.
  • There are only 2 leg sections, instead of 3 or 4.
  • Only 1 set of three leg locks (instead of 2 or 3 sets of 3) making for a much quicker set up.
  • Low center of gravity.
  • Center column, on the other hand, is very long, allowing for comfortable looks up into the canopy without leg
    adjustments.
  • Over-sized 1.25″ center column

Additional information

Weight 4.2 lbs
Dimensions 6 x 6 x 36 in