When out in the field hunting game or hiking the mountains enjoying the view, you want to make sure your pack stays light. The Vortex® High Country Tripod is a great way to give you a steady view while being lightweight and easy to carry. With different leg angles, the tripod remains stable even on uneven terrain, and the flip-lever leg locks keep the tripod from collapsing. Enjoy a steadier view with the Vortex® High Country Tripod. Specs:
This tripod is light, compact, and sturdy. I have mounted my phone, Kaibabs 18x56, and a spotting scope on this tripod. When glassing it is best used sitting down or standing up if tripod is on a higher platform. The pan and tilt is smooth with the tighting and loosening of a knob. When the pan and tilt knob is locked you do not have to worry about losing the acquired target. This tripod fit great in my pack. I will be upgrading to the Pro GT since I am 6ft tall and would rather glass while standing.
Bought this a few months back to couple with my Spotting Scope. It was worked out great. I was skeptical at first of the lightweight design and thin legs but it held up in some pretty stout Colorado Prairie winds. The legs are quiet to set up and very adjustable to account for terrain. Tall enough to be used while standing or sitting and works great.
Legs are too close together wich makes it unstable. The legs are wobbly and add to it being unstable. The neck that the head rotates in is loose wich let's your scope rock back n forth. I don't recommend buying this tripod.
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December 1, 2019
Light Weight and Sturdy
I purchased this tripod last year before my deer and elk hunts in Arizona. I am very happy with my purchase. It was just what I wanted.
I got this tripod with my Vortex Viper spotting scope and it is extremely lightweight. This is definitely meant to be taken out on backcountry hunts and go on more rugged adventures. The legs are kinda thin and would be easy to break if a tree branch where to fall on it or something like that where to happen. Remember this can be used for spotting people when percision shooting but isn’t the greatest for things like that, if you are gonna be using this to spot shots at long ranges I would recommend one of the nicer vortex tripods that are a little more stable and have a handle to move the scope, this one seems to be more of a lightweight backcountry tripod you can take anywhere without it weighing you down.
I use mine only with binoculars. I don't use a spotting scope because I don't want to carry the bulk and weight. It is tough, light, packs well, adjust easy, keeps binoculars very stable even in the wind. It does not extend long enough to use comfortably when standing which for me is okay.
I purchased this last week, along with the Vortex Diamondback 20-60x60. Truly a great combination. The High Country Tripod is lightweight, super easy to set up and configure, and is a bargain at this price point. I haven't owned it long enough to pack in with me yet in the backcountry, but at the weight of this tripod, it will be a dream come true.
I picked this model up for a Razor HAD with 65mm objective lens. It's light, folds down to a reasonable size and steadies the scope really well. I take it hunting and hiking in the back country, so the size and weight are very important to me and this tripod exceeds my needs.