National Geographic Tundra monopod

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National Geographic Tundra

Lightweight monopod with ball head

Pros: Comes with a head attached, folds down small
Cons: Not all that sturdy

The Tundra has a unique design in that the barrel of the leg isn't round but oval. The bizarre thing is that it actually bends specifically towards the two thinnest sizes of the oval, which make you wonder what the benefit of this design really is.

On the plus side the monopod does come with a ball and socket head with a quick-release plate, which will save you some money. The quick-release plate isn't the best quality and attaches with a screwdriver or coin to ensure a firm hold of your camera. There are five sections to the Tundra, which also means it folds up smaller than the others - 48cm with the head or 40cm without. This can obviously be a real benefit when travelling, as it will fit easily into your bag.

Max. height: 156cm
Folded length: 48cm
Leg sections: 5
Head: Yes
Weight: 390g


Quirky oval design of legs doesn't make this any sturdier, but it does cvome with a head and folds up small.

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Overall Score 82%