The best travel tripods need to be small when folded so that you can pack them into a bag or hook them onto one. They should also be light enough to carry them around all day, whether you’re exploring city streets or hiking over mountains.

And, ideally, they need to do all this while also doing what you’d expect from the best tripods (opens in new tab) – being sturdy, easy to set up, versatile, adjustable, and strong enough to handle the weight of the best cameras for travel (opens in new tab).