The best backpacking tripod for DSLR photography swings on three key things:
Weight vs stability vs cost
All three tend to be deciding factors when it comes to choosing what we carry around with us.
Why buy one:
Selfies, long exposures, light trails, night photography, astro photography, wildlife and telephoto work – have you invested in a decent camera? why not give it the best chance to perform.
Obviously we want the weight to be as low as possible. The clear choice in this case for material, is carbon fibre.
Stability, I like to test it out in shop before buying. Check the specs to make sure if you have heavy camera/lens combination that the tripod can support it.
Finally, cost. Luckily there are options to suit all budgets.