Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod – Awesome Carbon Fiber Travel Tripod

Looking for a compact and dependable travel tripod? Then check out this Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod. Made of carbon fiber and packs up small for travel.

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod

As a content creator, and as a dirtbag, I am always looking for ways to streamline my workflow and do so in crazy weather.  I have used, and broken, many tripods over the years.  I have a collection of little bendy tripods, cheap plastic tripods and nice metal tripods.

I had been using the K&F Concept 62″ tripod ($80) for almost all the mobile video shoots.  It lives in my 4Runner and still gets used to this day.  But, it is a bit large to keep in my day bag.  Which is a bummer, as I could really use a tripod for shooting fitness videos on the go.

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod fully extended

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod fully extended

So, I have been in the market for something a little more compact, yet just as capable of handling my Panasonic G9 and lenses. The G9 is not a light camera, is made of magnesium, and having a rather large (and nice) Leica lens. It was no match for the smaller tripods I kept trying to use.

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod

I stumbled upod the Vanguard line of travel tripods, and there are a lot! After doing a little (ok, a lot!) of research, I went with the Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod ($159) It is twice the price of the K&F tripod, but it sees more than twice the use now!

Finally, I can keep a legit tripod in my day bag and create great content anytime and anywhere.  It comes with me to our gym, I shoot fitness videos and fitness classes with it.  Then, it goes with me and the dogs to the mountains to shoot gear review videos.

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod

Heck, it even goes with me to family functions to shoot videos and pics of our nieces.  The bottom line, it gets a lot of use and was a solid investment.

There are a few other perks, like a free smartphone holder, and Bluetooth remote control.  Those features are great for anyone looking to up their content creation using their phone. To be honest, I think most people can create awesome content with just their smartphone, a tripod and a decent microphone.

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod with smartphone

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod with smartphone

I use the Rode Wireless Go for almost all my videos (as do most other YouTube creators) but you can go with a $20 lavalier mic and do almost as good, if not better.

Vanguard VEO 3 Go 204CB Tripod Review

I am a big fan of this tripod.  It packs up small – 13.6″ and fits in the water bottle pocket of my backpack.  That is awesome.  It can extend to 51″, which is enough for what I need it to do.  The K&F extends a bit more, but I wind up leaving it at home more.  This is a very good investment for anyone looking to shoot a lot of videos, on the go.

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