Originally Posted by Boogieshrew
I look at the extra lb somewhat differently. From a backpackers perspective. At the end of a long days birding that 1lb will feel like 10!
If I can have the same stability with 1lb less weight Iíll take it. If the price of that lb saving isnít too high of course. Money always being another factor 😊
I'd not appreciated the backpacking aspect. Every pound does indeed matter when it must be carried all day.
That said, I'd wonder whether the bulk of the Benro or the Audubon would not be as much of an issue. A two foot plus long lump is no fun to hang on a backpack. Perhaps a more compact model such as Alexis pointed out might be more compatible on the trail.