The SPRINT MINI II is designed for the traveler in need of camera support larger than a table-top tripod, but smaller than a full sized. The SPRINT MINI II GM is a very compact tripod with 4 legs sections to collapse down to less than 14 inches and weighs just 1.75 lbs. An updated version of one of the popular SLIK SPRINT series, the SPRINT MINI II GM (gun metal finish) has padded leg wraps for more comfortable carrying. The tripod also has a SLIK SBH-100DQ all-metal compact ball head with quick release system for faster, easier mounting of a camera. The SPRINT MINI II GM is small when fully collapsed, but a maximum height of 43.3 in. The adjustable leg angles can be used to splay the legs out and lower the tripod. When used with the built-in short center column, (the included center column unscrews into two pieces) the camera is just 6.4 inches off the ground for extremely low angle or macro photography out in the field. Another way to get the camera low is to reverse the center column that can be used for macro photography as well.