MeFoto Roadtrip Test

MeFoto’s Roadtrip is one of five different tripods produced by this company. On first sight you will notice the amount of different color options you can get this tripod in. While this is a cool little feature, there is more to this tripod than just that. I had the chance to use the MeFoto Roadtrip on one of my recent travels and was quite satisfied with its value: for just 189 USD you will get an overall nice product with a good build quality!

MeFoto Roadtrip Test: Key Features

MeFoto’s Roadtrip is another compact travel tripod that can hold lots of weight which you wouldn’t expect on first sight. With a maximum carry load of 17.60 lb is ranks among the best tripods compared on our site, while its pricetag is much lower. This will support nearly all current camera-lens-combinations you might use on the road. It is made out of aluminum and can also be had in a (more expensive) carbon fiber version. Both versions can easily be converted into a monopod by removing one of the legs and attaching it to the center column. The Arca-type ball head made a very good lasting impression on me during our MeFoto Roadtrip test. The only issue I had was the last leg segment: if you really need it (the tripod is high enough even without it) were not as sturdy as the other ones. This could also be due to this special model I had.

WeightSize foldedOperating HeightMaximum Load

3.60 lb


15.40" - 61.60"

17.60 lb

A total weight of 3.60 lb is a great result for a tripod. There are some more lightweight options on the market though, which cost a bit more as well.A folded length of 15.40" brings the MeFoto Roadtrip in the middle field of the travel tripods we compared.The folded length of 15.40" is its minimum operating height as well. It can be extended to 61.60" which is a great result in this test.With a maximum load of 17.60 lb MeFoto's Roadtrip is one of the sturdiest travel tripods on the current market.

To conclude our MeFoto Roadtrip test: this compact tripod is an overall great value. It does not have any big downside but excels when it comes to supported carry load, durability and build quality. If you like it a bit more individualistic: you can get this tripod in many different colors! Nothing life-saving, but still cool to have some options.

mefoto roadtrip test colors

Different color options of the MeFoto Roadtrip – a nice little addition!

MeFoto Roadtrip Test: Conclusion

MeFoto Roadtrip Test


Size Folded


Minimum Height


Maximum Height




Maximum Load



  • High supported carry load
  • Good build quality
  • Many color options


  • Not the smallest folded Size
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