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Gear Recommendations Looking for an inexpensive tripod to take backpacking and do time lapses with

Pedco Ultramount Grip Pros Very small — 7" × 2" folded Lightweight – 3.2 oz. Built-in strap to attach to posts, poles, branches, etc. Cons the Ultramount (ball &amp; socket) pieces are made ...

posted 2y ago by scottbb‭  ·  edited 2y ago by scottbb‭

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#2: Post edited by user avatar scottbb‭ · 2020-05-26T03:58:30Z (over 2 years ago)
  • ## Pedco Ultramount Grip
  • **Pros**
  • * Very small — 7" × 2" folded
  • * Lightweight – 3.2 oz.
  • * Built-in strap to attach to posts, poles, branches, etc.
  • **Cons**
  • * the Ultramount (ball & socket) pieces are made of plastic.
  • * the small mount may sag with off-center or forward-distributed weight, such as small DSLRs with lenses. The plastic clamp may not be able to provide enough friction to stop sag.
  • The mount on my first one, the now-discontinued Ultrapod Go, broke the first time I tried to use it when backcountry camping. I was hiking for several days, and rather than carry it the whole time, I tossed it when I came across a dump site. I decided to try again with the newer Ultramount Grip. I only use it to hold GoPros or my phone, but it hasn't let me down.
  • With a small load on top like a compact point-and-shoot, or GoPro or smartphone, the low and wide base makes this very stable. If you can strap it to a tree, fallen branch, or anything else sturdy, it won't budge an inch during timelapses.
  • ![Pedco Ultramount Grip](https://photography.codidact.com/uploads/eqGf5CyCzxCV2w1cAJrMrV3n)
  • ## [Pedco Ultramount Grip][1]
  • **Pros**
  • * Very small — 7" × 2" folded
  • * Lightweight – 3.2 oz.
  • * Built-in strap to attach to posts, poles, branches, etc.
  • **Cons**
  • * the Ultramount (ball & socket) pieces are made of plastic.
  • * the small mount may sag with off-center or forward-distributed weight, such as small DSLRs with lenses. The plastic clamp may not be able to provide enough friction to stop sag.
  • The mount on my first one, the now-discontinued Ultrapod Go, broke the first time I tried to use it when backcountry camping. I was hiking for several days, and rather than carry it the whole time, I tossed it when I came across a dump site. I decided to try again with the newer [Ultramount Grip][1]. I only use it to hold GoPros or my phone, but it hasn't let me down.
  • With a small load on top like a compact point-and-shoot, or GoPro or smartphone, the low and wide base makes this very stable. If you can strap it to a tree, fallen branch, or anything else sturdy, it won't budge an inch during timelapses.
  • ![Pedco Ultramount Grip](https://photography.codidact.com/uploads/eqGf5CyCzxCV2w1cAJrMrV3n)
  • [1]: https://www.industrialrev.com/pedco/ultrapod-grip-portable-tripod-p--upgrip
#1: Initial revision by user avatar scottbb‭ · 2020-05-26T03:56:27Z (over 2 years ago)
## Pedco Ultramount Grip

**Pros**

* Very small — 7" × 2" folded
* Lightweight – 3.2 oz.
* Built-in strap to attach to posts, poles, branches, etc.

**Cons**

* the Ultramount (ball & socket) pieces are made of plastic.
* the small mount may sag with off-center or forward-distributed weight, such as small DSLRs with lenses. The plastic clamp may not be able to provide enough friction to stop sag.

The mount on my first one, the now-discontinued Ultrapod Go, broke the first time I tried to use it when backcountry camping. I was hiking for several days, and rather than carry it the whole time, I tossed it when I came across a dump site. I decided to try again with the newer Ultramount Grip. I only use it to hold GoPros or my phone, but it hasn't let me down.

With a small load on top like a compact point-and-shoot, or GoPro or smartphone, the low and wide base makes this very stable. If you can strap it to a tree, fallen branch, or anything else sturdy, it won't budge an inch during timelapses.


![Pedco Ultramount Grip](https://photography.codidact.com/uploads/eqGf5CyCzxCV2w1cAJrMrV3n)