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

Joby GorillaPod 325 Pros Small — 6.9" × 1.4" Very Lightweight — 2 oz. Flexible legs can wrap around objects Cons The ballhead is friction operated. Can be very jerky when adjusting its posit...

posted 2y ago by scottbb‭

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#1: Initial revision by user avatar scottbb‭ · 2020-05-26T04:18:54Z (over 2 years ago)
## [Joby GorillaPod 325][1]

**Pros**

* Small — 6.9" × 1.4"
* Very Lightweight — 2 oz.
* Flexible legs can wrap around objects

**Cons**

* The ballhead is friction operated. Can be very jerky when adjusting its position
* The leg sockets can become worn and loose after lots of use

What can I say? Joby GorillaPods are a known quantity and have been around for quite awhile. There are several differently-sized GorillaPods. The [GorillaPod 325][1] is the current lightest-weight GorillaPod. It is supposedly rated for 325 grams (11.5 oz.) (hence the 325 model number). The ever-so-slightly larger [GorillaPod 500][2] supposedly supports 500 grams (17.6 oz.).

I have an older, much larger one that can support lightweight DSLRs with small lenses. I've used it some times, mostly as a table top tripod. I don't know, I'm not much of a GorillaPod fan. But they have their uses, and the GorillaPod 325 model certainly is small enough to consider for backpacking.

![Image alt text](https://photography.codidact.com/uploads/94GpkZhKEv4LhBLq7CvfLEUc)


 [1]: https://joby.com/us-en/gorillapod-325-jb01505-bww/
 [2]: https://joby.com/us-en/gorillapod-500-jb01502-bww/