We searched through hundreds of tripods and the Sirui T-1005X is one of the lightest compact choices for use with the STRADA MINI. When combined with the Manfrotto 496RC2 ballhead (Sold separately) it provides a lightweight but solid base for your STRADA MINI plein air easel. Additionally, it comes with a hook from which you can hang your backpack to weigh it down in windy conditions.
The Sirui T-1005X 5-Section Aluminum Tripod extends to a maximum height of 51.4" and folds down to just 13.4" for easy transport. Weighing only 2.2 lbs, the T-1005X supports loads up to 22 lbs thanks to its relatively thick upper leg sections and forged aluminum construction.
The T-1005X is an excellent travel model due to its light weight and the fact that its legs fold upward to achieve a folded length of only 13.4". That's a figure that won't necessarily grow if you attach a head – the legs extend past the height of many head models that you'll mount, so the entire package stays very compact to fit comfortably in most carry-on bags and backpacks.