Hm... Yes... Gitzo. I will try that model out tomorrow. I haven't seen Really Right Stuff carried locally unfortunately.
You won't find RRS locally, unless you live in San Luis Obispo, CA - they don't use distributors. But IMO, the RRS legs are a step up from Gitzo in terms of quality. The Gitzo 1542T was mentioned, I think Gitzo dropped the ball on that one - they made the center column too long, so the legs don't fold over the ballhead (unlike the 1541T, and I guess they realized their error and released the 1544T, which is a clone of the 1541T).
FWIW, I just picked up RRS' "travel" tripod set, the TQC-14 and BH-30 LR. The set is 3 lbs, the leg diameters are equivalent to the Gitzo 2-series legs, and while the weight rating of the TQC-14 is a conservative 25 lbs, I can swing my own weight from it...I wouldn't try that with a 1542T!