« on: September 18, 2014, 04:08:29 AM »
My tripod is the Manfrotto 055XPROB which folds down to 25.79" and weighs 5.29lbs. I have a RRS BH-55 LR head, which adds another 2.9" and 1.9lbs, for a total of 28.69" / 7.19lbs, so it's definitely not on the light side.
With a heavier rig, you really want to put the tripod in the center of the pack and have it tied with at least two straps. If it's on the side, it will really shift the pack and make it uncomfortable and without enough straps, it will wobble all over the place. As you can see in my post above, a big tripod on a small pack will work with two straps and a foot pocket. That's going to be tough with your pack as I don't see any pockets on the back or sides, but there are some D-rings for the lashing at least. You might try a avalanche shovel pouch if they make one for your pack. I've used one on my Gregory mountaineering pack in the past and it works quite well.
That's exactly what i was thinking: the tripod hanging on one side will be uncomfortable to say the least, so now i'm looking for ways to strap it in the center. The backpack i have also hasn't got any paddings inside and it's not weather proof. If you know of any cheap ways around these incoveniences, i might get along with it, but if not i should seriously consider a lowepro flipside, for little above 100 euros.