The Promaster XC525C Carbon Fiber Tripod. This is perfect for your back pack. Only 15.75" long folded and 2 Lbs 12 ounces in weight. It comes with a ball head and 1 leg screws off to become a monopod. It has 9 layers of Carbon Fiber making it extremely sturdy.
WAIT, it gets better. It has a 1 year no fault warranty that we extend for forum members to LIFETIME. It breaks we replace it with whatever is the current model at that time.
Normally this is $299.99, for the special we have it at $249.99 with a FREE extra plate, normally $12.99 and a FREE case, normally $24.99.[name]=ProMaster-Professional-XC525C-Carbon-Tripod---Black-%233480-xc525c&catalog[product_guids][0]=1085621

Call me at 516-217-1000 to order this deal