Gitzo tripods use carbon fibre tubes, making them lightweight and rigid. They can be categorized into 3 types. Traveler: Extremely compact tripods with 180° leg folding system. Mountaineer: Gitzo’s ‘all-purpose’ tripods. The good balance between lightweight and rigidity make them ideal for most camera types as well as spotting scopes. Systematic: Gitzo’s strongest tripods with large tube diameters. The choice of photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras.