Brilliant little tripod, now a permanent fixture in my photography kit! I always travel with an extendable tripod, but occasionally the job calls for something a little more *flexible*, or I need the photo in a spot the tripod can't reach. I've purchased other brands of flexible tripods - won't name any names but it was one of those ones with plastic interlocking bits that are meant to bend in any direction - it was garbage! Ridiculously fiddly to set up, pieces even coming off if you over-adjusted them! This one is FAR SUPERIOR. It really bends in any direction and once its on it HOLDS ON. I have no worries about my expensive DSLR falling out of a tree with this! So pleased with this that I've bought a second one for my partner to use. Very very happy!!