Benro MeFoto RoadTrip Pro Carbon Fiber tripod review

This jack-of-all-trades tripod is possibly the most versatile we've ever seen but is it a master of none?

5 Star Rating
Benro MeFoto RoadTrip Pro Carbon Fiber tripod review
(Image: © Angela Nicholson/Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

The 6-in-1 billing of the Benro MeFoto RoadTrip Pro could fool you into thinking that it's all about the versatility, but it's also a very good travel tripod. Even at full height, it's impressively stable for its build, and it packs a few extra features that could come in handy whether you're shooting with a camera or a phone.


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    6-in-1 versatility

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    Packs down to less than 39cm

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    Impressively stable for its size


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    No short centre column

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    Some functions seem a bit pointless

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    Quick release plate pan control of limited use

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Benro makes two versions of the MeFoto RoadTrip Pro tripod; the first has carbon fibre legs (reviewed here), while the second has aluminum legs (and costs less at around $249.95/£180). Both varieties are available in three color variants, black, silver and blue - it's the color of the metal locks and canopy that changes.

When the five-section legs and two-section centre column are extended fully, this tripod is 152.5cm tall, which puts it in the full-height tripod category. The lowest shooting level, 39.5cm, is achieved by setting the legs to the widest of their three angles and extending the centre column up until its base clears the ground. 

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Angela Nicholson

Angela has been testing camera gear from all the major manufacturers since January 2004 and has been Amateur Photographer’s Technical Editor and Head of Testing for Future Publishing’s photography portfolio (Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-PhotoPractical PhotoshopPhotography Week and Professional Photography magazines, as well as the Digital Camera World and TechRadar websites). She is the founder of SheClicks - a community group that encourages and supports female photographers.