Vanguard VEO 3GO 235CB review

The Vanguard VEO 3GO 235CB is a serious carbon fiber travel tripod that’s not averse to a bit of selfie fun

Vanguard VEO 3GO 235CB
(Image: © Matthew Richards)

Digital Camera World Verdict

Tripods are often big and clunky, so we leave them at home where they’re no use at all. But it’s easy to take this one along for the ride. The carbon fiber edition weighs in at barely more than a kilogram, complete with a ball head, and folds down to just 33cm, or a little over a foot. Even so, it reaches a decent operating height with pretty rigid support and works equally well as a monopod or selfie stick. Indeed, for taking selfies, it even comes complete with a smartphone mount and Bluetooth remote trigger. There’s a lot to love here, including the purchase price which makes the tripod great value.


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    Lightweight but solid

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    Good build quality and performance

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    Neat range of included accessories


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    Modest 4kg load rating

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    Maximum height is pretty average

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The Vanguard VEO 3GO 235CB is a carbon fiber tripod kit that really aims to please. Whether you’re walking around city streets, trekking into the wilds, or jetting off to the ends of the earth, it’s one of those tripods that’s small enough to fit inside a bag or backpack, instead of needing to be tethered to the outside. Even so, it comes complete with its own padded bag and a neat range of extras that add versatility and enhance the overall experience.

(Image credit: Matthew Richards)

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Matthew Richards

Matthew Richards is a photographer and journalist who has spent years using and reviewing all manner of photo gear. He is Digital Camera World's principal lens reviewer – and has tested more primes and zooms than most people have had hot dinners! 

His expertise with equipment doesn’t end there, though. He is also an encyclopedia  when it comes to all manner of cameras, camera holsters and bags, flashguns, tripods and heads, printers, papers and inks, and just about anything imaging-related. 

In an earlier life he was a broadcast engineer at the BBC, as well as a former editor of PC Guide.