I have to get a sturdy and widely adjustable tripod, that is easy to use but not too big when collapsed. Weight is not too much an issue, rather pack-size in/on my rucksack is! I have looked at Hahnel, Cullman, Gitzo, Benro and Berlebach so far, but would like some input from regular tripod users, in particular if you work out in the natural environment. My needs are strength over lightness, ease of adjustment and a not too wallet busting price! Is there such a thing? p.s. So far the choice has just confused me like a kid at a sweet counter!