Bear’s 2018 Best Binocular & Spotting Scope Tripods for Hunting

$100-$200

Vortex Optics Summit SS Tripod Kit

The Summit SS is the smallest and lightest tripod out there that you can get for hunting, but because of its 5lb payload it is not ideal for full size spotting scopes. However if you are using binoculars most of the time, this is going to be the best value as well as the lightest weight in tripods you can get.

Specs

Material: Aluminum
Load Capacity: 5 lb (2.3 kg)
Maximum Height: 54.5″ (138.4 cm)
Minimum Height: 6.3″ (16 cm)
Folded Length: 14″ (35.6 cm)
Weight: 2 lb (0.9 kg)

Vortex Optics Pro GT Tripod

Overall, the Vortex pro GT Tripod seems to be is the best bang for your buck spotting scope tripod for hunting you can buy. When taking into account value, cost and durability its truly hard to beat. Something that sets it apart from other tripods in this price range is the fluid head. A Fluid heads will help tremendously when glassing with a spotting scope or binoculars. 

Material: Aluminum
Load Capacity: 10 lb (4.5 kg)
Maximum Height: 5.59′ (1.7 m)
Minimum Height: 23.9″ (60.7 cm)
Folded Length: 24.6″ (62.48 cm)
Weight: 4.4 lb (1.99 kg)