SIRUI T-025X Tripod - Real World Review

I had been looking for a compact Travel Tripod for some time and came across a review of the SIRUI T-025X which compared it favourably to some big hitters including Gitzo.

I wanted something very light and compact but able to support my Fuji X-T1 (Now Fuji X-T2) and the SIRUI T-025X folds down to an impossibly compact 30cm!

This is a 4 section Carbon Fibre model and can feel overly light and flimsy (Especially on a windy coast in Iceland!) the compromises are in extended hight but given this is for travel this is acceptable for me. I find that I tend to use the SIRUI with the Fuji at around chest level (I am 6' 3") where the tilting screen of the Fuji helps with comfortable framing.

I have been using this tiny tripod for a year now and it has come on trips to Iceland and Italy and proven that it can pull of some almost miraculous stability.

I have added some photos below taken with the Fuji X-T1 and SIRUI T-025X Tripod which demonstrate the stability over long exposures and real world situations while traveling.

Tools and Toys have an in-depth review here which was my inspiration for making a purchase... 

I used a Really Right Stuff RRS BH-30 Ballhead on the SIRUI which is a good fit and weight balance. Not that there is a lot wrong with the SIRUI Ballheads

I used a Really Right Stuff RRS BH-30 Ballhead on the SIRUI which is a good fit and weight balance. Not that there is a lot wrong with the SIRUI Ballheads

The SIRUI folds down very compact. Here it is on top of a Daily Mail Newspaper for scale.

The SIRUI folds down very compact. Here it is on top of a Daily Mail Newspaper for scale.