PH-170 NightHawk Ultralight Pan Head
PH-170 NightHawk Ultralight Pan Head
PH-170 NightHawk Ultralight Pan Head
PH-170 NightHawk Ultralight Pan Head
PH-170 NightHawk Ultralight Pan Head
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PH-170 NightHawk Ultralight Pan Head

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The PH-170 NightHawk Ultralight Pan Head is the perfect choice for hunters looking to stabilize their optics while saving weight.  When you get your optics stable you are guaranteed to spot more animals.  The NightHawk Pan Head pairs perfectly with our Quick-StiX System or any standard tripod to get your optics stable without the huge weight penalty.

ULTRALIGHT AND STABLE
Weighing in as little as 4.9oz (Lightest configuration w/o Carbon Handle) the NightHawk is an easy way to shave meaningful weight from your pack without sacrificing stability.

SMOOTH OPERATION
Having a smooth head not only makes for a more enjoyable glassing session, but a more effective one as well! Without the jerky action of cheaper heads, the Nighhawk allows you to grid out a hillside with more efficiency and less fatigue.

DURABLE CONSTRUCTION
Machined right here in the USA out of billet aluminum and stainless steel. The premium materials and black anodized finish provide excellent resistance to wear and the environments.

DISCRETE CONTROL
Precise control over each axis allows you to effectively grid out a hillside making sure you cover every inch! You can set the tension for the tilt and pan axis independently to achieve the perfect tension for your optics.

Features

  • Made in the USA!
  • 3/8-16 mounting threads to attach to any standard tripod base
  • Independent control of pan and tilt axes 
  • Axis seals to keep grease in and moisture and dirt out!
  • Arca-Swiss compatible base and plate included.
  • Ultralight carbon fiber handle with ergonomic foam grip
  • Anodized aluminum and stainless construction
  • For additional information visit our resource page!

What's Included:

(1) NightHawk Ultra Light Pan Head
(1) Arca-Swiss Base & Accessory Plate
(1) Extra Locking Knob (to use in place of carbon fiber handle 1.2oz weight savings)
(1) 3/8"-16 Stainless threaded stud to adapt to any standard tripod

Technical Specifications:

Weight 4.9oz (139g) / 6.0oz (170g)
Length 7 in
Width 3 in
Height 3 in

Customer Reviews

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Lee H.
Buy this and be done

I have purchased and used the RRS Scout PT, multiple compact heads from Small Rig, multiple heads from Leofoto and at least one from vortex and none of them are remotely comparable to the Nighthawk-170. I like to run lightweight with certain gear because I almost always bring multiple optics with me scouting/hunting and I wasted a lot of money and time with the above mentioned products. I should have started with the Wiser Nighthawk and been done. I started with the Small Rig panheads from amazon and they were fine for the minimal cost but not nearly stable enough for even the smallest spotter (Kowa 554) and only good for putting in position, cinching down, glassing, then repeat the process. The Leofoto gear was fine, mid-priced and stable, but heavy and again with the inability to manage pressure properly to pan and tilt without fully cinching the adjustments for fear of dropping your optics they were really no better then the Small Rig. The RRS scout was a complete disappointment on every level accept for the lever clamp which I will admit was very nice. Then I finally purchased the nighthawk and was impressed beyond expectations. Although it is supremely lightweight it is so well manufactured that I was confident with it immediately even with larger scopes (80mm) and have also used it with a hunting rifle setup, shooting clamped in to the head, with ZERO problems. Pan and tilt features are easy to adjust and allow for solid, smooth glassing with zero rebound. I could not be happier with this head as it has become an immediate mainstay piece of kit for me. FYI I have is mounted to a Leofoto LS-255-CEX. I also tired it with others including the 324 and 365 models of the same tripod and it was flawless.

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Sean

Quality lightweight head.

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Jordan

Love this pan head! This head is super lightweight and buttery smooth. I paired it with the Tricer- BC and I’m very happy with my setup.

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Dennis Chavez
PH-170

Awesome, rock solid and very smooth. Wish I had it sooner. Thanks

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John G
Smooth!!!

I bought this for my binos and small spotting scope, It is amazing with both of them and I was messing around with it with my BTX and it actually handled the big spotter pretty good for such a small pan head very impressive🤙🏻🇺🇸

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Rafael Del Toro
Nighthawk ultralight pan head

The best!

Super light weight and really easy to operate!

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Tim Snell
Very Impressed

For a smaller light weight head, the night hawk performs really well. While I pair it with a small compact spotter, it will hold my 80mm no problem. Great for the backcountry or high output hunts where weight matters. It would be great to collapse the handle, but you can’t have it all. I would recommend.

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Daniel Rayne
Beats it all.

Light and smooth and powerful enough to get the job done.

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