Carrying trekking poles has become standard practice among backcountry and mountain hunters. They allow you to safely carry more weight, and hike further with less wear on your joints. And now they let you do even more.
The 3rd Leg is intended to be used with the Quick-Clip and Quick-StiX (Sold Separately) to create a lightweight but stable tripod for glassing/filming. Utilizing your trekking poles as two thirds of a tripod; the 3rd Leg, at minimal weight, adds the last 3rd to convert gear you already carry into a tripod.
- Ultralight Carbon Fiber Construction
- Stainless Steel Ball/Pan Head Hardware
- Pack-able Design
- (1) 3rd Leg
- (3) Tip Accessories (Snow Basket, Mud Basket, Rubber Bumper)
|7.1oz (w/o Baskets/Bumper)|
Tripod Head Attachment
|1/4-20 S.S. Stud With 3/8-16 Bushing|
Amazing piece of equipment. Easy to use lightweight and stable. I would recommend it to anyone that uses trekking poles. It's a game changer.
Buying the 3rd leg was one of the best gear decisions I made before my backcountry hunting trip this year. The first day out I hedged my bets and carried both the 3rd leg and my full carbon tripod. Set up both to try them out and almost hiked my other tripod back to the truck. Super stable, and being able to rotate the leg allowed my to move it to a better position in relation to the other legs depending on the terrain I set up on was super helpful. If you care at all about how much weight you pack, this should be part of your kit.
Makes a lightweight tripod when you need it!
I'm a huge fan of one product with multiple uses in the field. This fits the bill. I give a ton of credit to Wiser Precision for designing this adapter. The only issue I have is that it is sold with other retailers end use products (the actual carbon fiber telescoping pole). This is a current tendency in the hunting industry these days......take a standard product offered to the general public, slap some camo on it, mark up the price, and sell it to hunters as "specialized equipment". Again, not knocking WP. I've seen this with fluid heads for tripods, with clothing, etc...
Works as planned and designed
I really like the setup with the QuickStix adapter to glass from the trekking poles. The only comments I have on it is that the clip that attaches the 3rd leg to the quickstix is too tight and pain to get off. Second, the height from the 3rd leg to the trekking poles could be a bit greater to avoid them hitting and limiting how I can set it up. My other gripe has more to do with my trekking poles and not the Wiser equipment; I have the twist to lock type and it is a pain when they don't want to lock.