Disclaimer: I realize there are a million tripod threads out there. I've spent the past two days reading them and these are the questions I still have. Currently I use a big, heavy, cheap tripod that I carry in the trunk of my car, but I'm going to Ireland in a few weeks and I need something that I can travel with a bit easier. I've narrowed it down to three choices Slik | Pro 340 BH 4-Section Tripod w/ SBH-200DQ | 613344 | B&H Manfrotto | 7302YB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ | 7302YB | B&H Manfrotto | 190XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with | 190XDB,804RC2 The Silk and Manfrotto 7302YB are short and light which seem good for carrying, but searching through old posts the 190XDB seems to be a popular recommendation for a tripod in general - although 4 inches longer and 2lb heavier. I don't really care much about height of the tripod since I'm short and I shoot with a wired shutter release. The 7302YB also has a permanent head, which is not optimal as I'd eventually like to get a joystick ballhead. If anyone has been in a similar situation or travels with one of those, any input would be appreciated. I don't live near any good camera shops so trying out different models is not in the cards. The main reason for the post is that I'd like to hear how you all carry your tripod. The silk does not come with a bag but the Manfrotto's do (not sure how nice the bag is) and a search for "tripod bag" on the forum came up with nothing. Are there nice tripod bags out there? I also read a review where someone clipped their tripod to their belt. Sounds kinda dangerous to my ankles. Any other ideas? My camera bag is a Crumpler 7 million so it won't fit in there and I'm not sure how carrying two shoulder bags will work. I suppose I could always carry it and twirl it around like a baton. Anyway, any advice would be appreciated. Oh, and also I shoot a d90 with sigma 10-20mm. Also, yes I have read the tripod 101 by Thom Hogan... all the way through... twice. :mrgreen: But I don't have $1000 to spend. <$200 is about all I can spare at the moment.