I'm heading to New York for a week next summer and would like to have a small tripod to tote along. I went to Italy last summer and did not take my tripod because I didn't want to lug it around and I greatly regret it. I have a decent tripod that extends to about 6 feet, but I would like to take something a little more easily carried. I've looked at the ultra pod and the gorilla pod. Are either of these two worth the money? I got a good monopod for X-mas and I thought I'd carry it around and use the small tripod in cases where I want to do a prolonged exposure....or would it be best just to ditch the monopod and take my tripod? *EDIT: Oh yeah...look at my list of equipment below. The heaviest lens is the Sigma 10-20...so I'd like something stroung enough to hold that.