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Peak Design Donates 100% of Profits from Travel Tripod Launch to Charity


Peak Design, the camera carry company based in California, launched their Travel Tripod in early April.

And they donated 100% of the profits to charity.

The Travel Tripod has been making waves ever since it was funded on Kickstarter, where the promise of a stable, compact tripod drew in 12 million USD from nearly 30,000 donors.

Fast-forward a year, and the Travel Tripod was ready to launch as two separate products:

A carbon fiber option and an aluminum alloy option, both offering unprecedented compactness and stability as a pro-level travel tripod solution.

peak design travel tripod in use

Then, in the weeks prior to the launch, Peak Design announced its intentions to donate all profits to two charities:

The CDC Foundation, for COVID-19 relief, and Climate Neutral, an organization that works to combat climate change.

As explained by the Peak Design CEO:

Now more than ever is the time for us to act on our core values and ensure that our employees, contractors and retail partners can find economic shelter in a product we’ve spent years developing…Peak Design is also in a unique position to offer financial support to those that are solving the problem. To be able to donate in a time of need speaks volumes to the company we’ve built over the last ten years.

Now that the launch is complete, Peak Design has released their numbers; the company sold over 2000 tripods, culminating in a whopping $218,000 USD donated to the CDC Foundation and Climate Neutral.

the peak design travel tripod is extremely compact

For those who are interested in the Peak Design travel tripod, it offers:

  • A weight of 2.81 lbs (1.27 kg) for the carbon fiber model
  • A weight of 3.44 lbs (1.56 kg) for the aluminum model
  • A weight capacity of 20 lbs (9.1 kg)
  • Minimum height of 15.2 in (38.5 cm)
  • Maximum height of 60.2 in (153 cm) with the center column raised
  • Setup in 9.8 seconds
  • A ball head with a phone mount

You can pick it up for $599.95 USD (carbon fiber) or $349.95 USD (aluminum).

Now over to you:

Do you own a travel tripod? And how does the Peak Design Travel Tripod compare? Share your thoughts in the comments!

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Jaymes Dempsey
Jaymes Dempsey

is the Managing Editor of Digital Photography School, as well as a macro and nature photographer from Ann Arbor, Michigan. To learn how to take stunning nature photos, check out his free eBook, Mastering Nature Photography: 7 Secrets For Incredible Nature Photos! And to see more of Jaymes’s work check out his website and his blog.

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