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MSRP: $169.00
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Ridgeview Tripod is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
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Discontinued Ridgeview Tripod Kit

Light and compact enough to carry everywhere, yet sturdy enough to support a large 80mm spotting scope. Using a compact ball head, this tripod is rock solid and dependable for watching wildlife from extreme distances at high magnifications.

VIP Warranty

Height35.5-60.9 inches
Maximum Load8 pounds
Leg Sections4
Multiple Leg Angles3
Folded Height23 inches
Folded Width3.5 inches
Weight3.6 pounds
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Included in the Box
  • Carry case
  • Ball head
  • Quick-release plate

Construction Features

Ball Head Compact, handleless tripod head design reduces bulk and weight. Quick-release plate.
4 Leg Sections Allow for maximum height with minimum packing length.
3 Leg Angles Allow for flexible positioning. Also allows reduction of tripod height for greater stability.
Flip Lever Leg Locks Valued for quick adjustments of the leg height.
Anodized Aluminum Legs Provide sturdy support at a reasonable cost.
Balance Hook Holds extra weight on the bottom of the center column for greater stability in windy conditions.
Rubber Feet Provide solid footing on slick surfaces.
Height35.5-60.9 inches
Maximum Load8 pounds
Leg Sections4
Multiple Leg Angles3
Folded Height23 inches
Folded Width3.5 inches
Weight3.6 pounds
Product Manual (PDF)Download
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for baccountry hunts I just bought this tripod this season for archery and Idaho. I have used it on three trip so far and it is amazing! This thing is so lightweight and easy to pack you forget that it's there. Easy setup very wide range of heights and great movement. I also use the binocular mount with my Vortex Diamondback binoculars to keep it steady for long periods of time. Vortex has it going on they are my only choice for Optics!
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for backpacking Took the Ridgeview second time hunting and the leg broke off of the main piece. Probably from riding on the four wheeler. I did however like the ball head and how easy it is to maneuver. It also held up the spotting scope really well. Nice that the leg was covered under the Vortex Warranty. Wouldn't use this tripod for long hunting trips or backpacking trips.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tripod For the price this is a great tripod. We've taken them out on many hunts and it has preformed flawlessly. We did have on of the clips break but with the awesome VIP warranty it was back in action and ready for next season. I recommend it to just about anyone, including photographers or video dads filming their kids soccer games.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice light weight tripod I have a 20x60x80 dimondback and this little light weight tripod holds it like a champ I love a having a bigger scope in the back country but I hate having to carry a big tripod to support it. But the Ridgeview is a small enough to not add a ton of weight but strong enough to carry a big spoting scope.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of features for a little price. I've used the Ridgeview Tripod for the last several years on numerous hunts. It handles the heaviest of spotters perfectly. The ball head lets you quickly adjust the scope without a lot of bulk from a handle. another plus is that the tripod packs down small for backpack hunts.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only product to use when glassing in rough country Can be used at any angle while standing or sitting. Have used to scout in country i couldn't use most tripods. Folds up to the size of my spotting scope.
Date published: 2017-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for glassing with binoculars Used this tripod all year scouting and love it Works good with binoculars for sure. And makes glassing so much better
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Why is it discontinued?

Asked by: Azjoe
We cut down the number of tripods we offer, so we discontinued some of them.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-01

Is there a fluid pan head for this tri pod? 

Asked by: Azjoe
We do not offer a different head for this tripod, however you can replace the stock head with a fluid head.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-08-01

I broke one of the latches on the smallest leg were could I buy a replacement at?
Asked by: Aaron
Give us a call at 800-426-0048 ext 6, that is covered under our VIP Warranty.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15

What do I need to use this tripod with my VIper 10x50 binos?
Asked by: Jayrod
We have two mounts that will work for mounting your binoculars on a tripod. The Binocular Tripod Adaptor: http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-binocular-tripod-adapter or our UniDaptor: http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-uni-daptor-binocular-tripod-adapter. If you are planning on taking the binoculars off of the tripod and wearing them on a chest harness I recommend the UniDaptor as it will have a smaller profile.
Answered by: Mike at Vortex Optics
Date published: 2017-06-15
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Ridgeview Quick-Release Plate

Ridgeview Quick-Release Plate

Quick-release plate for the Vortex Ridgeview tripod.

MSRP: $14.00

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Binocular Tripod Adapter

Binocular Tripod Adapter

Glass with the steady support of a tripod.

MSRP: $24.99

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Uni-Daptor

Uni-Daptor

Unique tripod adapter design mounts quickly and easily.

MSRP: $39.99

Buy Now: $34.99
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for baccountry hunts I just bought this tripod this season for archery and Idaho. I have used it on three trip so far and it is amazing! This thing is so lightweight and easy to pack you forget that it's there. Easy setup very wide range of heights and great movement. I also use the binocular mount with my Vortex Diamondback binoculars to keep it steady for long periods of time. Vortex has it going on they are my only choice for Optics!
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not for backpacking Took the Ridgeview second time hunting and the leg broke off of the main piece. Probably from riding on the four wheeler. I did however like the ball head and how easy it is to maneuver. It also held up the spotting scope really well. Nice that the leg was covered under the Vortex Warranty. Wouldn't use this tripod for long hunting trips or backpacking trips.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Tripod For the price this is a great tripod. We've taken them out on many hunts and it has preformed flawlessly. We did have on of the clips break but with the awesome VIP warranty it was back in action and ready for next season. I recommend it to just about anyone, including photographers or video dads filming their kids soccer games.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice light weight tripod I have a 20x60x80 dimondback and this little light weight tripod holds it like a champ I love a having a bigger scope in the back country but I hate having to carry a big tripod to support it. But the Ridgeview is a small enough to not add a ton of weight but strong enough to carry a big spoting scope.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lots of features for a little price. I've used the Ridgeview Tripod for the last several years on numerous hunts. It handles the heaviest of spotters perfectly. The ball head lets you quickly adjust the scope without a lot of bulk from a handle. another plus is that the tripod packs down small for backpack hunts.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Only product to use when glassing in rough country Can be used at any angle while standing or sitting. Have used to scout in country i couldn't use most tripods. Folds up to the size of my spotting scope.
Date published: 2017-06-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for glassing with binoculars Used this tripod all year scouting and love it Works good with binoculars for sure. And makes glassing so much better
Date published: 2017-06-07
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