Have you ever been guilty of buying multiples of the same products just in case they stop making it or because you wear the product out with heavy use? I don’t have multiples of the Vanguard 204BK Tripod yet, but I’m going to as soon as I get back to the states. This product is the real deal and has made my north woods hunting and fishing trip a success.

I was given the opportunity by Vanguard to test their aluminum tripod this last spring, but for one reason or another I just never had the chance to really put it to the test. However, for the last three days I have been in the far north of Canada fishing in the morning and hunting wolf with my bow by day and night. I am capturing this adventure with my video camera, GoPro and my Nikon D60. So far I have pushed, pulled, dropped, tossed and tried every which way to make the product fail me. I even used it to extend my underwater camera.

This Vanguard Tripod is very well made and had an incredible design functionality. I’m putting my reputation on the line and offering up this Trusted Review.