I usually book my plane flights without check-in baggage, so bringing my 5ft tripod is a challenge. Airports wouldn't allow tripods as hand carry. There was a time that Cebu Pacific allowed me to check in the tripod without additional cost, but doing so means risking the tripod when there's no box to protect it amidst other heavy baggage. So, I decided to buy a mini-tripod.
Here's one I bought from Japan Home Center at an affordable price of just Php88. Great deal right? Having one brings convenience, it's handy (solo travel friendly) and durable.