This tripod is extremely well built, and steady as a rock in use. I particularly like the safety locking pin on the camera quick release mechanism. The build quality is as good as any I have seen for over twice the prices I paid for this.
Whilst this is a sturdy piece of kit, it is not that heavy to carry with you, and it fits my camera back pack tripod holder perfectly.
If you need to take steady shots, this tripod id well worth the money.