Gitzo GT3532 Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod
Gitzo GT3532 Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod
Gitzo GT3532 Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod
Gitzo GT3532 Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod
Gitzo

Gitzo GT3532 Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod

Regular price R 14,499.00 Sale price R 12,499.00
2 in stock

Gitzo's Mountaineer tripods offer uncompromised support for photographers who want a center column. All Mountaineer models now have Gitzo's 'Carbon eXact' technology, which is the upgrade of their Carbon 6x tubes. These are stiffer and stronger, delivering a higher load rating without compromising on the weight or size of the tripod. It also has the next generation G-Lock Ultra joints that feature fatter grips for easier locking and unlocking of the joints. Thanks to various improvements, this tripod can handle a load of up to 21kg and can reach up to 178cm with the column up, while folding down to a travel-friendly 59cm in length.

Gitzo Mountaineer tutorial video from Gitzo on Vimeo.

 

What's the difference between the Mountaineer and Traveler range?

There are four key differences that set the two ranges apart -

  1. Traveler tripods have reversible legs, which means that the legs can flip up 180 degrees, allowing the column and head to be stowed between the legs, saving as much as 20% of the tripod's folded size. 
  1. Mountaineer tripods have a split column, whereas Traveler tripods have an additional short column. If you want to shoot at a low angle, Mountaineer tripods simply require removal of the longer lower section of the tripod. Travelers, however, require removal of the entire column and installation of the short column. This is a process that takes a few minutes, as opposed to the 30-60s it takes to remove the long section of the mountaineer tripod.
  1. Mountaineer tripods feature a wide wingnut locking mechanism on the center-column. This makes it quick and easy to lock and unlock the column thanks to the extra torque provided by the wing nut. Travelers feature a joint similar to that on the legs, which require a bit more elbow grease to lock and unlock.
  1. Traveler tripods are only available in 0-, 1- and 2-series, staying true to the compact and lightweight nature of their name. Mountaineer tripods are available in 0-, 1-, 2- and 3-series, thus providing an offering for people who want a large tripod with a center-column. 

Latest Gitzo Technology 

Carbon Exact Tubes

The first and most crucial change is Gitzo's new carbon fiber technology called Carbon Exact, first introduced in the Mountaineer and then the Traveler ranges. Carbon Exact tubes are stronger, stiffer and better at absorbing vibration, despite being slightly thinner. The result is thicker lower legs and that makes a crucial difference to how solid the tripod is. In the previous model, the tube diameters of a 3-series were 20, 24, 28 and 32mm, in the new version they are 22, 25, 29 and 33mm. 

G-Lock Ultra Joints

These new joints are fatter, which means they're easier to grip and twist. They feature an o-ring to keep out dirt and dust, require less maintenance and most importantly, they lock the legs together more firmly than the older joints. So much so that rigidity and vibration dampening test results are the same for 3- and 4-section versions of the same model. This is another feature that goes a long way to make the final product as solid as possible. 

Self-Returning Leg Angle Locks

This simple, but nifty feature has finally been added to Gitzo tripods. When closing a leg that has been flipped open, the angle selector lock will close by itself, sparing you a few seconds when packing away your gear.

Specifications

  • Load Capacity - 21kg
  • Weight - 2.0kg
  • Max Height (Column Up) - 161cm
  • Max Height (Column Down) - 133cm
  • Folded Length - 64cm
  • Minimum Height - 16cm

Do you have the item in stock? 

Each product has one of the following stock indicators

  • In stock: We have stock at our local warehouse
  • Out of stock: We do not have stock, but there is more on the way. You can get in touch with the chat app or contact form for an ETA.
  • Special order: We do not carry stock of special order items. If you would like to place an order for a special order item, get in touch to get an estimate on delivery time. (This feature will be implemented in week 3 of December 2018)

Delivery options and what they cost

We pride ourselves on FREE lightning fast shipping. Apart from large f-stop gear orders, most of our items ship overnight and the daily cutoff is 14:00. You can read more on the deliveries page or get in touch for a confirmed delivery date and time. 

Can I collect my parcel? 

Though we have plans for a physical store in the pipeline, we are currently an online only store. We do understand that from time to time you needed the gear yesterday. In this case you can get in touch to arrange collection in Kuils River, Cape Town. 

What payment options are available?  

  • EFT
  • EFT via Payfast
  • Credit card: VISA & Mastercard

What is your policy on returns and or exchanges?

We are more than happy to exchange any product for something else or a full refund* if you feel that the item you chose isn’t quite right for you. See our Return Policy page for more. 

*If paying with any card, 4.5% of the transaction value goes to the credit card payment facilitation company. "Full Refund" means that we will return the full amount we received after the credit card service fees. If you are at all unsure that what you're buying is ideal for you, rather opt for EFT payment to be safe. 

Where is my order? How can I track my order?

You will receive an email with your tracking number once your order has been collected by our couriers. You can also find tracking number for your orders under "My account"