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3 Legged Thing X1.1a ADRIAN Evolution 2 Magnesium Alloy Tripod System with AirHed 1 Ballhead

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The 3 Legged Thing X1.1a ADRIAN Evolution 2 Magnesium Alloy Tripod System with AirHed 1 Ballhead is an extremely versatile alloy travel tripod system. Built to withstand loads up 17.6 lbs (8 kg), Adrian is powerful beyond his size. With ultra low angle shooting capability, Adrian ranges from 4.7" all the way to 61" (120mm to 1.55m).


Adrian's patented multi-functional use renders him capable and user-friendly, and  Stealth Mag Alloy makes Adrian is as tough as he is stylish.


  • Ultralight aircraft grade T6061 Magnesium Alloy
  • Includes AirHed 1 Ballhead (with plate) in Black or Blue with 77 lb (35 kg) capacity
  • Built in detachable monopod
  • Rapid reversible/removable center column with dual mounts
  • 5 section legs
  • Includes carry bag, shoulder strap and tools
  • Load capacity 17.6 lbs (8 kg)
  • Kit weight 3.8 lbs (1.7 kg)
  • Folded length 16.5" (420 mm)

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SKU: 3LTX1.1akitBK

3 Legged Thing doesn't make tripods. They make tripod systems.

The X1.1a Adrian is the mag alloy version of 3LT's multi-award winning carbon fiber travel tripod system, Brian, but with a few small differences.

Adrian's unique aircraft grade T6061 Magnesium Alloy is so light and so dense, that the weight difference between Adrian and Brian is almost negligible.

Adrian features 5 section legs, with a unique double-break friction lock system, and a single section removable center column, with mounting points at either end for adding external devices, such as laptop platforms, ipad platforms and flashgun brackets.

Adrian features a removable monopod, and a standard double-ended threaded bolt, to enable devices with both 1/4" and 3/8" fittings. Adrian's legs work at three angles, 23, 55 and 80 degrees, and feature smooth-glide leg catches.

The design of Adrian is such that the tripod, when folded, will easily fit into most hand luggage. The D rings on the bag allow for the bag to be connected to another bag or trolley for easy transportation.


  • X1.1a Adrian Evolution 2 Mag Alloy Tripod System
  • AirHed 1 - Black or Blue
  • AH1 Arca-Swiss compatible quick release plate
  • Built in detachable Monopod
  • Zip-off Leg Muff
  • Rapid Reversible/Removable Centre Column
  • Spring Ballast Hook
  • 100mm Magnesium Alloy Extension Tube (26mm diameter)
  • 3LT Tripod Bag with D rings and tool/memory card/film Pocket
  • Carry Strap
  • Tools


What's new on the Evolution 2 Tripods?

3 Legged Thing is constantly improving their tripod line to bring you a safer, lighter, stronger and more functional tripod system. The Evolution 2 upgrades include:

  1. Purer Stealth Mag Alloy ™ legs, and columns - Smoother operation, more lateral and torsional strength.
  2. Re-engineered leg mechanisms, for greater stability, smoother and easier use.
  3. New Evo 2 Friction Locks with safety double break-point and easy-grip rubber.
  4. Retoned matte black anodizing and triple machined magnesium alloy parts for better durability and smoother finish.
  5. New, redesigned AirHed with ultra smooth panning, enlarged locking knob for greater grip and new triple bubble system, lighter and smaller casing and with 35kg load capacity.