You're dead right Peter P because I have given a couple of heavyweight tripods away to my grandsons .I have ordered a carbon one now that weighs 1.7 kg and folds down to about 18 ins so hopefully it will get taken out more.
I bought a light ally one recently at a car boot sale. It only cost me about $5 equiv. so I took a chance but it is not steady with my outfit on it ,so another one to give away.
Thanks for the replies..
D5100 +18-200mVR Nikkor lens.
SB400 Flash, ML-L3 Remote.
SB 700 Flash
Holster + Shoulder Bag.
Beike carbon 4 section tripod/monopod
Gorillapod SLR Zoom + BH1 ball head
Nissin D i40 Flash
+ SLR Gorillapod