Manfrotto

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494 Ball Head

$619.00
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  • Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494 Ball Head

Manfrotto

Manfrotto Befree Advanced Carbon Fiber Tripod with 494 Ball Head

$619.00
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Sporting a 8 kg load capacity at a weight of only 1.27 kg, the Carbon Befree Advanced Tripod from Manfrotto is a robust tripod that's well suited to handling the load of a spotting scope, and the inevitable abuse of backpack hunting.

Each leg of the Befree Advanced is composed of four sections, which can be adjusted and secured in seconds thanks to the M-lock twist locks that operate with a simple 90° turn. A side-pull selector allows you to set the leg at three different angle configurations, enabling low angle shooting with the simple push of a button. Complementing the legs is an equally sturdy center ball head, which offers a dedicated knob for panoramic movement as well as a friction control knob for precise control over the tension during use. The final element is a quick release plate, which offers dual compatibility for RC2 and Arca-type compatible systems, except for the Manfrotto 804-3W and MH804-3W tripod heads.

Rubberized feet are used to avoid skidding and help keep the Befree Advanced stable in all types of terrain.

  • Weighs 1.27kg, can hold up to 8kg of gear
  • Four leg sections which extend and fasten via its twist locks
  • Maximum height of 150cm with column extended and 127cm with column down, folding down to 40cm in length for storage
  • Carbon fiber construction for a sturdy yet lightweight profile
  • Side button allows you to select between three different leg angles
  • 494 ball head with separate pan lock and friction control knobs
  • Quick release plate compatible with both RC2 and Arca-type systems, excluding the 804-3W and MH804-3W tripod heads
  • Rubberized feet provide increased stability
  • Easy Link attachment for use with optional accessories
  • Camouflage
  • Sizing Chart
  • Reviews

Unparallelled Concealment

First Lite patterns obliterate the human shape by utilizing a proprietary mix of nature-based algorithms in coordination with disruption and focal confusion techniques. Put more simply, the relationship between colors and shapes has been specially designed to fool the brain by resembling recurring patterns found in nature. Derived from the golden ratio found throughout the natural world, both Fusion and Cipher dissolve into their surroundings unlike anything else. 

First Lite Fusion and Cipher are the most versatile patterns available to hunters because both are carefully designed to ensure concealment no matter the proximity, season, or terrain. Created using the same scientific platform and developed by Joseph Skinner, both Fusion and Cipher use proprietary pattern technology which provides equally exceptional concealment at close range and a distance--whether in the trees or on the ground.

 

Cipher

First Lite's new Cipher pattern leverages the proven working principals of Fusion and applies them to landscape palettes with less color. Cipher emphasizes the narrower color spectrum found during the autumn and winter months in both hardwood and western environments.  With its muted coloration and Fusion-inspired DNA, Cipher is a deadly weapon in every hunter's arsenal.

 

Fusion

Fusion has become the most trusted pattern in breakup camouflage. From dry eastern lichen covered rock and tussock land, pine, and to the West Coast bush, the Fusion pattern and color palette are engineered to excel in a vast array of landscapes. Hunters virtually disappear into their surroundings at any distance – short or long – lending confidence and near perfect stealth, whether in the trees or on an alpine ridge.

First Lite Pattern Technology

LARGE SHAPE DISRUPTION

Both First Lite Fusion and Cipher incorporate large regions of light and dark colors to distort and hide the shape of the hunter's body by creating a visual which works against the signature human figure. 

SMALL-MEDIUM TEXTURE DISRUPTION

After closing the distance, texture-based disruption is integral to hiding a hunter’s shape and location. A scattering of small to medium-sized elements using the pattern's color palette blend the hunter into his surroundings to ensure prey have a more difficult time visually identifying a threat. 

DISRUPTIVE COLORATION

The large and small disruption supports the overall disruptive coloration found in First Lite patterns, which use a set of colors fine-tuned to blend in with the surroundings while contrasting against body outline.

FOCAL AND DEPTH CONFUSION

First Lite Fusion and Cipher use color and nature-based algorithms to confuse the prey's focal vision.  The pattern's proprietary design creates a built-in sense of depth which fools the prey's depth perception. Finally, the controlled contrast and disruptive coloration of First Lite Fusion and Cipher distort prey's peripheral vision. 

LIGHT AND DARK CRACKLETURE

First Lite patterns incorporate proprietary crackleture which further contrasts against a hunter's body signature. This innovative feature provides the next level of versatility and effectiveness not matched by any other pattern.

Sizing Chart
MEN'S SIZING
 
SLEEVE: With elbow bent at 90 degree angle, measure from center back neck over shoulder, around elbow to mid point at back of hand.

CHEST: With arms in a relaxed position at sides, measure circumference around the fullest part of chest.

WAIST: Measure circumference around the narrowest point of waist.

HIP: Measure circumference around the fullest point of hip / seat.

INSEAM: Measure from base of crotch to ankle bone.

FIT TO HUNT™ FIRST LITE GLOVES

Every pair of First Lite gloves are constructed of the highest-quality materials for better performance, protection and durability. You will notice the performance difference in the field with increased comfort and dexterity.


FIT TO HUNT™ ADVANTAGE

CONFORMS TO YOUR HANDS - Our patent pending “Fit to Hunt™ construction gives you an articulated fit that improves dexterity and warmth.

MATERIALS MATTER - High-quality leathers, unique Merino wools and 37.5 technology deliver real world performance, all-day comfort and longer glove life.

OVERWRAPPED LEATHER - Goatskin reinforcement at wear/abrasion points and overwrapped stitching provide hunting specific performance, protection an


CIRCUMFERENCE: With a fingers together in a relaxed position, measure circumference over knuckles and around palm.

LENGTH: Measure from base of palm to end of middle finger.