MeFoto is a relatively new company, but their tripods have really gained some ground with the photo community over the past few years, quickly becoming a standard for travel tripods. The GlobeTrotter is the best of the bunch (those that don't need such a tall tripod or large capacity could save some money and weight with the BackPacker or RoadTrip). So why has the MeFOTO become so popular? The GlobeTrotter has a high 26 load capacity, stretches from 16" to 64" and yet weighs less than four pounds. That's pretty lightweight, but the GlobeTrotter also sports a number of other features, including a ball head. One of the legs can also be removed then attached to the center column as a monopod.
There's a lot to love about the GlobeTrotter, but a few minor things to pick at. The leg locks are the twist type, which are quicker to set up but are more prone to accidentally adjusting when not twisted tight enough. The GlobeTrotter is also a bit pricey, but you could also save over $100 by opting for the heavier aluminum version.