There are certain features the EOS magazine team look for in a monopod â€" lightweight, practical design and a spike foot. So when we found this Fat Gecko monopod we were smitten! Weighing only 340g but capable of supporting EOS cameras and lenses up to 8kg, this monopod collapses down into five sections to a compact 40cm. It has a useful metal spike under a removeable rubber stopper on the foot which can be useful for a little extra grip on uneven terrain.
It's made from eight layers of carbon fibre in a Z-weave pattern. When unstrapped it almost assembles itself as the sections are held together by a stretchy cord and slot into one another, meaning that there are no locking nuts to tighten. Because of the nature of the design, it does mean that this monopod has a static height of 144cm when unfolded. But if the benefits of a lightweight, strong and compact monopod at an affordable price overcome this restriction then this is a solid choice for your EOS photography.