Ever find yourself skiing,snowboarding or biking with a 40lb pack? Chances are your bag is full of speedlights, cameras and lenses with 4 lightstands hanging off the side just waiting to crack you in the side of the head at every turn.

This winter when I started to slimline my gear a bit in an effort to save my back, I decided that i needed to find some super lightweight lightstand solutions.  I tried out some $10 tripods from ebay, you know the ones, shiny and silver , made from 1/2 mm think aluminum.  Lightweight they are, but they are still too bulky if you have a few of them.

In the end, the solution was pretty simple..........� CLICK HERE TO READ THE REST OF THE ENTRY