Phottix have released the Padat Compact 300cm Light Stands, which are actually flat stackable reverse style stands.
At 3 meters high (9.8 Feet), and weighting 2.1kg, these are not your average light duty reverse nano stands, a bit more of a general purpose, air cushioned, alloy light stand with stated 5kg load capacity.
Though with the added advantage of a very flat, compact, and fast clip together design, making for easy transport and storage while taking up minimal space.
There are other stackable light stands available, though the Phottix Padat Compact are the first reverse style stands we are aware of to include a stackable clip together design.
Other than compact size, one of the main advantages of the reverse design being the ability to lay the legs out flat on a level floor when desired.
This provides a wide 1200mm diameter footprint, and also allows the legs to fit under furniture etc, and be weighted down easily.
Unfortunately the Padat Compact do miss out on a leveling leg feature though, which is otherwise helpful when using on uneven terrain.
A simple lever style system quickly clips the Padat Compact stands together, and releases just as quickly when needed.
PADAT 300CM COMPACT LIGHT STAND SPECS
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PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
The Phottix Padat 300cm Compact Light Stands are available now from the Phottix Store for $72 each.
And sets of multiple stands will also eventually be made available.
Phottix – Website