Field Optics Microlite Carbon fiber Tripod, Extreme light weight design yet rugged and reliable. Total working height of 50" tall yet it will compress all the way down to 9" with the legs laid out flat. Folded length of 12" and weighs in at 1.7lbs with a Load capacity of 26lbs and 23mm leg tube dia. Comes with a nice carry case as well.
If you're still searching for the balanced tripod that's not a boat anchor and still has the support to hold a spotting scope or camera without falling over I think you found it. I (Rick Young) personally recommend this to the serious hunter/backpacker who deserves the best without paying a fortune. It adjust EZ with 4 leg extensions per leg, flows smooth and is super light. Folds down small enough to fit in your back pack and better yet you won't leave it behind to collect dust. LOVE IT!