The Ultimate Firearms Destination for the Gun Lifestyle

NEW from Vortex comes the Switchback Carbon Tripod

At RECOIL, we review every product fairly and without bias. Making a purchase through one of our links may earn us a small commission, and helps support independent gun reviews. Learn More

NEW from Vortex comes the Switchback Carbon Tripod! Designed for hunters and long range shooters, this is Vortex’s newest tripod. Compact, strong, and a great middle-ground of size and weight.

Vortex has been in the tripod game for a while now, and their other offerings are high-quality and well-made. This new version of their design offers a compromise between size and weight that falls inline with what many hunters and competition shooters are looking for.

Hunters, NRL: Hunter shooters, and even PRS shooters should take note of this tripod.

Weighs just 4.6 lbs. Folded length just 29”. Designed with no center column for more adjustability, it goes from a minimum height of 5.8” and a max height of 65”. 

The counterweight hook lets you hang extra weight to deaden vibration and help fight the wind. Comes with detachable rubber and spiked feet for gripping any type of environment. Carbon fiber legs, lockable ball head, and Arca-Swiss standard quick-release mount.


·CARBON FIBER CONSTRUCTION for rugged strength without the weight

·44 LBS. MAX LOAD to stand solid under precision rifles and heavy optics

·3 TWIST-LOCK LEG SECTIONS for quick adjustment

·3-ANGLE LEG PIVOT LOCKS for multiple heights and secure set up

·LOCKABLE BALL HEAD eliminates point-of-aim shift when tightened


  • Quick-Release Plate with 1/4″-20 Thread
  • Detachable Counterweight Hook
  • Carry Case
  • Multi Tool
  • (2) 4mm Hex Wrenches
  • 2.5mm Hex Wrench
  • Spike Feet

The new Switchback comes with a carrying case, ARCA rail, optional ball head, and two sets of feet.

MSRP for just the tripod is $600. MSRP with ball head is $800

Enter Your E-Mail to Receieve a Free 50-Target Pack from RECOIL!

NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOIL

For years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. From handgun drills to AR-15 practice, these 50+ targets have you covered. Print off as many as you like (ammo not included).

Get your pack of 50 Print-at-Home targets when you subscribe to the RECOIL email newsletter. We'll send you weekly updates on guns, gear, industry news, and special offers from leading manufacturers - your guide to the firearms lifestyle.

You want this. Trust Us.

Add a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Subscribe to the Free