|Vortex Escape Monopod ESCVortex Escape Monopod ESC Model VX-MN-ESC. Collapsing to under 2' and extending to 6', the Vortex Optics Escape is a well made monopod with a nice ball head that's appropriate for sport optics use.
The head has adjustable tension control, so that you can follow subjects with the head unlocked and not have to worry about the head 'dumping' to gravity if you should take your hands away for a moment.
The Escape's quick release system is an open-channel type, meaning that the relationship of the plate to the clamp is horizontally variable. This makes it possible to adjust the fore/aft position of your optics so that the weight is perfectly positioned over the legset, allowing you to carry a little less weight. There's also a yoke-type "V-Mount" rest for rifles, spotting scopes, and long lenses.