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Gitzo Ocean Traveler

24/11/2011

The Ocean Traveler is not only the world’s first Stainless Steel tripod, actually it is the world’s first tripod specifically developed to challenge extreme climates and adverse elements. It is derived from the exclusive Limited Edition 90th Anniversary Titanium Traveler of which it carries the same design and manufacturing technology.
The Ocean Traveler combines new features expressly developed for difficult environments, rich in salty water, sand, mud and high humidity levels with the compactness of the Traveler family. This unique combination makes the Ocean the ideal travelling companion for photographers who operate in these climates. Gitzo Ocean Traveler castings are made of uncoated Stainless Steel and manufactured with a unique process to guarantee high precision and ultra thin components. A special surface treatment, normally used for surgery equipment, completely closes any porosity at microscopic level ensuring to eliminate any anchoring point for corroding agents.
The beautiful and revolutionary design brings a new higher quality standard in the market. It has been developed by advanced 3D modelling software to ensure the maximum stiffness of the structure with the minimum weight. Gitzo 6X carbon fiber tubes and G-Lock further enhance its outstanding performance.
Another key plus is the innovative Ocean-Lock, a perfected G-Lock system that, thanks to special inserts at both ends, minimises the amount of water and debris that may enter tubes and locking mechanisms. The upper Stainless Steel leg ends are provided with a special funnel-like hole that allows to empty the small amount of water that may have entered the tubes. The Ocean Traveler incorporates a dedicated Stainless Steel center ball head also conceived to be used in adverse conditions. It can be easily disassembled in order to clean the inner parts from salt, dust and sand that may get trapped inside. The kit includes a special grease intended to lubricate heads and leg locking mechanisms after cleaning the tripod at the end of your shooting experience. It comes with a smart Gitzo display cleaner and a convenient anti dust bag for packing and transportation.

GK1581OT
Series 1 6X Ocean Traveler Kit

ground level set

ocean lock

ALR

rapid column

reversible column

hook

The Ocean Traveler combines the compactness of the Traveler family with new features expressly developed for difficult environments, rich in salty water, sand, mud and high humidity levels.
This unique combination makes the Ocean the ideal travelling companion for photographers who operate in these climates.

ocean lock

Gitzo Ocean Traveler features the latest version of the G-Lock system. The Ocean-Lock thanks to special inserts at both ends, minimises the amount of water and debris that may enter tubes and locking mechanisms. The special seals are derived from the automotive industry and meet the highest standards in terms of sealing performance and long life. The Ocean-Lock is not 100% waterproof, however it dramatically enhances the capacity of the tripod to withstand extreme environments. The Ocean-Lock maintains the outstanding locking performance of the G-Lock providing five main advantages: 20% increased rigidity, a stronger locking, a six times faster operation and the Gravity Effect: the higher the vertical load applied to the leg is, the stronger the leg locking becomes. The fifth and most important advantage is the complete elimination of even the smallest give in the locking system, making the tripod a rock solid monolithic structure.

Gitzo Ocean Traveler: Emotional Video