Got advice here on my tripod purchase, so figure I should give back.
For a different perspective, I usually take my tripod on vacation. It sits in the hotel most days, but comes with me on a few nights--long walks around cities and usually a few subway rides.
I won't mind carrying the Benro Travel Angel as much as I did prior tripods. It's light and it folds up small--not like a table top tripod, but small--and comes with a nice carrying case. The leg action (hee hee, I said leg action)...the leg folding action is very smooth. Leg extension action could be a slight bit smoother but is quite acceptable and the head is great. Feels solid and the locks operate smoothly, open easily but stay tight (at least so far). Only messed around with it indoors so far so can't comment on real-life steadiness but so far really I like it.
I used to hate dragging my old tripods around with me...PITA. So, not really looking forward to carrying a tripod for night vacation exposures, but not dreading it anymore either.