But I simply adore the super tiny Cullmann Presto MiniPod which I bought recently to carry around. It’s literally pocket sized at 16.5cm (but extends to a whopping 65cm/2.2 ft) and is built like a real tripod, not one of those flimsy quick-break junk things you find at airports. It’s a bit pricey at €60.00 delivered, but worth the extra in my opinion. Way cool.
Update: Jake Luddington has come up with a useful DIY alternative to the bottle cap. Personally I would use a nicer bottle and cap (Perrier?) but what do I know?