First bought a Joby Gorillapod SLR-Zoom that can withstand a maximum load of 3 kg.
Was very disappointed when it felt plastigt and "unfurled themselves" all the time. The equipment used weighs exactly 2215g.
(Nikon D300s with battery grip, Nikon SB900, and a fixed 35 mm aperture)
Went back to the store, returned the SLR-Zoom and bought instead Focus.
Wow what a difference!
Focus model is much more solid in construction, more metal and less plastic. The design and color choice and also really good. A sense of quality
With the right ball joint can handle this tripod without problems my equipment, then the Focus is much stiffer.
If you're shooting with DSLR Focus is the obvious choice, to buy the smaller models is like throwing money down the drain.
The stand is small, light and handy, perfect to carry around.
What is missing to get 10 stars is a feature that had made all the Gorillapod so much better, is a feature to lock the joints in total once you put the stand where you want it.