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I used a Feisol CT3441 for a number of years and found it generally very suitable for that use; it has probably been carried over 500 miles of both day- and overnight trips. It is just over 1 kg including the center column, yet is normal height without the column extended, and remarkably tall (though much less stable) fully extended. The legs can be positioned at three angles and a short column is available (though not included). The legs will fold back over the extended center column and ball head (how tight depends on the head; I use an Acratech GP-S), making it about 16 inches long, which attaches nicely to a pack and even a carry-on suitcase.
I think the ratio of weight to versatility, rigidity, and overall performance is very good. I did have some operation and durability issues with it: the legs tend to stick after being wet; the rubber feet come off and can get lost, and some of the angle stops for the legs eventually became rounded and didn't hold the legs at the chosen angle. But despite this I think it did its job well for a number of years and was a good value.
I replaced it with a Sirui N2204, which is slightly heavier, but also a bit taller and with some things I think are better-designed. It has the same overall features and specs of the Feisol in terms of leg diameter, etc. It also includes leg spikes and short center column, which the Feisol does not, and is in the same price range. I have used it successfully on one backcountry trip so far, with no complaints.
For what it is worth, I think tripods of this class are a better choice for the backcountry than the lighter class such as the Benro Travel Angels and similar ones from other manufacturers. Though they may be lighter I think the ~1-1.5 kg range is realistic for backpacking while not being nearly as heavy as many other full-size tripods, and they provide both full height and reasonable stability. For me that is a sweet spot, but it may not be for others.