The Compact Pro is lightweight, has a (for this price range) good stability, easy of use and features a tripod head in ball design with built-in spirit level. In addition, rubber semicircle feet with retractable "spikes", thus it is very suitable for most soils. It comes with is also a practical protective case. The price-performance ratio is consistently good. Conclusion: If you travel a lot and not all too much would "drag along", is very well served with this tripod.
Update 24.01.2012: ================= The Compact Pro convinced and still does a good job. If you want to give the stand a little more stability, which should hang a small weight on the lower hook. This measure also reduces the effect of vibrations from the environment, which ultimately can be transferred to the camera itself.