The monopod with 3 legs at base is really attractive leh, but i wonder if it has some substantial resistance to weight of dSLR, eg. including long lens and flash.
btw, will use of optech be a better option compared to those tripod bag?
The backpack for tripod seems quite attractive also.
What i'm worried most is carrying for long period. Imagine having to carry another 2-3kg of camera gears on the otherside.