My manfrotto 190 with I think one of the larger heads (3 rubber levelers) is usually carried around by way of the Manfrotto sling or the black manfrotto bag (minus the head) But if I am shooting on the move and have little time to pack and unpack for each location (which can be every 10 steps or so) then I will have my camera attached to it and I would carry the whole tripod+camera slung over my shoulder like a rifle. Took some getting use to but you have to get use to it and that includes mentally too if not you start to "talk yourself" out of taking it along each time you want to go out to shot and you know you would need it and there might be some night or late evening shots. I regretted it so many times. So I motivated myself to do it by throwing away all my small and tiny tripod. Just grab it and leave the house to go shoot whether I need it or not. After sometime, you just dont mind it...it only bothers me again if I have like gone into hibernation for a few months from photography..then re-starting is like BMT all over again heh. But suffice to say, a good heavy tripod with a good solid camera head will make your shots all the better...as you see shots gets more sharper, you can take more longer exposure shots with more confidence..etc.