you should be looking at carbon fibre tripod about 1kg max, with ballhead around 1.2kg thereabout for lightweight travelling. But usually most can't take more than 4kg. Depending on your setup, I find it sufficient for travel shooting. Btw I'm using Gitz G1058, but I think recently I saw the Benro offering similar spec for way less money. You can consider that. Look at the mass consumer subsection
you can consider cheaper and lighter setup from feisol, PPCP or giottos. but certain things are not to be seen from the specs. you wouldn't know unless you used it frequently to know how smooth and steady it is, or unless you open it up to see for yourself.
i prefer my manfrotto for its quick release, but uses gitzo (<0.8kg) for quick urban travel. however both of them are expensive, esp with recent price-rising from manfrotto (due to cathay?).
also dun judge by weight load alone, becos some manufacturer have over-estimations. go by the degree of off-axis length and get heavier tripod for that.
depending on the person.
But if you ask me, I would say it's quite heavy. Like my Slik500DX which was my first tripod(about 2.5kg), now it's sitting at home most of the time eversince I got my gitzo cf. Will be looking to sell it.