I just ordered a Dolica tripod which came with a bag. I'm wondering how photographers typically carry their tripods around.
If I am going specifically on a photography trip, then there's no problem taking the extra tripod bag along with me, but if I'm just going out to the city for other reasons, I still want to be able to take my camera with me just in case, and would also like to take my tripod. But I'm not sure I want to carry an extra bag with me, especially if the day is going to end with dinner at a nice restaurant.
Should I get a second tripod that can be shrunk to a smaller height so that it would fit in a small bag? I've looked at the Gorillapod, but not sure I like it so much because your "point of view" is not flexible as you are dependent on some structure being around. The ZipShot looks pretty good though. How do others are deal with this?