Has anyone resolved the problem with Gitzo's tripods where the legs fold under the head getting tangled?
I'm surprised that no one seems to have mentioned that the ability of the legs to 'fold' under the spider of the 3541LS can be useful and may
be an intended feature of the tripod. Try doing it (fold one leg under the spider with the other two extended normally) and you will see that you are able to angle the spider (and hence the head) at extreme angles, which can be useful in certain situations, or so I'm told (though personally I have never had the need). In any event, I carry the tripod as you do, and haven't had any problems with the legs.