Here's the thing, I just got my 190CXPRO3 and 498RC2 last week. I've only used them outdoor once, and I still think it's a bit bulky and long. I bought this tripod to bring it with me for my backpacking trip to Europe this summer, and I couldn't imagine how is the trip going to be like with me carrying around the tripod. I have Kata DR-467 which fits my camera gear and other things, except the tripod. So I'll have to carry the tripod separately (which is not fun :P).
Here's what I have in mind,
1) Return the 190CXPRO3 and get the 190CXPRO4 (3inch folded length difference)
2) Return the 498RC2 and get 496RC2 (1inch height difference and 0.3lb difference)
Should I do it or not? Is the length difference even significant enough? I'm perfectly fine with 190 series as I'm not that tall, and I don't mind adding some money to get the 190CXPRO4. I've used the separate pan feature on the 498RC2 and I love it, but I still think I could live without it. I'm only going to use the tripod to take pictures of me and my other half, and no we're not going hiking/extreme activities, just casual travelling.
Or should I just get a new bag? DR-467's size is just perfect for me, I've used Tamrac 3385 and it was too big for me (and it's too boxy too).
I'm using 7D and 28-135 kit lens by the way.