It is always interesting to find out what other people have purchased so thanks for the update. I am sure that you will find the Manfrotto 055XPROB a very steady tripod. The only time I have had trouble was with the legs sinking in very soft sand on the beach. I think you can get snow feet that may help with this.
Keep us updated with the bag investigations, and of course, post some pictures taken from the new tripod .
к стате как вам фото удачной съёмки?