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So you already own a GoPro and you are impatient on buying some crazy accessories? Or maybe you don’t even own a GoPro but love buying the accessories before the camera(there are a lot of people doing this)? No matter why you are here I made a huge list of some of the best and craziest GoPro accessories to choose from.
Maybe you go on a trip and need some sort of case or bag to keep all of your accessories and GoPro in, or maybe you prepare for your next Scuba Diving session. In all cases, you can rely on my recommendations from all of the sections on which I organized the accessories. If for example you are interested in the surfing accessories you can jump straight there with the quick navigation table.
Since snorkeling is an activity that implies small depths of water, holding a hand grip on your hand is advisable, because it’s easier to shoot whatever it seems interesting without any limitations (of a harness for example).
The Bobber Floating Hand Grip is a great piece to take with you for many reasons, but what I think is the most important is that it has a floating body. No matter how clumsy you are, you can’t lose it very easy since it will always float on the surface of the water and the yellow color of the handle will always be visible.
The wrist strap attachment offers a great, firm secure on the wrist, and the direct connection mechanism assures that you don’t need any kind of adapters to secure the GoPro in place. Other features include the Carabineer attachment and the ¼”-20 threaded insert. The first one is for attaching the grip to other gear when you are not using it and the second one is for connecting attachments to tripods. You can discover the functionalities pretty easy when you hold it yourself in the hand.
I think that for the price the Bobber Floating Hand Grip is a no-brainer. I highly advise you to give it a try.
Frameless GoPro® Hero 3+ Compatible Scuba Mask (Black) – for Diving with GoPro® Hero3 Black, Silver, and White Accessory
The Frameless Octomask is what I think every Scuba Diving passionate would dream of. And by that I mean a high quality dive mask that lets you shoot the wonders of the sea.
First and foremost it works with all GoPro models; including the Original GoPro up to the new HERO4(however I don’t think it works with the Session GoPro), and then it has Dual Safety tempered Glass Lenses along with a Super Soft Silicon skirt. I won’t be talking much about the materials and build quality because I have other more important things to reach. I only say that the build is high quality and it is not a concern on this product.
Because the experience is everything here are some pro tips to help you get around more easily.
• Stay horizontally when shooting video. This way the air bubbles from the regulator won’t interfere with the video.
• Make sure that the GoPro battery is full before any dive. I have heard many complaining that because of the shape of the mask they could not see the battery indicator and could not catch any interesting scene.
• Be sure to set the angle of the camera before going underwater. Maybe make some test when on the surface because it can be silly to realize that the camera filmed a big part of the mask instead of what it should have filmed.
I personally love the Octomask for the freedom it offers. You can have two hands in service for regulating your breathing system or holding dive lights (most of the time you will find yourself using those), or even checking dive computers. Considering that this freedom only costs this little I think it’s worth checking the Octomask out.
Nowadays the key factor that determines the quality of your product is not how complex your product is, but how easily operable the mount is, without losing the functionalities. That is what I think the Peak Design Capture POV Camera Mount does best. It offers a rather intuitive mechanism that can operate in many different ways.
The tough metal design assures that the mount will resist no matter what you put it through. It has adjustable angles that are easy to set and more important, they stay where you fixed them. You only have to consider buying the GoPro weather housing if you haven’t already because every other hardware piece required to mount is already in the package. It is like the plug and play computer hardware devices, just screw some parts, attach it to the belt and you are ready to go.
Some may say that the Peak Design Mount is too expensive for what it offers. I highly disagree with that and I’ve been saying the following a lot in the other reviews I previously wrote. It is not the price that should be a key factor in determining your acquisitions, rather quality. I think that buying a cheap product is actually more expensive when thinking on the long run. Why? Well because cheap products fail a lot, forcing you to buy another one and another one and so on until you decide you have had enough and start reaching for the quality, not the price. Oh, and I didn’t mention that by purchasing cheap products you also harm the environment because those are mostly made in China with poor to non-existent environment concerns. At the end, it’s your choice, but I hope I offered enough arguments to make you think twice when considering a cheap product over a higher quality one.
These being said I highly recommend the Peak Design POV Mount as one of the best GoPro Accessories I have ever encountered, and many others think the same, I assure you that you won’t be disappointed with it.
Universal Camera Clamp Mount Set, Oumers Fixing Clip Mount Kit For Gun / Fishing Rod / Bow Fixing Clip, For GoPro Hero HD, Hero 4, Hero 3+, Hero 3, Hero 2, Hero 1, GoPro Camera Accessories
What else would be a better GoPro hunting accessory than a rifle mount to catch your best shots? Not many as it seems. With the Universal Camera Clamp from Oumers, you can finally show your friends how close you were to shooting that handsome huge deer but the wind destroyed your plans, or maybe that crazy shot that ended up in a great meal for your family. However, this is not limited to hunting only. I have seen a lot of police officers using this mount to have more transparency in the eventuality of a trial.
It is compatible with all GoPro models and can also be used in a variety of barrels like fishing rods and bows, that have a diameter between 0.4” and 0.9”(10 to 23 mm). Basically, you can fix it on any barrel that respects these parameters.
The mount is very sturdy and does not allow any movements that would affect your footage. Considering that the recoil is already a pretty important source of movement, you surely would not need a mount that doesn’t stay sturdy in place. Thankfully the company didn’t make any kind of concessions regarding quality.
A highly recommended accessory if you are a hunter, archer, fisherman or any kind of recreational or even professional shooter, the Oumers mount can make a difference in your everyday active life. Take the shot and buy it with confidence!
This one is mostly for the hunters that spend a lot of time outside far from any kind of power source, but it can be used by others too. You may ask yourself why would you need a solar battery with you when out hunting? Well simple, if you are the modern hunter that owns a lot of technology on the field a solar charging battery can be a quite smart thing to carry around. You can charge your smartphone, your GoPro, flashlights and so on.
The Goal Zero Yeti Solar Generator offers a crazy 400 WH power that would be the equivalent of over 30 smartphone charges, 5 laptop charges and even 7 hours of powering a mini fridge.
On a typical charge from the sun it will take 20 hours until it is fully charged, 5 hours from an AC plug, and 13 hours from a standard 12V car port. Take into consideration that the solar panel is sold separately so check for that too if you plan to charge the battery this way.
What I personally love about it is that it’s chainable with other Goal Zero Yeti 400 for longer runtimes, and if you want the full powerhouse you can also check out the 1250 WH version, although we don’t think that on a typical hunting day you would need more than this.
And there you have it, the Yeti solar generator can save you from some pretty awkward situations like when your phone dies and you cannot get back to the road without a GPS, or would love to film some shots but your GoPro battery just died. In all cases, the Goal Zero Yeti can always be there for you for what I think is a reasonable price.
This is one of the best GoPro backpacks I found on the market at this moment. It is made of premium quality materials and offers some of the best storing capabilities when compared to others. I will say some features that stand out but I can only recommend you to have one for yourself in order to truly understand how good it is.
In a nutshell, it has two integrated mounts that will let you attach two GoPros right on the backpack and record from different angles, the removable die-cut foam pad is incredibly good at letting you clean the interior of dust and even sand particles, and the padded compartment can hold up to 3 GoPros, one remote control, extra batteries, one LCD backpack, and SD cards.
As said before the build quality is incredibly good made from a tough material that can withstand all sorts of shocks and still protect your GoPros. I found the 2 smaller pouches to be really helpful because they can store the bigger GoPro accessories like the suction cup, the grip mount and also my phone and glasses. The cotton material lining also gives it a plus of quality and great feel.
The main compartment is spacious and has 2 inner pouches that can hold a 15” laptop along with the other components. I consider this a big plus because most of the time you will find yourself in need of editing the footage you took.
There is a lot more to tell about the Thule Luggage GoPro Backpack but I think I covered the essentials. This is a must if you like traveling and love capturing the adventure with your GoPros. Thanks to Thule this has become way easier with their backpack. It can be yours for a decent amount of money.
This is what I consider the ultimate GoPro case. It is quite impressive how the designers at Polar Pro managed to produce such a simple case yet with so many functionalities.
The case features a built-in GoPro battery charger for GoPro Hero 3/3+/4 batteries; basically, there are two slots for the older version and two slots for the newer version, a USB power out for charging different USB devices. This can be done due to the built-in5400 mAH lithium battery. The GoPro Power-Vault is also water resistant, so you don’t need to worry that the components will get soaked.
The battery pack charges in about 1 and a half hours, pretty reasonable considering that it offers 5 full GoPro battery charge cycles. The footprint of the battery pack is reasonable and doesn’t take much space in the case.
For the price you get a fully-fledged case with a high capacity battery, a lot of space to keep your GoPro accessories in, and a waterproof casing. What else would you want from a GoPro case that the Power-Vault doesn’t have? For me, the answer would be simply nothing.
Now, you may be looking for a backpack to put your GoPro and its accessories in. Head on to my page on the best camera backpacks, you’ll definitely find something suitable there.
Panavise makes some of the most simple yet best quality suction cups for car mount. It is so simple a 4-year-old could figure it out. You just have to push down on the big button on top and pull up the handle so that the locking mechanism would suck up all the air and create a vacuum inside the cup.
That was for the big piece but let’s see what Panavise offers in the 3 in 1 suction cup kit. The multi kit includes components for various mounting preferences. It has a 3 axis adapter with a ball for easy tilt, turn and rotate, making it easy to shift to any position in which you may want to fix the camera.
The components are of a very good quality material and use professional grade suction cup mounts that stay mounted when wet, cold or hot. You may already know that it is really frustrating to encounter cheap suction cups that can’t hold up and always fall when you would prefer they wouldn’t. Think about just how sturdy they need to be for a car where the wind blasts at an incredible speed. Frankly, Panavise knows what they are doing and they didn’t choose the cheap way.
This is a great value suction mount with the flexibility that other companies don’t offer. Worth checking out, I think.
The PolarPro PowerPole is not just another pole for your GoPro. It is also a live battery for your GoPro. But there’s a catch that I would like to highlight. You won’t be capable of using it as a live battery when you have any kind of case on your GoPro. Of course, that may sound pretty obvious but I found a lot of intrigued customers in the comment section saying that they are only filming in environments where a waterproof case is mandatory and they cannot use it as they thought they would. So have this in mind before proceeding. You can only use it as a live battery only when you don’t use any kind of case with your GoPro.
The 5200 mAH battery that is built into the grip will last for 8 hours of continuous filming and gets charged in roughly 2 hours from an AC source. It extends from 17 to 30 inches and offers multiple angles for good shots when snowboarding, skateboarding or any other activity where you may find it useful. The dual USB ports help by simultaneously charging multiple accessories. It also features Splash proof port covers that protect against bad weather. The LED power indicator will show you how charged the Powerpole is just by pressing the power button once.
The silicone Grip is incredibly comfortable and offers a great feel in the hand since it is intended for all day use.
Yes, I can’t argue, it has some shortcuts that I would love not to exist, but if for you the pluses outweigh the downgrades I think the PowerPole would be a great GoPro pole to have with you at any time to capture those incredible moments that have to be shared.
The Delkin Fat Gecko Kaboom is a pretty interesting pole/stick. First off it is pretty long at 15 inches (the long section when measured unassembled), a thing that some may consider inappropriate or exaggerated. I think of it the same when I only look at the length, and I think the fact that Delkin didn’t provide something like a fitted case is a shame, but when considering the other advantages you can see the bigger picture and realize what the Delkin Kaboom truly offers.
I think the helmet mounts are the most useful mounts for this pole, in particular, one closed clamp and one U-shaped clip along with 3 screws. Although you could use the Delkin on a car, the suction mounts are something you need to buy separately.
The Carbon fiber construction makes it incredibly light so when you hold it in the hand for longer periods it doesn’t cause fatigue, also, when mounted on the helmet it won’t feel like an extra burden, and more importantly it doesn’t bend because the Carbon fiber is also very strong and sustainable.
I personally love the modular construction, because it offers a lot of flexibility and strength to the unit. As you may know, smaller parts break more seldom than a big inflexible part. Overall, I think the Delkin Fat Gecko Kaboom is an item that every outdoor maniac should own.
Between all the poles I reviewed, I think that the Smart Remote Pole should get the most credit. I knock off by saying that this pole is compatible with all models including the brand new Session GoPro but more impressive is that it extends up to 39 inches! Yes, you’ve read that right, 39 inches! That’s almost 1 meter in the metric system. This is quite insane, for example, you can use it in crowds to film what others will never can and much more.
It comes with a direct GoPro Camera and Phone mount attachment so you just need like a minute to mount/unmount. The 2 component soft touch grip feels great in the hand and the 360 degrees swivel head will let you take great shots from any desired angle. The remote you can attach is the standard GoPro remote (not included).
In my opinion, I think this is hands down the best GoPro pole you can find at the moment. It comes at a decent price, it accepts all GoPro cameras, it extends up to 39 inches and it is made of premium quality materials. If you are not sure what pole you should be buying, this is one of the best shots you can take.
Obviously, the most simple way to control your GoPro from distance is with the original GoPro remote. It has an intuitive interface that can be figured out in minutes. Now let’s see what it can practically do.
It basically offers a total control over all GoPro’s functionalities, including the shutter, all the settings, and tag buttons. If you don’t know how the tag option works on GoPro cameras I will introduce you really quick. With the tag option, anytime you see something that is worthwhile you just need to press a button on the remote and the video will contain a tag where the event happened. This way you don’t need to search in several hours of footage to find that certain precious moment you shot.
This is a long range remote that lets you control the camera from distances of up to 600 feet (or 1.8 meters) but, what is more, impressive is that it can control 50 GoPros at a time. I doubt that any regular user would control anywhere near 50 cameras at a time but it’s good that the feature exists. Also, you can wear it on your wrist or mount it on your gear really quick due to the strap and key ring.
Although there are other GoPro remotes that are amazing I find the original Smart Remote to be the best when speaking about functionalities combined with simplicity and price.
Removu is a company that produces a lot of quality accessories especially for GoPro. They also have a pretty great gimbal that they crowdfunded via Indiegogo to make the project happen.
The Removu Live View Remote can fit all cameras starting from the GoPro Hero3 up to the brand new Session. It offers an operating time of roughly 3 hours and what I love and will concentrate more on, a beautiful 2-inch high-resolution display. I consider that having a good display is very important when you have to shoot quality video. Time-lapses are a good example of why a display is necessary. You can’t just blindly point the camera to a landscape and expect great results because there are some major factors that can ruin the video. One of them is the sun. The sun can make a huge difference in your time-lapses and that’s why a display can help you adjust the angle to prevent reflections from ruining your footage.
So the display is a big plus but what else makes it worth it? Well, the smartly designed form that lets you wear it on your wrist or mount it on basically anything, and the playback capabilities.
There is not much else to say about it. It has a simplistic design and it is very easy to understand. I think that for the price you can’t get it better.
GorillaPod Action Video Tripod From JOBY – Strong, Flexible, Lightweight and Perfect For Any Action Video or GoPro Camera
I can tell that after you get a tripod like this you will not ever think to downgrade to any other no matter what. It will make you wonder why you haven’t bought one earlier. Besides the fact that it can be mounted everywhere due to the flexible legs with rubberized rings along with the foot grips that provide stability, it also has integrated an aluminball headead that provides 360 degree panning and 90-degree tilting.
The quick-release clip also lets you mount all kinds of action cameras not just GoPros that have a specific quick-release mount. The bubble level at the top ensures that you place the camera horizontally leveled, a key feature considering that the Black edition GoPros don’t have an LCD.
The GorillaPod is excellent for amateur and professional filmmakers alike. I have personally seen a lot of professional producers like Casey Neistat that were using tripods like this, and I also think that for the price it is a good pick.
Gorillapod Flexible Tripod (Black/Charcoal) For Action Cameras and a Bonus GoPro Mount Adapter For The HD HERO2, HD Hero3, Hero4, HERO4 Session, HD Helmet HERO, HD Motorsports HERO, HD Surf HERO, HD Hero Naked
This one is a cheaper version of the GorillaPod that I reviewed above. Since they are pretty much the same I won’t be talking much of this one, only the key features that stand out.
It can hold up to 11.5 ounces or 325 grams, a weight limit that I couldn’t find on the previous one, although there surely is one, it features a lock ring that offers extra security that I found to be very helpful because it is not so pleasant to see your GoPro fall from the height of a tree, the rubberized ring allows many types of bends without any fear of breaking and the foot grips offer better stability.
That’s pretty much it, no matter which of the GorillaPods you are going to choose I assure you that they will be worth every single buck.
I found the chest harness to be a great investment for my GoPro, because when in use it allows me to operate with my both hands without any limitations regarding of holding the camera. It is basically perfect for any kind of activity and that is why I didn’t choose to fit it in any category because I have seen people use it for diving, fishing, and even surfing.
Simply put it offers great PoV perspective for a kind of activity that you can think about although I do not recommend using it on the bare skin too much because it can cause some discomfort due to the straps that are not made from a skin-friendly material.
That’s pretty much everything you should know about it, I would add that I do not recommend it for biking, snowboarding and skating in particular because these activities require you to be facing forward so you can’t get any sideway shots.
The dog harness is a funny GoPro accessory to take shots from your dog’s perspective. It offers two different mounts, one on the back and one on the chest, it is washable and water friendly so if your dog loves taking baths you don’t have to worry about the harness(remember to use the waterproof GoPro case).
It can fit most dog sizes due to the adjustable straps and the possibility of removing the chest mount. This way it can be mounted on both small and big size dogs.
It holds up for most of what it is intended but a thing I don’t really like is the fact that it sometimes falls when the dog shakes, and this happens pretty often when water is implied.
In the end, if you have an active dog and want to show the world what adventures it comes through the GoPro Fetch is a great choice.
Although I considered the GoPro Jaws would be good for surfers the usage is only limited by your creativity. You can use the Jaws Flex mount as suggested from the name, by clamping it on whatever you want.
It can be used with every GoPro Hero camera although I didn’t test it with the new Session, even if I saw people saying that they managed to mount one, I cannot say for sure if that’s true. I love that it has a very sturdy clamp that requires some serious effort to open it up all the way.
Whether it’s surfing, biking or whatever comes up to your mind the Jaws Clamp Mount will always stay in place and be your reliable mount to shot your new adventures.
The name is pretty suggestive; this is a mount that you hold with your mouth. And that’s it, no any fancy positions or things to figure out. You just hold it while surfing and shoot whatever you desire. And it can result in some amazing footage believe it or not.
The GoPro athletes Anthony Walsh and Kelly Slater are huge fans of this mount, you can check them on YouTube, they’ve got some pretty amazing videos on their channels. The mount features a big air channel for easy breathing, and more important, what most people are concerned about this product is how much time they can hold it without getting tired. Well, at first, I would say that it needs some adaptation but after that, due to the drop-down design you can use it for hours.
It is compatible with all GoPro models and it has a rubberized bite mouthpiece along with a lanyard that will prevent loss. All in all, it is a great accessory although I found one thing to be more or less of a problem, and that is figuring out the angles from which to shoot in order to get something worth watching. They could have included some kind of manual to help save some time.
If you are a surfer that wants to shoot from inside of a wave you’ve just found your best mount to do so.
With the Blast Motion sensor, you can enter in the professional accessory area. It’s basically a small sensor that attaches to your GoPro and uses Bluetooth signals to connect to any smartphone. The nice part is that you don’t necessarily have to be with the sensor in range all the time, because the information will be stored and as soon as you reconnect it will download on your smartphone.
Simply put, it measures aspects like acceleration, rotation, vertical height and hang time and it creates video highlights that you can afterward overlay on the top of your video. This way you can see the values of your snowboarding jumps and try to improve them. This can also be useful for professional snowboarders since there are contests that have specific guidelines.
There is no need to worry about starting the sensor or whatever because it knows when you are moving and records the data automatically. The setup is as easy as it can be, simply download the Blast Motion app, charge the sensor, open Bluetooth signals on your phone and that’s it. You’re ready to rock.
Now speaking about the metrics that it records, although I think they are pretty accurate, I can’t say that are 100% correct. Since Blast Motion also creates the same sensors for golf and other activities, the metrics are very specific on what types of motion it records (the ones I enumerated above). The single and most annoying thing that I find on the Blast Motion sensor is the watermark over the video. There is no way you can get rid of it and it overlays every time on the footage so creating a video for someone else (especially somebody that paid you) is impossible (unless you know how to get rid of watermarks). I don’t know why they choose to overlay that watermark but it’s a pain in the ass.
Leaving this behind all I can say is that it is one of the coolest accessories that I ever tested. It is so simple to operate yet it offers some incredible metrics and highlights that can make your video way more professional with a very small amount of effort. Yes, it’s not so cheap like other GoPro stuff but I definitely think it’s worth it.
With this simple mount, you can securely attach your camera to your bike’s roll bar, handlebar seat post, etc. with little effort. It basically fits any bar from 0.75 inches to 1.5 inches (1.9-3.5cm) in diameter.
It is compatible with all GoPro quick-release cameras. The pivoting arms allow a 3-way adjustability for easy shooting from any angle and it comes with a 1-year warranty, although I don’t think you will have any quality concerns with it.
There’s not much else to say about it, just mount it wherever you like on your bike and you’re good to go and for this price, you can’t go wrong.
Polar Pro Three Pack (Polarizer, Neutral Density, Macro) For Hero4 and Hero3+ Standard Housing (40M)
The PolarPro filters can make your videos look way cooler than they would have ever been. First of all, the polarizing filter cuts reflection so no more annoying sun beams that cut half of your video making it unusable and more notably all of them fit underwater housings.
Let’s continue with the macro filter. This one allows you to take close-up shots from as low as 3 inches up to 12 inches away from the subject; also, the polarizing filter works best in the bright daytime. The ND filter is for light level cutting and acts like a good pair of glasses. Also called neutral density filter it reduces the intensity of wavelengths offering an improved overall video based on what your needs are. You can look up on the internet for more ways of using the ND filter.
The filters are very snug and they require some force to mount and unmount them, but that’s good because they won’t fall so easy. I would add a small objection about the polarizing filter. Some may think that it is adjustable but this one is not. I don’t consider this a downgrade because GoPro cameras themselves are conceived to be non-adjustable so the filter just does its job.
Fotodiox WonderPana Go Standard Kit GoTough Filter Adapter System for GoPro Hero3 Standard Housing Case with 3 Filters
The same as the PolarPro filters, the Fotodiox filters come in an easy to mount design onto the waterproof casing, but this kit has one filter that is different. In the kit, you will find one ND8 filter, one polarizing filter, and a UV-protective filter. The first two work as said before on the PolarPro kit although delivering slightly different results and the UV filter is a great piece if you want to give your GoPro a longer lifespan because it reduces the level of ultraviolet light that strikes the recording medium which as you may know over time causes some trouble as for humans.
What I love about these filters apart from the effects they create in the final video is the build. These are all metal mounts that replace the plastic ring that holds the lens in the GoPro housing so you have added sturdiness and quality.
For the price, I would consider these great picks in the GoPro filter area.
This one is pretty simple to explain. As you may know, many GoPro cameras (especially the black edition ones) don’t come with LCD’s that let you see the video you’re shooting so with the LCD touch BacPac you can finally seamlessly attach one to the back of your GoPro and see the results. There is also a version with an extension Cable Bundle if you are interested although it adds up pretty much on the final price.
It is compatible with the Hero3/3+ and 4 GoPros and it comes with three different backdoors: a skeleton backdoor for added sound quality, a waterproof backdoor, and a touch backdoor. Although the display is not an HD one, it offers enough pixel density so that the images look good enough.
The main benefit of using the LCD is that you can frame your shots way better and get all around better shots. No matter how good you’ve formed your skills to adjust the angle you can’t get it better than with an LCD.
It works smoothly with swipes and you can delete media selectively without waiting to get to a computer. The kit also comes with short mount extension. You can turn off the display by holding the side display for 3 seconds.
I think that this LCD combined with the filters that I reviewed above can make a huge difference in your footage making it look more professional, so it can make up for a good investment.
I think that a mountain biker shouldn’t go out without a Video Light like the Knog. Simply because it can light your way up and still be able to shoot videos during darker situations.
At 400 lumens the amount of light is pretty much as of a good quality flashlight but with the light being distributed in a wider range. It is USB rechargeable and it has a battery life of up to 4 hours. The 6 different settings will let you set whatever is more suitable for certain lighting conditions. It is also waterproof so you don’t need to worry when the rain comes by.
It basically comes with all that you need to light your way up. Some use this flashlight for scuba diving although I would not recommend it for more than snorkeling because it is not certified for more than 40 meters of underwater depth pressure.
Highly recommend it if you want to be able to film even when the sun has set down.