Best GoPro Accessories (2018)

Buying accessories for your GoPro can be overwhelming. Due to the popularity of the brand, there’s an abundance of accessories to choose from and it can be tough to know where to start. While we cannot cover every way you can use your GoPro camera, here are our top accessories for most users.

What Accessories Do I Need?

Before you go out and buy a ton of accessories for your GoPro, ask yourself some questions like:

  • What kind of environment do you usually shoot in?
  • Do you move around a lot when you shoot?
  • What kind of lighting do you usually shoot in?
  • What are the subjects of your film? Do you record yourself or the landscape around you?
  • Does your camera travel with you or does it stay in one spot?

The best accessories are the ones that you need. Asking yourself these simple questions is the first step to knowing which accessories you’ll benefit the most from.

Now that you know what you’re looking for, take a look at our best GoPro accessories!

GoPro Karma Grip

Shake and vibration can ruin even the most perfect shot. While electronic image stabilization continues to improve a Gimbal will allow you to get smooth shots by using motors and sensors counteract any sudden motion. GoPro’s Karma Grip is the perfect companion to your camera because of its easy to use ergonomics, stabilizing capabilities, and versatility.

What we like:

  • The motor is quiet, meaning it won’t get picked up in your audio.
  • You can turn the Karma Grip and your GoPro on simultaneously with the press of a button.
  • You can detach the stabilizer if you want to attach it to other mounts.
  • The grip has buttons that allow you to switch through modes, start or stop recordings, or add highlight tags on the fly.

Joby Gorillapod Action Tripod

The Joby Gorrilapod is absolutely essential for shooting videos by yourself. The flexible arms allow you to attach it to your backpack while hiking, a fence post while you’re popping a wheelie, or even your handlebars as you speed down the mountainside without worry about it falling off! It attaches to literally anything.

What we like:

  • It offers 90-degree tilting and 350-degree panning abilities so you can get that perfect angle.
  • It comes with a balance bubble to help determine if the shot is level.
  • You can swivel the camera separately from the tripod.
  • It comes with an adapter, so you can use it with other action cameras.

GoPro Flat and Curved Adhesive Mounts

Looking to get video from a camera on your helmet or other surface that a suction mount will not work? GoPro’s Adhesive Mounts are a must have. Simply attach the mounts to whatever surface you want to record from and voila! You’re good to go. With GoPro’s Adhesive Mounts, you can set your camera up anywhere!

What we like:

  • They can attach to both flat and curved surfaces.
  • The industrial strength mounting means you don’t have to worry about your camera falling off and getting damaged.
  • You can easily remove the mount by applying heat (we recommend a hairdryer).

RAM Suction Cup Mount

Want to document your cross-country motorcycle trip? Ready to film your favorite offroading trail? There are many manufacturers of suction cup mounts for the GoPro, but RAM’s entrant gets our pick if you have to choose one.

Unlike GoPro’s mount, RAM’s suction cup mount allows you adjust the camera angle for more versatility. Built to withstand temperatures from as high as 115 degrees to as low as 10 degrees and made of marine grade aluminum, it’s usable in nearly every environment.

What we like:

  • Some users have reported hitting speeds of up to 125 mph with no problems and minimal vibrations.
  • Design allows you to change the recording angle of the camera for wide range of shots
  • RAM designs their mounts to be modular, meaning you can mix and match pieces to suit your needs.

GoPro Chesty

Whether you’re skiing, mountain biking, or paddleboarding, a chest harness is absolutely essential to capturing immersive video that will make your watchers feel like they’re really there! The GoPro Chesty is a great chest harness option, offering an adjustable fit, durable straps, and superior build quality.

What we like:

  • The Chesty stabilizes your GoPro so that your videos have minimum shake.
  • The straps are easily adjustable and comfortable to wear for extended lengths of time.
  • You can adjust the angle of your camera to get that perfect shot.
  • It’s easy to attach and remove the camera from the mount.

GoPro Super Suit

If you own a GoPro, chances are you’ll want to use it in extreme conditions. That’s where the GoPro Super Suit comes in! Made to withstand depths of 196 ft and protect against flying debris, the Super Suit will protect your camera on your adventures and make sure it comes out in perfect condition.

What we like:

  • Comes with a backup waterproof backdoor in case you lose one.
  • Includes skeleton backdoor so you can capture better audio.
  • The flat glass lens means it doesn’t affect your image quality at all.

GoPro The Handler

Nothing will ruin the amazing footage you have gotten faster than watching it sink to the bottom of the ocean. While GoPro has made some models of their cameras waterproof, it is still easy to lose control of the camera while underwater.

In addition to keeping your camera floating, this hand grip makes it significantly easier control where your camera is pointing.

What we like:

  • Makes it easy to handle camera while underwater
  • If you drop or lose control of your camera it should float to surface
  • Orange highlights make the grip easy to see

GoPro Surfboard Mounts

Surfboards, kayaks, boat decks… If you’re on the water, you need GoPro’s Surfboard Mounts! They offer the maximum amount of strength in even the most extreme situations so you can have fun knowing your camera is safe.

What we like:

  • It comes with adhesive anchors and tethers for extra security.
  • It comes with an FCS compatible plug to mount to a center fin socket.
  • The GoPro easily attaches and detaches.

Polar Pro Aqua Filter 3 Pack

If you find yourself doing any kind of underwater shooting at all, you need the Polar Pro Aqua Filter 3 Pack. It comes with a Red, Magenta, and Snorkel filter, which are good for shooting in tropical water, green water, and shallow water, respectively.

When shooting underwater, the color red tends to get absorbed, resulting in pictures that are very blue and green. These filters color correct your shots so that they look more natural and the colors are more vivid.

What we like:

  • It’s a snug fit so the lens won’t fall off.
  • The filters are easily removable.

CamKix Carrying Case

Now that you’ve got all these great accessories, you’ll need a way to transport them! There are several GoPro carrying cases on the market, but the CamKix stood out to us for its superior build and customizable design.

What we like:

  • The interior is made of perforated Magic Foam, so it’s easy to design pockets that will hold your specific gear.
  • There are two pockets located on the lid of the case, making it easy to store and organize extra cables and wiring.
  • The case is made from nylon mesh, meaning it’s durable while still being lightweight enough to carry around.
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