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Best GoPro Accessories: Top 25 MUST-HAVE GoPro Accessories
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Best GoPro Accessories: Top 25 MUST-HAVE GoPro Accessories

Whether you just picked up your first GoPro or you already have a small collection of them, we have assembled the best GoPro Accessories to help you capture some truly epic GoPro footage along with the best prices. There’s a solid mix of mounts, accessories, cases and more in this list. Enjoy!

1. Memory Card

This list has to start with something that’s absolutely essential to capturing footage. Something that allows you to actually save the footage you capture.

Not all memory cards are created equal. There are a few important specs and requirements that you need to look for when choosing the right GoPro memory card.

  • U3 Class 3
  • Write speed of 60MB/s or higher

With the exception of the very first GoPro HD Hero, all GoPro cameras use a Micro SD card.

Our recommended card is the SanDisk Extreme 64GB card which also happens to be GoPro’s recommendation on their site. And there is also the Lexar 1000x card.

2. GoPro Batteries

GoPro cameras burn through batteries so trust us when we say that extra batteries are an absolute must which is why they’re close to the top of this GoPro Accessories list.

And we wouldn’t necessarily splurge on original GoPro batteries – they’re super expensive and have less capacity than others available on the market. Amazon has a wide range of aftermarket brands that make some great batteries at a fraction of the cost.

Something to note is that Hero 5, Hero 6 and Hero 7 batteries are all interchangeable. Hero 4 batteries are different and so are Hero 3 batteries.

A perfect example is this one below. You get 4 batteries rated at 1500mAh (vs 1220mAh for the original GoPro one which simply means longer battery life) and a 3-channel charger with USB cable. We’ve also included a single origina lGoPro battery just so you can compare the pricing and value.

3. GoPro Charger

Staying on the topic of batteries, you’ll want to grab a multi-port battery charger which allows you to charge a few batteries at the same time.

If you’re using a USB cable to charge 1 battery at a time in your GoPro, it’s seriously time to upgrade.

4. GoPro Handle Grip

GoPro makes a compact, multi-use handle dubbed the Shorty.

This handle grip surprised me since you can use it as a handle grip, a tripod and it even extends to turn it into a selfie stick. Plus it’s super compact and travel friendly.

GoPro Shorty Mini Extension Pole Tripod (GoPro Official Mount)

5. GoPro Chesty

If you plan on capturing any first person footage, this is an absolute must.

Perfect for recording while keeping your hands free. This mount is super popular for biking, skiing, snowboarding, running, tutorial videos, you name it!

As far as GoPro Accessories go, this is one of our favorites from this list.

Throw it on like a backpack and start shooting.

6. GoPro Gimbal

GoPro Karma Gimbal
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GoPro Karma Gimbal

  • PRO: Capture Super Steady Footage
  • CON: Kind of expensive

The Hero 7 may come with hypersmooth but there’s no replacement for footage stabilized physically using a GoPro gimbal.

This is one of the more expensive GoPro Accessories on this list but if you’re serious about levelling up your footage, this is a must.

Out of the box, this works with the Hero 5, Hero 6 and Hero 7 cameras.

If you have a Hero 4, GoPro sells a separate harness. And they also sell a nice semi-hard case that keeps it well protected when not in use (it’s highly recommended since the frame that holds the camera is a bit on the fragile side).

GoPro Karma Grip for GoPro HERO7 Black/HERO6 Black/HERO5 Black (GoPro Official Accessory)

7. GoPro Carrying Case

If you’ve made it this far, you’ll realize that there are lots of potential GoPro accessories and mounts that you could pick up.

Now you need something to organize them and carry them wherever you go. Below are a few of our top recommendations. The roll-up bag is one of our favorites since it easily fits into a standard backpack can fit a ton of gear!

8. GoPro Suction Cup

The suction cup mount allows you to capture some pretty unique angles.

If you plan on attaching your GoPro to a car, truck, motorcycle, boat or anything with a smooth surface, you’ll absolutely need this mount.

We prefer going with the GoPro model as opposed to the aftermarket ones…we just never found one that compared to GoPro’s suction cup mount.

GoPro Suction Cup Mount
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9. GoPro Jaws Flexible

This clamp-style mount also features an adjustable goose neck to help you grab some unique shots that would otherwise not be possible. It can even double as a handle grip mount!

10. GoPro Dome Port

This is another one of the more “premium” mounts that captures a very unique shot.

It’s referred to as the 50/50 or over-under shot. Essentially, you can capture a pretty cool shot that’s perfectly split between everything under water and everything above water.

To learn more about these split domes, we’ve got a post covering them: GoPro Dome Ports

11. GoPro Adhesive Mounts

You’ll want to pick up a few of these to mount to your helmet or any other smooth surface. We’ve even mounted them to a waterski!

12. GoPro 3-Way Mount

For this mount, it can be used as a tripod, handle grip and selfie stick hence the 3-in-1 name.

In our experience, it’s best to go with the GoPro branded one. The others just don’t have the quality unfortunately.

13. GoPro Head Strap

This one is pretty self explanatory and gives you that true first person view.

It’s also one of the least expensive mounts on our list.

14. External Hard Drive

Not an actual GoPro accessory but we still think it’s very worthy of this list for the sole reason that GoPro video files are HUUGE!

You’re going to accumulate hundreds of hours of footage and after a while, you’re going to run out of space on your computer’s hard drive.

15. GoPro Handlebar Mount

GoPro makes 2 different versions: a normal one and more of a “pro” model.

The pro one is obviously more expensive but if this is a mount you plan on using a lot because you have a motorcycle or you mountain bike a lot, it might be worth it to spend the extra dough.

The following expression is quite appropriate: “Buy once, cry once.”

16. GoPro Floating Handle

There are probably thousands of GoPros at the bottom of the sea. Be better prepared with a floating handle grip or monopod!

There are a few different options to choose from. The most notable difference is that the GoPro-branded “Handler” uses a quick release mounting base so you can quickly switch between mounts if your GoPro is attached to a flat buckle for example.

We would avoid the smooth yellow ones. They’re a bit awkward to hold and since there’s no grip, they slip out of your hand.

17. GoPro Tripod Mount

This small yet inexpensive mount allows you to set your GoPro on any standard tripod with a 1/4″ threaded end.

18. GoPro Helmet Mount

This is a must have for any helmet-wearing sport. Mount it anywhere on the helmet and use the swivel mount to line up your shot just right.

If you think you can use a head strap mount around your helmet, you’re wrong. You’ll end up with a lot of camera shake and it’ll most likely snap off your helmet.

19. GoPro Vertical Frame

If you’re gonna “send it for the ‘gram”, this is the mount for you.

This frame mounts your GoPro vertically to capture Instagram-friendly tall pictures and videos.

We’ve included 2 different products: 1 is a dedicated vertical frame and the other is a 2-in-1 frame.

20. GoPro Super Suit Dive Housing

Plan on scuba diving with your GoPro? You’ll need a case built to withstand the pressure as you dive deeper and deeper into the abyss..

21. GoPro ND Filter

Simply put ND or Neutral Density Filters control the amount of light that enter the GoPro’s lens and ultimately, the sensor.

With that said, ND Filters are for more advanced photographers and videographers who are looking to control the amount of light to allow them to use specific shutter speed and frame rate combinations.

A rule that videographers use is that the shutter speed should be double the frame rate to achieve a cinematic look.

Example: 24 frames per second = 1/48 shutter or 30fps = 1/60 shutter (not exactly “double” but hopefully you get the idea).

There’s quite the range of pricing and ND Filter Ratings (ND4, ND8, ND16, etc). Polar Pro is one of the top ND Filter manufacturers out there and their pricing reflects that.

22. GoPro Timelapse Mount

There are a few mounts on the market that spin 360 degrees while holding your GoPro.

HOWEVER, you can save yourself a bunch of money by simply making one yourself with 2 items that you can purchase from Amazon.

  1. An Egg Timer
  2. Flat Adhesive Mount

Check out the items below and get DIY-ing!

23. Tempered Glass Lens & Screen Protector

Your GoPro isn’t invincible and is exposed to the elements. Protect your camera’s lens cover and rear screen from accidental drops, drops, scrapes, impacts and flying rocks.

Although replacement lens covers aren’t too expensive, a damaged or cracked rear touch screen is quite a bit more expensive and complicated to replace.

For a relatively low amount of money, this acts as a nice bit of insurance.

24. Leather Case with Neck Strap

Looking to add a bit of style and convenience? Look no further than this leather case with neck strap.

Perfect for freeing up your hands when not in use.

25. GoPro Dog Harness aka Fetch

Do you have a furry friend and want to capture their point of view?

You absolutely need this mount. It features adjustable straps and a solid mounting base for the camera so the footage will be somewhat stable.

Did we miss anything?

Comment below with your favorite GoPro Accessories and mounts or anything that we may have missed.

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