Top positive review
Great piece of kit. Must-have for GoPro owners!
on 25 August 2016
Having received a GoPro as a gift, I noticed GoPro had quite a lack of good versatile mounts on offer, and the ones they did offer were ridiculously overpriced. I needed something that could handle all of the locations and environments and locations I would be filming it, and this looked like a good choice.
The Joby GorillaPod Action Tripod is a great accessory for anyone using Gorpros in fixed locations without having the bulk of a tripod to weigh you down on your travels. the Gorilla pod also has the versatility to cling on to objects that would normally hinder setting up a normal tripod.
Door handle? railing? Branch? Uneven surface? No problem, the Joby GorillaPod Action Tripod will conquer these with ease. Another great feature on the tripod is the spirit level, ensuring that no matter how uneven the surface is, you can be confident that your footage will be straight so no need for re-shoots!
Another perk to this tripod is that it doesn't just fit GoPro cameras, the tripod actually has a standard threaded tripod mount so any camera with the standard mounting thread can be used, the gopro part of the tripod is a gopro mount with a threaded mounting attachment underneath. This is the compact version of the GorillaPod though, so keep in mind it will probably only be able to hold smaller digital cameras without moving. For bigger cameras and DSLRs go for a larger version.
I found the gorillapod can also double as a good handle for filming, I straightened out the legs of the tripod and was able to use this as a good point and shoot handle with the GoPro, a testament to the versatility to the tripod!
The Gorilla pod arrived well packaged, in an outer cardboard box as well as it's own product packaging, the item was well protected and arrived in perfect condition. Definitely recommend this for adventure enthusiasts!