GoPro Accessories That Will Rock Your World

We love our GoPro cameras, I mean really, really love them! We enjoy the compact size, quality of the photos, and the ability to use them in so many different ways. But after buying our Hero 3 three years ago we realized that it wouldn’t be complete without some awesome accessories. When we first started looking at different accessories we were overwhelmed by the options but after time we realized which ones were necessary and which ones were useful to have for specific shots. Fortunately for us, most of the accessories we own can also be used with our new Hero 4 Silver and can also be used with the new Hero 5.

Accessories We Can’t Go Without


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Memory Card

Duh right? However, we typically say the more memory the better, we wouldn’t go any less than 64GB.
Cost: $20 for 64GB or $40 for 128GB

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It was a crying shame when we ran out of space on our micro SD while filming at Great Sand Dunes National Park. Good thing we had a backup!


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Extra Batteries

Nothing is worse than running out of battery life when filming or taking photographs. We have 3-4 batteries for each camera on us at all times.
Cost: $17/each

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Long days and longer trips call for more batteries so you can keep shooting!


10Dual Battery Charger

Charge your GoPro batteries on the go or at your location. I love this accessory because it has a micro-USB port that allows you to use a variety of power sources. Bonus? It comes with one extra battery.
Cost: $50

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Behind the scenes, charging a few batteries in Kallsy’s backpack with our Lumsing battery pack.


8LCD Touch BacPac (for Hero3 or Hero3+)

We bought this for our Hero 3 before we bought our Hero4 and it’s been amazing. You’re able to control the camera through the Touch BacPac and see your shots through the screen. However, this is an accessory for the Hero3 or Hero3+ only. Our Hero4 Silver actually has one built in.
Cost: $80

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Having an LCD Screen allows you to view what you’re taking a photo of.


7GoPole

While it is quite useful in capturing the perfect selfie, a GoPole is fantastic for a variety of activities. Waterproof and buoyant, they are perfect for water activities like snorkeling and ease any worry of your camera sinking to Davy Jones locker.
Cost: $37

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Selfie game strong on the Ferris Wheel


6Gooseneck + Flex Clamp

This is by far one of our most used accessories. We the Gooseneck as a handheld pole, clip it on our suction cup for video footage outside of our vehicles, and so much more. The Flex Camp is awesome for mounting purposes.
Cost: $50

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Shot with our Gooseneck + Flex Clamp so we can keep rowing on.


5Head Strap + QuickClip

We don’t use this one as often as we should but it’s great for video footage and photos on an eye level perspective. Head strap is perfect for activities that require your hands being free (e.g. climbing, kayaking, etc.)
Cost: $20

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Hanging off a ledge with the head strap.


4Suction Cup

Another beloved accessory. We use this one to attach our GoPro to our vehicles, boat, jetski, and more. Can travel safely up to 150+ MPH and doesn’t damage the surface that you attach it to.
Cost: $39

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Shot with GoPro Suction Cup


3Smart Remote

Allows you to fully gain control of all camera functions as well as acting as a long-range remote control for distances up to 600′ in optimal conditions. Another nice quality? You can control multiple cameras at once! Wear it on your wrist or mount it on a Go Pole.
Cost: $80

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Shot with Smart Remote


2Floaty Backdoor

Great for the beach, pool, kayaking, snorkeling, wakeboarding, or other deep-water activities when you want to utilize multiple attachments.
Cost: $20

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Whenever we’re near a body of water we always use the floaty backdoor.


1Camera Case

We really like our Smatree camera case because it has room for two GoPro cameras, batteries, memory cards, and many accessories. It also slips easily into my backpack.
Cost: $25


 We realize that this is a laundry list of items that can get really expensive fast! We by no means bought these items all at once; rather we did so over time.

What are some GoPro accessories you can’t live without?

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29 Comments

  • Reply
    Gokul Raj
    November 21, 2016 at 12:03 AM

    That is a nice collection you got there. The pics do look really amazing.

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      loganpage
      November 23, 2016 at 2:08 PM

      Thank you Gokul! It’s a fun, compact camera and definitely can give you some unique shots!

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    Mr Mike
    November 21, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    The dual battery charger is such an essential in my book. My gf has a GoPro and we always run out of battery early on in the day but with a dual battery charger you can even charge both batteries on the go with a portable USB battery!

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      loganpage
      November 23, 2016 at 2:08 PM

      Agree 100% Mike! We usually have one charging at all times!

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    explorelovetravel
    November 22, 2016 at 1:25 PM

    I don’t actually have a GoPro but I’m thinking about buying one as a Christmas present from me to myself 🙂 this post will definitely come in handy when I finally get around to buying one! Your photos are lovely, by the way.

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      loganpage
      November 23, 2016 at 2:06 PM

      Thank you very much! As you can tell, we absolutely love it. We have so many more photos we didn’t share but it’s a definitely a fun camera and takes some unique shots. 🙂 I hope you do end up getting one for yourself! You deserve it.

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    carmyy
    November 23, 2016 at 11:34 AM

    Most devastating moment this year: losing on of my GoPro batteries!!! It always pays to have extra and I’m definitely asking for one this holiday season. Great list and definitely a lot of things here that I have or plan on getting 🙂

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      loganpage
      November 23, 2016 at 2:05 PM

      We’ve lost one before too Carmy! It’s such a pain. Glad you agree with these accessories! 🙂

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    snigdhabhowmick
    November 25, 2016 at 1:49 AM

    Great pointers ,Your tips and suggestions will surely come handy for my next Go Pro Buy.

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      loganpage
      December 6, 2016 at 10:14 PM

      Thanks! I’m glad they were useful.

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    neha
    November 25, 2016 at 10:50 AM

    This is a very good list. These would form very nice gifts for those who travel frequently. I myself would love to have some

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      loganpage
      December 6, 2016 at 10:13 PM

      Glad you enjoyed it! I hope you get some of these from your wish list this year. 🙂

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    FS Page
    November 26, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    This is a god collection. Thanks for sharing.

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    Julie Cao
    November 27, 2016 at 5:43 PM

    I have not started using GoPro yet, but I plan to purchase some of the accessories you mentioned for my long-term South American trip next year 64 GB memory card and the dual battery charge is definitely the way to go! Thanks for this candid article on the photography and filming accessories.

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      loganpage
      December 6, 2016 at 10:13 PM

      I hope you enjoy your trip to SA! We will look forward to seeing how you utilize your GoPro and accessories!

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    Munchkin Treks
    November 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM

    I love this post about assessories for travel. The other half of Munchkin Treks, my husband Dave, takes care of most of our photography and video equipment. We could certainly use some of the upgrades you mention here, though.

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      loganpage
      December 6, 2016 at 10:12 PM

      Glad you found it useful! There are so many more GoPro accessories out there but I wanted to cover the ones that we use the most frequently. 🙂

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    gelyka
    November 27, 2016 at 9:36 PM

    I still dont own a GoPr. I just have an iphone and a cheap action camera but your photos make me wanna invest on it soon! Thankyou for these.

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    Brianna (@ArchivesofAdv)
    November 28, 2016 at 1:05 PM

    Wow! That’s a lot of stuff to remember to pack! Do you always bring it all, or does it depend on what activities you know you’ll be doing?

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    hairtothereblog2
    November 29, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    So many accessories! We’re planning a road trip through the states & obv need to capture our mugs by each “Welcome to” sign. Was thinking of getting a tripod for a DSLR, but do you think a Go Pro with the proper accessories would be a better bet?

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      loganpage
      December 6, 2016 at 10:07 PM

      One of the nice things about a GoPro is that it’s extremely easy to set up and not to mention, it takes a great selfie without having to feel like you’re a high schooler. However, you could always get a tripod and connect your GoPro to that as well! We often connect our camera and our GoPro to our tripod.

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    whereisnoodles
    November 30, 2016 at 2:14 AM

    A GoPro is on my list to Santa this year! Looks like I might need too update it! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

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    gingerpawsoutdoor
    December 3, 2016 at 7:37 PM

    This is very helpful as I am planning to buy a GoPro before the year ends! I am tired of bringing bulky DSLRs every trip, plus I cant go under water! thank you for this!

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      loganpage
      December 6, 2016 at 10:15 PM

      You will quickly fall in love! I use it more than our camera nowadays. 🙂

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    Hang Around The World
    December 6, 2016 at 3:33 PM

    We’d like to have an Head Strap + QuickClip, sounds very helpful especially for extreme shoots. It’s also really cheap, good 🙂

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      loganpage
      December 6, 2016 at 10:14 PM

      Many of the accessories are affordable (thankfully) but they definitely can add up! The headstrap is a favorite of mine, Kallsy doesn’t use it as often but it’s a neat accessory for climbing.

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    Trippin' Turpins
    December 21, 2016 at 2:06 AM

    I really don’t use my GoPro enough. At the moment it is a problem of not being able to clear my Micro SD, at other times it has been ageing batteries not lasting too long. Time to get off my butt and get some back ups! Thanks for the reminder.

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      kallsypage
      December 28, 2016 at 8:38 PM

      We keep buying more Micro SD cards because we fill them up so quickly! It also seems like we’re always charging batteries that’s why we have so many. 🙂 Can’t wait to see some of your GoPro pics.

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