The Top Must-Have GoPro Accessories
We love our GoPro cameras! We enjoy the compact size, quality of the photos, and the ability to use them in so many different ways. But after buying our first GoPro a few years ago we realized that it wouldn’t be complete without some awesome GoPro accessories.
When we first started looking at different GoPro 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 GoPro accessories we own can also be used with any model of GoPro that’s currently on the market.
But before we get started, we realize that this is a laundry list of GoPro accessories that can get really expensive fast! We by no means bought these items all at once but rather, did so overtime!
Micro SD Memory Card
A memory card is a given, right? However, picking the right amount of memory is the key when selecting a Micro SD card. We typically say the more memory the better and wouldn’t go any less than 64GB.
Cost: $20 for 64GB or $40 for 128GB
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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Another must-have GoPro accessory is 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 because when used often they drain quickly!
Long days and longer trips call for more batteries so you can keep shooting!
Dual Battery Charger
In addition to the extra batteries, another useful GoPro accessory is a dual battery charger. With this handy device, you can charge your GoPro batteries quickly while on-the-go. I love this accessory because it has a micro-USB port that allows you to use a variety of power sources too! Bonus? It comes with one extra battery.
Behind the scenes, charging a few batteries in Kallsy’s backpack with our Lumsing battery pack.
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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. 😉
Gooseneck + Flex Clamp
This is by far one of our most used GoPro accessories. We use 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 Clamp is awesome for mounting purposes too!
Shot with our Gooseneck + Flex Clamp so we can keep rowing on.
Head Strap + QuickClip
We don’t use this GoPro accessory as often as we should but it’s great for video footage and photos from an eye-level perspective. The head strap and quickclip is perfect for activities that require your hands being free (e.g. climbing, kayaking, etc.)
Hanging off a ledge with the head strap.
Another beloved GoPro accessory of ours is the suction cup. We use this one to attach our GoPro to our vehicles, boat, jetski, and more. It can travel safely up to 150+ MPH and doesn’t damage the surface that you attach it to.
Shot with GoPro Suction Cup
This must-have GoPro accessory 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 ft 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.
The GoPro floaty is great for the beach, pool, kayaking, snorkeling, wakeboarding, or other deep-water activities when you want to utilize multiple attachments.
Whenever we’re near a body of water we always use the floaty backdoor.
Red Diving Filter
A red diving filter makes your underwater images go from all blue to show true colors underwater similar to what you can see visually. This accessory is perfect for those who plan to use their GoPro underwater often while snorkeling or diving.
Underwater Dome Port
We just recently received this accessory and were excited to try it out. Have you ever seen one of those underwater shots that are half in the water half out of the water? That’s what this nifty GoPro accessory does! The only thing is, it can take some extra time to learn how to master it.
GoPro Camera Case
We really like our GoPro camera case because it has room for two GoPro cameras, batteries, memory cards, and many accessories. It also slips easily into my backpack.
What are some GoPro accessories you can’t live without?
Comments & Reviews
Gokul Raj says
That is a nice collection you got there. The pics do look really amazing.
Thank you Gokul! It’s a fun, compact camera and definitely can give you some unique shots!
Mr Mike says
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!
Agree 100% Mike! We usually have one charging at all times!
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.
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.
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 🙂
We’ve lost one before too Carmy! It’s such a pain. Glad you agree with these accessories! 🙂
Great pointers ,Your tips and suggestions will surely come handy for my next Go Pro Buy.
Thanks! I’m glad they were useful.
This is a very good list. These would form very nice gifts for those who travel frequently. I myself would love to have some
Glad you enjoyed it! I hope you get some of these from your wish list this year. 🙂
Julie Cao says
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.
I hope you enjoy your trip to SA! We will look forward to seeing how you utilize your GoPro and accessories!
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.
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?
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?
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.
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. 🙂
Thanks for reading!
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.
You will quickly fall in love! I use it more than our camera nowadays. 🙂
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.
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.
Mike Lee says
I am a GoPro convert and love using it. Thanks for this list as I am always on the lookout for new tried and testes accessories that Go with the Pro. Learnt the hard way that an extra battery is very important with the GoPro and having a extra card never harms. Already have the case and some of the features came in the new Hero5 but the Suction Cup and Head Strap are two options that I really need to invest in.