A lot of time since this TOP 10 list was first published so its time to add some fresh contenders to the list. You can scroll down for the original TOP10 but first, take a look at the new additions to Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling.
You cant have a travel list without a good travel bag right? The Wandrd PRVKE hits the mark and is definitely my favorite camera bag for my DSLR and my GoPros and all my smaller gear and has room for clothes or food.
The bottom half of the bag can be customized to fit all your tech gear and you can use the top half for your day-to-ay stuff like your clothes. The PRVKE bag has a rolltop, so you can increase and decrease the volume of the bag depending on how much stuff you need to carry. You can also take out the Camera Cube with all your photo gear and sling it over your shoulder if you need more room inside the bag. It really is an absolutely amazing looking and versatile travel bag – take a look at the full Wandrd PRVKE review for more details.
Feiyu Tech G6 gimbal
No list is complete without an action camera gimbal. The Feiyu Tech g6 makes it into the Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling as the best gimbal for a GoPro camera in the world. If you want to get cinematic shots and those nice smooth turns and movements you need a gimbal. Yes, the new Hero cameras have the HyperSmooth stabilization built-in and the new HyoperSmooth 2.0 on the GoPro Hero8 shows even more promise but it is still no replacement for a gimbal. Now that we have HERO10 out, I tend to think you can do without a gimbal but if you want to get 100% from your videos, a gimbal will still help you smooth out the hand movements that the stabilizer is just not meant to do.
Not only does a gimbal make the movements smoother you can charge your GoPro from it, but you can also control it remotely. Set up your gimbal on your car or on your bike and you will have amazing angles in your travel videos that you will otherwise miss out on. The Feiyu Tech g6 is splash-proof so you can take it anywhere and not worry about your gear.
BlitzWolf BW-BS5 Bluetooth Long Extended Tripod Selfie Stick
I`m not a huge fan of selfie sticks myself and use them rarely but most people do use them. The BlitzWolf BW-BS5 is three things in one:
- Selfie stick
- Remote control
The reason it made it into the list is that you can use it with your GoPro and your phone. It also has a foldable handle you can turn into a tripod and you can take photos from a distance with the Bluetooth remote that slides out of the handle. Its very lightweight and packs down well so it doesn’t take much space in your backpack. The downside is that it’s not an action camera tripod a will break if you take it for a rough ride. But if you take care of it its a great cheap addition to your travel gear
TELESIN ALLIN Box Charger
This is a great charger that comes with two batteries but has three charging ports- room for the original GoPro battery that came with your camera.
The TELESIN ALLIN Box Charger is dust and splash-proof charger dome to store and charge your batteries in. The lid has MicroSD slots to store your space cards so all your smaller stuff can be stored safely. It has individual LED lights so you know when each battery is ready to go. The case itself is coated with rubber to make it more durable and resistant to damage. It also has a loop on top to hook it to your bag for easy access.
GNARBOX 2.0 SSD
This is the only addition here that I have not yet personally tested. I used the original GNARBOX and it is an amazing piece of equipment. The new GNARBOX 2.0 is a huge step up and it just started shipping to buyers.
GNARBOX 2.0 SSD is a rugged backup device for content creators who need the most reliable way to back up their files in the field. You don’t need a laptop to carry around- the GNARBOX 2.0 fits an SSD drive and a computer in a small rugged case. You can back up all your photos and videos and edit them on the go. The way this works is you connect your phone wirelessly to your Gnarbox and use your mobile as a screen to edit. All the processing is done inside the Gnarbox. It cant get any easier to instantly edit your photos taken with your camera and share them in your social media channels.
You can also do automatic backups from your memory cards to make sure you don’t lose your travel videos and images.
You can get a 256Gb, 512Gb or a 1Tb version.
Read on for the recommendations and the original Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling published in 2016.
When you plan a trip the number one concern you always have is what to pack! It`s a constant battle between an extra pair of jeans or running shoes or underwear or whatever you feel kind of needs to be in your backpack or suitcase. Often times than not you end up taking items you never use during your trip and leave behind something important. We made a Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling list to help you out!
Packing your GoPro accessories
When you take your GoPro with you for your travels, the main question is: “What else do i need?” GoPro cameras have tens and hundreds of different accessories that each serve a different purpose. We will help you list the Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling.
If you don`t have a tight weight limit and you are traveling with a huge suitcase or even two, this is not probably an issue for you. But often times people only carry a backpack or are otherwise limited and need to be careful what they take with them.
When putting together list list of Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling we considered the top critical aspects like: weight, size, benefit, usage and price. A travel accessory needs to be lightweight and small to fit any bag and it doesn`t make sense taking it with you if the benefit you get from it is tiny and you end up never really using it. Taking a floating grip with you when you are packing for a city trip and staying in hotels with no pools or packing an external microphone when all you want to do is take some action shots while surfing the waves.
So here is our list of Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling
1. Spare Batteries
Spare batteries are pretty much the number one accessory ever GoPro user needs to have. You don`t have much use of your GoPro when all of a sudden you run out of juice and the action is just starting. You need to be able to keep on shooting and this is why we suggest at least 2 spares to take with you. If you use a remote and the LCD screen this becomes even more of an issue so invest in a couple of high quality batteries.
There are many manufacturers so there should be no shortage of choice. You might want to take a look at Re-Fuel batteries – top notch quality and great customer service!
This might be a bit too obvious but this is a must, when you have more than 1 battery, and you should have more than one like we just discussed. Charging your GoPro batteries with the camera attached with the USB cable takes forever and imagine doing that with 3 batteries! This will take you hours. If you come to your hotel for a quick snack and want to continue discovering the place you are at you don`t have time to mess around with the cable method – you need a quicker solution. Fortunately, most of the chargers don`t weigh that much and are small enough to fit in your pocket if need to. If you are already considering getting your batteries from Re-Fuel you might as well grab a good charger also.
The number of different tripods on the market can be overwhelming and picking the right one is hard. A tripod you want to be able to take with you needs to be:
- Sturdy – It needs to hold your GoPro perfectly without drooping.
- Flexible – A good tripod can give you an angle you want.
- Cheap- Risk of losing it or getting it stolen is pretty high when traveling.
- Lightweight- You don`t want to carry around a heavy tripod
A good travel tripod is small but strong enough to support a DSLR camera, in case you need to. Joby makes the perfect travel tripod that you can use on all surfaces, wrap it around a tree or use as a handle grip.
4. Selfie stick or a Pole
Yes, we all take selfies, don`t pretend you don`t. And that`s perfectly fine, nobody wants to return from an awesome trip and discover that you are not on a single image or video! Nobody will believe you even went. A good pole gets you in the pictures and videos with no effort at all.
We strongly suggest getting a quality pole, they are lightweight and can survive a drop or stay afloat when you use it in the water. Pick out a selfie stick and add it in your Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling.
Things to consider:
- Will it float
- How far can it extend
- Is the material durable
- does it look good
- does it have a built in battery
- does it have a sturdy grip
- are the locks tight
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5. Floating Grip
A floating grip is something many people actually don`t need, but it ended up in our Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling, because it`s really lightweight and small and our top choice if you end up playing in the pool with your kids, taking a swim in the ocean, surfing, going on a boat trip or any other activity where you end up near water.
Plus, you can use it as a regular hand grip that you need anyways, so it`s a win-win situation. Consider buying a brightly colored floating grip if you plan to swim in the sea, because if you lose it, it`s easier to find it floating in the foamy waves. A darker grip suits better if you mostly plan to use it on dry land, it will stick out less in the crowd and you will draw less attention to your expensive GoPro. But be sure to attach a wrist strap and eliminate the losing part altogether! UKPRO has a great floating pole with an orange grip to find it fast when you lose it in the water.
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6. GoPro Remote
There are now three ways you can control your GoPro from a distance:
- GoPro Remote
- Your smartphone
- Voice commands – this is a feature limited to HERO5
Using your smartphone to control the camera is brilliant but you will then drain the battery of your phone. What happens if you get lost and you cant call or use Google maps to find your way because you used your phone to control your GoPro?
Using Voice commands is limited to GoPro Hero5 and will probably be a bad idea in a crowded and noisy situation or if you happen to be in a church or a dead silent museum. Voice commands will leave you without your image if you are too far from the camera also.
The remote managed to push its way into the Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling list because it`s small, easy to use, and you can control your camera from a long distance. A remote comes handy when you place your GoPro away from you and still want full control. For example, you attach it to your car`s bonnet, or at the top of your helmet, or anywhere hard to reach. A lot of people just press the shutter and place the camera where they need it and hope that they will have the time to look for that interesting shot later from a laptop screen. With a Remote, you can skip the boring parts and save your memory card for the cool takes.
You can pick it up from Amazon.com
A good case is something you can definitely live without but having your camera with all the accessories scattered in your backpack or wrapped in a plastic bag is just not cool 🙂
Get a decent bag, organize the stuff you carry with you and save yourself some trouble looking for that missing joint or an adhesive mount you know you took with you but just can`t find in the mess of your suitcase.
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8. GoPro Gimbal
This is where it get`s a bit more expensive. A good gimbal cost even more than the camera itself but the results can be astonishing! Nothing worse than looking at shaky footage where your every step translates into the video from the soles of your feet slapping the asphalt. People often don`t pay any attention on keeping the camera steady so you end up with swaying, bouncing, shaky video.
Yes, you can alleviate the shaking by bending your knees so that your legs act as shock absorbers, but you can`t beat a good gimbal.
The best 3-axis gimbals will give you that silky smooth cinematic look that make your views go: “aaaaaaaaaaahhhh, thats so awesome”. We all want that right?
There are tons of different gimbals out there, some better than others. Some use a smartphone as an external screen, some rely on the GoPros own screen.
Obviously, weight comes into consideration when packing your holiday gear, but we truly believe a steady footage that you get using a gimbal is worth the sacrifice.
Feiyu Tech has some amazing affordable gimbals that work like magic, but there are tons of other high quality gimabls out there.
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9. Timelapse mount
We love time laps videos! You can pack a whole day into just few minutes of footage catching everything that passes the lens. You have probably seen some amazing timelapse videos or bright red sunsets, building being constructed, people rushing to work in the morning, ocean rising and crashing to the shore and many more.
To make your time laps videos even more exciting, you can use a Time Lapse Controller. Let that little gadget do the work for you and you are just left to enjoy the beautiful videos that you will get from using your GoPro and a time lapse controller.
10. Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling – Destination specific accessory
We could suggest a lot of cool gadgets and widgets and poles and clamps, but at the end, it comes down to where will you travel. The 9 suggested accessories are essential in pretty much every situation and will help you squeeze out every brilliant shot you can ever imagine, but the number 10 spot in our list of Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling belongs to an anonymous accessory.
If you are a surfer, you want to take a surf board mount with you, a snowboarder might want to take a helmet stabilizer and a city tourist will be happy to grab a selfie stick with a built in battery for more selfies.
Think about your trip – where will you go, what will you do, what is the environment like, how much stuff can you carry and then make your decision.
If you have any suggestions on what should we include in this list, contact us!
- 0.1 Wandrd PRVKE
- 0.2 Feiyu Tech G6 gimbal
- 0.3 BlitzWolf BW-BS5 Bluetooth Long Extended Tripod Selfie Stick
- 0.4 TELESIN ALLIN Box Charger
- 0.5 GNARBOX 2.0 SSD
- 0.6 Packing your GoPro accessories
- 1 So here is our list of Top 10 GoPro Accessories For Traveling