If you want to include yourself in your movies, you’re going to need a selfie stick. You’ll need something as rugged and as capable as your camera and preferably one that folds away so it doesn’t hamper whatever experience you’re enjoying once you’re done. That’s why we have put together this list of the five best selfie sticks for GoPro cameras.
Each selfie stick is long enough to manage the wide angle lens of the GoPro, is reasonably priced, is pretty much bombproof and just works. Of course, each of these five are fully compatible with as many of the GoPro range as possible. I have tested them with the GoPro Hero3, but the literature says they should work with GoPro Hero 1, Hero 2, Hero 3, Hero 3+ and Hero 4 cameras too.
1. GoPole Evo Floating Extension Pole
The GoPole Evo Floating Extension Pole does exactly what it says on the tin. It floats, extends and fits a GoPro camera. The pole extends from 14 inches up to 24 inches and increments in-between should you need them. The threaded insert at the top is designed specifically for GoPro so there is no adapter or fiddling required.
At around $45, it isn’t cheap. In return, you get a well-made accessory with a clip for a remote, hand loop and waterproofing. The construction is good, materials of a decent quality and the GoPole Evo Floating Extension Pole looks like it will last the test of time.
2. GoPro 3-Way Grip, Arm, Tripod
The GoPro 3-Way Grip, Arm, Tripod is an official GoPro product and while it carries a price premium because of that, it is so good that we think it worth paying. While it works very well as a selfie stick, it also works as a camera grip and a tripod too. This flexibility means there should be no situation where you’re scratching your head about how to frame a shot.
The GoPro 3-Way Grip, Arm, Tripod is waterproof, made of good quality materials and extends from 7.5 inches up to 20 inches. At $67, it isn’t cheap but the flexibility on offer means it’s a price worth paying.
3. GoRad Gear Waterproof Telescoping Extension Pole for GoPro Hero
The GoRad Gear Waterproof Telescoping Extension Pole for GoPro Hero is ideal for when you need to go long. It stretches from 17 inches all the way to 40 inches so should be able to capture anything that’s going on. It is also very rugged and should survive just about anything you put it through.
Constructed of lightweight aluminum and a rubber grip, this selfie stick can be used anywhere. It also features a wrist strap and nylon bag to keep it looking good. It costs around $40, so isn’t exactly cheap but is certainly capable.
4. enKo Products Monopod for GoPro
The enKo Products Monopod for GoPro is the cheapest selfie stick we could find that didn’t look like it would fall apart after using it for five minutes. Made from aluminum with a rubber grip and wrist strap, this is a no-nonsense selfie stick for beginners. It isn’t waterproof but is water resistant. It extends from 9.5 inches to 44 inches so should cover most selfies on dry land or at the beach.
The enKo Products Monopod for GoPro costs only $18, so would be ideal for those who want to experiment with using a selfie stick before buying something more expensive.
5. SANDMARC Selfie Stick
The SANDMARC Selfie Stick is very portable. Measuring 17 inches and extending out to 40 inches and weighing only 9 ounces, this is a go anywhere selfie stick. The aluminum construction is quite rugged and the rubber handle grippy enough for most situations. It also comes with a wrist strap to keep it secure.
The SANDMARC Selfie Stick also comes with a neat mount to add accessories which can be removed to decrease weight. The stick comes with a lifetime warranty and is waterproof too. It costs around $40.
Selfie sticks are getting some bad press at the minute but we think that while there is no better way to capture those special moments, they will prevail. If you’re surfing, hiking, skiing or whatever, there are few better ways to include yourself in the action. If you want a piece of that you now have five great options for choosing a selfie stick.
Do you agree with our best selfie sticks for GoPro cameras? Got any others you think should be on there? Tell us about it below!