Even if GoPro cameras are being advertised as being designed for active individuals, extreme sports and outdoor shots, they can be used for pretty much anything. Even a regular individual will find it useful but there is a big difference when it comes to choosing accessories. Someone who enjoys extreme sports might want a mount or harness to keep the camera filming without having to bother with holding it. In other scenarios something like a stabilizer or a monopod will prove to be much more useful.
Monopods are basically selfie sticks. They works the exact same way and they even look identical. All of them are telescopic extension poles that can be used pretty much in any circumstance that demands it.
Today we will have a look at 10 different monopods. The biggest challenge in selecting them was actually finding models that are compatible with GoPro cameras. There are some universal models and just a handful that were specifically designed for GoPro. We were able to get the 10 best monopods in a simple list. Pricing for all of them makes them affordable and for most part they are made using almost the same materials. To keep things short let’s jump right to our list of the top 10 best monopod for GoPro reviews in 2016.
Table of Contents
- 10. Self-timer for GoPro Hero 1 2 3 Extendable Handheld Monopod Self Portrait
- 9. Dealgadgets Extendable Pole For GoPro Hero Cameras
- 8. Shineda Telescopic Monopod Pole SD-208 For GoPro Hero Cameras
- 7. The Alaska Life Monopod Selfie Stick for GoPro Hero Cameras
- 6. Smatree SmaPole Q1 Extendable Monopod
- 5. URPOWER Handheld Monopod For GoPro Hero Cameras
- 4. GoScope Extreme Telescoping Monopod For GoPro Hero4
- 3. Floureon Selfie Stick Extendable Telescopic Handheld Pole Arm Monopod For GoPro Cameras
- 2. enKo Extendable Monopod for GoPro Hero Cameras
- 1. GoRad Gear Monopod For GoPro Cameras
HM-ANT monopod is a great option for those on a limited budget. It is an inexpensive model that comes with a simple design that feels sturdy and reliable. The monopod is extendable with a small strap that secures it to the wrist.
To keep things simple the model uses a quick spin knob to secure the camera. It works with all GoPro Hero cameras which will prove to be useful. It does not include any kind of trigger but it works great when the self-timer feature of the GoPro is used.
9. Dealgadgets Extendable Pole For GoPro Hero Cameras
The Dealgadgets monopod was made to work with all GoPro Hero cameras. It has a straight forward design and a rugged construction. The handle is covered in a soft rubber coating that improves grip. It also has a wrist strap that ensures the monopod will not be dropped in case it slips from the hand of the user.
Looking at the size of the model, the monopod is smaller than some might think. It can fit in a pocket or small backpack. This makes it travel friendly even for the ones that need to pack light.
8. Shineda Telescopic Monopod Pole SD-208 For GoPro Hero Cameras
Shineda offers a great telescopic monopod for all GoPro owners that are on a tight budget. The model is made out of aluminum that makes it light and durable at the same time. When fully extended the monopod offers a length of 36 inches which is more than enough. Fully compacted it measures 11 inches.
As with most other monopods it has a secure wrist strap. At the same time the handle is covered in a special anti-slipping coating. Mounting a GoPro camera will prove to be extremely simple and it will take less than a minute.
7. The Alaska Life Monopod Selfie Stick for GoPro Hero Cameras
The Alaska Life monopod is a great option for those who need something reliable. It can be used as a selfie stick and works with a wide range of cameras including all GoPro Hero models.
Unlike other monopods this particular model does not come with a Bluetooth trigger. Having no electronic parts means that it is completely waterproof. Its construction is quite solid and as expected the handle is coated with an anti-slipping material.
6. Smatree SmaPole Q1 Extendable Monopod
The Smartree SmaPole monopod is a great option that comes with plenty of features. It can work as a selfie stick or tripod when the right accessories are mounted to its base. Its handle is covered with a rugged rubber material that improves the hand grip. At the same time it has a small wrist strap to prevent accidental damage to the camera.
The model will work with all GoPro Hero camera models. It takes less than a minute to install a camera and when compacted it measures just 11.8 inches.
5. URPOWER Handheld Monopod For GoPro Hero Cameras
Even if the URPOWER monopod is being advertised as a universal model it works great with any GoPro Hero camera. It is very easy to install a camera due to its mounting system and comes with a Bluetooth trigger that unfortunately works only with smartphones.
As with all other monopods it has a wrist strap and a rubber coated handle. When extended it measures about 37 inches which is more than enough.
4. GoScope Extreme Telescoping Monopod For GoPro Hero4
The GoScope Extreme telescoping monopod is a great option for those of you who do not mind paying a bit extra for a high quality product. It is made out of durable aluminum with polycarbonate that makes it rugged and solid.
Looking at the design the monopod extends from 17 to 37 inches. It might not be the most compact model on the market but it gets the job done well and comes with a premium build quality.
3. Floureon Selfie Stick Extendable Telescopic Handheld Pole Arm Monopod For GoPro Cameras
Fleureon offers one of the more popular monopods in our list. At the same time it is also one of the models that can be placed in the inexpensive range of monopods. It is made using aluminum and polycarbonate with a rubber coated hand grip and a small wrist strap.
When folded the monopod measures about 8.6 inches. Fully extended it goes up to 37 inches. Surprisingly the model is also quite lightweight and very easy to setup. In less than a minute a camera can be mounted and the monopod is ready to go.
2. enKo Extendable Monopod for GoPro Hero Cameras
enKo offers a great option for all GoPro Hero camera owners. It is quite surprisingly to see that such an inexpensive monopod offers such a great build quality. The model can expand from 9.5 inches to 44 inches which makes it one of the longest monopods in our list.
Looking at the features it offers the monopod does not have any electronic parts and since it is made using corrosion resistant materials it is completely waterproof. It includes a two year warranty which is a great plus.
1. GoRad Gear Monopod For GoPro Cameras
The GoRad is one of the most appreciated products in our list mainly because it can serve as a selfie stick, tripod and monopod at the same time. It was designed to work with all GoPro Hero cameras and comes with a superior build quality.
The model uses an aluminum frame with a thumbscrew mounting base. As with other similar models it comes with an anti-slip handle covered with a rubber material. It also has a small wrist strap and it includes a carry bag.
Even if they are named monopods, they can also be considered selfie sticks. They look and work the same only the name is different. Also some models offer the option to have a tripod base mounted to the monopod so in other words, monopods can serve a wide range of purposes.
For our list we selected only the most appreciated models. This means that they either offer a great price, great features or both. If there is one thing that most of them share it is the fact that they work with all GoPro Hero camera models.