Whether hiking a challenging multi-day peak or just heading out for an easy walk for an afternoon, the GoPro has really opened up the way we document our outdoor experiences.
Offering us the option for stellar first-person POV action shots, while being durable and compact, there are few cameras out there that can do everything the GoPro does. There are also a few cameras that have so many options for accessories and add-ons.
It seems like every camera accessory outfit out there has a dearth of kit for the GoPro, everything from mounts to straps to carrying cases. The selection can be a bit overwhelming when trying to determine what are the most useful accessories to take on a hike and it basically depends on your need.
Do you want to be hands-free or are you looking for more of an extendable selfie stick set up? What are the benefits to either and what are some of the must-have accessories out there for both the serious and the novice hiker?
What about buying a kit? There are so many kits out there right now that have a huge amount of accessories in them for a surprisingly low price. But how to separate the wheat from the chaff?
I’m here to bring you my top pick of the best GoPro accessories for hiking so you can spend less time shopping and more time out there in the great outdoors!
AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro
Zookki Sports Accessories Kit for GoPro
AmazonBasics Head Strap Camera Mount for GoPro
Tenba 632-451 Tenba 14L ActionPack for GoPro
Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Dual Charger for GoPro
What to Look for in GoPro Accessories for Hiking
- Portability: Above all the accessory can’t only be highly useful it has to be appropriate for hiking. Lightweight and easy to put in a pack and carry for long distances, it can’t take up too much room.
- Durability: The product, whatever it is, has to be high quality and durable. It might get dropped and banged around. It might be subject to bad weather conditions. It has to be built to last and stand up to rigorous use.
- Price: You don’t want to break the bank for an accessory that might not be used all of the time. Something cost-effective but not cheaply made is what I’m looking for.
- Versatility: A versatile accessory that can be used in a number of ways or is highly useful, is ideal. Something that works with the different types of hiking you might be doing and an accessory that works with your needs rather than having to shift things around to accommodate it. It should make your life easier, above all!
5 Best GoPro Accessories for Hiking
So now that you know what to look for when preparing for your hike. Instead of sifting the entire internet of the accessories you need, we’ve taken care of that for you and made you a list of the things you ought to have on the trip. You may or may not own one of these items but there’s no harm in adding one or two to your collection.
Here are the best hiking accessories for your GoPro!
1. AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro
There are so many reasons why I love this case and why I think it is the ultimate accessory for every GoPro user, hiking or otherwise. Just look at it. Sleek and unobtrusive, the AmazonBasics Carrying Case for GoPro is going to get you to stop chucking all your equipment in one bag, all loosey-goosey and start taking care of your stuff!
This carrying case can fit your GoPro and a few accessories and comes in three sizes, depending on your needs. Nice foam cut slots hold everything in place with a quality EVA interior. Zipper enclosure and a carrying handle mean you can easily pop this case into your pack and make sure nothing is getting lost or rattling around getting scratched in your main pack.
The camera cut out comfortable fits all GoPro models but can also fit a battery pack, remote control, housing, and plugs. Plus, it has a sweet mesh pocket on the lid side of the case which has tons of room for SD cards, cables and other small accessories you don’t want to lose.
You can drop kick this case and it’s not going to feel a thing. Well-built and made for the accessory addict and the price is quite surprising, too!
Perfect for traveling and it fits easily in your carry-on. It comes with a 1-Year Limited Warranty. If you are looking for a case, look no further, this is the one you want.
What makes this the Best GoPro Accessory for Hiking
- Subtle and low pro, this case doesn’t scream GoPro so it’s not a mark for theft
- Well made, sturdy and durable
- Can fit a ton of components and accessories
- Great for travel
- Lightweight and perfect
- Can’t beat the price
2. Zookki Sports Accessories Kit for GoPro
What do you do when you can’t decide what accessories you need for your GoPro? Just buy them all. Seriously, for this price and these reviews, you might as well. The Zookki Sports Accessories Kit for GoPro is nothing short of amazing. You’ll never know- one of the items on this kit may very well be your best GoPro mount for hiking.
How they are able to deliver all these products with such great customer feedback for such a low price is very impressive.
There is sure to be something you can use in this kit for hiking. To start off there is a handy monopod hand mount. It’s extendable from 8 to 37 inches-nice and compact for traveling. Great for those hiking group shots and selfies or just catching a view.
A chest strap mount means your hands are free and safe for grabbing rocks or catching your fall. The strap is adjustable for comfort and easy to use. Tripod mount adapter, octopus style tripod, bike handlebar mount, wrist strap mount, the list goes on.
A wrist strap mount is also a great tool when hiking and the three-way adjustable pivot arm means you can aim your camera where you need it to be. The kit also comes with a nice floating handle grip for those impromptu mountain swims and every screw and adapter you could need. Adhesive pads for the mounts are also included. All in a carrying bag so you can grab it and go.
30-day money-back guarantee and a 60-day limited product warranty, the accessories work with all GoPro models and in one kit you have everything you need for pretty much every sport imaginable, including hiking. Well made, the only difference between this kit and a GoPro branded kit is the printed logo.
- More affordable than GoPro branded kits of the same quality
- Just about everything you could want in a kit
- Good durable materials and parts
- Easy to adjust and maneuver with your body
- Don’t add too much weight when hiking or backpacking
3. AmazonBasics Head Strap Camera Mount for GoPro
A head strap is such a useful accessory for hiking and the AmazonBasics Head Strap Camera Mount is the best of the bunch. This might just be the lowest priced but most useful accessory you can add to your hiking accessory collection-I’m learning that AmazonBasics is no joke when it comes to quality accessories at the lowest price.
This is a waterproof head-strap camera mount that will work with any GoPro camera model. It’s one size fits all and I love that you can either put it directly on your head or over a hat or helmet. It’s fully adjustable and fits all sizes-it stretches up to 12 inches in diameter.
Nylon straps have durable non-slip rubber inserts and tough polycarbonate buckles. While the mount isn’t going to give you great footage if you’re trail running, (although customers do use it while running) stable, first-person POV footage while hiking is more than possible with this mount which secures with an included screw.
Durability and quality match up to GoPro branded head mount but at a fraction of the cost. At this price, there is no reason not to add this mount to your arsenal of hiking accessories.
- Extremely easy to attach and remove as needed
- Solid, good quality without feeling bulky or too heavy
- Nice adjustments make it easy to get comfortable
- Non-slip grip works great directly on head or hat/helmet
- Never had any performance issues even after a lot of use
4. Tenba 632-451 Tenba 14L ActionPack for GoPro
GoPro makes an amazing backpack but it’s a bit pricey. This is a great backpack model that will take your GoPro set up to the next level. If you’re going to be using your GoPro on your hiking trips and you’re going to be taking a backpack, why not just take a backpack made for the GoPro that has space for all your accessories and more? The Tenba ActionPack for GoPro is the answer to all your GoPro questions.
This 14-liter pack is designed just for GoPro but the versatility here is just fantastic. Regardless of what model you have or what accessories you like to haul around, this pack is big enough to haul it all and keep it organized while you are on the move.
I love the organization of this thing. It has so many pockets. The first thing you see when you open the main compartment are four separate removable pouches. One is padded for all your cameras (it can hold up to four GoPros) and three others for cables, cords and other accessories. These pouches Velcro to the inside of the bag to keep them stable and secure. And they each have a label so you can keep neat and tidy.
Then there are two more removable storage wallets for smaller accessories like SD cards. A chest clip makes the backpack super comfortable but here is what totally sold me on this bag. You can get into it, without taking it off! After undoing the chest strap, you can swing the backpack around by the waist strap.
Now you can open the back panel of the pack and access all of your gear without having to take the pack off at all. I have never seen anything like this and this is such a sweet option for hiking when you need to get a quick shot of something quick like wildlife.
I also love that it has side pockets deep enough for extendable arm mounts or tripods and it has trolley straps so you can sit it on your carry on if you are taking it while you travel. There are so many other extra pockets for stashing everything from snacks to sunglasses, it can even hold a Camelbak water pack, an iPad and two straps on the bottom for hauling a jacket or another tripod.
It has a reflective reversible cover to protect it against sun and rain and it literally has everything you could possibly think of. If you are hiking or traveling with your GoPro and a lot of accessories, I can’t think of why you wouldn’t want this. It literally does it all.
- Makes it really easy to organize accessories
- Great construction and build, can tell its good quality
- Stylish and comfortable while wearing
- Great size – not too big, but big enough to carry what you need
- Feels balanced and even when loaded up with weight
5. Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Dual Charger for GoPro
Extra batteries are essential on a long hike, especially if you’re going to be gone for multiple days. The Wasabi Power Battery (2-Pack) and Dual Charger for GoPro won’t let you charge while you’re on the go but will allow for you to take two fully charged batteries so you always have a backup.
Compatible with the HERO4, these batteries use premium Japanese cells without the memory effect so they don’t depreciate over time like some of the other brands.
Charged by USB, you have the option to charge it while it’s still in your camera or out via the included charger. The batteries come with a 3-year manufacturer warranty and they make other battery packs for the various GoPro models.
Top-notch batteries with a long life span, this is an essential accessory for any seasoned hiker.
- Ideal for long hikes or backpacking trips
- Great when you know you need backups just in case
- More affordable than regular batteries that come with GoPro
- Keeps charge for a long time during use
- Allow you over an hour of use before dying