The best GoPro accessories 2018: take your action footage to the next level

Get more out of your GoPro action camera with our expert round-up of rugged accessories for filming epic footage on land, underwater and in the air

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When it comes to action footage, GoPro is the first name on everyone’s lips. These small yet rugged cameras are incredible on their own, but pair them with the best GoPro accessories and your action footage will be truly transformed. 

Do you want to film the world from your dog's perspective? Keen to capture your next downhill ride? There are GoPro accessories for these and more, for use both in the water and on land. You can even pair them with the new GoPro Hero7 Black.

Being waterproof is one of the biggest selling points of GoPro's action cameras, so no wonder we’ve put the GoPro Handler Floating Hand Grip at the top of our list. This device helps you to capture stunning underwater footage by enabling you to properly angle the camera in the waves. 

Serious action shooters should consider the GoPro Karma Grip, while park enthusiasts will find the GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp useful. You can hook it up to park rails for a low angle shot of you skateboarding.

To get the very best deals on the Handler Floating Hand Grip, Jaws Flex Clamp and other GoPro accessories, see the prices shown in the article below, as we check these prices every day to ensure you have access to the best. With Black Friday approaching (it's on November 23 this year) some of those prices could drop even further, and any price drops will be automatically reflected below.

Read on for our pick of the best GoPro accessories to help you get the most out of your action camera, and to capture footage and stills you'll be proud to share.

Best GoPro accessories

1. GoPro Handler Floating Hand Grip 

Whether you’re looking to capture incredible holiday footage to show off to your friends and family back home, or you’re a watersports enthusiast looking to get more out of their action videos, the GoPro Handler Floating Hand Grip has to be at the top of your list. 

The device mainly consists of a comfortable, non-slip handle. In addition to helping you shoot footage from a range of different angles, it keeps your GoPro afloat so that you don’t need to worry about it sinking if you drop it in the water.  

Best GoPro accessories: Manfrotto Off road ThrilLED Light & Bracket

2. Manfrotto Off Road ThrilLED Light and Bracket

Attaching your GoPro to your bike or helmet is great for nailing point of view shots of any extreme sport you're undertaking. It's also handy when you're cycling back and forth to work, capturing any potential incidents of road rage directed at you from drivers.

The Off Road ThrilLED Light and Bracket from Manfrotto also includes an LED light to attach to the top of your GoPro action cam. That makes this the perfect accessory for when it gets dark yet you want to continue filming.

Best GoPro accessories: GoPro Karma Grip

 3. GoPro Karma Grip 

Perhaps you’re cycling down a dirt track but instead of catching the smoothness of your drift, all you get is the shaky rumble of your bike covering the ground. 

There is nothing worse than knowing how the footage could have been, so save yourself the disappointment by investing in the Karma Grip, which works to ensure calm, shake-free footage. 

After all, a good deed (buying the device) will by the law of karma, lead to a reward (incredibly awesome footage).

4. Off Road Stunt Backpack

If you're out adventuring, you'll most likely have more than one camera with you. Manfrotto has you covered again with their Stunt backpack that includes room for up to three cameras and is made of a waterproof material for added durability. 

This bag also includes a mount on the front for your GoPro action camera, enabling you to get a cool first person shot while you're exploring.

Best GoPro accessories: Removu S1 Gimbal

5. Removu S1 Gimbal

GoPro’s digital image stabilisation is almost perfect on the new Hero7 Black action cam, but if you’re still rocking an older GoPro model, a gimbal is the ideal accessory to iron out any shakes and give your edits a professional sheen.

For the most epic action shots, the Removu S1 Gimbal can be attached to any GoPro compatible mount, making it easy to capture slick footage from your crash helmet, handlebars or surfboard. You can also connect the detachable hand grip to take full control of your POV footage.

The GoPro camera is designed for action, and so is this hardcore gimbal. The S1 Gimbal is fully rain-proof and will go the distance come rain or shine. 

Best GoPro accessories: Knog Qudos Action Video Light for GoPro

6. Knog Qudos Action Video Light for GoPro 

Sometimes the most magical shots are filmed in the dark but you’ll need to make sure that you capture the essence of it correctly with the right background lighting. This is where the Knog Qudos comes in. 

With three light modes, including Target Spot, Action Sports and Ambient, this GoPro accessory will give your footage some serious ‘kudos’ whether you’re shooting a dark, tree-lined dirt track or a moonlit swim in the sea.  

Best GoPro accessories: GoPro Fetch Dog Harness

7. GoPro Fetch 

If you’re always wondering what you dog gets up to in the undergrowth, now you can catch their shenanigans on camera. 

Whether it’s capturing them digging up a treat you buried in the garden or filming an over-the-head shot of them dashing after a tennis ball with a jump catch at the end, this GoPro accessory will ensure you capture the full essence of your animal. 

The Fetch comes with a comfortable harness with two mounting locations (so you can put it either the top of your dog or on their tummy) and is suitable for both small and large furry pals.

The harness is also fully adjustable, meaning it can fit any dog from weights 7-54kg. It's also fully washable for the times your dog runs through that muddy field you told them not to.

Best GoPro accessories: GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp

8. GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp 

If you’re feeling adventurous, buy the GoPro Jaws Flex Clamp. Whether you’re shooting super-high or super-low angles, you can attach your GoPro to pretty much anything to achieve the footage you want. 

And when you’ve mastered a cool trick or landed a jump you’ve been wiping out on for the last week, you’ll want to catch it in all its glory. 

With a neck attachment to shoot a wider range and a quick release base to easily transition the camera between shots, if you’re looking to really play with your GoPro, this is the accessory to get.  

Best GoPro accessories: SHOOT Underwater Dome

9. SHOOT Underwater Dome 

Whether you’re cruising around a bay on a stand-up paddle board or shooting down a Grade 4 rapid, there’s no denying how cool a half and half shot is. By moving the water line away from the lens, you can achieve a better defined picture of the world above and below water.

 The SHOOT Underwater Dome features a smear-free cover so you don’t need to worry about anything distorting your shots, while the non-slip floaty grip will enable you to play around with camera angles and not lose your GoPro in the process.  

10. PowerVault GoPro Battery Integrated Case

Rugged storage and the ability to recharge your GoPro batteries up to five times on the go; that's what the travel case by PowerVault is all about. There are two slots to put the batteries for the GoPro Hero 4 and two for the Hero 3/3+ batteries. 

There's also a USB port on the power supply itself, allowing you to charge a bunch of other devices on the go too.

The PowerVault GoPro Battery Integrated Case is made up of a water-resistant material and is large enough to house your GoPro action cam and all its accessories. The case ensures your camera stays safe and charged during all your adventures.

Best GoPro accessories: Joby GripTight GorillaPod

11.  Joby GripTight GorillaPod 

The outside world is unpredictable and there’s nothing more annoying than finding that something like an uneven surface will prevent you from achieving the best shot.

 The GorillaPod can literally evolve to make the most of every surface, whether its adjusting the legs over an uneven cluster of rocks or twisting it around a fence post. 

It features quick release clips, 360 degree flexibility and rubber feet for grip, making this GoPro accessory your most reliable companion when you’re out and about.

Best GoPro accessories: GoPro 3-Way Camera Mount

12. GoPro 3-Way Camera Mount

If you’re looking for one GoPro mount to rule them all, the waterproof, 3-Way Camera Mount is the one to stash in your backpack. 

Folded down, the GoPro 3-Way Camera Mount serves as a comfortable camera grip for day-long filming. Extend the three-section arm to it’s maximum 50.8cm length and you have the perfect selfie stick, or a great tool for hoisting your camera above the crowds.

Finally, unfurl the lightweight mini tripod from the mount’s base and you gain a sturdy platform from which to capture high-octane action shots or images of stunning vistas.

13. Rode Video Mic GO

GoPro action cameras are the dons when it comes to capturing crisp, vibrant and immersive footage. Not all of these dinky action cams are known for their audio capabilities, though.

If you’re shooting an edit on a windy day, or chatting to the camera for your vlog, a dedicated microphone is an essential add-on. Rode’s battery-free, lightweight, on-camera directional mic, the Rode Video Mic GO, connects with your GoPro via its 3.5mm mini-jack output (you’ll need a 3.5mm mic adapter).

The integrated Rycote Lyre shock mount and included windshield ensure the Rode mic is free from vibrations and will capture all the audio you need, and none that you don’t.

Best GoPro accessories: GoPro Chest Mount Harness

14. GoPro Chest Mount Harness 

The GoPro Chest Mount Harness is the perfect accessory for when you want great point of view shots without having to attach your camera to a backpack. 

GoPro's official chest strap is extremely tough and is ready for any extreme sport and gives a perfect view of the action below eye level. This angle can be more immersive and will certainly differentiate your footage from everything else out there.