Best GoPro Poles and Selfie Sticks – Reviews 2017
The popularity of GoPro cameras has exploded around the world enormously in the last few years. You can mount them on whatever surface, bike, board or hold them yourself.
Our arms can only reach so far, so for that perfect action shot you need to have a suitable GoPro pole. This is why we’ve had a look at the best GoPro poles and selfie sticks currently available on the market to help you in your research.
What to Look for in a GoPro Pole?
With hundreds of GoPro poles and sticks available on the market right now, how do you know which ones are the best for you? You need to determine what you are looking to achieve and choose a model that suits those needs, whether you go scuba diving, skiing, snowboarding, hiking, running or cycling.
Length, weight, model compatibility, materials used, durability, handles… There are a lot of things you need to consider when choosing the best GoPro pole. With the right GoPro selfie stick, you can get much better reach and you can manipulate the angle and distance of the camera shots that you are taking. This will enable you to capture more in the picture itself.
If you have ever seen those incredible shots of people parachuting, bungee jumping or skydiving, then you have already seen just how well a high-quality GoPro selfie stick can help you get an excellent shot that you want to share with the rest of the world.
The Best GoPro Poles and Selfie Sticks in 2017
To help you choose the best GoPro pole or selfie stick for you, we have compiled a list of 14 of the best GoPro poles currently available on the market. Check them out for yourself and hopefully you’ll find one that best matches your GoPro adventures. All GoPro poles listed are compatible with Hero4 and Hero5.
1. GoRad Gear Selfie Stick for GoPro Hero
The GoRad Gear is one of the longest selfie sticks in this list, and at a very competitive price with solid reviews, this GoPro pole may just be your best choice. This top-quality, lightweight, rust-resistant aluminum stick can be extended from 17 inches to 40 inches. It’s also water-resistant, has a big, soft handle for good grip and comes with a handy nylon carry bag.
2. CamKix® Waterproof Telescopic Pole And Floating Hand Grip
This waterproof GoPro stick from CamKix is both a telescopic pole (extendable to 15.7 inch) and a floating hand grip. What’s great about this gadget is that the material is almost transparent, so that this stick will never be the primary visible object in your footage. The adjustable wrist strap is also an excellent feature.
3. GoPro 3-Way: Grip, Arm, Tripod
The GoPro 3-Way is one of the most popular GoPro selfie sticks available. As the name suggests, it’s basically a 3-in-one device: a camera grip, extension arm and tripod. Compatible with all current GoPro models, the 3-Way is also waterproof so you can easily use it for water sports such as scuba-diving or snorkeling.
Watch this excellent YouTube video about the awesome GoPro 3-Way.
4. GoPro The Handler (Floating Hand Grip)
The super compact and sturdy GoPro Handler with floating hand grip is the ideal stick for water sports (waterproof to 33 inches / 10 meters). The comfortable and secure grip will make sure you won’t lose your GoPro while in action. Included is what insiders call The Tool, the official GoPro thumb screw wrench and bottle opener. Because a bottle opener always comes in handy! The handy wrist strap is adjustable.
5. Sinnofoto® S1 Waterproof
The S1 waterproof selfie handheld monopod extends up to 39.4 inches. The aluminum telescoping pole with twist locking system is very easily adjustable. Comes with GoPro tripod mount and hand strap.
6. SANDMARC® Pole Black Edition
This waterproof telescoping extension pole has an all black aluminum build which gives this stick that extra edge. Not only does it look good, it’s also extremely durable. Weighing only 9 ounces, this pole extends from 17 to 40 inches. The remote holder clip and detachable mount are also very welcome features. It’s worth pointing out that SANDMARC offers lifetime warranty on all its products.
7. Quik Pod SPORT GoPro Stick
As the name suggests, the Quik Pod SPORT is perfect for outdoor action such as diving (saltwaterproof), surfing, snowboarding and running. This conveniently lightweight stick extends up to 39 inches, which is perfect for capturing those awesome actions moments that you want to share with your friends.
8. GoBUDi GoPro-Compatible Selfie Stick And Mount Pole
The GoBUDI selfie stick and mount pole with wrist strap has a very distinctive blue color that really makes this device stand out from the rest. But it’s not just good looks that this GoBUDI stick has to offer. With an aluminum body and cork-rubber handle, this is a very comfortable product. It’s waterproof and extends to 27 inches.
9. GoPole GPE-10 EVO 14-24″ Floating Extension Pole
This floating stick from GoPole has a slick design with a yellow handle so you can easily identify it when in the water. The compact and lightweight GPE-10 can extend from 14 up to 24 inches. It also features a comfortable wrist strap and a Wi-Fi remote clip so you can remotely control the camera. This pole is great value for money.
Here is a video about the GoPole GPE-10 that will definitely get you excited.
10. Smatree® SmaPole S3
The SmaPole S3 from Smatree is one of the best in their wide range of GoPro poles. The S3 has both an extendable pole and a floating pole that can be used together or separately. Made with high class aluminium alloy and carbon fiber, this model breathes durability and quality.
11. Wareway Extending Selfie Stick with Remote Housing Tripod Mount
This very sophisticated Wareway selfie stick will not only work your GoPro, but also with most digital cameras and smartphones. The Bluetooth remote control camera shutter release can reach up to 10 meters to help you make the perfect selfie shot. Made with lightweight aluminum, this model comes with monopod, mobile phone clamp, tripod mount and USB cable.
12. Luxebell Selfie Stick Telescopic Pole
This very compact, purse-sized (6.6 to 18.1 inch) telescopic GoPro pole from Luxebell is a very straight-forward, one-piece selfie stick. The rust-free aluminum construction with twist and lock system will allow you to use the pole in salt or fresh water without issues afterwards. At a very competitive price, this may just be the best compact GoPro selfie stick available in this list.
13. Shineda SD-208 Telescopic Pole
The fancy looking Shineda SD-208 with anodized aluminum monopod pole can be extended up to 36 inches (from 11 inches). The built-in GoPro adapter lets you easily connect your GoPro, and the soft foam grip with wrist wrap make this selfie stick pole a great and affordable buy.
14. Homdox Handheld Extendable Monopod
The universal Homdox monopod works with pretty much anything: GoPro, iPhone, digital camera, camcorder, and so on. You can connect it to a tripod too. This device stands out as very durable, tough and, of course, waterproof. With an easy twist and lock extension and lightweight aluminum construction, this selfie stick is one of the cheaper models in the list, but certainly not the worst. Great value for money.
BONUS: LifeLimit HD Camera’s Outdoor Sports Kit
I really want to include this very competitively priced sports kit from LifeLimit. This set includes an extendable handheld monopod pole that is compatible with GoPro Hero4 and Hero5. It also features a chest strap so you can comfortably wear your GoPro on your chest, a headband, a bicycle clip, a GoPro handlebar mounting clamp with tool-free handlebar clamp and 3-way adjustable pivot arm, and much, much more.
This set is seriously great value, especially if you want to go all out with your GoPro adventures.
Things to Consider When Choosing a GoPro Pole
I hope this list of the best GoPro poles and selfie sticks gives you a good idea of what’s currently available in the market. This list gets updated frequently so you can be assured that the best and the latest GoPro poles are included. Here is some more information you may find useful when choosing the right GoPro selfie stick for your specific needs:
Keep in mind that you will be carrying your newly purchased GoPro pole around when you are travelling. So you definitely will need to check the weight of your favorite selfie stick and compare with others.
Also make sure you check how long you want your GoPro pole to be. The length is important because that’s the whole point of having a selfie stick.
A telescoping pole is one that can be extended. Very useful if you want to change how far you can reach depending on where you are. The hand grips are the ones that can’t be extended and their main purpose is to keep you camera steady at a distance further than how far your arm can reach.
You also need to make sure that the pole you wish to purchase fits your camera or phone. Most poles and selfie sticks will work with most GoPro devices, but better be safe than sorry and check the compatibility.
If you’re going to use the GoPro pole for underwater activities or if you want to use it outdoors even when it’s raining, make sure the model you choose is waterproof.