If you don’t have a strap mount for your GoPro then you aren’t getting enough out of your camera. It’s as simple as that. I used to think I could get by with zip-tying my GoPro to my saddle bag, but the result is a bunch of blurry and bouncy photos that go straight to the trash.
I recently received the Strap Mount from Polar Pro featured in the above image, and I couldn’t be happier with this camera mount. Not only does a strap mount like this stabilize your image so that few to none of them come out blurry (depending on your speed, of course), it has a locking mechanism so you don’t have to worry about your camera’s security. After a day’s riding, you’ll get a dozen or so photos like this:
With an MSRP of $29.99, this is one of the more economical strap mounts I’ve seen. But don’t let the price fool you, this a well-constructed, adaptable piece of camera equipment.
The kit includes: the clip, the mounting plate, the attachment screw, and a wrist strap. As is common with strap clips, the square-shaped mounting plate can be fit into the clip from all four plate orientations, which allows for a variety of shooting positions.
In the above photo, you can also see the locking mechanism that must be slid down to remove the camera, and pushed back into the vertical position to lock the camera in place.
Installing the clip takes only a few minutes and once it’s in place, it’s not going anywhere.
Once the camera has been fixed to the mounting plate, you simply slide it into the clip and you’re off. I chose to mount my camera upside down because that made it easier to tilt the camera forward when I was hunched over while riding (the pictures can be rotated upright when downloaded to your computer). If you were using this clip for hiking, you would have no problem with mounting the camera upright.
There is a broad range of motion, and you can even orient the camera to take images directly to your left and right just by rotating the mounting plate.
The Polar Pro Strap Mount is a great product! It’s economical, well-made, adaptable, and will effectively secure your camera. If you have a GoPro, you need either this clip or one like it.
Thanks to Polar Pro for providing the Strap Mount for review.