If you want to use a selfie stick with your GoPro, you’ll need a monopod that’s as rugged as your camera. The average selfie stick just can’t keep up with the demands of the average GoPro user. When you are shopping for a GoPro-friendly selfie stick, you should look for a stick that is built tough, with a sturdy pole and helpful accessories like a wrist strap. You should also look for a selfie stick that is waterproof. Ideally, it should be both waterproof and saltwater-proof. This will enable you to use the selfie stick with your GoPro while engaging in watersports and underwater activities. Taking the time to research all your options can be a hassle. To make things easy for GoPro fanatics, we’ve rounded up five different selfie stick options that will work for a variety of situations. Read on to see five of the best selfie stick options for GoPro fans.
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1. Best Cheap Selfie Stick for GoPro Cameras: enKo Products Monopod for GoPro
Buying your first selfie stick, and not sure how much use you’ll get out of your new toy? You might want to buy a relatively inexpensive stick at first, and then upgrade to a more premium option if you feel the need. This selfie stick extends between 9.5 inches and 44 inches. This selfie stick can also be used with other cameras, besides the GoPro line.
Do note that this selfie stick is marketed as water-resistant, not waterproof. Some users have experienced rusting, likely due to overexposure to water or improper storage in humid conditions. This is a selfie stick that can tolerate light rain or a few splashes of water, but not much more than that. For longevity reasons, avoid submerging this selfie stick in water, and ensure that you dry it thoroughly after it gets wet. This would be a good selfie stick for hiking, or other relatively dry sporting pursuits. It may not be ideal for use in boats, or use under water. However, it is one of the cheapest water-resistant selfie stick options out there. For people on a budget, or those who are new to selfie sticks, this is a good introductory monopod.
- Rotates 360 degrees
- Under warranty for two years
- Water-resistant, not fully waterproof
- No cushioning/grip for end of stick
- Other selfie sticks on the market have lifetime warranties
2. Best Hybrid Selfie Stick for GoPro Cameras: GoPro 3-Way Grip/Arm/Tripod
A selfie stick is handy in certain situations, but there are times when you need a slightly different accessory to take that perfect photo. This hybrid selfie stick from GoPro can be used in three different configurations. You can use this combo device as a tripod, or as a camera grip. You can also use this product as an extension arm. The tripod stores inside the handle, which is a nice, compact solution.
This photography accessory is waterproof, making it ideal for use around or in the water. This GoPro accessory is compatible with all existing GoPro models. At its minimum collapsed length, it measures 7.5 inches. When expanded fully, it measures 20 inches.
Learn more about this hybrid selfie stick in the video above.
- Hybrid design
- Comes with thumb screw
- Tripod stored inside handle
- Somewhat short when extended
- No attached lanyard/wrist strap
- Some find the construction “delicate” and not rugged enough
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3. Best Indestructible Selfie Stick for GoPro Cameras: GoScope GoPro HERO Telescoping Pole
If you need a rugged selfie stick that can stand up to all kinds of harsh elements, this might be the best GoPro selfie stick for you. The GoScope is designed to be waterproof, in both saltwater and freshwater conditions. It’s also snow proof. At its smallest, this selfie stick is 21 inches. When expanded, it’s 34.5 inches.
One unique feature of this selfie stick is the dual buckle mount head, which enables you to hold two cameras at once. An adjustable neoprene wrist strap makes this selfie stick easy to hang on to, even when your hands are wet. A new and improved version of this stick is also available. The GoScope BOOST has a slightly improved handle grip, as well as a slightly smaller form factor, which may appeal to some. However, it costs more than the older GoScope, with the BOOST coming in at $39.95. Either option is good for people who need a waterproof selfie stick, so it’s really just a matter of your budget.
Learn more about GoScope’s telescoping pole in the video above.
- Fits all GoPro cameras
- Works in salt water
- Dual buckle mount head
- Newer version has a better grip
- Some people may prefer a selfie stick that expands further
- Some people may prefer a selfie stick that can collapse into a smaller package
- Not a hybrid selfie stick pole
4. Best Long Selfie Stick for GoPro Cameras: GoRad Gear Waterproof Telescoping Extension Pole for GoPro Hero
Sometimes, you need an extra-long selfie stick. The longer you can extend the stick, the more of the background you can get into your shot. At 40 inches, only one other selfie stick on this list longer. The enKo Products Monopod for GoPro is four inches longer than this option from GoRad Gear. The GoRad gear selfie stick is a bit more rugged, however.
This selfie stick is constructed from lightweight, rust-resistant aluminum. It can be safely used underwater, and comes with a nylon carrying sack to make it easier to transport. The pole itself can be adjusted from 17 inches all the way up to 40 inches. There’s a twist locking system that makes it easy to securely extend the selfie stick. A grippy handle and bonus wrist strap will help you hang on to your camera, even in wet conditions.
Get a closer look at this selfie stick (and its nylon accessory bag) in the video above.
- Lifetime guarantee
- Made from rust-proof, waterproof materials
- Comes with a bag for storage or transport
- Easy to extend
- Somewhat more expensive than other options on this list
- Only works with the standard GoPro mount
- Heavier than some other poles on the market
Find more GoRad Gear Waterproof Telescoping Extension Pole for GoPro Hero information and reviews here.
5. Best Floating Selfie Stick for GoPro Cameras: GoPole GPE-10 Selfie Stick
Other sticks on this list can float, but the GoPole GPE-10 has some bright yellow coloring on the end of the pole. That pop of color makes it easier to find this pole if you drop it in dark water.
This selfie stick extends from 14 inches to 24 inches, making this an appealing option for those who want a more compact selfie stick. A wrist strap makes your connection to this stick even more secure. In addition, there’s a Wi-Fi remote clip on the body of the pole. The whole stick weighs a mere five ounces. You might also want to check out our post on the best monopods for cameras, which includes numerous GoPro-friendly options.
Learn more about this selfie stick for GoPro cameras in the video above.
- Threaded insert lets you add attachments or mount to tripods
- Attractive design
- Some may prefer a longer stick
- Can’t connect with another camera without a GoPro Camera Tripod Adapter Mount (GTRA30)
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