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It's okay... but not perfect
on November 28, 2012
First off, I'll give Contour the credit for developing a hat mount at all - better than not having one. The mount is designed to have the fabric of your hat between the two halves of the mount. The circular portion of the mount (with the camera rails) goes on the outside of the cap, the 'base' portion on the inside. The fabric provides the tightness required to keep the whole thing in place and stable. Overall, it works as intended. So, if you're looking for a side mount for your fabric hat this will likely fit the need. But there are a couple of points to note:
- Fabric thickness is important. If your hat is made of very thick or super stiff fabric, you are going to have trouble getting this to work with it. Too thin, and the material may not support the mount and camera well enough.
- The adjustment for aiming the camera must be made as the mount is assembled onto the hat. Once in place, there is no way to fine tune or adjust the position. Gear-like teeth on the mounting disk pinch tightly to the fabric and inner portion of the mount and cannot be turned. It may take you several attempts to get it where you want it.
So, I think the mount does what it says it will do - but with some reservations. However, don't be afraid to think outside the box and find other uses for it. For example, I really wanted a mount on my hat bill for POV video, and there is no such mount. I bought the goggle mount (directly from Contour) and drilled holes through it and the bill and fastened it with screws and nuts. So, always consider re-purposing some of these mounts to get what you need! (BTW, the goggle mount has a larger plastic base, which gave me more area to drill holes, which is why I used that one instead of this one for that purpose. It functions exactly the same otherwise.)