GoPro Floaty Backdoor
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- Industrial strength 3M adhesive backing attaches the float directly to the HD HERO waterhousing backdoor.
- Great for snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, wakeboarding and any other deep water activity.
- You don't have to worry about losing your camera in the water.
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Unfortunately for me the camera (mount and all) popped off my helmet and is gone forever.
The good news is, the camera stayed afloat. We could see it clearly from the bridge deck(190')
floating on down the river.
There are several 3rd party floats for the GoPro cameras, but I liked this one for three reasons: 1) First and foremost, it comes with a spare waterproof backdoor. That means that once you install the floaty back, you aren't stuck with a float always being on your original waterproof backdoor from there on out. This was important to me since I like to use the waterproof backdoor to cut down on wind noise when using the GoPro on my motorcycle, and I didn't want the extra bulky look of the float sticking out when mounting the camera on my helmet. 2) It's a high-visibility orange. I saw the slightly cheaper ProFloaty Removable - GoPro Floaty Backdoor Accessory that's available in a bright green color, and the orange seemed like it would be visible in a greater variety of situations. 3) And finally, while not important in the grand scheme of things, having an OEM accessory like this just looks nice. I like having the logo and the "Be a hero" tagline on the back of the float; it just makes the whole kit look a bit more high-quality.
If you're going to be heading out into a body of water with your GoPro, do yourself a favor and spend the $15 to protect your $200 to $400 investment. You'll regret needing the insurance of a float and not having it a lot more than having the insurance and not needing it.
The floaty back door does not fit the Hero 3+. If you are like me, you would remove the door from the package, stick the floaty on the door, then want to attach the door to the camera housing. Well....not so much. The door doesn't fit the Hero 3+, but the floaty will work.
If you want this for the Hero 3+, you will need to toss the back door and stick the floaty on your existing camera door.
This device will NOT keep the camera with the "blurfix" lens above water, especially when using some kind of mono-pod.
Overall this device is a nice addition when you will be around water often or when using the camera for snorkeling/diving.
When I got a replacement, I took it to the pool. No need for a float right? I can just dive down and get it. Unfortunately, the concrete bottom of the pool scratched the heck out of the plastic enclosure lens.
My point is, if you're getting the GoPro wet (and you SHOULD!!), you need a floatation solution that isn't going to easily detach. The flaoty back is perfect for the camera itself, but if you're adding an attachment or tripod, I would probably suggest The Bobber - Floating Hand Grip for GoPro® HERO Cameras this heavier duty float.
EVERYONE who buys this product - I recommend going to a local tackle store and buying a steel fishing liter. The one thing that would make this product amazing, would be if they included a leash.
So the to ghetto-rig a leash I went out and bought a 12" steel fishing liter (used to catch big ocean fish so they don't bite the line off).
I would cut the steel liter down to like 3" - 4". Then I would loop one end of the liter through whatever mount I'm using (chest, head, surfboard, etc.) and loop the other end around the gopro.
The bright Red-Orange float will still get lost in big surf that makes big foamy white wash. Do yourself a favor, make a leash. That was if your leash breaks (which it probably wont) you can rely on this floaty as a last line of defense. I wouldn't recommend JUSt using the Floaty as your only safety device. It just isn't big enough to spot.
*Keep in mind - I'm only speaking for the people who are using their GoPro to bodyboard/surf/kayak with. I'm sure it'll work fine for snorkeling, scuba, etc. Anything that envolves fast, violent water I wouldn't trust this device alone.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This product never comes off my go pro because I'm always in the water. This has saved my camera more than once.Published 24 days ago by DANIEL L BURGESS
Worth investing in if you plan on taking your go pro on the ocean. I had a few close calls and was a little wary when I would take my camera out on the water. Read morePublished 4 months ago by LMSHIZU
GoPro lost forever at the bottom of lake. Had suction cup mount on at the same time, must have been too heavy. Make sure you test buoyancy with any attachments.Published 7 months ago by J. Alexander
Exactly as pictured and great quality. We'd def buy from this manufacturer again!Published 12 months ago by Dianne Wallace