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on December 21, 2014
Great and Versatile GoPro head strap mount! I've had this Head Strap Mount for just over 6 months and originally bought it to use while kayaking! It works really well and fits nicely, although there should be a disclaimer stating, you will look like a complete dork if you have long hair! But when it comes to a POV on your head, it really doesn't matter what you look like! There's small differences in weight when switching from different GoPro models, for the most comfort I would recommend using this head strap mount with a GoPro Hero 3+ Silver Edition or anything higher (due to the weight of the camera), I had a lower model and could notice a significant change in weight on my forehead. I don't think it's an issue with the product, because all GoPro head mounts function similarly, just a matter of preference and being comfortable really! The price and reviews had me sold in the beginning, I hope this review helps you with your purchase! I would definitely recommend this Head Strap Mount for those looking to buy one of these, it would also make a great gift! Thanks!
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on September 22, 2016
I purchased a gopro 4 hero silver package, and alot of the accessories were really flimsy and low-quality. The head mount was especially crappy, and didn't fit well on my head. Also it got wet and rusted. So anyways it led me to buy this official gopro head strap mount, and I'm very happy with it. It fits tight and snug depending on how you tighten it, and it didn't have any problems with getting rusted and whatnot. It has these rubbery grip things on the inside so it feels snug on your forehead, which is important if you're doing highly active things. I'd highly recommend it!
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on November 3, 2013
Not a bad head strap mount. However you will have to realize that if you intend on using this in the pool you are fine. If you intend on using this in a lake or something, then you obviously want to put a Floaty on there such as this one ProFloaty Permanent for GoPro - Floaty Backdoor Accessory for all HERO Cameras However it one alone holds the GoPro in its Waterproof housing just fine. But add the headstrap and it wont hold it up, it WILL sink to your pool floor. Also this float or even stock one (The orange one GoPro sells) will NOT fit on the headstrap. It wont clear it. So you will need to put a 1" extension (I took it off the GoPro helmet mount) and put that on there and then it pushes it out enough where you can mount the GoPro with the Float on the back and still have room to angle it how you want.

Going back to using the float with this headstrap and it sinking. I ended up basically attaching another float to the ProFloaty. Such as this one Lucky Line Soft Key Float 92801 - Yellow. I just velcro'ed it to the ProFloaty on the top. So with that assisting the ProFloaty, with the head strap on, it definitely holds it above water. So I highly recommend you add another float if you intend on using the head strap our in the open waters as it will sink even with the single standard Float.
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on January 4, 2015
This item is "OK" I like the thickness of the webbing and the no-slip silicon rubber lines on the inside of the elastic webbing.

Two things are less than ideal:

1) The GoPro will not sit flush against the back because of the design of the mounting. Thus the camera points slightly downward
2) There is no quick release clasp. This is just a webbing of elastic bands and some plastic pieces. You can adjust the size/tension of the elastic bands, however. But lets say you wanted to strap it to your thigh by unclipping the straps at the back and wrapping it around your leg; Can't to that. To get it on your head, you have to stretch and pull and tug the elastic straps over your head and hat, etc instead of just pulling it around and clasping at the back, Imagine a good pair of ski goggles with a clasp or snap at the back. This does not have that feature.
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I use it for hiking, and while flying ultralight aircraft. I get video in the air that is unsurpassed! It is pointing where my head is pointed, so if I want something in the shot, I just turn my head toward that direction... trouble-free.

I did have to tighten the strap around my head to it's smallest size else the wind would have blown it off my head and into the prop behind me. I have a 7 1/8 size head, which is about average I think, so it would be nice if it would go a bit tighter still. I have to consider it as I begin takeoff to ensure the strap is secure, then once in awhile while flying I have to pull it down on my head again just a little bit. If it were tighter I wouldn't have to do this, but then again, it might give me a headache?

When hiking, same deal on getting the view I want by turning my head that direction, but without any worry of losing it off my head.

I often have to turn the camera on first and then place it on my head once I am assured the red light is on, or have a partner look to see that it is recording. I've missed footage by not pushing the button in enough to turn it on... thus missing the experience.
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on February 12, 2015
One of our kind and generous viewers of our live streaming cam, got us a GoPro for Christmas.
So of course the first thing I did was head to Amazon for some mounts and other accessories.

I've tried a number of different mounting systems, and even built a couple myself, but the most useful is this head strap mount!

I find it comfortable and easy to wear, and as long as I'm remembering that it's on, I can really shoot some great video with it. I can even put this on, then put my cowboy hat on over the whole rig and wear it for several hours, recording life on my farm. When I'm done shooting, it's off to my Kdenlive editing software to put the video together and upload it to our web site and our Roku channel!
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on April 24, 2014
This is purely a utilitarian camera holder and is nearly as far from a fashion statement as you can get in head gear! That said, it is a great way to capture your "personal eye view" of your activities - skiing, surfing, jet skiing or . . . I did not purchase the latest design and I am not sure that what I got is actually a GoPro product. That said, it is very well constructed. The webbing is nearly weightless and easily adjustable. The inside of the webbing has a nonslip surface to help keep it in place without having to over snug it. The camera mount is a good fit to the GoPro mounting devices. The obvious downside to this head band device is that it can't be worn while wearing a billed or brimmed hat. Some advice I received from an acquaintance who uses this headgear - the best video will be obtained if you are not constantly moving your head in big arcs.
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on September 10, 2011
i bought this sort of on a whim not thinking that i would use it all that much and kind of kicking myself for not just buying the chest strap. but i've actually used it way more than i originally thought. ANND i know gopro wont like me saying this. but if you're the crafty, clever, possibly too cheap kinda person like myself. this is easily turned into a chest strap with a little length of twine or paracord. the back plastic section allows you to remove the bands by sliding them down and out a small slit in the middle. easy enough to make a few knots and pass it over your shoulder and you've got a pretty functional chest strap as well. using this on both the head and the chest, the vibration/stabilization and movement isn't all that bad and i've been able to get some pretty goods footage from both. you'll also run into a bit of problems if you're trying to use the lcd back and this, it wont sit flush against the plate and the camera will be facing down just to let you know. and on the head its pretty comfortable. not forget its there comfortable, but its still fine. another note, if you are planning on using this in the water i would really suggest some type of floatation though because it probably will come of once or twice if you're swimming, or wading, or leaping off a 60 foot cliff...just sayin.
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on June 2, 2013
The big problem here is that it's next to impossible to tighten the camera into place. This is a design flaw I haven't seen with other GoPro mounts. The outer fingers of the mount (that the fingers of the camera housing fit between) are just the wrong thickness for the thumbscrew to ever squeeze them together. They're too narrow for a stock GoPro plastic thumbscrew; when the thumbscrew bottoms out in the cap nut, the plastic handle hasn't yet made contact with the outer edge of the mount finger so does nothing at all to keep the camera from rotating up/down. OTOH, the metal GoPole thumbscrews have a slightly shorter shank, but in fact are just too short to work here. When the metal handle makes contact with the outer edge of the mount finger, there's not enough shank in the cap nut for the threads to engage. And you if you use any sort of washer or spacer on the plastic GoPro thumbscrew, you get the same problem as with the GoPole thumbscrew--not enough thread contact to grip.

So, about all you can do is use a lanyard/tether to tie the top of the camera to the strap that goes over the top of the head. Which is inconvenient in several ways, as is the over-the-top strap by itself (I'd rather not use that strap at all). And still the camera wiggles up and down somewhat.

Probably a better solution would be to cut/file/sand the fingers off the mounting plate and replace them with an adhesive mount. Or build your own head strap mount from scratch consisting of any flat surface tied around the head, with an adhesive mount stuck on the flat surface.
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on March 18, 2013
This is a good option if you want to ride a bike, body surf or do another activity with your GoPro and you can't or don't want to put a mount on something. It's a lot less expensive than a vest harness. I wore it body surfing in Hawaii and it didn't fall off. It was a little hard to adjust at first. But it holds on pretty well once you figure it out. It's comfortable and the GPH3 black fits without a problem.

I haven't taken it on any extreme adventures, but the waves in Hawaii broke my wife's strap on her fins while she was body surfing so I was impressed that this held on while I was diving in and out and under waves with my boogie board. The only drawback is that you can't see to make adjustments to the settings. But it comes off easy enough when you want to pull it off.

I'd suggest this as a great alternative to mounting a GO Pro for any activity in which you want to capture first person perspective.
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