SP Gadgets Tripod Grip: GoPro Version Review

Sunday, 29 May 2016

I've always liked the idea of a tripod grip for the GoPro but when I bought my Hero camera I also bought 'The Handler' mount from GoPro. Don't get me wrong, this is a great little handle to take around with you that has the added bonus of floating your camera. This handle has come in very useful so far for filming, but since buying myself the GoPro Hero 4 Silver recently, I wanted to have two handles so there was one for each. Knowing I wanted to get a tripod grip, I spent a while searching around and ended up going for this SP Gadgets Tripod Grip, which is around £25. 


Even though it's a fairly simple piece of kit, it still has some very handy features. 

Rubber Finish: When using this as a handle it ensures that you have a solid purchase so you don't have to worry about it slipping out of your hand. When switched to a tripod, it makes sure the feet have a secure grip on whichever surface you set it down on so you will get a stable shot.

Ball & Socket: This comes in very useful for getting the right angle for your shot. There is a simple screw top to tighten and loosen so that you can adjust it to perfect position. 

Direct GoPro Mounting: Some tripod grips are designed to be used for any camera and come with a standard tripod mount, which can be good if you interchange the camera, however if you want something specifically for the GoPro then this is perfect. It means you don't have to worry about having the tripod attachment with you too or fiddling around putting it on. 

Wrist Strap: A little addition to make sure the grip will stay secured to your wrist so there if no chance of you losing it. The strap is material and can be adjusted to fit any size, and the loop simply fits over the attachment for the camera before you screw it in so this will stay secure. 


From my experience using the grip it seems like a very sturdy and useful handle. It was perfect for walking around and filming, being lightweight and still a generous size to allow for a stable grip. The grip is sturdy and is great for when you need to quickly change between handheld and tripod shot without having to carry a tripod with you too. This grip doesn't float, but if you don't intend to use it around water then this wouldn't matter. For more adventurous activities using your GoPro, I would be more inclined to go for something such as The Handler mount I mentioned earlier. This SP Gadgets grip is designed as more of a city attachment for the GoPro and I think it would be the perfect attachment for going travelling as it combines two mounts into one, so you can't go far wrong with this SP Gadgets Tripod Grip.

If you liked this post you might also like my GoPro Hero Haul and GoPro Hero Review.

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