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Best GoPro Helmet Mounts and GoPro Accessories Kits Reviewed

If you are a sports fanatic and own a GoPro, you’ll definitely want a GoPro helmet mount. Helmet mounts are a great way to capture adrenaline-pumping action events on video while your hands are completely free and your head is perfectly secure.

There are hundreds of helmet mounts in the market to begin with, but you should choose one based on quality, pricing, and ease of use.

Best GoPro Helmet Mounts Reviewed

We’ve reviewed the best GoPro helmet mounts you can buy for all your action videography here. In addition to standalone helmet mounts, we’ve also included two GoPro accessory kits that have helmet mounts, bike mounts, chest mounts, and more.

Be sure to check out our buyer’s guide at the end to get an idea of what to expect from helmet mounts, and how to choose the best one for yourself.

Our Top Pick

Our Top Pick

GoPro Helmet Front Camera Mount

Your Go-to GoPro Mount

The GoPro Helmet Front Mount is what you expect from a GoPro helmet mount. Made by the manufacturer of the cameras themselves, this mount can fit just about all models and has great adjustability for a front mount.

We recommend the GoPro Helmet Front Mount for anyone looking for a no-nonsense helmet mount.

Great Alternative

Great Alternative

SoPro Mounts Full Face Helmet Chin Mount

An Accurate POV Experience

The SoPro Mounts Full Face Helmet mount is designed to fit on the “chin” of your helmet. It provides a secure housing for your GoPro and an accurate POV experience.

While initially awkward, the “chin mount” is incredibly useful if you want to capture breathtaking, adrenaline-pumping POV action videos.

GoPro Helmet Front Camera Mount

Simple and effective, GoPro’s own front camera helmet mount is effective and simple. It sticks with an adhesive to the front part of your helmet to give a portrait, front-facing angle. All you need to do is attach the base of your mount to the helmet and give it 24 hours to adhere.

The mount is adjustable to be farther from the helmet or closer. It’s a simple and efficient design and is popular with skiers and snowboarders. We wouldn’t recommend it for high-speed dirt bikers though.

Pros

  • Simple to install
  • Flexible and provides multiple angles
  • Works with all GoPro models

Cons

  • Some customer service issues

SoPro Mounts Full Face Helmet Chin Mount

Commonly known as a “chin” mount, this GoPro helmet mount designed by SoPro gives the best point of view angles you can get. A chin helmet is especially useful for stuntmen and can fit on most helmet types.

The chin mount shot is the closest replication of what you’ll see with your eyes during all the action. It can easily be attached with an external mic mounted within the helmet. It is easily detachable and transferable as well as it does not require adhesive.

Pros

  • Easy to install and remove
  • Provides great POV footable
  • Compatible with all full face helmets

Cons

  • Can be uncomfortable

Goliton Sport Camera Helmet Side Mount

For more movement and versatility, Goliton has released a specialized GoPro helmet mount. Compatible with GoPro Hero line of cameras. This GoPro helmet mount is designed for GoPro Hero 4/3+/2/1 cameras and can be used on both helmets as well as other surfaces.

The three directional hub pole allows the user to easily adjust the camera’s direction. It utilizes adhesive to stick to the side of your helmet. As is common practice, you’ll have to wait 24 hours for the glue to adhere.  The unique thing about this helmet is that it allows four-way directional movement for ultimate customizability.

Pros

  • Sturdily built
  • Can move in four directions
  • Can be used to mount on other accessories as well

Cons

  • Multiple joints means more vibrations

Lifelimit Accessories Starter Kit

One of the two accessories kits featured in this article, Lifelimit gives you just about everything you’ll need to start recording with your GoPro camera. It features a chest strap, a headband, a bicycle clip, and a GoPro handlebar mounting clamp. You get a plethora of additional clamps and mounts, along with adhesive mount options as well.

The head strap mount included in this GoPro accessories kit will fit all sizes and is compatible with just about every GoPro camera type out there. For the price you pay (less than $20 at the time of writing), you’re getting a lot with this accessories kit.

Pros

  • A plethora of accessories
  • Helmet mount does its job
  • Comes in a compact storage unit

Cons

  • Quality of all components is not equal

Zookki Sports Accessories Kit

The Zooki Sports GoPro accessories kit is another great choice and works with a lot of GoPro alternatives in addition to the many models of the GoPro line itself. It comes with a Chest belt strap mount + J-Hook buckle, a monopod handhold mount, a car suction cup mount holder, a head strap mount, and much more.

The hand strap mount is a band styled mount that goes over any type of helmet. It is easy to use and even easier to install and remove. If you thought the Lifelimit kit had great value, you’ll love to know that the Zookki Sports one has an even better pricing, though you don’t get the kind of case with it.

Pros

  • A plethora of accessories
  • Helmet strap is great
  • Car mounts and more

Cons

  • Quality of all components is not equal
  • Only comes with a flannel bag for storage

GoPro Low Profile Helmet Swivel Mount

The GoPro Low Profile helmet mount is a tiny little mount designed for the tiny GoPro HERO Session. This helmet mount uses an adhesive to stick to your helmet. As a result, you have to wait for 24 hours for it to adhere before using it.

The mount itself is small enough not to be noticeable and fairly secure. It has a wide range of pivot and rotational motions, allowing you to capture both forward and rear facing videos. This GoPro helmet mount works best when attached to the side of the helmet.

Pros

  • Compact, small form factor
  • Allows for front and rear recording
  • Easy to install

Cons

  • Only compatible with HERO Session

GoPro Vented Helmet Strap

If you’re using vented helmets and don’t want a GoPro helmet mount that uses adhesives, this is the right option for you. It goes through the vent holes of the helmet and attached the GoPro camera securely.

Obviously, this means that it will likely only be mounted right on top of your helmet and give a more overview-styled footage. The strap is made of Velcro and is very easy to mount and dismount. It is also versatile in the sense that it can mount to backpacks and other accessories.

Pros

  • Easy to install and remove
  • Size fits all helmets
  • Works with all GoPro models

Cons

  • Limited angles and positioning
  • Only works with vented helmets

Buyer’s Guide

    The position you want to mount your helmet mount will be the most important decision. You will need to decide whether you want a side mount, a front mount, or a chin mount. Each has its advantages and disadvantages.

    Side mounts require more adapters to give additional movements which can increase vibration, but it is a unique view that highlights the intensity of the action in videos.

    Front mount is the most commonly used because it provides in-your-face action. However, it gives a rather neutral and unstable view as the helmet bobs up and down.

    Chin mounts provide the most accurate POV and are generally the most secure ways to mount your GoPro. However, they can get quite uncomfortable as they intrude your view and get in the way when you look down.

    The mounting surface is important. There are some GoPro helmet mounts that are strap based and will only mount through vent holes. Others that use adhesives have a specific curve to them. You want to make sure you know the type of mounting surface so you can select the right type of helmet mount for yourself.

    Finally, there is compatibility. There’s no point getting a helmet mount for GoPro if your specific GoPro model doesn’t even fit in it. For this reason, make sure you know which GoPro versions the specific helmet mount you’re interested in is compatible with.

    Do more joints in a helmet mount cause more vibrations while recording?
    Yes. More joints in your GoPro helmet mount allow you to fine-tune your angles, but they also result in greater vibrations.

    How can I reduce vibrations in my videos while recording?
    You can reduce vibrations while recording by purchase a stabilizer and using a helmet mount that has fewer joints. Even so, you won’t be able to eliminate all the vibrations, especially in intense action videos. That’s where you’ll need to turn to post-production, utilizing software like Sony Vegas and Adobe Aftereffects to stabilize the image further.

    Are the adhesives strong enough?
    Most well-built helmet mounts have strong enough adhesives to prevent it from detaching even in the most extreme sports. However, you must make sure you have given it enough time to adhere. Also, make sure that it is secure every time you use the helmet.

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