The best action camera head mount and accessories allows users to capture footage from new and unique perspectives. Whether it's the exhilirating first-person footage you can only get from an action camera head mount or the once-in-a-lifetime selfie you capture using a wrist strap, action camera mounts add a whole new level of immersion to your footage. With that in mind, here are our picks for the best action camera head mount and accessories available today.
Best Action Camera Head Mount for GoPro Users
The GoPro Head Strap + QuickClip is the best action camera head mount for GoPro users. Great for capturing immersive first-person footage, the Head Strap + QuickClip allow you to record video from your POV using your GoPro.
Use the fully adjustable Head Strap to mount your GoPro to any size helmet or attach your GoPro to your baseball cap using the QuickClip. The QuickClip is so secure you can even use it to mount your GoPro to your belt. The Head Strap + QuickClip are compatible with all GoPro camera models, so no matter which GoPro camera you have, you'll be able to mount up and start shooting right away.
Best Helmet Mount for Insta360 Users (On Land)
One of the reasons we like Insta360's Unicorn Helmet Mount so much is because it helps users create some truly unique video of high-speed action sports such as mountain biking and skiing. Moyunb njunt your compatible Insta360 camera to your helmet using the included carbon fiber rod to capture exhilarating first-person POV footage. You can angle the rod so that you're able to capture immersive 360° footage as well.
The included helmt mount adhesives and high tensile strength of the rod will keep your camera in place in rough weather, including in winds up to 50 mph. That being said, you should avoid using the Unicorn Helmet Mount for high-speed aerial activities such as skydiving, bungee jumping, and other activities where the rod might get in a cord or parachute.
Best Helmet Mount for Insta360 Users (By Air)
Did someone say skydiving? If you're an Insta360 user in search of an action camera head mount that will keep your camera firmly mounted to your helmet while you skydive, be sure to check out Insta360's own Sky Bundle, which was designed for just such an occasion.
The Insta360 Sky Bundle includes a slew of action camera head mount adapters and buckles to ensure maximum compatibility with your Insta360 action camera. The various flat and curved adhesive mounts can be used to attach your camera to the top of most helmets. If you need additional height, the included extension pole can give you the extra height you need for the perfect shot.
Best Third-Party Action Camera Head Mount
If you're looking for a third-party action camera head mount, Revo's Adjustable Head Strap Mount is a well-regarded option that costs considerably less than the GoPro Head Strap. One of the first things you'll notice about Revo's head mount is that it looks near identical to the GoPro mount. Similarly, the Revo Adjustable Head Strap Mount allows users to capture immersive first-person footage from their action camera.
Revo designates the Adjustable Head Strap Mount as a GoPro mount, but its three-prong mount should support any action camera mount or housing that uses the same interface. One thing to keep in mind when considering the Revo mount is that it's just the head strap. There's no accessory clip like you get with the GoPro Head Strap. Other than that one omission, the Revo Adjustable Head Strap Mount is a great option for anyone looking for a one-size-fits-all action camera head mount that's versatile, durable, and best of all, very affordable.
Best Action Camera Body Mount for GoPro Users
GoPro's Chesty Mount is the best chest/body mount for GoPro users. This padded chest mount is great for activities that call for a lower angle than your eye-line. The Chesty's ultra-secure 3-prong mount makes it suitable for moderate and even high-intensity acitivities, including cross-country skiing and motorbiking. Beware of using a chest mount if you’re doing a lot of running, however, because you might end up with a lot of footage framed by your arms pumping up and down.
Best 3rd-Party Action Camera Body Mount
The Chesty Mount isn't the only action camera body mount worth consideration. Revo's Chest Mount offers the same viewing angle as GoPro's Chesty Mount and supports the same range of three-pronged action cameras. In our experience, it didn't feel quite as secure as the Chesty Mount, so we would recommend it more for moderately intense activties. That being said, Revo's action camera body mount costs about a third as much as GoPro's, making it a tremendous value buy.
Best Shoulder Mount for Most Action Cameras
Shoulder mounts are a good in-between body-mount solution. They provide a higher, more natural perspective than a chest mount, but still sit lower your eye-line. Our current fav is the Medusa Body Harness by Glide Gear. Thanks to its adjustable friction arm, this unique mount can facillitate a variety of unique POV shots, not just from your shoulder. It's especially great for filming over-the-shoulder POV while riding motorcyles or horses.
Best Wrist Mount for Most Action Cameras
One of the great things about wrist mounts is the control you have over your action camera. While shoulder, chest, and head mounts are good solutions for a wide range of activities, they don’t grant the same freedom as a wrist mount. With the wrist mount, you can change the angle, focus, and POV of your camera without unmounting.
Best Bite Mount for GoPro Users
An action camera head mount doesn't necessarily go on your head. Sometimes they go in your head. Bite mounts, such as the GoPro Bite Mount + Floaty, are one example of an action camera head mount that doesn't affix to your head or helmet like other conventional camera mounts. That's because a bite mount is intended for specific aquatic activities that require both hands—surfing, for example.
Despite its limited-use case, bite mounts do facilitate some truly unique footage. The one drawback is that the physical act of having the bite mount in your mouth can inhibit regular breathing, such that you might get a little more winded than you’re used to.
Best Suction Mount for GoPro Users
Not all mounts need to be worn on the body. Suction mounts, for example, are a great solution for mounting your action cam on all types of vehicles, including cars, boats, motorcycles, and much more. If you're looking for a suction mount for your GoPro, we recommend the official GoPro Suction Cup Mount. It provides reliable adhesion even when mounted on vehicles travelling in excess of 150 mph!
Best Pole Mount for GoPro Users
Handlebar and pole mounts, such as the Jaws: Flex Clamp, have a long list of applications. Use them to attach your action cam to virtually any set of handlebars, post, or pole. Capture exciting footage from a motorcycle, bike, or four-wheeler. Or use them to attach your camera to a ski pole, golf club, or paddle. Whichever you choose, the resulting footage will be from a unique and exciting perspective.
That does it for our list of the best action camera mounts. Were there any mounts or applications that we missed? Drop us a line in the Comments section, below.