There are many different mounts you can use to mount a GoPro to your helmet. The best GoPro mount for you depends on what type of helmet you’re wearing and where you want to mount the GoPro on your helmet. Most GoPro mounts use a heavy-duty adhesive sticker to attach themselves to a helmet.
Hi there, my name is Larry. I’m a diehard action sports enthusiast, and I mount my GoPro to my helmet whenever I go snowboarding, skydiving, or snorkeling. I’ve been using GoPro cameras for over 8 years and have tested dozens of different helmet mounts.
In today’s guide, I’ll teach you how to mount a GoPro to your helmet.
Continue reading to learn how!
- Where to Mount Your GoPro on Your Helmet?
- What’s the Best Way to Mount GoPro to Helmet?
- Is It Safe to Mount a GoPro on My Helmet?
- Closing Thoughts
Where to Mount Your GoPro on Your Helmet?
Before choosing a GoPro mount, you must decide where to mount your GoPro on your helmet. You can mount a GoPro to your helmet’s side, front, top, or chin. As a general guideline, I recommend using any comfortable position and keeping the camera away from your eyes.
If you’re using a full-facing helmet, I recommend mounting the GoPro to your chin. In my experience, a chin mount offers the best viewing experience and the best point of view when you play the recording back.
However, if you don’t have a full-facing helmet, mounting your GoPro to the top, front, or side of the helmet works great too.
It’s important to note that GoPro mounts typically use adhesive stickers to attach themselves to your helmet. For this reason, you’ll need to attach the mount to a flat surface on your helmet to ensure the mount’s stability.
What’s the Best Way to Mount GoPro to Helmet?
In this section, I’ll discuss the best ways to mount a GoPro to your helmet.
Method 1: How to Use GoPro Flat and Curved Mounts
First, let’s look at what GoPro flat and curved mounts look like:
As you can see, these mounts are small but very practical and easy to use. You can attach a curved or flat GoPro mount to any curved or flat surface on your helmet.
Simply remove the sticker covering the adhesive and then press the mount onto your helmet for 30 seconds. Apply a moderate amount of force when you’re holding the adhesive down.
Once the adhesive is secured to your helmet, let it rest for 24 hours. Once 24 hours have passed, you can attach the GoPro to your mount and begin recording.
These mounts are made with an industrial-strength waterproof adhesive to ensure a secure attachment to your helmet. You can also remove the mount at any time by heating the adhesive bond with a hairdryer and then pulling the mount off.
I personally love the simplicity and flexibility these mounts offer. However, these mounts leave a bit to be desired because you can’t swivel the position of your camera. If you’re fine with the camera being locked into place, these mounts are perfect for you.
Method 2: How to Use GoPro Front Facing Mounts
Let’s take a look at what a GoPro front facing mount looks like:
This mounting position holds the camera right above your eyes to record a realistic point of view. Similar to the curved and flat mounts above, the front-facing mount also uses an adhesive sticker to mount itself to your helmet.
Follow the mounting guidelines I outlined above to attach the GoPro mount to your helmet. What differentiates this mount from the curved and flat mounts is that the front-facing mount has a swivel feature allowing you to adjust your camera angle.
With the curved and flat mounts, your GoPro is locked into place, and you cannot change the recording angle. Therefore, the front-facing mount offers more flexibility as you’re recording.
Method 3: How to Use GoPro Helmet Chin Mounts
Now, let’s talk about my favorite GoPro helmet mount, the helmet chin mount.
Here’s what the GoPro helmet chin mount looks like:
Although it may look odd to have a camera attached to the chin of your camera, this is the best way to record GoPro footage.
As I mentioned earlier, the chin mount offers the most engaging and realistic viewing angle for your videos. Whereas the front-facing camera may be too high up to offer a realistic point of view, the chin mount’s point of view is perfect.
Most helmet chin mounts also come with a swivel mount that allows you to adjust the camera angle. Furthermore, you can attach most chin mounts to your helmet using an adhesive sticker.
Chin mounts are fantastic if you’re recording high-pace footage such as snowboarding, biking, or motorcycle riding.
When a GoPro is attached to the top or side of your helmet, you may feel the slightest bit of drag caused by wind hitting the camera. Even though the wind drag is barely noticeable, it can impact my concentration when I’m cruising down a dirt trail on my bike.
Method 4: How to Use GoPro Side Mount
The GoPro side mount is actually the same exact mount as the front-facing mount. The only difference is where you attach it to your helmet.
Here’s what a GoPro looks like attached to the side of a helmet:
Although this mounting position is great for some people, it’s my least favorite way to mount a GoPro to my helmet. This is because the side mount records at a slightly off-center angle.
However, the side mount is excellent for those who don’t use a full-facing camera and don’t have to option of attaching the GoPro to the chin.
Method 5: How to Use GoPro Vented Helmet Strap Mount
The GoPro vented helmet strap mount is unique because it uses a velcro strap instead of an adhesive sticker.
Here’s what it looks like:
As you can see, this mount is perfect for individuals who wear a helmet with vented air holes. In addition, the velcro strap makes it much easier to mount and dismount the GoPro mount from your helmet compared to an adhesive sticker.
Since the strap is adjustable, it’s attachable to all vented helmets.
Is It Safe to Mount a GoPro on My Helmet?
As long as you attach the mount to your helmet correctly, mounting a GoPro to your helmet is exceptionally safe. Just make sure the camera is not too close to your eyes and is well secured to the mount.
If an accident were to happen as you’re filming with your GoPro mount, your helmet would protect you from the camera.
However, GoPro camera mounts prevent falls and accidents from happening because they free up your hands. Holding the camera or using a handheld tripod to record a motorcycle ride or snowboard trip is much more dangerous than using a helmet mount.
Nonetheless, I recommend taking a few test runs before going all out. This way, you can see how well secured the mount is to the camera and take care of any problems that arise.
Here are a couple of additional questions I always get asked about GoPro mounts.
Is it illegal to have a GoPro on your helmet?
Since your helmet and camera are your property, it’s perfectly legal to have a GoPro on your helmet. You can record as you please anywhere in public and anywhere in private with the property owner’s consent. There aren’t any laws that restrict GoPros on helmets.
How do you attach GoPro to a motorcycle helmet?
You can attach a GoPro to a motorcycle helmet using a GoPro mount. A GoPro mount allows you to attach your camera to your helmet’s front, top, side, or chin area. Once you purchase a GoPro mount, attach the adhesive sticker to a flat surface on your motorcycle helmet. Let the adhesive settle for 24 hours, and then attach your GoPro to the mount.
How long do GoPro adhesive mounts take to stick?
After attaching the GoPro adhesive mount to your helmet, let it sit for 24 hours before using it. This is the best way to ensure the mount is well secured to your camera. If you don’t wait long enough before using your GoPro mount, it may fall off and damage your camera.
I hope you enjoyed my guide on how to mount a GoPro to your helmet. GoPro mounts are easy to use and open up a whole new world of recording possibilities.
But now I really want to hear from you: Which mounting location did you choose? Did you have any trouble attaching the adhesive sticker to your helmet? Do you have any additional questions about GoPro helmet mounts?
Let me know in the comment section down below, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.