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GoPole - Reach -14-40" Extension Pole for GoPro Cameras-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 212 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Poor Quality

    Posted
    CodyF
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    Bought this to use with a GoPro Session for filming and taking pictures remotely for large mixers we make at work. I'm a Mechanical Engineer so build quality is always important when making a purchase and this seemed okay. After one week of light to moderate use, the glue that holds the nylon bushings for each extension came loose and the extensions wouldn't remain locked. Also, the bushings wouldn't keep the extensions from falling out. This design is much like a cheap tension rod for curtains. I took it back and bought the GoPro El Grande, which is much higher quality and works great. It is very solid and has a very positive locking system. Don't waste your money on this product. It has a lifetime warranty apparently but lasting only one week, it's not worth the hassle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great while it worked

    Posted
    JeanPi
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    This extension pole was one of the best ones I've ever had. I like how sturdy it is, the ability to clip the GoPro remote to it, and the white color (makes it easier to color correct footage). Giving it 3 stars because sadly it broke off rather quickly. I stored it and went to use it again about a month later and it was stuck, while trying to pull it the sections came off and after putting it back together it just wasn't the same. I mainly used it in freshwater so I'm not sure what caused it to get stuck, maybe I left some water inside, or maybe its a malfunction from the pole it self.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best "selfie stick" in the market

    Posted
    hayabusa
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    This is the second time I buy this pole. I love it. I have used it when hiking, scuba diving, at the beach, driving convertible car... It is just awesome because of how it can be extended and made longer than the conventional "selfie stick". Great quality too. The only thing I will advise though is not to change lengths a lot under the water because pressure and water will get into the tubes as you shorten or lengthen the pole and eventually the glue on the tips on each tube that keep the tubes together will loosen and the tubes will come apart from each other. That is what happened to mine after almost two years of very aggressive recreational use. Totally worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Kinda telescopes

    Posted
    W182
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    This thing is great for snorkeling especially with other people. It enables you to get way more into the field of view. However I have two major complaints. The first is when fully extended and submerged under water, water seeps into the pole. You have to keep telescoping and untelescoping to get the water out which shoots out like a super soaker. Then you need to hang it up and let it dry overnight. The other issue is that my particular gopole won't break down to the smallest section anymore and that was after the second use. Thankfully it was only one section. I brought it to Jamaica and luckily it just fit in my checked luggage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Broke twice

    Posted
    CLFrank
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    I purchased this item online for my son, as he was getting a GoPro Hero5. Upon opening and extending the main pole, it completely pulled out from the base. I brought it back to a local Best Buy and they happily replaced it with the same item. As soon as I got it home, we opened it. The first issue was the last part of the pole did not extend. As we tried to get it to extend, the bottom part broke again, in the same spot as the first pole. Very disappointed in the product. Needless to say, I will be returning it again and will not purchase this product for a third time!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    nice telescopic pole

    Posted
    ellaine
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    i actually got two from gopole, one is the gopole reach and other is the gopole evo. both are waterproof. reach has the advantage of being longer. i wish it could float too like the evo. but if u put a floaty backdoor on your gopro it'll work out. other thing thats why i gave just 4stars it kinda rattles inside. i tend to get use to it but u cant help but notice. i wish the next generation of go pole reach wouldnt have that rattle.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Heavy duty and long reach

    Posted
    Geniejava
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    The GoPole is so much more heavier duty than the standard thin selfie sticks you find in the marketplace. Even though I don't do extreme sports, I'm still really glad I got the GoPole. It has a grippy handle, a long extension for me to record from really high places, is easy to use, and is very light weight without being flimsy. I've dropped it into my duffle bag and on the car floor multiple times and it has never nicked or cracked so it feels quite durable compared to the selfie sticks I've owned.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very durable Selfie Stick!

    Posted
    TommyB
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    Works pretty well. It's a little bigger than I had hoped. However, it breaks down to a decent size and fits in most of my carrying bags. I actually thought the remote came with it, but only because I didn't read thoroughly and pretty much just hoped for the best. So, be aware that you'll have to buy the remote separately. I'm sure it says that somewhere. =) It's easier to handle than the thinner ones though. Not sure what else I could share to help, I mean it's a selfie stick. =P

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    It's OK for the price

    Posted
    LisaVPixel
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    I bought this extension pole for my GoPro Hero5 Black. It attached to my Gopro perfectly and easily. Why I gave this a so-so review is because after I used it for the first time I found it wasn't too steady. When I played back the video the GoPro recorded a constant squeaky sound that came from the extendable section of the pole moving. It doesn't stay locked in place. I had to use a thick rubber band to keep from moving.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Falls apart

    Posted
    Pamela1976
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    Bought this for our trip to Hawaii. We wanted to be able to film our kids underwater and not worry about losing our GoPro and especially it sinking. First day we used it the poles came apart, the floating part was connected to my wrist and the camera part was on the ground in the ocean. Luckily we were in shallow water and could grab it before it was swept away! We returned it immediately when we returned.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I don't leave home without it!

    Posted
    skeetnlow
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    This has been great to have. I also own the GoPro 3-Way handle but it doesn't have the length that this does. This is perfect for getting you and the surrounding landscape in the shot. It's also great for water activity. Used this while jet skiing and allowed for some awesome shots!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad audio

    Posted
    Silverback

    This pole does everything it should as far as the pole itself. The problem is that your GoPro will pick up any clicking audio that the plastic pole produces. I took this pole to Cancun and a lot of footage has terrible clicking audio from pole. Footage used with chesty or head strap was clear as a bell. I will be looking for a different pole soon. It is a shame because I loved the lightness, grip, and functionality of the pole, the audio was just so bad.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    bad assembly

    Posted
    GDL10
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    The pieces of clear plastic that are inside of each tube and that connect each of them comes off, either not enough glue or just a bad pole. I had to by glue to by able to use it during my vacation. Also, it is hard to expand and contract the tube. I purchased this item because it had good reviews, the pole I received was bad. I rather spend a little bit more and get a better pole.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Expensive and not water-proof.

    Posted
    ericosterholm
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    Purchased for use with the GoPro HERO+ LCD HD Waterproof Action Camera while on vacation. if we weren't travelling, I would have spent more time researching an alternative. You would think that a chuck of plastic would be cheaper. I guess "BestBuy" + "GoPro" = $$$. I found that I had to pump water out of it every time we left the beach... I'll probably drill a couple drain holes.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice GoPro tool

    Posted
    Pittchef
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    I have been wanting both of the GoPro extension pole and thanks to an awesome Best Buy sale I finally have them both !! They are extremely handy for using and utilizing your GoPro for many different types of situations- I wanted mine for hunting and fishing but there are so many more applications these will and can be used for - well built and the GoPro name - thx Best Buy !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't waste your money...

    Posted
    Disappointed
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    We never even got to use this... we were on vacation in the Dominican where we went out on the boat, attached the Gopro to the pole, extended the pole to put it in the water and it pulled right apart! I am thankful I didn't lose my brand new camera. This product is junk!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for first time users!

    Posted
    findingdory
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    I bought this during black friday weekend for a really good price, I believe $24.99 :) I used it on my trip to the Philippines, the only problem that I had with it was that water would get stuck in between the tubes so it would get jabbed sometimes and I find water leaking. However, it does take pictures really well with my go pro!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Way Better then the cheap ones

    Posted
    JayoKato
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    I usually don't buy the items for the brand name because Amazon usually had some great versions of products but I had to upgrade my selfie stick and this one didn't disappoint. Build quality is amazing. Ive used it in the water and it has survived some drastic abuse. I'd but it again if I eventually destroy this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    crowd surf

    Posted
    willyp757
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    need a little extra height to get above the crowd with the added feature of a lanyard....then you will definitely want to pick this up! It also has an included clip to store the remote (not included)so you dont have to loose a shot

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It's ok

    Posted
    Ak4444
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    It's a really heavy stick, which kind of sucks when travelling. Also, it's not great for underwater snorkeling - I though it would be super cool to be able to reach lower places I cant swim to, but it has a tough time drying after (water inside) and it gets stuck easily. Would have preferred getting a different one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend