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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 761 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Overall great product idea - legs are a bit weak

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    Schadeboy
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    I like the concept of this product, and have heard great things about the Joby Gorillapods for DSLRs. I have used this product quite a bit with my GoPro and my phone and it works well for the most part. I am a little disappointed that the strength of the leg joints aren't as strong as I was expecting. They don't grip as tightly as I would like. I've placed this on various different thigns including tree branches, light fixtures, and even the bike rack on my car. The legs just don't stay as tightly wrapped as the product description suggests. It DOES hold to things, but it's not 100% secure..

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat little tripod.

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    EPat
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    This is a neat little tripod that we are using with a Nikon CoolPix AW110. Because it's small and lightweight, it's easy to carry around. The neat feature is its flexibility. It can be twisted into an almost infinite number of positions, including wrapping it around small things like pipes or branches to provide a stable platform from which to shoot. The only feature we have doubts about is the plastic mounting plate that screws to the camera. It looks a little flimsy. You'll definitely want to exercise care when tightening the screw so as not to over-tighten and break the plate. Otherwise, it does what it's supposed to do.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great product!

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    wstecker

    I use the gorillapod for my flipcam. It's handy to set up anywhere and holds sturdy even in wind gusts. I would buy another one for my camera or other video accessories in a heartbeat. It's not the easiest thing to store, but it's flexible enough that you can fit it in most bags. Overall, I would highly recommend the product to anyone. If they took the time to make it an excellent product, by offering different materials or a better storage option, then I would give it 5 stars.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Comes In Handy

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    lisapisa
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    I like this product it did come in handy while recently on vacation. We set it up for a group portrait with the self timer on the camera. I wrapped it around a thin metal pole and tried to secure it as much as I could but whenever someone hit the button to take the picture the tripod would slide down. I even adjusted the legs several times but it would still slide some. I also tried to wrap it around larger items and it does pretty good, I am glad I purchased this. And it was nice standing on it's own on a car or rock or anything you could angle it or make it be taller or lower so it really is convenient.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Hiking Buddy!

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    Gorillapod
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    I needed something last minute and found this little guy! It was perfect to mount my light weight camera and wrap the 360 articulating arms around my backpack strap. The locking mount easily unlock for quick removal of my camera as I transversed through Portage Glacier Pass. And the little movable arms were adaptable to any uneven surface. I give 4 out of 5 only because the individual joints would pop apart if I turn to sharply, but could easily be popped back in place..Other than that, it was the perfect hiking buddy! :)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Neat little tripod

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    Integra
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    I will admit, I was surprised with how small this tripod is. It has come in handy with some situations, but the trick is you have to be careful with the camera you're using with it. I say this since I had thought it would hold up my DSLR decently. You will have to do some maneuvering to get it right on the balance, and not drop. Smaller cameras, I think it could work better for that, but just be prepared for some adjusting and maneuvering if you want to use it with a DSLR.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good, but this one is only for very light cameras.

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    ptig
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    I have two GorillaPods, this one and an SLR model. My advice is to go one size larger than you think you need. Yes, it will be a little heavier, but you will have a lot more flexibility in mounting positions. Think of this one as being mostly for upright or upside down use of a pocket camera. I have a very light camcorder and wasn't able to use this to mount it on a vertical pole, which I was able to do with the SLR model.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Versatile portable tripod, almost perfect

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    ChuckDee
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    I love these, they're so versatile for sitting, hanging or wrapping around poles, for the occasional selfie, etc. The only one flaw is that once they age they become looser and may sink or not hold shape or collapse when bumped. I think that occurs near the top of their capacity, however. If you're using it for a compact camera or cell phone they'll probably be fine.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A small, flexible tripod.

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    luvsplantz
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    Years ago, I bought one of these for hubby to use, and then wanted one for myself. Love the idea that it can be adjusted easily to be used in situations where a tripod is needed. Price was reasonable and the small size makes it accessible in my camera bag. What is frustrating is the locking ring doesn't stay tight so the clip comes undone too easily, which might be a problem. Great concept, good product.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Camera and camcorder fit

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    BeeCrizzle4fam
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    It's not the one that we should be using, the kids think it is a strange spider toy and end up with camera or camcorder completely forgotten about and the recorded aftermath is not entirely possible to sit through without motion sickness setting in, but given the few time it was out of sight and recording the day worked well... Not ideally set for young people under ages 5.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good enough for light cell phones or GoPro

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    Chris
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    Bought this with the intention of using it for a cell phone, or GoPro Session 5. While it holds the GoPro just fine, it's a bit too weak to reliably hold a Note 8 with a case. I'm still using it with the Note 8, I just have to be a little cautious. On the plus side, it's tiny and fits easily in small compartments of my pack or camera bag.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Light design - heavy loads

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    MJ81
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    I wanted a portable tripod for my S8+ cell phone and my pico projector. This tripod held both easily and was very flexible to adjust to the angle/height that I needed. After many months, moving around, and adjusting, it is a little looser. Eventually, I will replace it because it is a reasonable price and served its purpose well!

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for random use

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    elderlam
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    The best part, other than being able to setup your camera anywhere, is the little latch it comes with for quick connection. You simply screw the latch into your camera, and then the latch slides into place to lock into the tripod. Tripod is good for light to medium cameras - don't try anything with too much weight - otherwise the tripod will start to droop.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well for hiking.

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    Fisherman
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    Was able to wrap the 3 moldable legs around a tree branch for chest level pictures. For ground level pictures it is easy to adjust with the 3 fully moldable legs. The quick release is great to leave the tripod shoe attached to your camera. You need to rotate the top most rubber ring to "Unlock" and then press the Joby button and then slide the camera off the tripod.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Small but works well with Go Pro

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    Chuck
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    I purchased this tripod for use with my Go Pro. It easily supports the weight of the Go Pro and it is great to be able to adjust the legs of the tripod to support the camera from more than just flat surfaces. The only draw back is that legs are limited in the distance they will bend. This makes it difficult to get a secure attachment to small poles and/or bars.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Flexible tripod holds its weight

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    Mackeroney
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    This is the little tripod that could. The rubber grips work on most surfaces. I found positioning the legs is a bit cumbersome but that's what you get with bendables, right? The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the release lever for the camera shoe is small, hard to maneuver with man-hands. It needs to be rubberized

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great tripod

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    Vintagenerd
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    I love this tripod for many uses, my only complaint would be is that the bottom part where you twist it in the camera can become a little lose at times. But very happy with it so far ! I would love to purchase the bigger one soon !

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    As Advertised, May Not Be Great for Larger Cameras

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    Bonesaw
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    Purchased this tripod to use with my Sony Alpha a6000 (a larger mirrorless DSLR camera with interchangeable lenses) and have been pleased with the results. However, don't expect this small mount to be able to hold a larger camera sideways attached to anything - those kinds of stunts are just for the slim point and shoots & gopros

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for mounting video camera while hunting

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    Spraddawg
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    I use the gorillapod to mount a video camera to my treestand when hunting. It works well as a tripod to use when not on the ground, and mounts to my treestand easily. I wish it would grip a bit tighter so I could move the camera without loosening the tripod legs, sometimes resulting in a slanted video shot.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Very portable indeed

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    Coley
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    I love that this tripod is so mini because it is very portable, however a part of one of the legs on mine snaps apart when I try to bend them. So be gentle I reckon. Otherwise, nice product. I think I'll buy a larger version next time. Ps my camera is a Sony Cybershot.

    I would recommend this to a friend