Capture immersive video and photo footage from a lower point of view with the GoPro Chest Mount Harness. Great for skiing, mountain biking, motocross, paddle sports, and more, the GoPro Chest Harness holds your GoPro HD Hero video camera in front of your chest. A more immersive way to film, this vantage point helps you capture more arms, poles, skis, paddles, handlebars, and more in your video. One size fits all adjustability. Harness features a vertical surface J-Hook buckle for quick and easy camera attachment.
NOTE: Not compatible with the Digital HERO 5 Wrist Camera..
Manufacturer model #: GCHM30.
The GoPro HD Helmet Hero Digital Camera Package is sold separately and can be found through item search for item number 38-614-063-11
The GoPro Chest Harness Mount lets you get a view that's lower than the helmet. The harness is fully adjustable and fits securely around your torso. The GoPro Chest Mount is compatible with all Hero cameras, and uses a J-Hook buckle for a secure mount.
The GoPro Chest Mount Harness allows you to capture that elusive view of the action from behind the handlebars. If that's what you're after, mounting your GoPro on your head just won't do. It's made of wide, stretchy webbing with sliding strap adjusters to accommodate anyone from petite to sasquatch-sized. The GoPro HD Hero Camera attaches directly to a mount on the sternum and has up/down adjustability.
The GoPro Chest Mount harness makes it easy to capture immersive video and photos from a lower-than-the-helmet point of view. It's ideal for skiing, mountain biking and paddling.
|Gopro Chesty (Chest Harness)||$39.99|
|Gopro Adjustable Chest Mount Harness||$39.99|
You can do anything with this mount
I would recommend flipping your GoPro upside down though when you use this for skiing or biking. Otherwise you can get footage that stares at the ground a little too much because when it's right side up you can tilt the GoPro up as much. And if you're using the Hero3, it has a nice feature that allows it to film correctly when its upside down so you don't even have to edit it.
Fits wonderfully over a life jacket too!
Pick one up!
The chest mount is a necessity for any GoPro owner. First off, helmet shots get old, we all know that. With the chest harness, you can get some variability in your shots. I use this for skiing, and it is a great angle for powder shots as you get that nice spray up onto the camera.
And don't think you can only wear this on your chest. You can wrap it around tons of other stuff, like trees or your dog, to get that perfect shot.
I used this most while skiing since when biking it doesn't allow for the GoPro to angle up far enough resulting in filming the ground. But after reading a few tutorials, just clip the GoPro in up-side-down that way you can angle the camera up as much as you'd like and when editing the video, just invert the video. Easy fix. Now I use the Chesty almost every time when skiing and mtn biking.
I recommend it to anyone.
So I made a chest mount out of the display box and a couple of traps I had lying around. It worked, but the tighter I had it, the less I could breath a haha
So I broke down and bought the real deal because it stretches, so I can breathe, which is good I guess. But its stable, love the angle. I do recommend shooting in upside down mode depending the on the sport.
This happens to be GoPros best-selling accessory and for good reason: It's the best and most versatile. It's easy to wear and it gives the camera a good filming location.
I have mounted my bike light to it for winter night skiing. My bike light has about 1,000 lumens and it looks like a beam of light coming out of my chest (think Bumble Bee on Transformers or Iron Man).
Out of all the gopro body mounts, the chesty is my favorite, you dont even remember you are wearing it, with the helmet mounts I found my neck could get more fatigued with the extra camera weight pushing down on my head, the bike mounts tend to transfer too much chatter IMO, and I cant image the wrist version would be good the way I tend use the camera.
This mount is bad on pow days as you can't see anything, and it is unstable on the hardpack. Invest your money in a pole mount
The thing I love about this mount is how stable it is if mounted properly. It gives some of the best POV footage you can get since it focuses where your body is going. For skiing I find it to be one of the better mounts especially because it is not as choppy or bumpy of a picture as the helmet mount is. Easy to use the camera as it is right in front of you and you do not risk having to camera taken right off your helmet when skiing through tight trees. It is not restrictive and I hardly notice when it is on. So far this has held up well even in cold weather.
The harness fits well and secures the camera well. However, it doesn't have quite enough range of motion to keep the camera facing forward when seated on a bike. The result is you get great video of the ground, but not enough of the horizon. Need to add an extra link between the camera and mount to improve the range of motion.
It is rather bulky and heavy to carry for mountain biking but I like to mount the GoPro from the chest instead of the helmet. It does take a while to setup and mount it on the chest. Another challenge is to get the right angle of the camera from the chest view.
It makes for cool angles and easy access, but at the same time it gets tangled around itself very easily and also in my opinion, way overpriced for what it is.