Just as production of the new Cookie G4 helmet started matching the demand, GoPro released the HERO8 camera. Manufacturers working on camera mounts for the G4 then had to additionally make sure the new mounts would work for the GoPro HERO8 Black.
Below are the most popular available options from ChutingStar for mounting a camera to a Cookie G4, Tonfly TFX and KISS helmet.
Please keep in mind that the G4 helmet does not have a cutaway system, and the helmet is tighter to get in/out of than the G3. So take that into account when choosing a mounting system. Some have a cutaway or breakaway feature, while others don't. Same for TFX and KISS helmets.
One other note is that drilling into the G4 helmet does void the impact protection rating. So keep that in consideration on your mount choice if that's important to you. See the full Cookie G4 camera mount disclaimer at the bottom of this post.
At the top of the list for the G4, is the one straight from the manufacturer of G4.
Cookie GoPro Roller Mount. Available at this link for $99-$149.
This one was originally made for the G3, but does fit the G4. The base is screwed on to the top of the helmet, so you will have to drill through the shell. This mount does not have a cutaway or quick release feature.
A dedicated version for the HERO8 is now available, but jumpers have also found the HERO8 does fit in the model made for the HERO5/6/7 (just not very well). So, if you have a HERO, HERO2, HERO5, HERO6, HERO7, HERO8, HERO 2018 or a GoPro Session, this mount comes in a version that will work for you. Watch the install video below from our friend Trunk of GetHypoxic for more info.
TheRock GoPro Camera Mount Kit. Available at this link for $85.
Similar to the Cookie Roller mount in that the base is screwed on to the helmet, and it does not have a quick release feature. This one is made by Collette Tech, and is available in a version for the HERO8 Black as well as the HERO5/6/7/2018 GoPro cameras for the G3, G4, AERO, Dyanmic, KISS and Phantom X/XV. TheRock allows access to HERO8 Black battery and card without removing it from the base, and can be removed the helmet without having to remove the camera from the base.
Zkulls GoPro Low Profile Slider Mount. Available at this link for $80.
Manufactured by Ram Air Sky Sports, this one is not drilled into the helmet. The base is adhered with 3M tape. So while this one doesn't have a cutaway feature, it won't void the impact rating of the G4. The camera slides in/out via the side of this mount for easy and quick access to the full camera.
Versions for this mount are available for the HERO8 as well as the HERO5/6/7. This one is also made for the Tonfly TFX and Bonehead Aero & Dynamic helmets.
Vmag GoPro Helmet Mount. Available at this link for $104.
The Vmag is the most unique mount of all the camera mounts currently available, and it's currently available for the G3, G4 and KISS. It mounts at the chin/mouth area, and features a magnetic quick release system that allows you to disconnect the camera in the case of an entanglement, or just for shooting some video by hand. You can then reconnect it quickly back on via the strong magnet system. The mount construction allows the use of all GoPro cameras, or any similar cameras with a two prong bottom attachment.
GrellFAB GoPro Front Mount. Available at this link for $125.
The GrellFAB was the first of its kind as a front mount at the mouth vent, and has been available for the past few years in versions for the G3, KISS, Phantom X, Phantom XV and AERO. GrellFAB also has a top mount cutaway system. For the G4, GrellFAB completely overhauled the design, eliminating the rubber band attachment system and replacing it with a screw/bar attachment, yet keeping the cutaway feature. This newest version of the GoPro is available for the G4 in versions for the HERO8 as well as HERO5/HERO6/HERO7 cameras.
We'll continue to update this list as more G4, TFX and KISS camera mounts become available. The link to all current helmet mounts available for all skydiving helmets can be found on ChutingStar.com at this link. Contact us if you need any help in picking the right mount for you!
Cookie Helmets Note: The G4 Helmet is certified to a Skydiving and Wind Tunnel Helmet Standard. To achieve this standard, helmets must pass Impact and Snag Resistance testing. While the G3 Roller mount base is a good fit against the top surface of the G4, it was not tested according to the XP S 72-600 Standard. Cookie believes that having a Roller Mount fitted to the G4 helmet would forgo the Snag Test in this standard. It is up to the user to decide whether to mount a camera to the G4 helmet knowing that by doing so, it could affect the way the helmet performs when tested to the XP S 72-600 Standard. Since Cookie knows many users will assume the risk of adding mounts onto the G4, they have included a trap-door cutout in the EPP foam for the user to gain access to the top of the shell to add the Roller Mount.