G4 Camera Mount Options

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 currently available options from ChutingStar for mounting a camera to a Cookie G4 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.

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, 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This one was originally made for the G3, but does fit the G4.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 not yet available, but jumpers have found the HERO8 does fit in the model made for the HERO5/6/7 (just not very well). The HERO8 does move a little and there isn't access to the side-door for the battery or charging. Still, if you have a HERO, HERO2, HERO5, HERO6, HERO7, 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 currently only available in a version for the HERO5/6/7/2018. A version for the HERO8 is currently in development.

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.

Vmag GoPro Helmet Mount. Available at this link for $104.

The Vmag is the most unique mount of all the G4 camera mounts currently available. 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.

We'll continue to update this list as more G4 camera mounts become available. The link to all current helmet mounts available for the G4 as well as all other 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.