Never lose your GoPro, maybe*.


Losing a GoPro because the sticky mount has failed is not a nice experience. I have been there. Using a leash or tethering system has become a key part of using a GoPro, especially when attached to a kayak, paddle or helmet. Since the release of the  GoPro Hero 4 the usual place to add a leash to tether the camera has gone.

GoPro have removed access to the metal bar that acts as part of the hinge, this was used by many to attach a thin piece of cord although some housings have failed due to this. The frame that is supplied with the 5, 6 and now 7 do have the metal bar, however it is super difficult to get some cord around it so I have continued using the method described here.

GoPro Tether

The first GoPro tether option is to add a loop to the end of the leash that is just big enough to get the thumbscrew into. As the screw gets wider there is a limited chance of the leash being pulled off. But it still could.

However GoPro have endorsed the following method. 


The leash is looped around the mounting finger on the camera housing then the thumbscrew is used to fix the housing to the QR.


This provides a solid tethering point and will work on all of the GoPro frames, including the ones for the GoPro Hero7.

The cord being used for my tether is 3mm Dyneema climbing accessory cord.

I have moved all of my cameras to this setup.

*Unsponsored does not take responsibility for the loss or damage of your GoPro or any other POV action camera from following these tips.