JOBY GorillaPod Flexible Tripod Review [For BENDABLE Stability]

If you’re like me, you love the stability a tripod offers, but sometimes they’re a hassle to transport.  Not so with the JOBY GorillaPod Flexible Tripod – it’s extremely lightweight, portable, and compact, making it super convenient to use. Simply toss it into your bag or purse for a busy day of filming or shooting.

JOBY GorillaPod

Tripods are critically important to use in low-light situations to make sure your images are correctly exposed and in focus. The JOBY GorillaPod is extra awesome because it has wrappable legs, enabling you to capture all sorts of shots that otherwise wouldn’t be possible. Wrap the legs around a tree or fence to stabilize your images.

This versatile and durable tripod is super convenient, and is great for vlogging, creating YouTube videos, and sports photography. It’s also amazing for travel and lifestyle photography.

JOBY GorillaPod SLR Zoom Flexible Tripod With Ballhead Bundle for DSLR And Mirrorless Cameras Up to 3 kg. (6.6lbs).


  • Dimensions – 3.1 x 3.1 x 14.2 inches
  • Weight – 14.1 ounces
  • Tripod with flexible, wrappable legs
  • Ballhead bundle
  • Rubberized foot grips
  • Secures cameras up to 6.6 pounds
  • Designed for SLR and mirrorless cameras
  • Contains over two dozen leg joints and German TPE join for superb stability
  • 1/4″ – 20 standard tripod mount and 3/8″ adapter
  • Quick-release clip and bubble level

Dimensions – 3.1 x 3.1 x 14.2 inches Designed for SLR and mirrorless cameras
Weight – 14.1 ounces Contains over two dozen leg joints
Tripod with flexible, wrappable legs German TPE join for superb stability
Rubberized foot grips 1/4″ – 20 standard tripod mount and 3/8″ adapter
Secures cameras up to 6.6 pounds Quick-release clip and bubble level

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    This tripod is sturdy enough for the wear and tear of professional photography shoots, travel shots while on vacation, sports photography, and everyday shots with family and friends.

    Throw it in your camera bag or suitcase and you’re all set. Made of durable Japanese medical-grade ABS plastic, stainless steel, and German TPE, it’s made to last, and you won’t believe how flexible it is.


    The JOBY is sturdy enough to support a Canon 5D Mark III on it. The legs are long, which makes it simple to wrap around trees and poles – the ballhead is easy to rotate to any angle you need.

    This flexible tripod is popular with social media vloggers and YouTubers because it makes filming video on the fly convenient. There is even a handy leveler feature behind the quick-release plate that lets you see if you’re holding your camera straight or if it’s tilted.


    360° panning ballhead Easy to set up
    Rubberized foot grips Lightweight
    Supports smartphones and DSLR cameras Quick-release plate says connected to camera
    Will support a telephoto lens Can switch between portrait and landscape orientations

    • The ballhead allows for 360° panning for easy maneuverability and precise positioning
    • Will hold its stance on any viable surface with its rubberized foot grips
    • Supports DSLR cameras
    • Sturdy enough to support a telephoto lens
    • Ultra stable
    • Easy to set up
    • Lightweight
    • Quick-release plate stays connected to camera, making attaching and detaching quick and effortless
    • Capability to switch between portrait and landscape orientations
    • Free shipping
    • Reasonably priced


    • Height does not extend like traditional tripods

    Frequently Asked Questions

    1. Question: Do you need the ballhead or is it optional?

    Answer: Technically, you don’t need it. You can mount your smartphone or DSLR on the GorillaPod, and play around with the legs to make sure the camera is stable. 

    2. Question: Will the GorillaPod support a Canon 70D camera?

    Answer: Yes, it will support a Canon 70D camera. It will also support a telephoto lens.

    3. Question: Is The GorillaPod waterproof?

    Answer: The body is made of plastic and metal so will dry if you get it wet, but there are electronics in the top of the tripod so you’ll want to keep that portion dry. 

    4. Question: What camera bodies does the GorillaPod fit?

    Answer: The tripod will accommodate any camera that has a standard threaded base to screw it to. 

    5. Question: Will the JOBY work with a GoPro?

    Answer: Absolutely, it will work great for a GoPro. 

    6. Question: What will the JOBY wrap around?

    Answer: The legs are so flexible that you can basically wrap it around anything that is stable. 

    7. Question: Is the ballhead included?

    Answer: Yes, it’s included. You can also buy the ballhead and tripod separately.

    JOBY GorillaPod / Key Points

    As they say: “Look at life from a different point of view” with the JOBY GorillaPod. Get clean, crisp, properly-exposed shots with this dependable and sturdy tripod.

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    What tripod do you use? Let me know in the comments:)


    JOBY GorillaPod Flexible Tripod

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    Overall Design









    • Flexible legs
    • Sturdy yet lightweight
    • Compact for travel
    • Ballhead enables 360° panning


    • Height does not extend like traditional tripods

    8 thoughts on “JOBY GorillaPod Flexible Tripod Review [For BENDABLE Stability]”

    1. Thanks for the honest review… I have been looking into tripods for my DSLR and you made some good points in your pros that I didn’t think about in the video side of things. Would you buy a tripod for both photography and one separate for cinema?

      Do you think there is an effective tripod that might service both frameworks? I loved seeing a video review on this too. Good looking out!

      • The JOBY is a great choice for both photography and videography. Vloggers and YouTubers use it to record stable video. It’s also great for taking images for social media. You can for sure use it for both mediums as it comes with a ballhead for video panning. 

        Thanks for reading and commenting!

    2. Great review on the Gorillapod Tripod.  I’m really happy I came across this post because I have a friend who is just getting into photography and a few other friends who have been in it for a while.  I know my newbie friend has been searching around for a little bit for a tripod.

      I like that it is lightweight and appears to be easier to manuever than your typical large tripod which would work great for my friend who does a lot of nature pictures and usually stops to take pics while cruising around on his bike.

      I’ll send him your link for sure!



      • Hi Nicki,

        Awesome! I think your friend would love the JOBY Gorillapod. It’s lightweight and easy to use, which is especially great for a beginner and if he likes to take pictures while he’s biking. The tripod is compact so is convenient to slip into a backpack. Plus, it’s affordable.

        Thanks so much for reading and taking the time to comment. 

    3. I have been looking to purchase a tripod so this review of the the JOBY Gorillapod Flexible Tripod is perfect timing. I like that you seem to be able to wrap it on to anything.  Are you able to extend the legs to make it higher? It would definitely come in handy when you are outside, because like you say, it can be thrown in your bag and you can just wrap it around a pole or something.

      It does seem to have great benefits. Another thing I like about the JOBY Gorillapod is that it actually holds bigger cameras. Thank you for a great review, I will be reading up more on this one.

      • Hi Alexandra,

        The JOBY Gorillapod is a great choice if you’re in the market for a tripod. You can wrap it around tree branches, fences, or any other stable object, allowing you to get shots that wouldn’t otherwise be possible. It’s a handy little tripod that’s compact, yet it does hold heavier cameras. 

        It’s a favorite among vloggers and YouTubers because it’s small enough to toss it a bag or purse. You can’t go wrong with the JOBY. 

        Thanks for reading my review!

    4. WOW, while I no longer need a tripod for my 35mm SLR, I do so wish this had been around when I did need one. I used to snap a great deal, this is a totally awesome piece of kit, so very adaptable.

      Cannot imagine some of the shots that I could have gotten if I could have been able to wrap a tripod around a fence or a tree, any photographer who likes to take a good photograph should have one of these in his camera bag. Many thanks for an excellent review.

      • I agree Stuart. It’s an amazing little tripod, and the flexible legs make it unique from others on the market. I wish it had been available when I first got started in photography. The tripod I initially used, while sturdy, was cumbersome to lug around.  The JOBY would have been more convenient and easier to maneuver.

        Thanks for taking the time to comment. 


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