JOBY GorillaPod Flexible Tripod Review

If you’re like me, you love the stability a tripod offers, but sometimes they can be a hassle.  The JOBY GorillaPod Flexible Tripod, on the other hand, it so lightweight and bendable, it’s super convenient to use, and is extremely compact, making it easy to toss in a bag or purse for a day of filming or shooting.

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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

Watch the video below to see the whole lineup of JOBY products.

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.

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The JOBY is sturdy enough to support a Canon 5D Mark III on it. The legs are long making it simple to wrap around trees and poles, and 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.






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  • 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

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:)


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  • 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”

  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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