Best Suction Mount Test – For outdoor usage


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Our mission was to find a suction mount which could be placed on the outside of a vehicle (mainly car & motor) so that a camera could be attached. Several followers asked us to make a selection and this review. Their main reason is to create beautiful film shots and to place accessories on the mount.

After a couple of searches and selections the following four car window suction mounts are bought and tested if they are compatible with our requirements. The requirements were simple; it has to be a suction model and it has to stick. The following popular mounts where chosen.

1. Car Camera Dashboard Suction Cup Mount Tripod Holder – BuyInCoins | $2.34.
“Make your car part of your camera equipment with this handy suction tripod that attaches securely to your car window, dashboard or roof.”

Car Camera Dashboard Suction Cup Mount Tripod Holder – BuyInCoins

2. Vacuum Suction Cup Window Windshield Car Mount For GoPro HD Camera Hero 1 2 3 – BuyInCoins | $2.54.
Fix your GoPro on the car windshield, glass or other flat surfaces. 180°rotatable and adjustable arm for optimum positioning. Vacuum suction cup can stick tightly, even when you are bumping along the mountain road.”

Vacuum Suction Cup Window Windshield Car Mount For GoPro HD Camera Hero 1 2 3 – BuyInCoins

3. Fat Cat M-TS Super Triple-Cup Advanced Suction Mount for Gopro Hero 4/ 3+/3/2/1/SJ4000 – Black + Orange – DealeXtreme |  $7.98.
“Fat Cat is manufacturer of many product for camera accessories. Triple-Suction-Cup ehanced mount for GoPro Hero 3+ / Hero 3 / Hero2 / 1 with a max. load of 10kg. The mount is available in different colors.”Fat Cat M-TS Super Triple-Cup Advanced Suction Mount for Gopro Hero 4/ 3+/3/2/1/SJ4000 – Black + Orange – DealeXtreme

4. Car Suction Cup Tripod Mount Adapter for GoPro Hero 3 2 1 Black Camera – Eachbuyer | $4.59.
“Suitable for Gopro Hero 3/2/1,a suction cup mount with 1 adapter.”Car Suction Cup Tripod Mount Adapter for GoPro Hero 3 2 1 Black Camera – Eachbuyer

First impressions

Number 1: Looks a bit cheap, but has the advance that turning 360° is possible! The mount option with a lever looks promising.
Number 2 and 4: It was funny to see that numbers 2 and 4 have the exactly the same structure and probably is the same manufacturer. Only the adapter is different and the price :), The mount option with a lever looks ingenious.
Number 3: The Fat-Cat feels firm and due to the tree cups the mount looks like it could hold an elephant.

Three small tests were conducted to decide which mounts can be used for filming outside a vehicle.

TEST 1: Place the suction mounts on top of a small table and lift the table.

table testTEST 2: Place the suction mounts on the hood of the car and drive around for at least 50 min. We placed them on the hood since this part can get warm and is a tougher challenge.

mount carTEST 3: Place the suction mounts horizontal on a smooth surface and attach 2.5 kilograms for a least 2 hours.

weight mount

Results

All the above suction mounts succeeded the first test and can easily be used inside situations with a smooth surface like windows, table, ceilings, metal plates, etc. Also detaching the mounts is very easy!

After the second test, the drive test, on failed the test. During the ride number 1 “Car Camera Dashboard Suction Cup Mount Tripod Holder” did not stick and is lost. The decision off not directly using a camera was a wise one. Fun fact is lots off people are looking at your car like it is a UFO.

The three remaining suction mounts (2,3,4) also succeeded the third test and could hold 2.5 kilograms.

Overall conclusion

If price is an important reason for you than number 2. “Vacuum Suction Cup Window Windshield Car Mount For GoPro HD Camera Hero 1 2 3” can already be bought for less than $3,-!!

But overall winner is number 3, the  “Fat Cat M-TS Super Triple-Cup Advanced Suction Mount for Gopro Hero 4/ 3+/3/2/1/SJ4000 – Black + Orange“. Although no real prove is given the idea off having three suction cup where forces are divided is reassuring.

Hope this review became handy with your decision. Good luck filming nice shots outside your vehicle!

LAST NOTE : Filming outside a plane is not recommend although it will give nice shots Please us a drone instead.


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