The UTD-35 Universal Camera Mount from Australian brand Rearviz is sturdy and easy to use. It's a perfect companion to your GoPro camera.
It's predominantly made out of flexible plastic, stiffer around its base. The flexible surrounding plastic means it can bend to fit most people.
The universal armband is fairly easy to figure out adjust with a hook and loop fastener. It can be removed and fitted with one hand, although this took a bit of practice.
It's made with weather resistant materials and this particular model has a claim of being UV-resistant for three years. It should last a long time and not become warped or brittle whatever the weather throws at it.
The unit base fully rotates and once the camera is on, it can pivot too, so you can get it exactly where you want it to be before you start shooting. Putting the camera on is a simple task too. It is a small hand turned screw, so no tools are needed to set it, meaning it can be done quickly.
You can attach the mount to just about anything. It will attach to person or object making it extremely versatile no matter what it is you want to record. It will also stay in position securely and firmly, making it very reliable.
With regard to value for money it's £23.78 and can be bought cheaper. It offers a solid place to secure your camera safely and will last at least three years, making it pretty decent value.
Solid and safe universal mount for your camera
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road.cc test report
Make and model: RearViz UT-35 Unimount
Size tested: Black
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Rearviz say "The UT-35 Universal Camera Mount is the deluxe version of the RearViz products. It is an arm mounted, fully rotatable mount for cameras and other devices. Setting without tooling it is designed for the everyday adventurer. With high quality, weather resistant materials, the UT-35 Universal Mount also comes with a one size fits all armband. ."
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
3 year UV resistant
Flexible plastic mould
Adjustable and easy to wear
Fully rotatable (360) & pivots (180)
Sets in seconds without tools, in any position & is lightweight
· Universal arm band fits up to 360mm (14')
It performs well as a camera base but takes some time to get used to putting on yourself.
I can't see any problems with this lasting the 3 years that Rearviz say it will.
It's very light.
Once its secured to you, you barely notice it.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
I liked the comfort and lightness of it.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
It's fiddly to put on until you get used to it.
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
About the tester
Age: 34 Height: 158cms Weight: 61kg
I usually ride: Giant defy My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: A few times a week I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,