As far as the outdoor videography and photography is concerned, it's nearly the perfect solution. The Joby Gorillapod weighs in at only 1.6oz, literally pounds lighter than a full tripod. It also has the unique ability to form around your shooting environment. Wrap it around a tree for self shooting, bend it to balance on a sharp edged rock when you're climbing, wrap it around the end of your hiking pole to shoot your review of the newest trail, or stick it on your mountain bike for a cheap, easy, versatile mounting system. The Joby Gorillapod Original is also small, easily packed away for trail shots.
|The Gorillapod here is attached to my Hydrapak Morro|
The Joby Gorillapod Original retails for $20, I bought three of them when I found them on sale for only $5 each. They work great for me as a blogging and outdoor mount for my cameras. I often don't have the luxury of setting up high quality well controlled scenes and shots, with the Gorillapod that changes. It's small, light, and versatile enough to cover my needs in any situation and give me all sorts of advantages when I'm filming for my blog outdoors. The video is a MUST watch if you want a full idea of what the Joby Gorillapod can do in the outdoors.