Is the Joby Gorillapod Worth the Price?

A little over a year ago I purchased a Joby Gorillapod at my local BestBuy.  At the time, the purchase price was $129.  I will go through the pros and cons of using the Gorillapod and if it was actually worth the amount that I paid for it.

When I made the purchase, the Gorillapod seemed like the perfect tool to help while filming a daily vlog for my YouTube Channel MPV Vlogs.  At first the Gorillapod was perfect, but…

At first, I noticed that the camera would be on an angle after a few minutes of filming, at first I thought that I had not locked down the ball head on the tripod, I was wrong.

It eventually got to the point where the legs of the Gorillapod would no longer support the weight of my Canon T6i and became very unstable and I was not able to put my DSLR with any confidence.

Is it Worth it?

Very simply, NO.  For the price that I spend on this product, I would have expected it to last more than a couple of months.  I think that I would have been better off investing in a Manfratto tripod which was a similar price.

If you are interested in this product, do your research.