The GoPro Hero Black series is the most capable of all of the GoPro models, and it’s the one we recommend for backpackers who are serious about documenting their journeys. Currently in version 10 (“GoPro Hero 10 Black”), this camera is waterproof, very durable, has good battery life, can use an external mic, and offers capable sound recording on its own. Backpacking Light founder Ryan Jordan uses this camera for vlogging and documenting his backcountry adventures in all seasons. In addition, the GoPro Hero 10 Black Camera is a staple in the production of Backpacking Light’s video education and editorial content.