What Makes a Good Drone Case?

What Makes a Good Drone Case?

You need a quality storage solution/carrying case for your drone. You spend a lot of money on that drone, so protect it properly. In this video, I explain what I look for in a high quality drone case, and show you what I think are 2 of the best cases you can get for the money.

Check out the LowePro BP150 here: https://amzn.to/34hgjPm

After I did some research, this MC-Cases version for the Mavic 2 Pro is even better! It can hold the smart controller and an extra battery for the same price! Check it out here: https://amzn.to/2MOOdVY

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50 Comments

  1. Phil Anderson on August 21, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    I have a hard case for my Typhoon H. Cutouts are precise and it’s the best accessory I’ve purchased for my drone.

  2. Donald Dupre on August 21, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    I have the Nanak cases for both my Mavic Mini and the Air 2 and accessories, really like them.

  3. tone1myth2ad on August 21, 2022 at 8:04 pm

    Can they be locked, either one?

  4. RedBoy Vlogcast on August 21, 2022 at 8:06 pm

    Hard cases are also super helpful if you find you need to check your drone with the airline.

  5. All About Spain by BarryHaylor on August 21, 2022 at 8:07 pm

    Russ any idea how to contact Lekufee, I have a case for a different drone, I want to buy an insert for the mini 2. Thanks Barry Spain 🇪🇸

  6. wesidefoos on August 21, 2022 at 8:10 pm

    Both..

  7. Ryan Swindlehurst on August 21, 2022 at 8:13 pm

    I got a good Caden Bag on Amazon
    Carries my D3500 and my Mavic Air with all accessories for both

  8. RS Miller on August 21, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Russ, if a guy was to upgrade to MP2 which one do you recommend? Is the video quality that much better on the Pro than the Zoom?

  9. Ted T on August 21, 2022 at 8:14 pm

    Good review Russ…do you think the backpack will carry a thin laptop? Been looking to upgrade both my backpack & travel case to better suit my M2P, and I saw the MC-CASE hardcase last week and thought it looked good – your review convinced me so I went ahead and ordered both the backpack & hardcase via your link below. Thanks.

  10. Tim McGee on August 21, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    My photographer daughter was using LowePro stuff before I’d even heard of it. She noticed they made a backpack for my Mavic Pro, so she got me one for my birthday a couple years back! (What a great kid!) Fortunately, when I upgraded to the M2P, everything still fit. It’s a great backpack, and I’ve used it a lot. Tip: Put a carabiner on the handle so when you’re near a fence or other suitable structure, you can clip it on at a good working level instead of doing everything from the ground.

  11. Frank Engels on August 21, 2022 at 8:17 pm

    I have the compact one for the Mavic pro from MC Cases and I agree it is a great case

  12. JP Cacike on August 21, 2022 at 8:18 pm

    I just bought a case based on your recommendation and your video was great. Thanks Russ

  13. Biruh Teklay on August 21, 2022 at 8:19 pm

    Ty

  14. Jed on August 21, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    It’s gonna be in its life jacket in your boat now that oyu got this hard case for reaching out then doing an ad er sorry review on Y’tube Good one mate. Us plebs have to actually buy the case if we want what you got for selling oyur opinion. Oh, wait, you get paid for me watching you with your free case. Right, I see what you just did.

  15. BRP on August 21, 2022 at 8:20 pm

    The price on the MC-case is dang reasonable! Thanks Russ! I agree that you have an educated opinion! Love the information in you videos.

  16. Juan H on August 21, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    I just purchased the bag. Looks good but I can tell it seem like it’s not taylormade for a drone. However it seem to have much space.

  17. Stevenas 530 on August 21, 2022 at 8:22 pm

    As usual another great informative video from you. Just a tip, with all my nylon backpack/cases I spray them with Scotchgard the first day I have them. Doesn’t make them waterproof but adds a layer of protection. Thanks!

  18. Bluegrass Drone Guy on August 21, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    I use my flymore kit bag, has everything except my iPad, and I can drop the whole bag into my badlands backpack if I want to take it along on hunting trip, in the fly more bag I have M2, 2 ND filter cases, 3 batteries, cables and connectors, strobes, mav Mount, lanyards, Remote controller, Xtra props, etc.
    Thanks for tutorial Russ 👍

  19. Christopher W on August 21, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    What about GPC case,,? I heard there the best, and they make a backpacks with that hard foam in them.

  20. Ian on August 21, 2022 at 8:26 pm

    I have the PolarPro backpack which works really well for my Mavic 2 pro, smart controller, batteries, extra controller, and much more. I even have a sleeve for my laptop.

    I also have a hard shell case from MC cases i got off of Amazon which is a good "at home" protection case.

    I wish we could attach pictures in the comments. (YouTube fix this)

  21. IAMKION on August 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    I have that same lowepro backpack……. love it!!!

  22. DavidinEssexUK on August 21, 2022 at 8:28 pm

    Hard cases are the way to go but I like a shoulder strap too.

  23. jb10940 on August 21, 2022 at 8:30 pm

    Great video! I use the lowepro dronegaurd bp250 and love it. It’s great for when I go hiking and it fits everything nicely.

  24. RedBoy Vlogcast on August 21, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I love the Manfrotto Aviator D1 Backpack. I can carry my Phantom and Mavic 2 zoom with all the batteries in one case/backpack. Works great on site with a client so I’m not carrying around multiple cases.

  25. Paul Huval on August 21, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I guess i will give you a thumbs up there. Lol. I did like the hard case there as i do bring the drone on the water at times. 👍

  26. Droning Harry on August 21, 2022 at 8:32 pm

    I have the Lowe Pro for my Air and love it. It’s a great case and protects it very well. I had one with my Phantom 3SE but I sold it recently and the case went with the Drone. I don’t really have to worry about water so I think i’m in pretty good shape. I also think that for the money it’s a great value. I might upgrade to the hard shell if we start traveling more with the Trailer next year as well. Looks like you have a nice Eagle 5th Wheel sitting back there as well. We have a North Trail 4 season 24 foot and love it.

  27. K Arthur on August 21, 2022 at 8:33 pm

    Sorry, it appears that MC doesn’t make a case for the EVO.

  28. Mannix Go on August 21, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    I have the mc cases for my m2p with smart controler safe inside… no more worries on inter island trips with extra space for needed accessories

  29. Ilias Andresakis on August 21, 2022 at 8:34 pm

    Hello and thank you very much for so many details. I would like to ask if the LowePro BP 150 could handle Ipad pro 10.5 except mavic 2 pro with 3 batteries e.t.c.

  30. Brian Michael on August 21, 2022 at 8:39 pm

    I ended up going with the Lykus M1..
    I know lowepro is awesome.. but lykus gets to me in a couple days..
    I have a hard case that I’m buying a foam insert made for the mavic 2 pro from GPC.
    It’s a lil more bulky than this hard case being deeper.. I can fit some extra things in it like my IPad..
    I had the hard case for my ronin s but went with a different solution so my case is empty at the moment and they sell the foam insert separately for the mavic 2 pro.

  31. Condoning Drones on August 21, 2022 at 8:41 pm

    Did you forget to put the link to the case construction video?

  32. Michael. M7 CYC on August 21, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Good video..I have the fly more kit for my mavic 2 pro but I’m a bit worried that the bag wont travel well on a plane…so I’m looking for an alternative..two good options there. Thanks

  33. NoOneSpecific on August 21, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    The backpack case looks like it would probably hold my spark and my mavic air, I’m a truck driver and I keep them in my truck always , I’ll use your link to get one. I got a set of the master air screw stealth props for the mav air, it’s like a whole different drone now. I was considering a mavic zoom , but it seems strange how dji has let about every drone in their line up go out of stock. Makes me wonder what’s up with them, so I’m holding off until it becomes clear. You have an awesome channel , thanks for what you do, I’m subbed and this is my go to channel for any question that comes up concerning my drones and ways to get good use of them, great job!!

  34. theview.f.u.h on August 21, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Great case comparison. One request, could we avoid the “big kid toy” type descriptions do you think? As professional UAV/RPAS pilots, I think it’s important to see these, and for others to understand them, as aircraft rather than toys – it’s why there are exams and certification. It has been the “buy and fly” owners treating their aircraft as toys that has caused the need for all the regulations we now have to follow.

  35. Gene D. on August 21, 2022 at 8:45 pm

    I have the GPC hard case for Mavic 2 Pro and smart controller. There are cutouts for the sticks and you don’t have to remove the lanyard. Another high quality option and its made in the USA

  36. steve walker on August 21, 2022 at 8:46 pm

    Yes mate. 51st like 👍

  37. Rob Killian on August 21, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Great video and thorough reviews. I keep hearing melissa bayer as miley cyrus on SNL every time you say "so that’s pretty cool". Keep up the good work.

  38. Edwin van den Akker on August 21, 2022 at 8:48 pm

    I was looking for the "Making of" video by MC. Do you still have that link? I couldn’t find it in the description. 🙂

  39. Ramon Lerma Travels on August 21, 2022 at 8:50 pm

    Nice case!

  40. Philippe G on August 21, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    Wonderful information Russ. Thanks a lot. Does someone know where to find a case for my mounted 8S drone?

  41. Tundra Whisperer on August 21, 2022 at 8:53 pm

    For me GPC makes the perfect hard case for my set up, that also houses my Smart Controller without having to remove the lanyard. 4 battery capacity too.

  42. tHf on August 21, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    I have a hard case which i carry in a backpack!………….nice gear Russ

  43. BIG DRONE FLYER77 R/C on August 21, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    I like me my cases almost as much as the drone. Love the backpack case, I well have to get one sometime. Thanks Russ, have a safe labor day with the fam.

  44. Budd Bieber on August 21, 2022 at 8:55 pm

    One that works!

  45. The World According to ME on August 21, 2022 at 8:56 pm

    Could you please do a comparison video between Lowepro Tahoe BP 150 and the Lowepro DroneGuard BP 250?

  46. Jake Sloan on August 21, 2022 at 8:58 pm

    I couldn’t agree more, as someone who is out and about in the wilderness a lot good protection for you $1,000.00+ is a must!!

  47. Jerry Pan on August 21, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    These hard shell cases are ridiculous. I always felt that people will call the cops because some suspicious guy is about to set up a bomb or something. The cameras and other toys we have – do anybody has the hard shell case for them. I have been carrying my sony camera in soft camera back for years and it is fine. Same goes for the drones. I see the use for the hard shell for someone who is packing the car with all kinds of equipment and needs to stack the cases/boxes on top of the other….

  48. Skata’s Drone View on August 21, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Great case! I use a Nanuk case for my P4V2, and I love it. The one thing it has over the MC is that the latches have a locking tab, so you can’t have them pulled open by accident. Other than that it is the exact same type of case. They also make a one that has wheels, so it is easier for long walking transport. I did not get that one yet, but do plan to in the future. Great review and Take Care

  49. Rick Kearney Photography on August 21, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    Hi Russ, please don’t forget about those of us who went a little nuts with the credit card and got the smart controller! I had to research long and hard before deciding on a backpack that would properly protect the larger controller as well as the M2P!

  50. Living Arizona, Lake Havasu. on August 21, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    👍👌

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