Drones are becoming increasingly affordable, meaning that they are being used for more than just aerial photography and videography. It looks like drone racing is a sport that will soon become quite popular. Many gadget enthusiasts are looking at devices like the Yuneec Breeze, Mavic Pro, DJI Phantom series or the Karma from GoPro when purchasing a drone and there are plenty that come ready to fly or as DIY kits. So it makes sense that drone racers will need a safe, affordable way to store their drones to ensure they don’t get broken or damaged before they arrive at the flying site. Manfrotto, the world leading photography accessory company have developed a range of drone bags. These are suitable for quadcopters and can store a standard 350 sized DJI Phantom or the smaller Yuneec Breeze.
Of course, as drones are often used in challenging environments, because there’s no fun in using it somewhere that’s commonly visited, the drone bags have been designed with that in mind. They can be taken to the most inhospitable trails and still keep your drone safe. The bags in this range can also carry a camera and lenses rather than a drone, so they could be used by aspiring photographers and drone racers alike.
In the Manfrotto Camera Protection System range you’ll find backpacks, messenger bags, shoulder bags and holsters. They are stylish and give adequate protection for your equipment no matter what conditions you’ll face. They also work for everyday use. The bags are lightweight, shock-resistant and spacious and also have space for portable devices like laptops and tablets. They are crafted from the highest quality materials and are designed to be both comfortable to carry and functional.
D1 Aviator Backpack:
Made for adventure, this bag is perfectly adapted to a day of exploring. Made for the DJI Phantom Series, it can also hold your DSLR with 1 lens and a tripod. There are 3 protective pouches that provide snug fit around your equipment and there are separate compartments to store your transmitter, propeller and batteries. Need a quick change of location? Strap the fully setup the drone inside the front pocket of the bag for safe transportation without having to dismantle it. There is also room for a 17” laptop. RRP £169.95.
Windsor Messenger M:
Travel in style in the Windsor Camera Messenger. Innovatively designed with a vintage themed look and water resistant materials, it has high quality leather trims and a soft plaid lining – the perfect carry on solution for anyone wanting to carry a Yuneec Breeze or DJI Mavic Pro Combo kit. With a dedicated pocket for a 13” laptop, the Windsor Messenger M can be turned into an everyday bag by removing the protective dividers. RRP £129.95.
National Geographic Mediterranean Holster M
The must have holster bag, this holster from National Geographic is perfect for a DJI Mavic Pro kit. Carry all your essential items safely and securely so you are always ready to get the perfect footage wherever you are. With a shoulder strap and ergonomic handle, you can carry this holster to suit you. RRP £64.95.
Advanced Camera Shoulder Bag
This is a versatile and compact shoulder bag that features padded, adjustable dividers for all your gear. It also comes with a rain cover in the event of bad weather, and there is a dedicated pocket for carrying batteries and media cards – perfect when you want to carry just your drone with a few extra bits! RRP £64.95.