With the massive jump in popularity of drones, the need to actually store, transport and care for them has become apparent. The box that some of the drones come in is ok, like the one the Inspire ships with, but others are really inadequate for making sure you don’t destroy your quadcopter in transit. That’s where Lowepro’s DroneGuard comes in. It’s a modular pack that is designed to work on it’s own, but also fit inside some of Lowepro’s other containers like the HardSide.
Created to complement the X-shape of many popular drones, such as the DJI Phantom models including the latest Phantom 3 and other similarly sized quadcopters, the DroneGuard Kit is a system of lightweight dividers and pockets to easily store and carry all parts of a complete kit. An ultra-portable tray with grab handles, built with a rigid, durable base and honeycomb interior, provides a foundation for the kit and doubles as a work surface, while retention straps offer security. Modular components include a battery box with adjustable dividers, drone sidewalls with slash pockets and a remote/transmitter divider, trusted to keep all equipment safe, organized and within easy reach when storing, transporting or on location. An elastic loop system enables organization of blades, cords, tools and more. Zippered side pockets serve as additional storage for essentials such as manuals, cables and extra cameras, while providing overall support and protection.
As previously mentioned, the DroneGuard can fit inside the HardSide 400 for safer transport, but based on the size of the HardSide and the apparent size of the DroneGuard relative to it, it would not surprise me if the DroneGuard easily fit inside some of Lowepro’s other larger bags, including their rollers. I would be interested in seeing that for myself.
The DroneGuard Kit is priced at $99.99 US MSRP, or can be purchased in a bundle with a hard case, which is called the Hardside 400 Drone, for $319.95 US MSRP.