Drones are awesome, but man are they awkward to transport. Many of the folks I know still carry their Phantom (or 3DR Solo) around in the box it came in, simply for a lack of a better option. Last year Lowepro tried their first go at a drone carrying system, but it was clunky and didn’t quite fit the bill. This time they think they have a better option, and it’s a backpack series that expands on the original DroneGuard name.
The DroneGuard series features a patent-pending system of compartments and flexible, removable dividers to manage all parts of a complete quadcopter kit, going beyond the “pick-and-pluck” systems that are currently available to keep everything neat, secure and organized.
DroneGuard CS 300 and DroneGuard CS 400, the two new cases in the series, are constructed of tough 600 denier polyester and leverage Lowepro’s FormShell technology for what they call “superior impact protection” without adding too much bulk or weight to the pack. Each lightly padded case includes conveniently removable backpack straps that can be used for trekking to flying locations, or packed away for streamlined travel and storage. The DroneGuard CS 300 is designed to hold a Parrot Bebop or similar drone, while the DroneGuard CS 400 can carry a DJI Phantom 1, DJI Phantom 2, DJI Phantom 3, 3DR Solo or other similarly sized quadcopter. Both include dedicated space and organization for accessories such as blades, props, mounts, cables and batteries.
The main problem with drones is their complicated X-shape, which the DroneGuard fits snugly around and still manages to utilize the remaining space. The DroneGuard kit has a 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. The DroneGaurd CS300 and CS400 are backpack solutions designed to allow you to comfortably take your drone anywhere. 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.
The DroneGuard Kit was originally launched in April of this year (in the US and Canada). With today’s announcement, the DroneGuard Kit is available worldwide.
All three options are available today. The DroneGuard CS 300 will retail for $129.95, DroneGuard CS 400 for $149.95, and DroneGuard Kit for $99.95.