Drones are amazing feats of technology.
They can take beautiful aerial photographs, film action sports, help you build 3D maps and models, and much more.
However, they’re also expensive, fragile, and tough to transport.
Thankfully, companies have come out with some useful cases, backpacks, and bags for carrying your drone safely and easily. This article features some of the best drone cases and backpacks for sale in 2017.
These carrying cases are great for transporting your drone/quadcopter, protecting it during travel, and keeping all of your parts and accessories in one place.
The article is separated into two parts: carrying cases and backpacks. Scroll down to start from the beginning, or use the tables below to get an overview of each carrier bag.
Make sure to check out the price level column on the right. It will help you find the right bags to fit your budget.
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Featuring waterproof, hard shell, and soft shell cases for the Syma X5C, UDI U818A, mini drones, racing drones, DJI Mavic, DJI Phantom series, and similarly sized drones:
Case Club Waterproof DJI Phantom 3 Wheeled Case
DJI Phantom 3 Professional, Advanced, & Standard
Case Club Waterproof DJI Phantom 4 Wheeled Case
DJI Phantom 4 (all models)
Case Club DJI Phantom 4 Waterproof Compact Case
DJI Phantom 4 (all models)
Bangcool Hard Shell Protective DJI Phantom Carrying Case
DJI Phantom 4, DJI Phantom 3 Professional, Advanced, & Standard
DRONESAFE Rugged DJI Mavic Pro Carry Case & Organizer
DJI Mavic Pro
DJI Mavic Pro Compact Carrying Case
DJI Mavic Pro
QB1 Case By Quadrabox
DJI Phantom and similarly sized drones
Greenco Carrying Case for Syma X5C
DIY Mini Drone Carrying Case
Syma, Hubsan, JJRC, Cheerson, Holystone, & other mini drones
Potensic Mini Drone Case
Hubsan H107D, H107L, H107C, & Syma X11
CASEMATIX FPV Racing Drone Travel Case
USA Toyz UDI U818A HD Case
UDI U818A HD
Featuring waterproof, hard shell, and soft shell backpacks for Yuneec quadcopters, the DJI Phantom series, and all drone models (universal):
QXPowerextra Waterproof DJI Phantom 3 Traveling Backpack
DJI Phantom 3 (all models)
Depstech Waterproof Travel Backpack
DJI Phantom 1, 2, & 3
Bangcool DJI Phantom 3 Waterproof Backpack
DJI Phantom 3 (all models)
Senka Hardshell Backpack for DJI Phantom 4 and Phantom 3
DJI Phantom 4 and Phantom 3
HD Sales Backpack for DJI Phantom
DJI Phantom (all models)
SWIZA Universal Drone Transport Backpack
Yuneec Typhoon H Backpack
Yuneec Typhoon H
Yuneec Typhoon Q500+ Backpack
Yuneec Typhoon Q500+
This case from Case Club is one of the highest rated drone cases on Amazon (5 stars). It’s compatible with the DJI Phantom 3 Professional, Advanced, and Standard.
The exterior is made of a hard shell, with an inner material of foam and silica gel for padding. The case is airline approved for checked luggage (great for traveling aerial photographers and videographers), it can be locked with a padlock for security, and it’s waterproof to protect your precious tech.
And this carrying case can hold a tablet (up to 12″ x 7″ x 1/2″), 6 extra batteries, a controller, memory cards, extra propellers and more, and it comes with wheels for easy transport.
All in all, this is great case for your DJI Phantom.
This is another sturdy case from Case Club. This one is for the DJI Phantom 4, Phantom 4 Pro, or Phantom 4 Pro Plus.
It’s a hard shell case that comes with a foam and silica gel protective interior. The case is pad-lockable for security while traveling, airline approved for checked luggage, and it’s waterproof.
The case fits your drone (with the propellers on), a tablet, controller, memory cards, 5 extra batteries, and spare props. And it’s wheeled for effortless transport.
This is a solid case to protect and easily transport your DJI Phantom 4.
This case is similar to the case above, but cheaper and more compact.
It supports the full DJI Phantom 4 series, is waterproof for protection in wet weather conditions, and it’s airline approved.
The case comes with built-in locking latches, and it has compartments designed specifically to hold a tablet (up to 12″ x 7″ x 1/2″), 6 spare batteries, your transmitter, memory cards, extra props, and more.
If you’re looking for a compact way to carry your Phantom 4, this case from Case Club is a great option.
This case from Bangcool is compatible with the DJI Phantom 4 and DJI Phantom 3 Professional, Advanced, & Standard.
It’s for sale at a nice price of around $70, which is a great value for the protection and piece of mind you receive. The foam moldings snuggly secure your quadcopter, and it’s designed so you can leave the propellers on during transport.
The hard exterior is made from a heavy duty aluminum frame with reinforced corners for added protection, and it has slots for 4 batteries, a transmitter, and spare parts.
Give this case a look if you’re on a budget and looking for lots of protection.
Want to transport your new DJI Mavic Pro safely and easily? Check out this DJI Mavic Pro case and organizer from DRONESAFE.
They created the best drone case imaginable for the DJI Mavic. It has a hard protective outer shell with a soft, shock absorbent interior foam to hold the drone, 3 batteries, charging hub, adapter, transmitter, propellers, and accessories.
The built-in carry handle also comes with two padlock holes for added security when traveling.
If you’re looking for an all-in-one Mavic case, this is your best option.
The DJI Mavic Pro can fold up to the size of a water bottle. To take advantage of this transportability and protect the drone at the same time, this hard shell Mavic carry case by FSLabs is designed to be extremely compact.
It’s around the size of the drone itself (slightly bigger to fit the quadcopter inside) and it comes with a separate container for the drone’s controller.
It doesn’t have space for other parts and accessories, but if you need a compact protective shell for travel or storage, this case is a nice, cheap option.
This quadcopter case fits DJI Phantoms and similar sized drones. This makes it great for pilots who have multiple drone models they need to transport at different times.
The case has a soft outer shell and a shock absorbent inner foam material. It’s also very lightweight (under 6.2 lbs) making it easier to carry with your drone inside than other cases.
The inner foam is customizable, meaning you can reconfigure it to fit your drone’s unique shape. And the case comes with a handle and shoulder strap, so it can be carried both ways.
This case looks unassuming from the outside, but it has a nice set of features to fit many drone pilot’s needs.
Do you own a Syma X5C? Then this is the case for you.
This case is custom-built to fit an X5C or X5C-1 perfectly. Its hard shell keeps your drone, controller, and spare parts safe from damage, and its inner foam keeps them snuggly in place.
For under $50, there isn’t much more you need from a drone case.
It’s fully customizable, meaning you can rearrange the inner foam to fit your specific drone. This case is great for Syma, Hubsan, JJRC, Cheerson, and Holy Stone mini quadcopters, as well as any quadcopter around this size.
Potensic is a well-known mini drone manufacturer. They came out with a case that’s great for a variety of mini drones: The Hubsan H107D, H107L, H107C, & Syma X11.
It comes with a hard outer shell and a soft foam interior that’s custom cut to fit the drone models above. For under $20, that price simply can’t be beat.
Are you a racing drone pilot? This case is fantastic for carrying your FPV racing drone to practice and races.
It can hold any 250-sized racing quadcopter within 14” x 10.75” x 4”, because the interior foam is completely customizable. You can interchange the pieces to perfectly fit your drone, parts, and accessories.
The cases‘s durable exterior is designed to withstand impact and keep your drone safe and secure.
USA Toyz has put together a great case for the UDI U818A HD quadcopter. It’s custom-built exclusively to fit this drone, with a tough aluminum exterior to withstand impact.
At under $50, it’s very affordable, and it comes with compartments to hold your controller, spare batteries, and extra parts.
If you’re looking for a way to carry your Phantom 3 on your back, this backpack from Powerextra is a great option.
The exterior is a soft shell, with a foam interior that leaves plenty of padding between your drone and the outside world to absorb any impact.
The backpack is also waterproof, and it comes with multiple compartments for your controller, batteries, and spare parts/accessories. This is also an upgraded, lighter version for easier transport.
If you’re looking for a simple, effective, and affordable drone backpack, check out this one from Powerextra.
This Depstech Waterproof Travel Backpack is compatible with all DJI Phantom 1, 2, and 3 models except the Phantom 2 Vision+.
It’s compact and lightweight to make it easy to carry, and it works really well as an airplane carryon. Its interior comes with soft, shock absorbent foam and multiple compartments to hold your transmitter, spare batteries, and accessories.
If you’re looking for a comfortable, lightweight, and waterproof backpack for your Phantom, check out this backpack from Depstech.
This is a great backpack for your Phantom 3. It carries all Phantom 3 models (Professional, Advanced, Standard, & 4K).
The backpack has a soft shell, waterproof nylon exterior that comes with a rain cover for additional protection in wet weather.
The interior is comprised of multiple customizable compartments to carry your drone, controller, accessories, camera, and other parts/accessories. And the backpack comes with chest and waist straps to distribute the weight and make it easier to carry.
This hard shell backpack from Senka is one of the best ways to protect your Phantom 4 or Phantom 3 Standard, Professional, or Advanced while maximizing your efficiency.
The interior is made of a high density foam with multiple compartments designed to hold your transmitter, batteries, and accessories. It’s also one of the few cases that can hold either a Phantom 3 or 4.
We love this backpack from HD Sales.
It’s compatible with any DJI Phantom and any drone sized 11.4″ x 11.4″ x 7.2″ or smaller. The interior is made of multiple padded compartments:
It also comes with 2 mesh zipper pockets for user manual, tools, accessories, etc.
This is one of the best backpacks available to hold almost any drone.
Haven’t found a backpack that can carry your specific quadcopter model? No worries, this backpack from SWIZA is universal.
It can hold any quadcopter, using a hook, loop and buckle strap system that keeps drone secure on the exterior of the backpack (almost like skateboard backpacks).
The backpack also comes with a waterproof nylon rain shell for wet weather conditions, so your drone’s tech can stay safe and dry.
This backpack is great for easily carrying your Yuneec Typhoon H and keeping it safe from impact.
The Typhoon H is a big drone, but this backpack allows you to compact it down for easy transport. It has a soft outer shell with a plastic interior that’s custom built to fit this model.
It also sells for a reasonable price, at under $80.
This soft shell case is custom built for the Yuneec Typhoon Q500+.
It comes with multiple compartments to hold your drone and accessories, and it has an extra outer pocket for user manuals, flight logs, and other material/items you might need to take with you on flight sessions.