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Lowepro QuadGuard Kit review: a case for FPV racing drones

If you fly FPV but don’t have a good way to store all your gear, Lowepro just came up with a solution.

The camera bag maker introduced a QuadGuard Kit, which costs $99.95. It’s a 2-in-1 case intended to hold one FPV 250 class racing drone or quadcopter plus parts and accessories, including a transmitter, spare blades, goggles, batteries, charger, manual, etc.

lowepro quadguard controllerOne side is definitely more suited to holding the controller.

_MG_1864The other side has dividers shaped to hold a drone, while also making room for other components. I could imagine putting FPV goggles in the left side divider of this case._MG_1868

There’s also a fold out pouch for tools, which avid racers will definitely need._MG_1862

The thing I love most about this is the 2-in-1 aspect. If you have a smaller drone, like mine (I’m flying the Blade Nano QX2 at the moment) then you might opt to just have one half of the case. You simply unzip the center and it will separate from its second half._MG_1866

 

The case is sturdy, with a hard shell on two sides, as well as soft padding on either sides._MG_1862

This case is also handy because velcro compartments make it easy to reconfigure. Many drone cases are designed for “just Phantom” or “just Typhoon,” but in the racing world, you may be constantly changing the type of drone you need an wouldn’t want to commit to one preconfigured case.Lowepro QuadGuard Kit

The case is really light and useful, making it a much better solution to putting the drone in my backpack where it could potentially break.

The one thing to keep in mind is that while this case s really tiny and wonderful, it’s too small that it likely wouldn’t fit a laptop — though it could definitely fit a tablet._MG_1863

Lowepro in 2015 released a compact drone case designed for camera drones such as the DJI and Parrot Bebop line of drones. Check out my review of he Lowepro DroneGuard case series here. Those cases are constructed of tough 600 denier polyester and use what the company refers to as “Lowepro’s FormShell technology for superior impact protection without added bulk or weight.”

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I’m doing a FREE GIVEAWAY CONTEST for this case in partnership with LowePro, who donated one to readers!

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4 thoughts on “Lowepro QuadGuard Kit review: a case for FPV racing drones”

    1. Hey Brian,

      Thanks for reading. I don’t accept payment for reviewing products, and I also have a policy of returning products after I have completed the review, except in cases where the product is too damaged to return or the company doesn’t want it back, in which case I host a reader giveaway, like this.

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