Lowepro has added an Inspire II bag to their drone backpack lineup
posted Monday, June 12, 2017 at 1:36 PM EDT
Lowepro has a whole line of drone bags including one for the Phantom 4 and this one for the Mavic that also has a hydration reservoir, but the DJI Inspire has been a point of challenge for bag makers due to its large size and awkward shape. Lowepro's answer is the DroneGuard Pro Inspire, a unique design that splays the large Inspire wings outside of the backpack, which makes the bag profile slimmer and leaves more room for additional accessories.
Designed specifically to protect DJI Inspire I or Inspire II drones, the DroneGuard Pro Inspire features a top-loading hangar compartment. When empty, the pack weighs a relatively light 4.66 pounds. The exact dimensions of the bag are as follows:
- Internal Dimensions: 27 x 19 x 43 cm (10.63 x 7.48 x 16.93 in)
- Tablet Compartment: 23 x 2 x 13 cm (9.06 x 0.79 x 5.12 in)
- External Dimensions: 29 x 24 x 55 cm (11.42 x 9.45 x 21.65 in)
The DroneGuard Pro Inspire will fit the DJI Inspire I or II, the transmitter, up to six spare batteries, an 8-inch tablet, charging cords, and also a water bottle and other small items.
Since a large portion of the drone will be outside of the bag, exterior neoprene motor socks give added protection along with compression-molded FormShell technology to protect gear and props.
Lowepro says that their "adjustable shoulder, chest and waist straps keep users comfortable, while ActivZone™ balanced comfort system delivers ergonomic support and ventilation." The backpack includes a built-in All Weather cover which can be pulled over the bag and protect it in the case of heavy rain or blowing dust and sand.
The DroneGuard Pro Inspire is available now for $199.95. As mentioned, this bag is in addition to Lowepro's full lineup of drone bags which cover the range of popular drone models available:
- DroneGuard Pro 450 ($274.95 US MSRP) – Built for the pro pilot, this professional quality lightweight backpack provides streamlined security under extreme conditions for a DJI Phantom, transmitter, up to 5 extra batteries, 15” laptop and mini tablet with additional space for an Osmo and 1-2 GoPros or mirrorless kit and personal items. The pack features FormShell™ soft armor throughout for the highest level of protection, with plenty of zippered access and customizable compartments to organize, carry and protect specific gear. Exterior attachment points provide extra storage, along with dedicated prop storage and removable transmitter and battery boxes to protect fragile parts.
- DroneGuard BP 400 ($149.95 US MSRP) – Built to trek to any location, this specialized backpack expertly defends against bumps and hard hits. Dedicated compartments for a DJI Phantom, propeller and transmitter keep gear safe, while 15” laptop and 10” tablet pouches allow drone photographers to edit photos and footage on-location. Compression-molded FormShell™ technology protects gear from impact without added weight or bulk. This lightweight, armored pack provides protective and customizable organization for drone, propellers, transmitter and tools.
- DroneGuard BP 250 ($149.95 US MSRP) – This specialized backpack provides rugged protection through a compression-molded FormShell™ soft armor exterior and flexible interior dividers for a DJI Mavic Pro, transmitter, up to five extra batteries, 15” laptop, 10” tablet, Osmo and two GoPros or mirrorless kit, plus personal items. It also features a PhoneZone pocket on the shoulder strap for up to plus-size smartphones, extra storage and transmitter pad to protect delicate control knobs during transit.
- DroneGuard BP 200 ($109.95 US MSRP) – Specifically designed to house a DJI Mavic Pro and a hydration reservoir, this streamlined backpack keeps drone enthusiasts’ thirst quenched and device safe while on the move. Ideal for biking, snow sports, hiking and climbing, this pack features flexible dividers to securely house a DJI Mavic Pro, transmitter, up to five extra batteries, hydration reservoir or mini tablet, snacks and an extra layer of clothing.
- DroneGuard CS 150 ($49.95.95 US MSRP) – Transport a DJI Mavic Pro and accessories securely to any location with this lightweight, specialized case offering rugged protection without added bulk. This bag features adjustable dividers designed specifically to house the DJI Mavic Pro, transmitter and an extra battery. The case easily stores in larger bags and includes a transmitter pad to protect delicate control sticks during transit, and a removable organization panel keeps fragile parts and charging cords secure on the go.