So you’ve got your drone, but now where to store it? Thule offers the ideal solution for taking all your equipment with you (and you won’t know how you managed without it…)
If you are a photographer, blogger or work in any career that involves carrying camera equipment, choosing a backpack can be difficult. You need it to hold all your lenses, the tripod, the laptop and everything else. We’ve all been there and it’s extremely frustrating, especially in an ever growing market where more and more equipment is being developed and required.
Recently, we purchased a drone to expand our offering, only to find out that our bag we had was not spacious enough. Due to this, we had to search for a new bag which could fit all our equipment (including the drone, which is very delicate) plus the drone accessories; the controller, battery’s, chargers etc. Whilst this might seem an easy task with all the suppliers, shops and outlets online and on the high streets, there is actually very little on offer when it comes to drone camera bags.
After several searches we came across Thule, a company who specialise in helping people transport their belongings safely, easily and in style. Their offering ranges from bike racks all the way to camera bags including two drone bags – Thule Aspect DSLR and the Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop.
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The Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop is a versatile roll backpack ideal for explorers, travellers and backpackers alike. Made from two tone oxford material it is as durable as it is water resistant making it perfect for the majority of weather conditions when on your shoots. The understated design plays down the value of the items inside reducing the risk of people targeting your bag. It contains two main bodies – the top compartment which is extremely spacious and perfect for storing your cables, batteries and powers cords and it even has a smaller component within which is useful for storing additional electronic equipment. The bottom component is where you are able to store your drone, camera, lens and a flash if required although it can get a little tight inside. The “SafeZone” removable camera pod system is ideal if you are wanting to get access to your camera quickly for those unmissable shots.
Other components on this bag include smaller flaps which are velcro-fastened and perfect for storing batteries, a 15 inch laptop carrier (which can fit our 15.6inch laptop at a push), a zipper pouch which can hold memory cards, memory sticks and small adaptors and a side net for your tripod. The dimensions of the bag (45cm x 20cm x 54cm) means you can take it as hand luggage as it fits within the carry-on limit (but be sure to check with your airline before you travel as airline restrictions can differ slightly). It is a big bag but with the effective padding and wide straps, it’s a very comfortable fit although it can become quite heavy once you have your gear inside.
The Thule Cover DSLR Rolltop is priced at £169.95, but is definitely worth the price. It can hold all of your equipment, it is really good quality and it keeps your belongings safe and protected. Although it can weigh a lot, it wears comfortably and does the job of a daypack remarkably. Having looked around you will not find a bag which is as hard-wearing and something you can be proud of no matter what you are doing.