Summer heat is here (we call it hell in Texas) and it might be the time you go on vacation. I wanted to share a good tip with you in case your GoPro camera is traveling with you and you need really tiny bag to protect it. I found this mini case very practical while on the go, especially on long hikes where I couldn’t carry anything big.
My requirements when looking for ideal case were:
- as small as possible
- storage for GoPro camera with waterproof housing, spare bateries (at least 2 or 3) and spare memory card
- each space (for camera, batteries and memory card) should be separated
- it should be easily clipped for example on backpack
I couldn’t find anything online easily – there was no mini case specifically for GoPro. I have seen a ton of bags and cases for GoPro camera, but they were bigger than I wanted. Time to get out and go shopping classic way.
Quite painful, I almost forgot how it is to run around many many shops with no luck. I tried countless cases which didn’t fit. Finally, I found the right case which met all of my requirements.
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Pockets for GoPro Stuff
Let’s see how GoPro camera fits in (including waterproof housing and screw mount).
Another pocket accommodates at least 4 spare batteries. 5 also fitted in, but the bag was too overstuffed then. I don’t recommend it.
Tip: I put the batteries which are already dead into the mesh space. Then I know which one are fresh when needed later.
Smallest zipper pocket serves well for spare memory card including card adapter.
Tip: noticed that little baggie? I use it for better protection, just in case of heavy storm.
All 3 pockets are zippered and completely separated which I found very practical. You won’t lose your spare memory card when changing the battery.
How to Carry This Bag
It was delivered with the shoulder strap. Handy for example when going for a walk in the city.
There are two options which allow to attach the bag to the belt. Safer (due to potential falling off or theft) is to pull the belt directly through the loop of the case strap. But then it takes more time to attach and detach the whole case from the belt (you need to take off the belt first).
Second option – take your trousers with belt already on it and then only attach mini case by clicking it. Faster but not so safe.
Personally, I used most often carabiner to simply clip the case anywhere. When we hiked I had it on the front side of my backpack which allowed easy and fast access even without taking off the backpack. Please note that the carabiner was NOT part of original package. I bought it separately on Amazon (5 carabiners for $7.34).
Tip: I also clipped this case on my seat while traveling by car. This makes it perfectly accessible anytime and kids couldn’t jump on it accidentally.
Where to Buy and Price
Good thing is that you don’t have to go anywhere if you want this case. It is on Amazon, now for $8.49, which is in my opinion well worth it.
I found this case as very handy protection and storage for our GoPro camera and accessories. I can recommend it to anyone who needs small practical case.
Hope you find this review helpful, thanks for reading it! Please let me know how it worked for you or if you use anything else.