When you buy your DJI Mavic 2 (Pro or Zoom) it doesn’t come in any special case like the Phantom 4 did or the Ronin did where it came in a nice styrofoam packed case. The Mavic 2 just comes in a cardboard which means if you are gonna travel with the drone you’re gonna want to make sure it’s safe. There is a Fly More combo that comes with a bag but if you want a little bit something more robust we have a couple of the cases and if you want something a little bit lighter and travel we review a couple cases in this article.
I’m going to break reviews down into three different sections:
- Which is more of the on-the-go type of traveler?
- Do you have the all-purpose or daily carry?
- And finally you have the industrial and commercial side.
On-The-Go or Traveller Case
So the first one is from PGYTECH. This is the carrying case mini for the DJI Mavic 2. PGYTECH is a company that a lot of people have known and they have a ton of accessories for the Mavic as well the Phantom line-up.
The reason why I like these cases is that they make these style cases just to protect the drone for you to and then toss this into an existing bag. I use a DSLR camera bag slash laptop bag and this works really well because now I can protect my drone in here. And I do not have to worry about this Mavic 2 smashed around.
Let’s talk a little bit about the PGYTECH carrying case. It has a nylon outer wrap and on the inside it is foam molded. The zipper itself is nice and smooth and it is one of the weather sealed zippers. This isn’t really waterproof but it is weather-sealed and weatherproof and it has a handle on the side.
On the back we have a elastic band which is an elastic pocket. It’s nice and molded up top. It is also padded molded at the very bottom.
All you have to do is put your drone in the inside, close the case over the motors and now you have a nice protective case for your drone that you can carry. They also provide this little elastic pocket to put your remote control – just take off the sticks before you put them in there.
So if you wanted to just carry the DJI Mavic 2 Pro or Zoom around as a very light carry you can carry it around just like this with the PGYTECH carrying case. What I’ll normally do is have my drone in something like this and toss this into my backpack and then you should be good to go. That way you’re able to carry other gear, like camera gear. Or if you’re just packing for the weekend and clothes and things like that you can still bring a drone with yourself.
Daily Carry Cases & Bags
Now we are going to discuss what I’m calling the daily carry. This one is from PGYTECH as well and it is called the PGYTECH Carrying Case for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro & Zoom. The reason why I like this case in particular is because PGYTECH really went to in a different direction as far as making finally a stylish case if you wanted to carry the drone around and not just the standard black nylon cases which everyone has. PGYTECH just took a different angle and started making ones that are a little bit more stylish. Thumbs up to them for kind of changing it up a little bit.
The outside of the case has this rubber feel to it and of course these zippers are all weatherproof and weather sealed. It also has a handle on top and it comes with a shoulder strap. So if you wanted to carry this around on your shoulder you’re able to do that as well.
PGYTECH are the ones that are kind of combining form and function so the case looks nice. And the good thing is about them is that this isn’t one of those generic all-purpose cases where you just re purpose an existing one. The PGYTECH Carrying Case for the DJI Mavic 2 is tailor-made for the Mavic 2 drones.
Let’s just start putting some stuff in. We have the Mavic 2 drone, room for one and two batteries as well as your remote controller. And what’s cool is that the case has a special cloth that stretches over to protect your battery. They’ve actually designed the case to fit an iPad Mini size tablet as well. Here’s a list of things and accessories the case can carry:
- DJI Mavic 2 aircraft
- Remote Controller
- 5 (!) Batteries
- USB Cable
- Charging Hub
- Car Charger
- 9-inch table
Once everything is in here all you have to do is close it up and you are ready to go.
Next case I have here is the Lykus M1 Water Resistant Travel Backpack for the DJI Mavic 2. This actually was initially released for the Mavic 1 Pro version two years ago but because of the fact that it has removable padded dividers this bag can fit the Mavic 2 drones.
I was using this bag because it does fit everything I needed to to carry with me. The one thing I like about it is it has this big pocket on the outside so you’re able to hold accessories or any tablet. Also there are some smaller pockets as well.
On the outer portion you have a strap if you wanted to hook this on to a luggage. If you had your carry-on luggage and you want to hook your bar up through there is a handle. It does have shoulder straps as well. On the sides there’s a couple elastic pockets. So if you wanted to carry something around like a water bottle you’re able to do that as well.
On the inside there’s a little strap that you put it across to hold your drone down just in case they were to move. There’s a bunch of dividers. There’s the room for your remote control, batteries, props, cables, charger etc. And there’s even room to hold something like a tablet mount.
Basically, I’m able to carry a little bit of everything in the Lycus M1 bag.
So size-wise the Lykus backpack is different from the PGYTECH bag because it is able to carry more but it is a bigger carry as well. Ine terms of dimensions the Lykus is 12 x 11 x 5.5 inch and weights 2.6lbs when the PGYTECH bag weights only 1.45. So keep that in mind. In terms of price the PGYTECH will cost you 10 bucks less as well.
Hard Cases for Professionals
The last case we have here is from GPC (GPC-DJI-MAV-2). I’m categorizing this more on the commercial industrial side of things mostly because it is a bigger hardcase that also carries a little bit of everything. Go Professional Cases is not new to the game, they’ve been around the longest as far as specializing in drone cases. So this is just their most recent one for the DJI Mavic 2 drones.
These types of cases are really good if you’re in that field where you’re also carrying around other hard cases. This is going to be banged around, this is of course is full weather sealed. Even though it’s a larger case it’s meant to take a beating. And if you’re doing aerial filming for industrial purposes or commercial having something like this will add up to your professional look as you probably don’t want to roll up with a little dinky case, you want to have something like this.
GPC for the Mavic 2 is pretty standard case with your double latch, areas to lock your case if you need to for the field. Large base on the bottom with hinges – that way it keeps it off the ground if you’re standing it up.
As well as pads on the back just to protect the bottom.
This is a two layer case: all you have to do is lift up these handles and you now have a bottom layer which is meant to protect your phone or your tablet.
So what’s really cool about this is that they’ve made these sectioned out. So if you want to just carry around your phone you can do that here.
If you have a smaller tablet you’re able to take out two spots and then put it there. I have the larger iPad Air so I’m able to take out three spots and I could fit that right there. iPad 9.7” fits here as well.
In the GPC Hard Case you can fit:
- The DJI Mavic 2 (Pro or Zoom; as well as other Mavic 2 verions that will come out eventually)
- 4 batteries or 3 batteries and a Mavmount holder/cell phone
- Remote controller (you can actually keep the stick on if you want because there’s holes for that)
- Battery Charger
- Battery Hub
- Slots for cables nd other accessories
If you’re on the go you want to have small cases like PGYTECH mini carrying case as you want to toss into your existing backpack. If you want to daily carry something then go for a Lycus bag or PGYTECH Backpack. And if you’re on the commercial industrial side or want something a little bit more on the hard case side then GPC has a solution for you ready to go.