DroneGuard BP 450AW 

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Admittedly the box it came in was for two of them but even the plastic bag that this single backpack was packed was large, my first job was to put it on my kitchen scales, empty it weighs 2.81kilos. Next let’s see what items it can hold.

Lowepro DroneGuard BP 450 Backpack for Quadcopter Drone
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First it’s dimensions, 30cm across, 25cm deep and 50cm tall. Part of the reason for the weight is that it is so solid. The top for instance is solid enough to write letters on, the sides have little give and the front could probably support a child sitting on it.

The only part that has giver is the back that fits snugly into your back but still gives to contours they call it a ‘Balanced Comfort System’.

 The reason all the other parts are solid is that this will withstand being thrown around in an aircraft hold thanks to its ‘Moulded Impact Protection’.

Unzip the flat top to reveal a 3cm deep cavity 22cm across and 25cm wide.

Unzip the back – yes the back – to reveal a 46x30cm space that is 22cm deep. In this area are two padded and sprung compartments with zipped and padded containers 22x17x17cm mounted one above the other there are sprung pieces to keep them secure and they are attached to the front by Velcro so could be removed to provide a cavernous space of 46x30x20cm.

There is a zipped pocket 35x12cm that runs down each side of the unit one has a single pocket the other is divided into two.

Final zip is in the base and runs the 30cm width and inside this is the waterproof cover that can cover the whole unit for those times when the weather is naff.

Without the zipped and padded containers you could store a great deal in the main compartment. Lots of ‘accessories’ in the top and sides and I certainly remember a key ring clip somewhere during my travels through its pockets.

The back has straps that give good support for both the shoulders and from the sides the lower back, while the front of the unit – the bit furthest from your body is very solid it might not stop a bullet but no knife will get through it without it being wielded by a butcher.

At this point I check the site for details and prices and only now do I find that those two mysterious compartments were to protect a drone and its bits and pieces. Yes the clue was in the title but the connection was not made by yours truly.

As the other unit I have reviewed from Lowepro was for high quality camera equipment moving my thoughts onto a drone should not have been a big jump.

The Lowepro DroneGuard BP450 AW is available from the first link below for £220 with free delivery  

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