During a recent wedding shoot I got asked a few questions regarding my GoPro storage and travel case so I decided to write a quick post about this case, which I have to say is (literally) made for the purpose.
I purchased this case a few months ago after having considered a Pelican Case for quite some time – the GoProCases are not genuine Pelican cases but to me it is very clear that they are of the same high quality (see specs below)
I do not believe that they have any direct connection to either Woodman ltd. or GoPro.
The version I decided to purchase is called XB-550 and the specs are:
- Watertight, crushproof, and dust proof
- ABS solid wall design – strong, light weight
- O-ring seal
- Manual Pressure Equalization Valve
- Stainless steel hardware
- Customized foam cavities for organization of accessories
- Lifetime Guarantee of Excellence from manufacturer
- Made in the USA.
- Exterior Dimensions (MM) (L x W x H): 255 x 230 x 174
So as said: very similar to Pelican Cases but with rigid pre-perforated foam instead of the Pelican supplied ‘pick-n-pluck’ foam.
The Case: (please note that I have attached the GoPro )
The interior of the case consists of a removable top ‘layer’ of hard foam which is pre-plucked to fit the following:
- 1 x GoPro Hero camera in housing with attached angled mount
- 2 – 3 backdoors
- LCD touch screen
- Battery Bacpac
- A handful of mounts and attachments and extra memory cards
This is the top-tier with my equipment:
As you can see on the image above there is a void below the top tier which I am using for ‘all the rest’ of my GoPro equipment such as additional mounts, WiFi remote, cables, charger etc.
On the photo below I have neatly tucked it away in two GoPro bags (believe me it is never this neat and tidy when in use)
I am sure there are many many other solutions out there and for the budget cautious I am sure there are also many cheaper ways to archive a similar result as this.
I am overall very happy with this product and have now used it for around three months and it has survived everything from rain, cold, mad driving and not least.. me
My only complaint with this case is the shiny surface which I am not a big fan of (call me vain, if you like) and I do prefer the matte surface which we know from Pelican’s products otherwise, this is a great product which I can highly recommend.
How do you store / carry your GoPro cameras? Share you thoughts by commenting below
Thanks for reading
Disclaimer: Please note that I have no relation to either GoPro, Woodman Ltd or GoProCases – the words and opinions expressed above are all my personal opinion and I have not received any endorsements from any of the before mentioned companies