Benro Reebox II 150N professional drone bag review
Trying to find the perfect camera bag is nearly an impossible task, most photographers own many many many camera bags and none of them work perfectly for us. Now try and add a drone into the mix and the situation becomes much worse. Just over a year ago, I bought my first drone to add to my work gear but it soon becomes obvious that carrying the drone around with me was not going to be easy.
The DJI Mavic Pro is not a big drone but it is still bulky and trying to fit the drone and a camera into my normal camera bag become a huge pain in the ass. I was consistently having to make compromises because I just did not have enough space in any of my bags to carry the drone with a camera and a lens.
After doing a lot of research and looking at hundreds of bags on the internet, I came across the Benro Reebox II 150N professional drone bag, and I decided to give this bag a shot. I usually hate backpacks, they make most people look like a Ninja Turtle, but this bag looked a little smaller so it was with great trepidation that I placed my order and waiting for it to arrive.
My first impression of the bag was, “It’s so small”, there is no way I am going to fit all my gear in there. Oh boy, was I wrong. This bag is a black hole when it comes to gear and I could fit a ton of gear into it.
So let’s take a detailed look at this bag and you will see why I love this bag so much.
The construction of this bag is extremely good. The bag is made out of Nylon and it is extremely durable and watertight. I have used the bag in mud and in snow storms and the inside of the bag stayed perfectly dry, even when it laid down in the snow while I flew my drone. Even if the bag does get a little dirty because it is made out of Nylon, it cleans very easily, so maintains with this bag is very easy and hassle-free.
The bag can pack a lot of gear for such a small bag, but some compartments are bigger than others. The main compartment is the back compartment and it is designed to keep your DJI Mavic Pro, a controller, a digital camera and a lens. The best part of the compartment is that you need to take the bag off to access the drone so it is perfectly safe from thieves while you are wearing the bag. There is a quick access panel to the side of the bag to access your digital camera but the rest of your gear is safe. This is such a good design. While walking around, you only need access to your camera, if you want to fly, then you will take off your bag and set up the drone anyway, so there is no need for quick access to the drone and it keeps the drone safe from thieves.
The top part of the back compartment is a big empty compartment which I usually keep a film camera, some lens and my wallet in it. It is fairly big and can hold a lot of smaller items. This is also protected from thieves as they need to take the bag off to gain access to it as well.
The front of the bag has two front flaps. The first is a large flap that is unfortunately very slim. I usually keep my spare drone batteries and my DJI Gimbal in there. It is a deep pocket but it is very narrow so nothing very thick can go in.
The second front flap is much shallower but it will allow thicker objects into it. I usually carry my business cards, memory cards, and filters in here.
So how to wrap up a review of a bag like this, I don’t like backpacks, I hate looking like a ninja turtle but this bag fits my needs perfectly. The bag well constructed, light, water resistant, and fairly pickpocket resistant. It is comfortable to carry and easy to maintain. So if you have a DJI Mavic Pro, then you really should consider this bag. It is by far the best drone bag that I have ever seen and fairly useful as a camera bag, even if you don’t own a drone.