Updated March 12, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best Foldable Drones

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We spent 27 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. For the remote-controlled flight enthusiast on the go, nothing beats having a compact folding drone that can be stowed in a backpack or a carry-on bag for travel. Ready to take to the skies wherever you roam, these handy pocket models come with some of the same features as their bigger cousins, including one-touch takeoff and landing, GPS, and HD cameras. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best foldable drone on Amazon.

10. Eachine E58

9. Yuneec Breeze

8. Walkera Vitus 320

7. Zerotech Dobby

6. Contixo F22

5. Parrot Anafi

4. Holy Stone HS160 Shadow

3. DJI Mavic Air

2. Yuneec Mantis Q

1. DJI Mavic 2 Pro

Editor's Notes

March 11, 2019:

There is no question that high-performance drones are a hefty investment, which is why it's important to get the right one. If you want to be able to take your machine on the go regularly, we definitely recommend you consider one of these foldable models. They are generally just as responsive, agile, durable, and quick as the non-folding options, so there really is no reason not to get one. If you are a dedicated pilot who wants the best of the best, the DJI Mavic 2 Pro is it. It has the best camera of any model we reviewed, gets over 30 minutes of flying time per charge, and is packed with helpful software, such as 360-degree obstacle avoidance and impressive moving-subject tracking. The DJI Mavic Air features similar specs, but in a smaller package, though the camera can't compete with its larger brothers. If you want something extremely zippy, which also happens to support voice and gesture controls, consider the Yuneec Mantis Q. You definitely won't be disappointed with its 44MPH top speed. If your budget can't quite handle the top-of-the-line model prices, take a look at the affordable Holy Stone HS160 Shadow, Contixo F22, Zerotech Dobby, Yuneec Breeze and Eachine E58. These all cost less than $200, yet still offer enough performance to please the average drone enthusiast.


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on March 12, 2019 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as in front of a laptop screen, Brett can either be found hacking away furiously at the keyboard or, perhaps, enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He has been a professional chef, a dog trainer, and a travel correspondent for a well-known Southeast Asian guidebook. He also holds a business degree and has spent more time than he cares to admit in boring office jobs. He has an odd obsession for playing with the latest gadgets and working on motorcycles and old Jeeps. His expertise, honed over years of experience, is in the areas of computers, electronics, travel gear, pet products, and kitchen, office and automotive equipment.


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