Updated February 16, 2021 by Brett Dvoretz

The 10 Best GoPro Carrying Cases

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This wiki has been updated 19 times since it was first published in January of 2017. The GoPro is easily the most popular action cam on the market today, as well as one of the most accessorized. If you wish to keep your camera and its various components safe during your many adventures, you're going to want to get your hands on one of the carrying cases on our list. We've ranked them here by their capacity, organizational capabilities, protectiveness, and style. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Lowepro ViewPoint BP250

2. Surewo WCA-039

3. Pelican 1200

Editor's Notes

February 14, 2021:

Though GoPros are designed to be rugged, you'll still want to keep them protected when in transit, especially if you are transporting them when not inside of their hard plastic cases. Also, many of their accessories, like spare batteries for example, can't withstand the same type of abuse, so you'll need to safeguard those. And, considering the amount of accessories most of us carry around with our cameras, it makes sense to keep them organized. These convenient cases are the way to do all of these things.

During this update, we, unfortunately, had to remove the Neewer Waterproof NW-200 due to availability issues. In its place, we added a different hard-shell model, the Smatree GA150, which is surprisingly affordable considering that it is extremely tough, completely air tight, and will even float if accidentally dropped in water. Another new addition is the CamKix Large, which takes the place of the CamKix Travel. We like the former better for its extra organizational flap for holding thumbscrews, camera case back doors, and other items that often don't have dedicated places in other cases.

We felt the Neewer Shockproof EVA was too similar to the Amazon Basics Large to keep both, so decided to remove the former. Instead, we added the Thule Legend, which is small case ideal for those who want something they can easily toss inside a messenger or sling bag when on the go. The HSU HGP5101B is another compact choice that also fits this need perfectly.

August 16, 2019:

A handful of the options from our previous list were removed this time around due to availability issues. Likely by no coincidence, those that remain are generally superior to the models that left, even if our old list's number one has been knocked back to number six by a few new entries. Among those are a pair of cases by Pelican, a company generally considered to be the cream of the crop among case manufacturers for everything from cameramen to scientists. Their products are incredibly durable and customizable, but they are often on the expensive side. As such, it was a camera backpack by LowePro that took our number one spot, as it features an insert in its bottom compartment that adds extra padding to whatever you choose to carry, and a top compartment capable of fitting a variety of mounts for users who like to stick their GoPros in odd places.

Special Honors

Miggo Agua Stormproof A notably different design than most others, the Miggo Agua Stormproof features a divided main pouch with a zippered closure that is attached to a long panel packed with mesh pockets and Velcro straps for organizing all kinds of gear. When ready to take on the go, you roll it up and can wear it crossbody or over the shoulder. adorama.com

4. Pelican Air 1485

5. Thule Legend

6. Smatree GA150

7. CamKix Large

8. Case Logic KAC-101 Kontrast

9. Amazon Basics Large

10. HSU HGP5101B


Brett Dvoretz
Last updated on February 16, 2021 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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