Drone backpacks and cases are no longer just bags for your bird. They are also for your accessories and time tested keepers of your favorite habit. Drone bags have evolved and while they are becoming fancier, they are also becoming more functional and practical. This guide focuses on the best cases and backpacks for the DJI Spark.

The DJI Spark

In order to cater to the ultimate drone enthusiasts, DJI has been churning exceptional drones to satiate the appetite of the growing drone world. The DJI Spark is a mini drone with a big personality. It has all the signature trademarks of DJI drones and is the perfect first drone to own before graduating to more sophisticated models including racing drones.

The following will help you choose a bag for your DJI Spark that’s the best for you:

Dimensions and Weight

With the DJI Spark’s dimensions of 5.6 x 5.6 x 2.2 inches it is clearly not a big drone so do not buy a bag that will swallow the drone up. Instead choose one that snugly fits its miniature dimensions and is compact. A much larger bag allows accidents to occur if the drone loses its place in its designated slot.

The widest part of this drone is 170mm excluding the propeller. The cut outs should take into consideration this aspect of the build of the DJI Spark and accommodate it adequately. It is also quite light at only 300 grams.

Accessories

You have to take into consideration all the accessories that make flying the DJI Spark even more fun. Consider a backpack or case that provides you with enough room for your

  • Propeller guards
  • Spare propellers
  • Remote controller
  • DJI goggles
  • Spare batteries (you can carry more than four)
  • USB power bank ( the DJI Spark can be charged via USB)
  • Launching pad
  • Neutral density filters
  • Polar Pro vivid and shutter series
  • A car inverter and charging hub
  • Memory cards and hard drives

Because you can control the DJI Spark with PalmControl feature (hand gestures) you do not always need a remote controller. It is, however, advisable to take the controller with you for the more advanced commands. You can also have it take off from the palm of your hand eliminating the need for a launching pad.

Camera

The DJI Spark comes with DJI’s smallest camera that has been fitted with intelligent and fun flight modes features to enhance your droning experience. Protecting such an incredible camera needs to be a priority for all Spark owners. Invest in a backpack or case that has adequate padding to ensure the camera is stable and shielded from any impact or damage.

Design

As small as a soda can yet powerful and fun it is also extremely portable and case friendly. Find a case that is simple to carry and takes up little room among your travel bags. It closely resembles the DJI Mavic Pro although the Sparks limbs do not fold into themselves. For the best fit you can instead fold the propellers into a more compact body. The limbs of the Spark tend to be shorter to facilitate great landing.

Materials Used

The body of the DJI Spark is more solid and compact than it looks at first glance. Made from plastic it is quite hardy for its size. However, traveling with it requires adequate attention to be paid to the mode of travel. The case should be padded enough to prevent impact reaching the drone.

This buying guide will focus on how each of the featured backpacks and cases performs in accommodating the above aspects of the DJI Spark. Being so small, some people do not think it is necessary to get a case for this drone. Unless you want to damage it before you enjoy it, you will definitely invest in a backpack or case for it.

CASES FOR THE DJI SPARK

I) Masiken Hard Shell Spark Carry Case

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This case is designed with the DJI Spark in mind and it performs exceptionally in carrying the drone around safely. From its size to its functionality, it is a perfect selection for first time DJI Spark owners.

Dimensions

This case is not bulky, having taken into consideration the size of the DJI Spark. It is only 13.8 x 9.8 x 5.9 inches to the Sparks 5.6 x 5.6 x 2.2 inches allowing the drone to have enough space within the cut out. This precise cut outs ensure that the drone is not surrounded by too much space eliminating the chances of it moving around. It easily takes the weight of the Spark and remains lightweight.

Accessories

The cut out in the case are very precise for the DJI Spark. Every component of the drone has a specifically allocated slot which makes it easy to pack the drone and even spot missing components before you head out the door. The top part of the case will fit and stabilize your

  • DJI Spark
  • The charging hub
  • 2 extra batteries
  • Remote controller
  • USB Power bank

The two way zipper opens up into a smaller, mesh compartment which will hold cables and additional chargers and batteries.

Protection

The precision of the cut outs also adequately accommodate the Spark camera which hangs low on the drone much like the Mavic Pro’s. The interior is made from EVA foam, a strong and very support foam that will keep your drone snug and well protected during jostling. The camera is properly surrounded by the foam and the interior easily accommodates the design of the DJI Spark. It is ideal for the plastic body of the Spark as it ensures that the plastic body does not break.

Overall performance

The case is easy to carry either using the rubberized handle or the adjustable shoulder strap. It has an old school aluminum finish which is quite stylish yet very functional at the same time. It is ideal for the outdoors and comes fitted with a rating of IP62 water proofing. It is also dust resistant. Both these qualities make it ideal for all types of travel.

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The Pros
Affordable
Made specifically for the DJI Spark
Very protective exterior
Fits all the necessary DJI Spark accessories
The Cons
Heavy duty so you can expect it to be hefty

II) CaseSack DJI Spark Case

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Imagine a case that will suit the personality of your DJI Spark with its vibrant colors. The CaseSack DJI Spark case does exactly that. The Spark comes in Alpine White, Sky Blue, Meadow Green, Sunrise Yellow, and Lava Red colors. These cases mirror each of the colors of the drones. The color is featured on the handle of the case and the interior of the case is also fitted with sky blue lining making it more appealing.

Dimensions and Weight

The CaseSack DJI Spark case comes in dimensions of 9.1 x 7.5 x 2.6 inches which fits the smaller drone’s dimensions and a few other accessories perfectly. It ensures that the drone fits snugly within the case and is kept in place while you travel. It also means that this is a compact case that does not take too much room in your travel bags. It is designed for easy quick and easy travel.

Accessories

This case is nicely designed to accommodate the DJI Spark and its accessories. If you are more inclined towards using the PalmControl feature to fly your Spark as opposed to using a remote controller, this will be the best case for you. It is designed to hold the drone and not much else so there isn’t room for all your accessories. In fact, consider it more of a holding case for your drone. It will only hold

  • The DJI Spark
  • 2 batteries (in addition to the one in the drone)
  • Propeller

The other compartments can hold a tablet and any cables you may have.

Protection

The EVA foam is nicely set with precise cut outs for the drone. The slots are deep enough to ensure the drone and the batteries are deeply embedded so they do not dislodged during travel or while jostling on the trail. The case’s outer shell is durable and strong although it is semi hard. Despite this, it does provide more than adequate protection to the Spark because the interior is fitted with strong, supportive foam.

Overall Performance

This is a high performing case at a lower price tag. It is ideal for mild use where you do not subject it to too much punishment. It is not geared to withstand hard impact or harsh environments so use it sparingly. It also just takes the bare minimum accessories so you need a separate option to carry additional gear like propeller guards or even additional blades. It is popular with many first time drone owners because it delivers on its ultimate purpose: protecting your drone.

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The Pros
Affordable
Adequate protection from the inside and out
Perfect fit for the DJI Spark
The Cons
It is not very durable
The slots in the foam can be deep, embedding the drone and batteries too deep
It is actually only a protection case and will not carry much else

III) The GBSell Waterproof Hard Shell Case

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The GBsell Waterproof Hard Shell Case is the ideal protection for your case if you are an avid photographer with travel as a constant part of your life and your drone. It will grow on you because it is hefty and large.

Dimensions and Weight

Weighing 3.4 pounds you can’t really describe it as lightweight. It works well with the DJI Spark’s dimensions, not overwhelming the drone but not being too snug either. Measuring 13 x 10 x 5.11 inches it provides just the right amount of space for your bird and its accessories.

Accessories

This case is effective for carrying your drone as it has precise cut outs for the Spark and the necessary accessories needed. The case provides adequate cut outs for the

  • DJI Spark
  • Remote controller
  • 3 batteries
  • Extra propellers
  • USB power bank

It does take a few more accessories compared to other offerings which makes it a popular choice.

Protection

The outer shell is a hard case and is waterproof as well. It is impact resistant which is ideal for a case that you will be putting to constant use. You can carry it to harsh terrains and it will keep your bird safe and even act as a launching pad. The outside is made from an almost impenetrable layer of dense PP while the inside has a soft, cushiony layer of EVA foam. Both materials provide impeccable protection within and without.

Overall Performance

It comes in several colors which you can pair with your preferred choice of DJI Spark. The interior is well cut out and the slots are deep enough to embed the drone and the accessories. It is not a very big case so you can easily carry it around with you for your travels. You will enjoy the stylish practicality of this case.

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The Pros
Fits the DJI Spark precisely
Hard and durable outer shell
Snug fit for the accessories and the drone
The Cons
The drone and accessories can get too embedded into the EVA foam so you have to find a way to easily pull them out without causing damage

BAGS FOR THE DJI SPARK

I) DJI Sling Bag

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DJI is well known for producing dedicated bags for their various products and they have invested in some impeccable offerings. The DJI sling bag is a work of simplicity and practicality and works exceptionally with the DJI Spark

Dimensions and Weight

With dimensions of 13.38 x 9.44 x 5.51 inches you are looking at an everyday bag that draws very little attention. It looks like a regular sling bag until you open it to reveal an interior fitted with supportive padding and slots for your bird and accessories. It is a perfect fit for the mini drone because it does not overwhelm it and the chances of the bird coming loose from its slot and banging around inside the bag are completely eliminated.

Accessories

For such a small offering you cannot afford to underestimate its ability to hold and protect your little flying companion. It will easily take

  • The DJI Spark
  • The remote controller
  • A spare battery
  • DJI goggles

The bag is created with the small dimensions in mind so it perfectly fits the Spark almost like a glove. It is light and compact, easily transporting your bird on the trail or keeping it by your side while travelling.

Protection

The interior is well padded with high quality material which ensures the drone is well protected. The shoulder strap is thick and very sturdy giving you a very easy and comfortable way to carry your bird. The strap is also adjustable so you can hold the bag close to you reducing the chances of jostling and unnecessary impact.

Overall Performance

The DJI sling bag is a very good buy for first time drone owners. It is easy to carry around and will keep your bird safe without complicated usage. The mesh on the opening flap is a great place to stash your cables. It is fitted with a divider to make the organization of the bag even more efficient. Although it is very functional, do not expect to carry too much equipment with this bag.

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The Pros
It will fit the DJI Spark perfectly
It is simple and light
It is discrete<
The Cons
It is small and is not designed to carry too much equipment
It is expensive compared to other similar bags

II) DJI Shoulder Bag

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This is another DJI bag that is very well suited for your DJI Spark. It is an easy carry with absolute simplicity and functionality able to carry a few more of your accessories compared to the sling bag.

Dimensions and Weight

It is a small bag weighing only 1 pound with dimensions of 11.8 x 3.4 x 8.7 inches so you do not have to worry about having a massive strain on your shoulder. Being lightweight and compact you will enjoy carrying your mini drone and having it discretely protect your investment. It’s stylish yet ordinary look is one of its most popular qualities.

Accessories

This shoulder bag will hold your DJI Spark and a few more accessories. Being so small itself, do not expect it to have a large carrying capacity. It is ideal when you reach your destination and only want to move about with the drone and bare necessities for it.

It will hold your

  • DJI Spark
  • Remote controller
  • Cables
  • SD cards and USB power bank
  • Spare batteries
  • Palm landing pad
  • Tablet or smart phone

Protection

The handle of the bag is made from alloy which takes the pressure of the shoulder strap so that you do not have to constantly have it on your shoulder. The first places to wear out would be around the straps and handles due to having to carry it around all the time but by interchanging the mode of carrying you can forestall that wear and tear.

The interior is fitted with EVA foam which gives the bag a supportive frame for the drone and the accessories. It will take a long time for the foam to wear out or even deteriorate which is a huge plus for your travel needs. The exterior is covered with the faton Oxford Cloth material that is waterproof and harder to rip compared to ordinary polyester.

Overall Performance

It is easy to carry and offers versatile use whether you are using it out on the trail or in the city flying off a building. The alloy incorporated into the handle allows you to enjoy the pack for longer. The body of the bag is able to prevent accidental bumps, scratches from pointy items, and any damage should the bag fall.

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The Pros
Easy to carry
Small and compact
It is waterproof
The Cons
It cannot carry too many accessories

III) Powerextra Portable Shoulder Bag

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This is the ideal bag for the everyday drone pilot (a great option for those in commercial situations). It can be used to carry your bird for sightseeing or when you need to venture into unchartered territory for rare shots.

Dimensions and Weight

Lightweight and small, it is a great travel bag for your mini drone. The interior can be divided into 2 equal compartments. Measuring 9.45 x 6.3 x 5.12 inches it accommodates the mini drone perfectly allowing you to enjoy carrying the Spark everywhere with you. It is small and compact enough to pass for a regular shoulder bag weighing only 14.1 ounces

Accessories

This bag is your grab and go option when you need to use your drone real quick. You can comfortably place your DJI Spark inside and still have some room to stash other accessories. The divider can help you organize the interior better and compartmentalize it if that is what you like. The mesh pocket on the inside flap will work as an additional storage area for your cables and SD cards while the flap at the front of the bag can hold your charger, extra batteries, and a tablet or smartphone. The top flap also features a pocket where you can place other necessities you need.

It will hold

  • DJI Spark
  • 2 Batteries
  • SD cards and USB power bank
  • Cables
  • Remote controller

Protection

The bag is well padded in the interior providing adequate protection to your bird and accessories. The inside is roomy enough for the Spark ensuring that the drone does not move all over the place. It has a perfectly snug fit for the drone.

The simplicity of the bag masks its functionality and practicality. It features a strong and study strap and the exterior will take a good knock without impacting on the interior. While it is not the hardiest bag on offer it is a good option for beginners who are not using the bag for high octane activities.

Overall Performance

You can use the Powerextra portable shoulder bag for your quick getaways with your drone. It is easy to carry around and it will not take too much room should you need to stash it within other travel bags.

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The Pros
It fits the DJI Spark perfectly
It is compact and small
It is discrete
It is easy to carry
The Cons
The exterior is not very hardy

BACKPACKS FOR THE DJI SPARK

I) LowePro Tahoe BP 150

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This is a compact and light backpack from the respected camera bag manufacturer LowePro. It works extremely well for the DJI Spark because of its snug interior which also happens to be very well padded and compartmentalized.

Dimensions and Weight

With dimensions of 10.83 x 8.54 x 15.87 it perfectly accommodates the Spark and all its accessories. It has two main sections: the main compartment and the front pocket. The main compartment is well demarcated and will take your DJI Spark and the more bulky accessories while the smaller front pocket can hold smaller accessories and any other additional personal necessities. Weighing just 1.76 pounds it is one of the lighter backpacks on the market that works well for the DJI Spark.

Accessories

The LowePro Tahoe BP 150 works well with drone enthusiasts who like to have several accessories for their bird but prefer to use a few at a time. It is fitted with compartments all around the pack for additional storage. Apart from the main compartment you have the option of the two side pockets and the front pocket.

This pack will hold your

  • DJI Spark
  • Remote controller
  • Batteries
  • Cables
  • SD cards
  • DJI goggles
  • Tripod
  • Tablet and USB Power bank

Protection

Although this is a minimalist backpack, it works well carrying your most essential gear when using the DJI Spark. It has a very organized interior that snugly fits the drone and additional accessories. The fit is not too snug but it is just compact enough to keep the Spark in its allocated compartment. The front flap can be used for your tablet, cables, and SD cards without worrying about their safety. It has more than adequate padding in all the pertinent compartments.

The straps of the pack are well padded and sturdy so you can carry it for long distances without straining your back. The fact that you can carry tripods and other metal based items in the side pockets enhances the protection of the drone since the chances of impact with such items, even in the event of hard jostling, is reduced drastically.

Overall Performance

This is the ideal bag when you do not want to carry an overly bulky pack but also do not want to be stuck with the bare minimum accesories for your Spark. It is the perfect balance between a shoulder bag and a backpack being compact yet not too small and having the capacity for more gear than a shoulder bag. Despite the absence of a hip strap on the pack it still works exceptionally on the trail.

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The Pros
It perfectly accommodates the DJI Spark
It is compact yet not too small
It is properly compartmentalized
It has several storage options
The Cons
It has no hip strap

II) The LowePro ViewPoint BP 250

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From having a removable gear case to a boasting of a sturdy construction this backpack is the ideal partner for all who are looking to enjoy multiple days of droning outdoors or have a long travel itinerary. You can leave the pack itself at the campsite or hotel and venture out with the drone case which is light weight.

Dimensions and Weight

This pack is slim with dimensions of just 12.0 x 5.7 x 17.9 inches. Since the DJI Spark is a small drone it works just perfectly, fitting snugly inside the case and still leaving room for other accessories including ND filters and additional propellers among other things. The upper compartment will easily take your DSLR camera so you can enjoy flying your drone and taking great photographs while out. Weighing just 2.75 pounds you can expect a light pack even when it is fully packed with the drone.

Accessories

This is the ideal pack for people who have invested in many accessories for their DJI Spark. It allows you to carry as many as you can, safely. There are multiple sleeves and pockets to complement the two main compartments of the pack. You have the zippered mesh pockets for smaller accessories, a compartment for the tablet/laptop, and the bottom compartment can also be used for more items.

It can hold

  • The DJI Spark
  • Remote controller
  • Tripod
  • DSLR camera
  • ND filters
  • Charging hub
  • Chargers
  • Batteries
  • Gimbal
  • Lenses
  • Landing pad
  • Tablet/laptop and the USB power bank
  • SD cards
  • Cables

Protection

It has a soft construction but do not mistake that as an inadequacy. The padding makes the pack soft but it also provides impeccable protection to the interior of the pack absorbing most forms of impact. The pack is well protected from the side, front and back, and you can feel the thick padding even when it is empty. The exterior will protect the interior from abrasions and moisture.

The option of a separate case for the drone ensures none of the equipment gets in the way of the other. The designated tablet/laptop sleeve is well padded to ensure absolute safety and protection. For protection from the elements the pack comes with built in all weather cover that is stored in the bottom compartment.

Overall performance

This pack provides incredible organization for you as you travel with your DJI Spark. The interior of both the top compartment and the removable case are fitted with dividers and a panel for compartmentalized storage.

Because it is can take a lot of accessories you will find the attention paid to the sturdiness of the strap to be more than adequate. The straps are well padded and wide enough to provide lasting comfort as long as the pack is on your back.

The multiple attachment options on the body of the pack allow you to carry more equipment and gear. It is made from 1680D ballistic polyester which lends it a more tactical, rugged yet stylish look.

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The Pros
It provides you with the option of a separate gear case (CS 80)
The removable case fits the DJI Spark perfectly
It is slim and light
It is sturdy and adequately padded
It is versatile in use
It can carry more accessories
It is roomy
The Cons
The pack and the case are sold separately

III) The Lowepro tactical BP 250

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If you are looking for the ideal pack to hold and protect your DJI Spark and other accessories in a compact fashion this is the pack for you. Featuring the standard Lowepro internal frame, this pack is perfect for the trail and long distance travel.

Dimensions and weights

Weighing 3.53 pounds, it’s the biggest backpack we have in our review. It provides you with a lot of room for the DJI Spark as well as your camera and other important accessories. The divider within the pack will allow you to play around with the interior dimensions depending on what you are carrying with you.

With dimensions of 6.1 x 11 x 17.5 inches you are looking at a sleek yet very functional pack. It works well for both beginners with fewer accessories and veterans with much more equipment.

Accessories

The interior of the pack is fully customizable to fit your drone and all the accessories you may have. It has strong and sturdy zippers so your items will not fall out and it also has a lot of compartments and pockets which will take on more accessories.

It is also designed with three primary storage areas to keep the interior of the pack organized and the drone stabilized. The main drone compartment is fully padded and is the adjustable part, the designated devices area is well padded and created for the laptop or tablet while the additional accessories can easily go into the open areas of the back.

It will hold

  • The DJI Spark
  • DSLR Camera
  • Tripod
  • Cables
  • Charging hub
  • Chargers
  • Batteries
  • Spare propellers
  • SD cards
  • Lenses
  • ND filters
  • Landing pad
  • Tablets and laptops

It also has MOLLE based panels for additional storage.

Protection

The padding in this pack is very well thought out. It is adequate without taking up the space within the pack. It has a full back entry access point which ensures no one can open the pack from the front keeping your drone even safer.

The pack uses the ActivZone System Technology to balance the pack so that it will take all your gear without faltering. The technology also provides support to the shoulders allowing you to carry the pack for longer and more comfortably. This ensures no unnecessary accidents occur as you maneuver around with the pack and limits chances of impact or abrasion to it.

The material used in the pack is not too heavy but it is hardy and able to withstand a good deal of punishment.

Overall Performance

The interior is fitted with a number of dividers which allow you to customize the pack, although it already has a default configuration. The dividers are specifically designed for different functions in the pack to ensure you use the right divider for the right spot. The pack comes with an additional small bag that comes in handy for essentials as you are on the move.

The straps are comfortable and functional although thinner that what you find on other packs. You can make the excess straps disappear using a tie up mechanism on the pack. This is a great option especially when you are on terrain that has jutting projections. You can also remove the waist straps and leave it lose for additional comfort.

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The Pros
It is a great choice for the DJI Spark
It has a great construction
It features a substantial MOLLE panel
It will accommodate a lot of accessories
It is strong and sturdy
The Cons
The customization of the interior is ideal for the DJI Spark which locks out use on larger drones

Conclusion

It is a treat to fly the mini DJI Spark and most people who have had an experience with the drone will tell you it is the ideal drone to enjoy with your family and friends. Caring for it entails not only handling it with care, but also protecting it and storing it in the right environment. To ensure you keep this little powerhouse for years to come, invest in one of the above cases, bags or backpacks and you can rest easy. All of the above do not overwhelm the drone but provide the best available protection.