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GoProCases Vision/Phantom 2 Backpack

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Ksc, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. Ksc


    Jul 6, 2013
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    Naples, FL
    Since people are getting crazy with what they are spending on bags, I'm going to help everyone out here.

    This case is the new bag case from Goprocases.com:
    http://www.goprocases.com/visionbackpac ... ition.aspx
    http://www.goprocases.com/phantom2backp ... ition.aspx

    You will notice by looking at the pictures that the backpack they are using looks exactly like this backpack: http://www.511tactical.com/rush-72-backpack.html

    I know this because I own the Rush 72 in 4 different colors. The difference is that the 5.11 bag is of the highest quality. It can handle everything and anything you toss at it. The goprocases bag isn't bad, its just not the 5.11 bag. The 5.11 bag is also $170 (although you can find them on ebay for around $120 used).

    Now instead of getting the super heavy duty 5.11 bag (which really is overkill for the phantom), you can get the knockoff version from Fieldline. For those of you who have a walmart near you and you are a gun enthusiast, you will recognize the Fieldline name because its more or less a Walmart brand. It is also a 4th of the cost of the 5.11 bag: http://www.walmart.com/ip/Fieldline-Alp ... k/21501650

    So for $40 you can purchase the same bag that gorpocases.com is using for their bag. Obviously you won't have the custom cut foam, but I have you covered on that one too. The problem with the custom cut foam is that you are stuck with the cutouts they setup. For example they have a cut out for a gopro plastic housing which we don't use if we are using the gimbal. Lots of wasted space.

    So what do you do? You buy the foam and cut it yourself. If anyone has removed the foam from a goprocases case, you will know that the foam is not one big huge foam block but rather layers of foam. The type of foam? This stuff: http://www.amazon.com/2-1-Thick-Kaizen- ... aizen+foam

    One sheet is more than enough for the bag. You cut it to fit the bag, glue it together, then make the cut outs for whatever you want to fit into it. You now have the goprocases $240 bag for $60.

    Nothing will top this bag. I've seen all the camera bags that everyone is using but things will still rattle around inside. There is nothing better than Kaizen foam gently holding all of your goodies.

    Good luck everyone.

    Oh and by the way, it is my understanding that walmart is not carrying these anymore. Some walmarts still have them in stock but thats it. I can tell you first hand that no walmarts in Florida have them in stock anymore. Bought them all. I suggest buying online via site to store and waiting for the email from them that says it is ready for pickup. You may find that you don't get that email but instead get an "we are sorry but it is out of stock" email.

    Mar 19, 2014
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    Good one :)

    I"ve not seen that type of Foam listed before, on the UK Amazon site, I"ll have to do a new search.

    Not sure on where to locate the Bag, although i think i"ve seen them on Uk Amazon.

    It"s a pity that Walmart"s UK shops, ASDA don"t sell Tactical apparel, or Shotgun holsters or Shotguns :lol: