Think Tank Photo Intros New Airport Helipak Backpack For DJI Phantom 2 Drone Users

Imaging drones are getting smaller and smaller but you still need something to haul them around in. Think Tank Photo is gearing up to release a travel-friendly and comfortable backpack for users of DJI Phantom 2, Phantom 2 Vision (and similar model) drones.

Called the Airport Helipak, the backpack can safely accomodate a drone, a 15-inch laptop, a controller, a GoPro, a Wi-Fi range extender, a charger, spare rotors, extra batteries and a Delvcam Camera-Top 7" HDMI LCD Monitor—and still comply with the current airline carry-on size requirements.

The movable dividers allow users to customize the fit of their gear in this fully featured backpack. The contoured adjustable harness features lumbar support, an articulated air-channel, an adjustable sternum strap and a removable padded waist-belt for extreme comfort even while trekking by foot or mountain bike into remote areas. It will go on sale in February 2015 for $239.75.


The custom divider set allows you to reconfigure your bag.

International/domestic carry-on size compatible

Dedicated 15-inch laptop pocket

Protective rotor thread caps included.

Internal see-through mesh pockets for small accessories: rotor blades, screwdriver, cables and more.

A deluxe organizer for a smart phone, a wallet, pens, keys, business cards and more.

A water bottle pocket on side.

A height adjustable sternum strap.

Elastic pockets on the shoulder strap for a phone, an energy bar, a GU pack and more.

Robust handles on three sides to ensure rapid and easy retrieval from overhead bins or the trunk of your.


Exterior: All of the exterior fabric has a durable water-repellant (DWR) coating and the underside of the fabric has a polyurethane coating. It also has YKK RC Fuse (abrasion-resistant) zippers, a 1680D ballistic nylon bottom panel, 600D polyester, 420D velocity nylon, 3D air mesh, ultra-stretch pockets, Y-buckles, antique finish metal hardware, big hole air mesh, nylon webbing and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Interior: Removable closed cell foam dividers, 210D silver-toned nylon, polyurethane-backed velex liner, 2x polyurethane coated nylon 210T seam-sealed rain cover, Belly-O mesh pockets and 3-ply bonded nylon thread.

Technical Specifications:

Exterior Dimensions: 14x20.5x 9”
Interior Dimensions: 13x18.8x7.6”
Laptop: 9.4x9.8x0.6”
Weight (with accessories): 4.6 lbs

In October, we also shared the news about Think Tank Photo’s Airport Accelerator Phantom 2 Quadcopter backpack divider kit. More info on that product here.

More info on the Airport Helipak Backpack here.