If you’re taking your GoPro out on the trails, you’ll want to keep it safe when not in use. We review Case Logic’s Kontrast Action Cam Case in the snowy high Alps and put it through its paces.
In this review, we put the Kontrast Action Cam Case through a frozen trial of fire up in the mountains. OK, not exactly, but we gave it a good kicking. First up, I already have an action cam case, foam lined, but it’s more for home storage than for practical use. Not the best for throwing around outside.
The Kontrast Action Cam Case seemed to be the right choice for getting out-and-about, though. It was just what I needed to keep my GoPro from getting wet or damaged whilst fitting in my backpack.
So, what’s good about it? What is it for? Who are Case Logic? Do action cams need a case? Why am I reading this?
Case Logic is part of the Thule Group (think bike racks and roof boxes) based in Malmö, Sweden. You know it’s quality when it’s Swedish. According to their site, they believe it should be easy to bring your electronics everywhere you go. They have a massive range of protective cases for many devices. Sounds good to me.
Your laptop bag or backpack might have been made by them, but enter the new world of action sports accessories. Queue the Kontrast Action Cam Case.
Kontrast Action Cam Case Features
- It’s compatible with up to 2 action cameras, such as a GoPro, plus accessories.
- Leave it anywhere, it won’t get wet. The water-resistant DuraBase offers protection and stability from the ground up. Note: Only the base is waterproof.
- Need more space? Always! Separate your accessories with it’s adjustable, padded divider wall.
- The side-wall organization panel provides storage for cords, mounts, goosenecks and other small accessories
- Even more modular options – the removable zippered pouch keeps small pieces safe and accessible.
- Heavy duty dual zippers on the main compartment can fit a luggage lock for extra security.
- Convenient carrying handle so you don’t have to cradle it like a baby. Allows you to get a good swing on it too.
- The bright green, high visibility lining provides contrast to spot accessories. This makes finding tiny black SD cards or screws a breeze.
Kontrast Action Camera Case Pros
It’s bulkier than my standard foam-lined case, but more compact. It fit into my Osprey Viper 13 Backpack without issue, though. I couldn’t imagine putting my other case in my pack without worrying about damaging everything.
The sturdy base and ample cushioning meant that I didn’t have to fear squashing it in my bag on chairlifts or falls. Also, it didn’t stab me in the back when I did fall, so it was pretty comfortable all round.
As you can see from the photos, it was pretty snowy when we were testing it. So I threw it around for a while, gave it a good kick, confident that everything would be fine.
It was, and despite burying the Kontrast Action Camera Case in the snow and having lunch, nothing had absorbed into it. Important note though: It’s not 100% waterproof, only the base is. The top is just water resistant.
Kontrast Action Camera Case Cons
Ah, yes… As mentioned, it’s not 100% waterproof, just with a water-resistant fabric and rubber base. So if you’re looking at kayaking or doing anything water related, it’s not the case for you.
Also, space. Although modular with the option to increase space, you won’t be able to bring all your accessories along. It was a squeeze to fit in my GoPro Chesty Mount and head mount but this was more due to the awkwardness of their shape of these accessories.
If you’ve got uniform sized accessories, e.g. batteries, cases, phones or chargers, it’s great. During the trip we ended up fitting all the extra GoPro batteries in, plus the Brunton Revolt 4000 for recharging on the go and associated cables. All day power!
Yeah, it’s good and just what you might need for a day out in the sticks. It even survived several crashes in my backpack. Case Logic have a few action cam bag options to choose from, so they might be more up your street. Check ’em out at Case Logic.