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Product Review: GoPole Trekcase

The Venturecase from GoPole is designed to roll up keep your GoPro camera and accessories organized and safe.

What is it:

The Trekcase is a roll-up case from GoPole designed for holding GoPro cameras and accessories.

Price and Where to Buy It:

At the time of writing the Trekcase is $42.99 on Amazon.

Pros:

  • Weather-resistant
  • Lots of mesh pockets with and without zippers to hold memory cards, batteries, etc.
  • Rolls up and fits easily into a backpack or carry-on
  • Adjustable straps let you pack more into the case
  • Holds up to three GoPro cameras and one extension pole
  • Straps keep cameras and accessories from moving around too much
  • Handle makes it easy to carry around

Cons:

  • Roll-up feature leaves gaps and does not keep equipment completely secure from water getting in
  • The more stuff you pack, the more difficult it is to close up
  • It’s a tight squeeze for power cords and other wires

How it Rates:

  • Usefulness: 8/10 Packing it neatly might take a little time and careful thought, but it will keep your equipment organized and mostly dry. It’s easy to pull out and get set up quickly.
  • Value: 7/10 A bit pricy, but if keeping your equipment organized without taking up a lot of space in your carry-on is your main concern then it is worth the investment.
  • Portability: 10/10 It will easily fit into any carry-on or backpack and is perfect for hikers.
  • Cool Factor: 9/10 The roll-out feature is a nice touch, though you might look awkward fumbling with the extra tight pockets.

Final Verdict: If you’re going out into the elements and taking your GoPro with you, this is a great case to keep all your accessories safe and organized without taking up too much room. You’ll be able to roll it out and get set up quickly. If you’re looking for something that doesn’t pack your equipment so tightly together and can hold more, try GoPole’s VentureCase.

Editor’s Note: Reviews are based on usefulness, portability, durability, value, and “cool factor.” Some review products are sent to us free of charge and with no incentive to offer a favorable review. We offer our unbiased opinions, positive and negative, and will never accept compensation to review a product. If you have any questions or comments concerning our reviews, or would like to suggest a product for review, please email us at editor@smartertravel.com.

(Photo: GoPole)

By Jamie Ditaranto

Jamie Ditaranto is a traveler in a love triangle with writing and photography. Follow the drama on Twitter @jamieditaranto and Instagram @jamieditaranto.

Ditaranto joined SmarterTravel in 2015. She loves ecotourism, cities with history, and discovering local hangouts. Though she likes all the continents equally, she holds a special place in her heart for rainy little islands.

Her work has also appeared online at USA Today, Huffington Post, Business Insider, and other publications. You can check out her photography on her website.

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