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Best Camera Case for GoPro MAX and Insta360 One X

Camera case for GoPro MAX and Insta360 One X
Camera case for GoPro MAX and Insta360 One X

If you’re looking for a padded camera case for the GoPro MAX (reviewed here) or Insta360 One X (reviewed here) that will not only protect your camera but also hold accessories, this is it.

When looking for a camera bag for the MAX, I had several requirements:

1. Must protect the GoPro MAX.

2. Compartment for extra battery, microfiber cloth, and Micro SD card.

3. Compartment for protective lenses.

4. Can fit the GoPro MAX with a 1/4-20 adapter attached.

5. Can fit the GoPro MAX with the protective lenses attached.

6. Removable belt strap.

Double velcro belt strap
Double velcro belt strap

Remarkably, I found one that checks all these boxes:  the LowePro Portland 20 or the slightly larger Portland 30.  The Portland is a padded camera case with two zippered compartments and double-velcro belt strap, which is a must-have feature for me, so that I don’t have to undo my belt just to remove my camera case.

LowePro Portland has 3 compartments
LowePro Portland has 3 compartments

The primary compartment is tall enough to fit the Insta360 One X and wide enough to fit the GoPro MAX.  There is enough space to fit the MAX even with both protective lenses and a 1/4-20 adapter attached to it.

There's enough room to fit the MAX with the protective lenses attached
The LowePro Portland camera case has enough room to fit the MAX with the protective lenses attached

The main compartment also has a divider with pockets for a Micro SD card and/or microfiber cloth. I plan to put the battery on the other side of the divider so that it won’t scratch my lens.

The zippered outer pocket has enough room for storing the hemispherical protective lenses.  In the event that you accidentally sit on the bag and crush the lenses, the broken fragments will not scratch your camera.  For the One X, I use the outer pocket for the extra battery, microfiber cloth, and USB transfer cable.  Speaking of which, be careful not to lose that cable — Insta360’s cable is proprietary and there are no 3rd party substitutes that work for the One X.  I used to keep the transfer cable in the inside pocket of another camera case I used to have and the cable fell and got lost while I was hiking. With the Portland’s zippered pocket, I know I won’t lose the transfer cable.

I’ve been using the Portland for about a year now (with the One X) and it’s also perfect for the new GoPro MAX.  The only downside is that it’s been discontinued, so it may be harder to find.  I got mine for under $20 from Amazon: Portland 20 or Portland 30.  Thanks for using these affiliate links to support 360 Rumors at no additional cost to you so I can do more tests and reviews!

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  • Hi!
    I was wondering if I could use the Gopro MAX protective lens on the Rylo Adventure Case somehow. Could you test that? Or do you have another solution for the Rylo, since they don’t sell any protective lenses anymore?

    • Hi Dan. sorry, but the Gopro max lens is of a different size. My best suggestion is to look for a used rylo (maybe even with one broken lens), and then swap out your lens.

      • Yeah that’s an idea, thanks! But that’s a bit expensive for an acrylic lens 😉 (I didn’t mean the lens of the camera itself but the lens of the Adventure Case, which is pretty low tech).