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The best SD card cases: wallets and cases to carry your memory cards

Best SD card cases in 2020
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Our best SD card cases for photographers' guide highlights a few of the options available to safeguard your cards from accidental damage.

SD card cases are essential to keeping your memory cards safe (and will usually also work with other card formats too). Not only do they help you to keep all your cards in one place – so everything is neat and tidy in your kit bag – but many are designed to offer maximum protection, so you can rest assured that all the photos and video you've captured are safe and secure.

Have a look to find out which memory card case is the best fit for you and your camera...

Best SD card cases and wallets for photographers

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01. MindShift House of Cards

Excellent lightweight and convenient protection

Dimensions: 4.7 x 2.8 x 0.5”/12 x 7 x 1.3cm | Weight: 45g

Elastic band provides silent open
Clear windows

You can stash six CF and three SD cards in this easily pocketable wrap, and the CF pouches are just about snug enough for SD cards instead. The only downside is that the wallet design means you have to roll the wrap open and closed – which is a little time-consuming. Having said that, the elastic band feature means that it opens silently, which is a must for wildlife photography.

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02. Pelican 0915 case

Excellent protection and value for money

Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 2.5 cm | Weight: 99.8 g

Water-resistant /crush-proof case

Peli cases (or Pelican cases, as they are known in the USA) are used the world over to protect fragile items in transit. But this model is one of its smallest of its famous hard cases. The Peli 0915 (aka Pelican 0915) is waterproof and shockproof boasts an IP54 ingress rating.

Twelve SD, six microSD and even six obsolete miniSD cards can be simultaneously stored, and they won’t work loose.

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03. PNY Memory Card Case

The best memory card case for protection and value

Suitable for CompactFlash and SD cards: | Dimensions: 115 x 80 x 15mm

Rubber-sealed/water resistant
Tough polycarbonate resin case

Storing cards securely but also maintaining easy access is tricky, but PNY has managed it perfectly here. You get slots for eight SD cards plus another four CF, as well as weather-sealing. The PNY storage card case offers great protection at a great price.

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04. Hama Vegas (Medium)

Super slim and sleek design

Dimensions: 1.6 x 8.2 x 13.9 cm | Weight: 68g

Super slim design
Not waterproof

Here’s a classy-looking faux-leather wallet that’ll take eight SD and four microSD cards. Although it’s not waterproof, its hard plastic slots hold each card very securely without being fiddly, which is a rare feat!

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05. Hama Memory Card Box

Compact box for storing up to 10 memory cards

Dimensions: 14.2 x 0.4 x 7.4 cm | Weight: 18.1g

Super-slim functional design
Not the best protection

This stands out in Hama’s wide range of card cases as a super-slim option that holds up to ten SD cards securely in individual enclosed compartments. 

As it's not particularly rugged, we'd suggest that the Hama Memory Card Box is more suitable for storing all your valuable files at home.

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06. Delkin SD Memory Tote

Great value and good protection

Weight: 90.7g | Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.2 x 16.5 cm

Light weight
Shock resistant case
Card slots could be tighter

The Delkin’s hard outer shell gives great protection to eight SD cards stored in easily accessible individual slots. These could do with being slightly tighter though, as cards can work loose.

Designed to withstand the most extreme shooting environments, this rubberized and shock resistant case is a great addition to your outdoor kit.

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07. LensCoat Memory Wallet Combo 66

Super lightweight case that's popular with wildlife fans

Dimensions: 4.5 x 2.5" / 11.4 x 6.4 cm | Weight: 65.7g

Wallet design takes time to roll up

Don’t fancy a bulky hard case? This wallet design is easily pocketable, yet you can stash six CF cards and another six SD cards. 

The wallet secures with a quiet elastic closure and is carried by a clip-on tether. All the interior pockets have clear windows so you can see which card you need easily.

There are six different compact models to choose from: Black, Green, Navy, Realtree Max4, Realtree AP Snow, Digital Camo, and Forest Green camouflage pattern.

The only slight downside to the LensCoat Memory Wallet Combo 66 is the time needed to roll it closed!

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08. HPRC 1300

Rugged crushproof and watertight case

Dimensions: 5.0 x 3.5 x 1.2" / 12.7 x 9.0 x 3.2 cm | Weight: 136g

Durable TTX01 Plastic Resin Case
Slots are a little tight

Your valued photo and video files will be invincible in this impact-, water- and dust-resistant case. It is made of TTX01 plastic resin compound that is used in all HPRC cases to deliver military-grade durability and watertight protection. 

Inside, you can fit four CF, SD and Memory Stick cards in rubber moldings, but we found that these are a little too tight, so access is slow.

Best SD card cases in 2020

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09. Hama Outdoor Memory Card Case

Functional case offering good protection at a good price

Dimensions: 22 x 107 x 74mm | Weight: 118g

No individual slots

It’s tough and compact, but Hama’s strange internal design means cards are stored on one side behind an awkward panel. There’s room for five SD cards, and label area can be wiped off and rewritten, but there aren't individual slots.

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