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
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
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.
02. Pelican 0915 case
Excellent protection and value for money
Dimensions: 24 x 14 x 2.5 cm | Weight: 99.8 g
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.
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
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.
04. Hama Vegas (Medium)
Super slim and sleek design
Dimensions: 1.6 x 8.2 x 13.9 cm | Weight: 68g
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!
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
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.
06. Delkin SD Memory Tote
Great value and good protection
Weight: 90.7g | Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.2 x 16.5 cm
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.
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
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!
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
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.
09. Hama Outdoor Memory Card Case
Functional case offering good protection at a good price
Dimensions: 22 x 107 x 74mm | Weight: 118g
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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