The Nintendo Switch is meant to be taken on the go, but that doesn't mean that you should just throw it in a backpack. You should treat your Switch carefully if you're carrying it around, ideally be placing it in a special carrying case. There are plenty of options to choose from, and as a bonus, most of them will also help you organize your game collection and Nintendo Switch accessories. Here are the best Nintendo Switch travel cases to keep your device safe.
It's neat and petite. This deluxe case can fit the Switch tablet, the Dock, the Joy-Con controllers, and the Grip, as well as the various cables, all in a nice compact form factor.
Mumba's carrying case for the Nintendo Switch is slick. It's wide enough to fit your Switch while the Joy-Cons are attached. A pouch sits in the upper compartment to hold extra cables, Joy-Cons, and other accessories. Plus, there's a whole little pouch dedicated to holding your Switch games.
Make carrying your Switch lightweight and simple with this carrying backpack. The strap can be worn multiple ways to fit what is comfortable for you. Inside, the bag is well padded to keep your Switch safe. There are two main pockets with small pockets inside to keep your accessories and cords organized. The mesh on the bag helps with the breathability on your back.
Pack up your console and your favorite accessories in this hard protective case, which has room for a dock, Pro Controller, AC adapter, Joy-Con charging grip, and 18 games, plus mesh pockets where you can tuck cables. A handle strap makes it comfortable to carry, while the soft lining will keep your screen scratch-free.
This case lets you bring your Switch and up to 10 games along without adding a lot of bulk. It's made of waterproof material, and the hard case holds up well even if it's dropped.
Some people like to tote things around their necks, and that's why this messenger bag exists. PowerA's internal design for this thing is striking both aesthetically and functionally. Dock, Switch, cables, controllers, accessories, and games: you can fit it all. And it even comes with a bonus carrying pouch for the Switch when you want to carry it in hand.
The Switch is already a ton of fun to game on, and you can keep the fun going with this travel case from Funlab (it's in the name!). The Mario theme will keep you in the right state of mind as you contemplate your next Mario Kart or Mario Odyssey victory. There's even Luigi too if you prefer.
Get a grip
Get more than just a sturdy case with this Satisfye bundle. It comes with a grip for the outside of your Joy-Cons, compatible with handheld mode. It also includes a Joy-Con rail for carrying that allows you to keep your controllers together without taking up too much extra space. Another bonus is the included low-profile charging cable and thumb grips.
This is one for the fashionistas. This carrying case probably isn't the most protection you can get for your Switch, but it is the most stylish. It may remind you of those hand purses. It won't fit much more than your Switch and Joy-Cons plus a few games, but it also doesn't look like you're about to go hitchhiking when you're carrying it.
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Possibly the greatest thing about the Switch is just how portable it is. Of course, if you have a Switch Lite, it's pretty much only portable. In either case, you can take your console to bed with you or bring it to keep you busy wherever you go. Just make sure you're keeping it safe when you're doing it! One of our favorite ways to do that is the RDS Traveler Deluxe Case because it's a great all-around case that lets you carry everything you need in one pouch.
If all you need to take is your Switch gear, then the PowerA Everywhere Messenger Bag is a great choice to keep your hands free. If you don't want to be too weighed down, the TomToc Ultra Slim Case fits neatly in a backpack. Whatever you choose is worth the investment since damaging your console would be a lot more expensive, not to mention frustrating.
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