Get Ready to Look Good While Flying, Because Drone Sweaters Are a Thing

Get Ready to Look Good While Flying, Because Drone Sweaters Are a Thing

Nope, I'm not kidding. If the plain white styling of your Phantom 4 just isn't fashionable enough, or if like me, you find it difficult to see it amongst the snow, you can now purchase a custom-made knit sweater to wrap your drone in.

A colleague shared these with me, and though I was entirely perplexed at first, I have to admit that I warmed up to the idea. (Get it?) Do they add any functionality? No. In fact, I don't know if they do anything to keep your battery warm enough for winter flying, but they certainly add drag when flying. But hey, no one ever said looking good was easy. 

In all seriousness, I have to admit that I was impressed by the custom-tailored designs, which even include button cardigans. A drone sweater is quite probably literally the last thing I need, but I certainly wouldn't turn one down if offered it. If you're looking for a perfect gift for that person who has everything or is impossible to buy for, this is actually adorable and unique enough that it might just be a hit. What do you think? Is it a cute idea or plain overindulgence? Get your drone sweater here.

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Haha. Maybe a red one would make it easier to spot in the snow.

I do have a red Express sweater it would match with well!

Really? anything to be different, made for the hipsters i guess.

Dear f-stoppers,
I have a suggestion: Leave the useless stuff for **tapixel, and focus on stuff that, at the very least, is marginally interesting for photographers.
I only suggest this, because I mostly enjoy f-stoppers, and would not want to see you fall to the level of other could-have-been-usefull sites.
And sorry for handing out uncalled-for advice about running a website, which I have no expertise in. Just a thought from a humble subscriber.

Lars, while I certainly appreciate your feedback, this was posted merely to give a few smiles. I'm not seriously advocating dressing your drone in a sweater, but I do advocate a dose of humor in life every once in a while. I don't mean that as any sort of insult toward you; I'm just explaining my reasoning in posting it.

That was the way I took it, made me smile first thing this morning :)

I totally agree that there should be space for humour. I think i was just very grumpy this morning.