Best ROG Ally carrying cases 2023: Travel bags that actually fit the gaming handheld

The ROG Ally gaming handheld isn't an awkward shape by any stretch, but there are fewer carrying cases on the market for it than we would like to see. It's significantly larger than the Nintendo Switch while still being notably shorter than the Steam Deck, so it can't always use the same carrying cases as those other gaming systems. 

If you're facing the dilemma of trying to find the best traveling case for your ROG Ally, then here are the options that actually fit it while providing a good protective barrier against drops and bumps. You might want to also check out our list of the best ROG Ally accessories if interested. 

Protect your Ally on the go

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Considering how expensive the ROG Ally is and the limited number of carrying cases available for it, you really need to find something that fits as well as protects. The Steam Deck is a bit large making it so that many cases designed for Valve's system won't be a good fit for the ROG Ally. Meanwhile, the Nintendo Switch is far too small and its carrying cases aren't a good match either.

Arguably the best ROG Ally carrying case was actually designed for Steam Deck. JSAUX has made several accessories for Valve's handheld and this hard shell, crossbody bag also works perfectly with the Ally. Plus, it has plenty of pockets for you to bring any other important accessories or objects you need when traveling. Whether you're on a trip or just headed out to run errands, this bag will work perfectly for the ROG Ally.

It's also worth noting that Asus has provided its own official ROG Ally carrying case which features a soft inner lining and space for some microSD cards or perhaps even your credit cards. However, it isn't a hard shell and so it won't offer as much protection as some other options.

My absolute favorite option is the WaterField Designs CitySlicker, which is technically also a soft shell but wraps the Ally up in such padded quality materials that it doesn't feel like it's in danger of getting damaged. These cases come in eight different colors and feature a magnetic snap to keep the bag shut while I'm transporting my ROG Ally. However, they're pricey and you do need to pay extra to get a crossbody strap.

Rebecca Spear
Gaming Editor

Self-professed gaming geek, Rebecca Spear, is one of Windows Central's gaming editors with a focus on Xbox and PC gaming. When she isn't checking out the latest games on Xbox Game Pass, PC, or Steam Deck; she can be found digital drawing with a Wacom tablet. She's written thousands of game guides, previews, features, and hardware reviews over the last few years. If you need information about anything gaming related, her articles can help you out. She also loves testing game accessories and any new tech on the market.