I'm a student starting my studies at a Conservatoire this year and am currently looking to buy a new case. I currently have a Gewa Pure Oblong case, which I like, but is quite heavy to carry around everywhere - as it weighs around 2.9kg when it's empty (around 4.5kg when full). Since I will be moving around a lot, I wanted to find a light violin case that offers strong protection and also good thermal protection (since it is very often over 35°C here in Summer).
I was instantly attracted to the Bam High-tech Contoured cases - both from what I saw and from what I heard from several professional orchestral musicians. What mainly caught my eye was the Bam Panther, since it offers much better scratch resistance compared to the "original" high tech case - which is commonly labelled as a scratch magnet.
After scrolling thoroughly through Blogs on V.com, I was slightly disheartened as many threads were against the BAM high-tech cases - mainly about poor protection against bumps/drops (God forbid) and thermal insulation - which was surprising considering BAM's reputation. However, almost all threads I came across were from anywhere between 2005-2012 and did not find any recent in-depth threads regarding this.
So I would like to ask if anyone maybe has any personal experiences with Bam Hightech in the more recent years, as I believe that the technology has probably improved from 15 years ago.
I would greatly appreciate any info regarding this!
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