Weatherproof, Lightweight Travel Violin Case Recommendations Wanted
Recommendations Wanted: I am looking to purchase a new violin case for travel. Needs to be lightweight, protective, temperature and humidity controlled, waterproof/resistant. I live on an island and drive around on a motorbike.
I'm considering the Bam hightech contoured, Bam overhead, Shar SL backpacker, Shar Lioncases, Tonareli cell-shaped..
Does anyone have pictures of how the backpack straps sit on your back with the Bam hightech or Shar Lioncase. I have a problem with the straps hanging too long on my back to sit on my motorbike comfortably.
Thank you for recommendations and pics of what works for you.
I won't bother with case recommendations, as availability can depend on which side of the Atlantic you are on.
If you go with BAM, get the waterproof neoprene case cover, both to shield/insulate it against the elements and also prevent scratches.
Musafia now makes one that is too short for a bow-- that will be easier to check into small compartments, but will require an extra bow case.
I use a Gewa Air shaped case for travel. Two years ago I stumbled and dropped it directly from shoulder level onto a marble floor. Bang! (Wearing a slippery nylon jacket, foolishly using only one strap to sling it over my shoulder.) There was a slight dent on the exterior of the case, but the violin was unharmed, and didn't even lose its tuning. The case meets the other criteria too.