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Feb 23, 2014 23:58 |  #1

Anyone have experience with this Vault golf case versus an SKB hard case? The shape seems like it is well suited for lighting gear, but it's hard to tell materials and construction from the photo. I'm looking for a roller to make one trip on locations rather than moving several bags. Recently walked to a high rise office in the rain from nearest parking garage several blocks away. It was not fun.

http://www.amazon.com/​gp/aw/d/B000FH48YC (external link)




  
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Feb 24, 2014 00:21 |  #2

I am going to grab a golf bag hard case like that specifically for airline travel. Will come in handy.


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Feb 24, 2014 02:33 |  #3

As a golfer, unless you are traveling, I have never found a hard case that holds up to any kind of extended "wheeling" around. I had a couple where the wheels came off after only a couple uses. Not fun dragging that around with one wheel with the rest of my luggage.

I recently picked up a bag meant for baseball. Its soft sided but in it I've got 2xAB1600 in cases, 2x vagabond minis in cases, bag with 4x speedlites and triggers, 47" PCB foldable octobox. There is also two zippered pockets on the top that carry 4x white umbrellas and 3x reflective umbrellas and the other pocket holds a grid for the octobox and handheld reflector.




  
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Feb 24, 2014 04:29 |  #4

CAPhotog wrote in post #16712505 (external link)
Anyone have experience with this Vault golf case versus an SKB hard case? The shape seems like it is well suited for lighting gear, but it's hard to tell materials and construction from the photo. I'm looking for a roller to make one trip on locations rather than moving several bags. Recently walked to a high rise office in the rain from nearest parking garage several blocks away. It was not fun.

http://www.amazon.com/​gp/aw/d/B000FH48YC (external link)

From having actually used this sort of case for lighting equipment transportation, this is a good choice. You'll be able to find a lower price by searching golf equipment sites online. though.




  
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Feb 24, 2014 09:33 |  #5

the flying moose wrote in post #16712694 (external link)
As a golfer, unless you are traveling, I have never found a hard case that holds up to any kind of extended "wheeling" around. I had a couple where the wheels came off after only a couple uses. Not fun dragging that around with one wheel with the rest of my luggage.

I recently picked up a bag meant for baseball. Its soft sided but in it I've got 2xAB1600 in cases, 2x vagabond minis in cases, bag with 4x speedlites and triggers, 47" PCB foldable octobox. There is also two zippered pockets on the top that carry 4x white umbrellas and 3x reflective umbrellas and the other pocket holds a grid for the octobox and handheld reflector.

I just had the thought yesterday as I packed my gear through knee deep snow that a nice sized bat bag would work great. Planned to head to the local sports stores this week to see what I could find.




  
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Feb 24, 2014 09:45 |  #6

I got my SKB at the local building materials recycling yard, for $5.00. With keys. In near-perfect shape.
In my quest to find another, I hit craigslist; I could find similar units for about $50. I image the same would apply to the Vault.



  
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Feb 24, 2014 09:58 as a reply to  @ dave63's post |  #7

I use a golf case all the time for carrying lighting on flights, it works great, if you get the unpadded type, I usually wrap the lights in something to keep them from moving around to much


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Feb 24, 2014 15:24 |  #8

Littlejon Dsgn wrote in post #16713267 (external link)
I just had the thought yesterday as I packed my gear through knee deep snow that a nice sized bat bag would work great. Planned to head to the local sports stores this week to see what I could find.

This is what I bought. The best part is that it doesn't look like photo gear when its loaded up.

http://www.sportchek.c​a …p=3767778.37349​39.3758878 (external link)




  
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Feb 24, 2014 15:45 |  #9

the flying moose wrote in post #16714136 (external link)
This is what I bought. The best part is that it doesn't look like photo gear when its loaded up.

http://www.sportchek.c​a …p=3767778.37349​39.3758878 (external link)

Yup used bags just like it growing up for all my baseball gear, bats, helmets, gloves its amazing what you can fit in those. That looks like a very nice well made bag, you can get same size/type for a lot less if your ok with a little lower quality too.




  
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