November 21, 2016 / by Danny Mavis

You can almost spot a professional from miles away just by his equipment. That’s one of the big things that separates the professionals for the rest – the way they value and protect their instruments of choice. Whether they’re musicians, photographers or engineers it doesn’t really matter, they value what they have and realize that their equipment is a big part of their life.

As long as the equipment is in good shape and fully functional, a musician will always be inspired for new and quality music, a photographer will always be inspired by sights, and an engineer will always be working towards a new discovery.

My point is, investing in good equipment is the initial step and investing in a quality heavy duty case is the final step. This is especially important when traveling via plane on longer destinations, as there’s no saying what could happen in the luggage compartment when your instrument gets hit by other heavy cases.

And most importantly, you aren’t limited when it comes to picking the right heavy duty case. You can have one custom made just for you that will fit your instrument of choice. Multiple compartments, layers of protection and easy handling are just few of the many things that you can request from the manufacturer.

For example, a camera case can have a compartment for all your lens, your camera, any external flashlights and other equipment that you want protected during a flight. On the other hand, a guitar case will have a big compartment for the guitar, and a smaller one for equipment pieces like microphones, cords, etc.

Usually the heavy cases are accompanied by ergonomic handles, making them easy to carry around and travel with, which is a big plus when it comes to heavier equipment. Furthermore, they are built with tested grade A laminated plyboard, enhanced with aluminium angles.

There are two basic styles of cases:

  • The Ncase style is smaller in size, making it easier to carry smaller devices like tablets and laptops. Therefore, it is perfect for hardware maintenance teams, construction managers and similar professions.
  • The engineering instrument cases are usually larger and are used to transport longer and bigger instruments. Wheels are essential for convenient transportation in these, so that’s one feature you should have in mind when looking for this type.

Bottom line is, invest in a case so that your instruments are well protected. The case is much cheaper than the instrument, and having an instrument malfunction when it’s most needed is not an option for a professional like yourself.