All about what to look for
Choosing an option can be quite challenging, especially if you’re looking for the perfect level of protection you can ensure for your horns. Also, some people own not one but two trumpets, and it would probably be even more daunting to look for a bag that will take care of the protection needs of both of them.
However, there isn’t a need to worry much, as we’ve a list for protecting and carrying not one but two together. You still need to be careful about which one you go with though, as it takes a bit of research and thinking to decide whether a given option is the perfect choice for you or not.
The below given are some of the important factors you might want to consider while shopping.
When it comes to these options, one has to reshuffle the preferences or important factors to consider slightly. Usually, spaciousness may not be an issue at all with single bags. However, as the only reason one goes for a multiple case is to store two instruments together, the amount of space it offers may turn out to be the most important factor.
Based on how large the trumpets you own are, not all may be able to fit them in comfortably. Hence, while looking for a holder, it’s extremely important to ensure that it’s spacious enough to store both your instruments comfortably and without posing any risk of any kind of damage to them.
Offer superior level of protection
One of the rather rare but serious issues with these may be a slightly less protection for your instrument. After all, when you’re carrying two horns, especially while on a long tour, the protection needs of the trumpets tend to be higher than usual. This is where quite a few options may not stand up to the task, unless they’re made up of a high quality material and designed in a way that offers perfect protection for both your horns.
The Protec iPac Double Case seems to be one of the rare few options on the market that seems roomy enough to store two comfortably as well as offer a perfect level of protection to both of them. It definitely seems to be quite a pricey one as well, but as they say, quality comes at a price and a few bucks doesn’t seem worth more than the protection instrument.
Though durability doesn’t actually seems to be an issue with most of these out there, you still might want to go with something that’s considerably durable, especially if you’re someone who needs to travel a lot with your gear. You don’t want to see your gig bag failing to withstand any rough use it goes through while travelling with your horns.
The above given points, though seemingly basic, might go a long way in ensuring that you end up with the right option, which will be able to serve your needs better and offer perfect protection for your horns.
Top 3 Choices
1) Protec iPac
This is probably the most popular and has stellar reviews. It’s a little on the pricey side, but these things last forever.
- Nylon Lin
- Adjustable velcro foam blocks and walls allows you to configure to your needs
- Roomy exterior pocket with built-in organizer
- Water and abrasion resistant
- Shoulder strap
- Can be used as a carry on in an airplane.
Dimensions are: 22 x 10.5
It’s a bit bulky and heavy but has a shoulder strap, it depends what you want lighter with less options for stuff like mutes, sheet music or whatever else. Or do you want a little bulkier and sturdy with more options, if so then you would like this bag.
2) Protec iPac With Wheels
Dimensions are: 10 x 23.5 x 10.5 inches
Weight: 9 pounds
This is the big boy, it’s great for storing a large amount of stuff and rolls which is nice. If you’re worried about being to big you might want to check others ones out. But if you carry a lot of accessories than this ones great, little pricier also but double bags just are. It has a hard shell which is nice and not too heavy for it’s size. This one also has a shoulder strap and is nylon fabric.
3) Crossrock Fiberglass
Product Dimensions are: 23.6 x 9.1 x 11 inches
Weight is: 9 pounds
This is solid and a hard fiber glass case that’s waterproof, it’s great for two horns. It’s hard exterior will keep your horns safe and it has some storage. Not as much as the protec iPacs above but still a good amount. If you want a hard option this one is pretty nice and it’s sturdy for sure. It’s built well and has solid handles. If you’re like me and drop things a lot this is what you want, has a good interior cushion for your horns, and the interior would absorb the shock if you dropped it, good way to keep your trumpets from getting damaged.