We’ve all seen it. Sat on the plane, waiting for it to take off, and you look out of the window – only to see luggage handlers, hastily grabbing bags and throwing them roughly into the hold.
If you’re jetting off on holiday – and the most fragile item in your case is a pair of sunglasses – it doesn’t matter too much. But what if you’re travelling for a long time and have packed a laptop or camera? Or what if you’re on a business trip and have expensive tools or equipment in tow?
In such circumstances, it’s usually worth investing in a protective case solution, such as those available at Hofbauer. Heavy-duty, durable, robust. These cases are designed to offer maximum protection. Whatever the nature of your specialist equipment, they will ease your concerns about ‘rough luggage handling’ and ensure it arrives safely at its intended destination.
Here we take a look at just a few of our most popular options:
Peli flight cases are regarded as one of the very best in the industry. They combine thoughtful design with sturdy construction and benefit from a range of useful features, including:
- easy-grip handles
- easy-open latches
- an O-ring watertight seal
- corrosion-resistant stainless steel pins
- ball bearing wheels (for durability and ease of use)
- reinforced metal padlock protectors
- an automatic pressure-release valve (ideal for changes in atmospheric pressure)
As a result, they have become known for offering superior protection in the harshest of conditions, and are used by the emergency services, military, TV and broadcasting and more. Various options are available – including everything from the handheld Peli Storm to a pull-along Peli Protector Case or Wine Carrier – and each design can be customised to meet your specific travel needs.
Another great option for anyone flying with fragile equipment. Enduro protective cases are incredibly tough. In fact, made from copolymer polypropylene, they’re virtually impossible to break and will ensure your equipment arrives in one piece. They also offer fantastic value for money and, as such, are routinely employed by the police, military, NATO and many other industries.
Take, for example, the Enduro MAX Waterproof. This is a protective equipment case built to withstand the roughest usage. Manufactured from high-tech materials, with an IP67 rated seal, it is waterproof and dustproof and comes fitted with pressure release valves (making it a viable option for flying). Numerous sizes are available, and each can be customised in line with your requirements.
Flitebag cases also offer reliable protection for valuable and sensitive equipment. They’re hand-built in the UK and – dependent on your needs – there are several options to choose from, including:
This is manufactured from Astraboard, with a 7mm or 10mm polypropylene sandwich construction. As such, it demonstrates exceptional strength but weighs 40% less than a typical flight case. It’s a great option for those looking to maximise safety, whilst keeping transit costs to a minimum.
Constructed from laminated birch plywood, these protective travel cases provide excellent security and protection throughout the flight. They’re capable of carrying heavy payloads and can be easily customised – with foam inserts, fixtures and fittings to match the specific nature of your equipment.
3.Flitebag Rack Case
These are also built from durable plywood panels, but with the addition of either standard fixed or shock-rack mountings. Designed to offer superior protection and impact-resistance, they’re commonly used to carry military devices, electronics, broadcasting equipment and more.