The Pedi Oblong Violin Case offers superior protection with a patented shell structure utilizing integrated steel bands, yet weighs only 5.5 pounds! The case has been updated--see Pedi Violin Case PAA-11100
My daughter plays in competitions, festivals, trad sessions and on the street, in addition to youth orchestra. Sometimes there's a lot of walking involved so the backpack straps are a huge benefit. We got this case in red, which makes it a little easier to spot in a sea of cases at orchestra rehearsal. Lots of storage is really nice too. Her previous case didn't have a good spot for the chin rest to fit. This also provides plenty of room for a folder of sheet music in the large, outside pocket.
I was very impressed by customer service. There was a typo in the description when we ordered it indicating that it could hold 4 bows. Before my order was shipped, they called to make sure that we were o.k. with the correct number of three bow holders (which we are) and the case arrived within two days.
Thanks for good service and a good product!