Perfect for my needs
Perfect for my needs
I like the case fine for its construction, but the latch wings seem to be a bit farther out than I would like, which might make them more prone to damage.
Still, they are working fine and I have had no issues with them.
Case and rack mounts are well made and hold the gear just fine.
You likely could be pretty rough on this case and still have no damage to your gear. Nice case for the bux.
It is a great simple alternative to the heavy wooden rack cases that I have owned in the past.Very sturdy and easy to set up and durable--easy to carry!
I've had this for 3 months. I feel pretty safe hauling equipment around in this rack. It feels solid and tight, the top and bottom fit snugly. The latches look like they will hold up fine and are inset and out of the way of getting banged up from the rack scraping against the ground or walls. The rubber feet (bottom and side) are secure. The mounts for the rack screws are tough and not going anyway. Note however that there are no rear screw mounts for really heavy units that could use support in the back.
SKB claims that they will replace it for free if it ever breaks, which is a good warranty, though I doubt this thing would break unless it's dropped really hard.
It does seem a tad bulky, but not at all heavy when empty and the handles are pretty comfortable. It's dimensions in "travel mode" are 23" (front to back) x 22.5" (across) x 9.75" (top to bottom). Due to it being one piece of molded plastic, it does tend to warp a tiny bit, and this can make the top and bottom a little harder to put on, but not severely. There is also a weird little "hiding space" underneath where the plastic is molded around to make the rim. Make sure you check under there if you loose something small!
One of the best things is that the parallel raised "beams" on the top surface are the perfect width for setting down a 15" macbook pro for mobile recording/DJ'ing, though you might want to throw down a non-slip pad first.
Good enough rack for the money!!! BUT the front rack rail to back lid depth IS NOT 19.88 inches :( it is only 19.25 inches what's the big deal? The big deal is that my computer needed 19.5". Guess what the back lid won't do! Yes I know gear is not supposed to hang out of the back but if the dimensions were stated correctly, I wouldn't have ordered it. Is the rack worth the money? You bet! Is it that deep? Nope.