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Rhys
11-16-2007, 10:13 AM
I've got 4 lightstands, a background stand and a few other odds and sods to transport to locations. Ideally I'd like to carry them all in one container and thus make one trip for the studio gear and a second for the camera gear rather than about 15 trips for studio gear.

I had a good look at the Pelican 1780 but it's a bit expensive at $400 for the bare box ($700 if I get the inserts). Has anybody any cheaper viable solutions? Needn't be as rugged as the Pelican as I won't be taking my portable studio by air just yet. It has to have an internal length of 40" though to accommodate my light stands etc.

Any ideas?

RichNY
11-17-2007, 03:16 PM
Have you thought about using one of those canvas bags that cover your golf bags when you check them on airlines? Basically a big duffle bag but it should give you the size you want.

Rhys
11-17-2007, 06:16 PM
Have you thought about using one of those canvas bags that cover your golf bags when you check them on airlines? Basically a big duffle bag but it should give you the size you want.

Having seen what's available, that does look like just about the only solution. I wonder whether Dicks has anything usable.

RichNY
11-17-2007, 11:15 PM
Just an example of what's available. For $29 you even get a solution on wheels.

http://www.budgetgolf.net/xcart/product.php?productid=18991&cat=116&page=1

http://www.budgetgolf.net/xcart/product.php?productid=18828&cat=116&page=1

JMWallace
11-19-2007, 10:44 PM
a photog friend of mine uses a Hockey gear bag.

they are durable, pretty long, and usually have wheels at one end.

Head to a sporting goods store.

Rhys
11-20-2007, 07:25 AM
I'll head for Sportsman's Warehouse in a while - as soon as my last stands arrive.