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A good padded case - suggestions???

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 03:09 PM

Hi gang! I'm new to this forum, and there are a lot of sharp folks on here - so I'll ask this question:

Are there any good padded/shock resistant cases I can use for a pair of Carl Zeiss Jena 10x50's?

My wife dropped my first pair in a parking lot and it cracked a prsim. I now have a second pair, and I realize just how thin/unprotective these cases are. Surprisingly, most on line descriptions of aftermarket cases I have seen devote practically no attention to how protective they actually are, and I don't think retailers really carry anything like that in the store so I can't examine them before I buy.

Since the bino's themselves are not armored, the case is really more critical than ever. I use these a lot for sports, and I am getting paranoid that I'm going to have another mishap. Thanks!

#2 Craig Simmons

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 03:35 PM

Pistol cases might be a good solution from what I've heard. I've never used one though.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 04:45 PM

Hi Maury,I posted information on Cloudy Days down towards bottom under Snug Rugs,they make them for Roof and Porro also make snug-rugs for spotting scopes and handguns.They look really nice to me for protecting bino's.Also welcome aboard.
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Posted 06 August 2005 - 08:03 PM

Steve - Wow - that form factor wasn't exactly what I had in mind, but it looks like it will do the job better than what I was thinking of. Found it for $27 plus $8 shipping. That's pretty decent.

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 08:29 PM

Maury,I sure like the looks of the way the snug rug is made,it sure looks like it would protect your binocular.Tell us how you like it if you get one.
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Posted 12 August 2005 - 06:45 PM

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 12:22 AM

I have one of these cases and they're excellent protection.

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Posted 13 August 2005 - 10:07 AM

Hello Xenophobe,Welcome aboard,thanks for the "heads up" about this product.This is on my list of things to get.
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Posted 13 August 2005 - 04:02 PM

If you are looking for a hard watertight case look at the Pelican cases. They have rip out foam cubes to make you bino's snug. They also have a lifetime warranty excluding bear shark and 8 year olds attacks.


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