Thought I would revive this thread because it inspired me to finally implement a solution for my own Skymax 150. I bought the telescope last summer at the height of the pandemic. I was so excited to get the OTA that I totally gapped and forgot I would need a proper way to transport and store it. When not in use in my back yard, the Skymax lived in its sturdy shipping box which has really well designed foam inserts to keep the OTA safe during shipping.
Fast forward to last month when I wanted to take my scope on little on a road trip, but I chickened out for lack of a case. I googled around and found the expensive hard-case sold through some vendors. But I just couldn't justify the price. Then I found this thread.
Some searching led me to a vendor on Amazon that sold the same Ultimax bag posted by OP. I ordered it, and three weeks later it arrived on my doorstep.
Impressed with the bag's sturdiness, my only concern was whether the OTA would roll around too much during transport. My solution was to cut down one of the foam shipping inserts and integrate it into the bag. I used the velcro dividers which came with the bag as extra padding.
The results, as you can see, are outstanding. The bag has enough room in the pockets for all my observing equipment, except the mount. This scope rides an Orion Astroview (CG4) attached to an Omegon stainless-steel tripod with 2 inch legs. It's a solid setup, but portable. With the bag slung over my shoulder, I can comfortably carry the mount/tripod with one hand if required. Gets me outside with everything I need for visual observing in one trip (even the dew shield!). That's grab and go enough for me.
Thank you kim.davis for helping me find a great soft-case for this great OTA.
Edited by skookum, 16 June 2021 - 11:52 PM.