Liz is going to the beach today with some of her friends. A few weeks back, she joined me for a family trip to the beach and we brought our ukuleles. My Kala traveled in the rebranded Uke-Crazy case for Kala, which emphasizes protection but is bulky.
We didn't have a case for Liz's uke so we wrapped hers in a blanket and put a pillow case around that. Not a terrible way for a uke to travel for a car trip but I wouldn't want to take an instrument on a plane this way.
I wasn't expecting too much but the nylon feels good to the touch and makes the case feel premium. The padding is thick but not oppressive. You can still fold it and stuff it away. Frankly, it's adorable!
A minor drawback is that the storage is also "adorable" (read: cozy). If you try to stick songbooks into the pocket, it won't zip closed and they have to sit sideways. I would redesign the storage in version 2 to have a zipped inner pocket to larger open pocket which can hold a songbook or two.
I am impressed with the cost and quality of this case. If it holds up over time, that would round out what I already deem to be an excellent value.
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(To The Buddy: thank you for enhancing my photo of the case.)