This super-affordable case comes in at about $48, making it the most affordable case on our list. It has some good features that make it an excellent choice for that price point, but please keep in mind that it simply can’t compete with one of the other, more expensive models on our list. The case is made of 40D Oxford cloth and features adjustable backpack straps and zipper pouches for accessories.
This is a great case for a casual musician or someone new to keyboards. It functions well enough for short transportation stretches, so if you’re simply traveling with your keyboard too and from lessons, a friend’s house, band practice, etc., it will do the job of keeping your keyboard safe for these short journeys. We do not, however, recommend using this case for longer or more unpredictable travel, as it doesn’t offer the security and protection of some of the other cases on this list.
What makes it stand out?
- For the price, this is a really good case. It holds up well, the fabric never tore, and we weren't ever worried about its ability to protect our keyboard. The backpack straps are nice due to their adjustable nature, but even with this feature, it was still awkward carrying the case on our back. To be fair, though, it's hard to envision a scenario where carrying a 4.5-foot long case on your back isn’t a bit awkward. We also like the zipper pouches because they’re nice and roomy, so we could include all of the accessories we needed for playing.
Which disadvantages must you keep in mind?
- This is a first for us, but one of the things we simply hated about this case was the strong smell that seemed to saturate it. From the minute we held the package— before even opening it— we were hit with the pungent odor of chemicals. To be fair, there is a note from the manufacturer that you should be prepared for the smell, but it was a bit too strong (and a bit concerning in terms of safety). We did some digging, and it seems that some people get the super smelly cases, and some people don't have a problem at all (and even go so far as to say they didn't smell anything). This may be due to variation in the chemicals that treat the bag or simply each person's sensitivity to such odors, but if you are sensitive to smells, we don't recommend this product.