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Cases for Armor transport/storage

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:25 pm
by TevezFett19
Hi all. I'm looking to upgrade my armor storage and was wondering what everyone recommends in regards to brand, type and size. I'm storing my ROTJ Fett and want something relatively easy to transport while having ample room for everything and able to handle all of the bumps of travel.
Thanks everybody
Dylan

Re: Cases for Armor transport/storage

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:53 pm
by Grimmy
I’m able to put my snowtrooper costume fully in this and room for my officer and Han Solo costume in this bin. Largest I’ve seen. Wait until they go on sale ;)
https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWALT-Toug ... /205502769

My wife has a ROTJ Boba, stores her’s in this one. This is also a very popular bin for the Legion and armor heavy costumes. Lots of space for padding and secure storage.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Husky-37-in ... /203668066

Re: Cases for Armor transport/storage

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:34 pm
by TevezFett19
Thanks for the tips. 50 gal has been about the size I'm looking at. Good to hear her Fett fits in there nicely. Helmet included? I've been looking at helmet bags in addition to a case.

Re: Cases for Armor transport/storage

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:18 am
by DeafTrooper
TevezFett19 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:34 pm
Thanks for the tips. 50 gal has been about the size I'm looking at. Good to hear her Fett fits in there nicely. Helmet included? I've been looking at helmet bags in addition to a case.
The Dewalt linked above is 63 gallons. Probably better to get that one.

Re: Cases for Armor transport/storage

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 1:18 pm
by Mr Fett
TevezFett19 wrote:
Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:34 pm
Thanks for the tips. 50 gal has been about the size I'm looking at. Good to hear her Fett fits in there nicely. Helmet included? I've been looking at helmet bags in addition to a case.
Yeah, she fits everything into the same tote.

Re: Cases for Armor transport/storage

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:32 am
by ShermiesRule
The limiting factor is your vehicle. I have heard many stories of people who cannot fit their large totes into the backseat or trunk of a passenger car.

I have no problem storing a Stormtrooper with helmet and a bunch of accessories inside the 50g Husky. You will learn how to pack your stuff pretty quick

Re: Cases for Armor transport/storage

Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 12:55 pm
by Stellar Corona
ShermiesRule wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:32 am
The limiting factor is your vehicle. I have heard many stories of people who cannot fit their large totes into the backseat or truck of a passenger car.

I have no problem storing a Stormtrooper with helmet and a bunch of accessories inside the 50g Husky. You will learn how to pack your stuff pretty quick
This. I can't fit the 50 Gal in my trunk and it weighs too much with costumes to lift it into my back seat. So instead I use the 25 Gal and the 15 Gal, which slide into my trunk side by side, no problem.

Re: Cases for Armor transport/storage

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:30 am
by Junos
I don't mean to take-over the thread;

While this is a bit off-topic, its a bit still related. For air travel, would you use these same 50 gal storage totes?

Re: Cases for Armor transport/storage

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:12 am
by Stellar Corona
I think you can but the definitely qualify as oversized luggage. I also don't know how well the hinges hold up to being tossed around an airport and you'd probably need to get that special packing foam with the fancy cut outs.