Best Trombone Bags & Cases in 2020



SODIAL(R) New Tenor Trombone Gig Bag Lightweight Case Black Review:


I love this bag. Yes, it's cheap, but if all you're looking for is a way to transport your instrument (probably best for a small-bore jazz horn) from your bedroom/practice room to the gig with the least amount of weight, this fits the bill. The bag is also about six inches shorter than most gig bags and soft cases, which makes it even more low-profile. And, you can fold it and stash it pretty much anywhere during the gig. Granted, the material offers little protection or padding, but the slide pouch is separate from the bell pouch, which is adequate if you plan to immediately take out the horn when you get to the gig and put it on a stand. The only improvement I would make would be to add a small zipper pouch virtually anywhere on the outside of the bag. But, at less than $20, I can hardly quibble about features. I don't expect the bag to last, but at this price, I'll simple order a backup or two. It's all I really need.



Protec MX306CT Tenor Trombone (F-Trigger or Straight) Case Review:


I just got back into playing the trombone and remember that I really liked my Protec case. So without hesitation, I bought this updated version.

This is a terrific case and a great price. I would definitely recommend it. However, there are a few things about it that aren't perfect.

I like the big side pockets. The inner pockets have elastic straps to keep them firmly closed. It comes with backpack straps so it's odd that Amazon says this case is frequently purchased with the strap separately. The handles are comfortable and I love the extra one on top.
A nice touch is the inclusion of a mouthpiece bag/case.

Although it's nice to have the backpack straps, I would prefer to have them as an option instead of being attached. I don't really use them so they just add bulk. It would be cool if the flap that covers them was a little looser so that it could secure a tbone stand.

I prefer to use the included shoulder strap. I remember from the previous generation case that I was irritated that the strap fastened in a way that made it awkward to open the bag. The strap goes from the bottom of one side, to the top of the other. I suppose this is the best way to balance its weight but when you open the case, the strap is going diagonal across the opening. Not a big issue.

I was a little surprised by the inside of the case. I think my last one had a blue interior and this one is all black. That seems minor but the it was easier to see things against the blue background than the black one. It is also quite rigid inside which seems counterintuitive. Missing is the padded flap for securing the slide. Instead, only one strap holds it. In fact, the strap is a bit too long, meaning that to hold my 3b slide in place, I need to pull the strap so much that there's very little Velcro to use. That said, there a "slot" that the bottom of the slide goes into so your slide won't be bouncing around.

I also feel that the overall size is a bit big for my tenor trombone. This case has the capacity to fit a variety of sizes but I think the smaller horns get deprived of a perfect fit.

I'm keeping this case. The pluses definitely outweigh the minuses.

If I were doing more traveling I might look for something else that really snuggly secures the horn, but I'm usually carrying it myself or its in a car trunk so I think the horn is safe.



Protec PL239 Platinum Series Tenor Trombone Gig Bag Review:


I bought the Protec PL239 to replace my 15 year old Protec gig bag. This easily fits my Bach 42B with closed wrap F attachment and looks like there is room for the open wrap as well. The music pocket is large enough to hold my 12.9" iPad Pro, which was not available when I bought my first Protec bag. The only thing I wish was different is that I carry 2 brass mouth pieces and there is only space for 1 in the pocket just to the right of the music pocket. I put the other mouth piece in there, but it just rolls around. I do carry a 3rd mouth piece, but it is a Kelley plastic and goes into the separate bag that comes with the case where I put my slide lubricant, water bottle, valve oil, mouthpiece brush, toothbrush, and toothpaste. :-)

I noticed immediately the reduction of weight from my 15-year old Protec gig bag primarily because the old case was internally made of wood and this new one is not. So, if you have been lugging around those older cases made of wood, then you will love this bag.

I am still keeping my old bag for when I travel with my instrument because this new one does not have quite the same protection, but seems to keep it reasonably safe, just not enough to put in an airplane's baggage hold.



Crossrock CRA860TBBL Trombone, Contoured ABS Molded Hard Shell Case with Padded Strap in Blue Review:


I bought this case with no reviews so I will gladly make the first one!

I got this case primarily for my King 3B. I wanted a nice fiberglass case that I knew would hold onto a smaller horn snugly (the thought of my trombone shaking around in a case really bugs me, so this was very important). I'm happy to say that this case does just that! And it is also capable of fitting my Bach 42bo.

A few things I like about this case:
- It's BEAUTIFUL. I love the way it looks and I'll be sad to get my first scratch, but hey!
- Excellent build quality. It seems extremely sturdy and very well crafted. Latches are nice and tight and the leather handles are a nice touch.
- I mentioned the secure fit for my King 3b. It has these foam pads (you can find in my pics) that can be moved around to 'customize' the fit. Some people might not like that, but I do. The slide compartment is also very secure.

There is one thing though, and it's actually just kind of funny. If you're using the backpack straps and decide you want to switch to carrying it by your side, get ready for some noise. The metal clips of the straps colliding with the hard shell of the case sounds like a hyperactive game of billiards at full volume.

I was initially nervous to drop $300+ on a case, but I'm very glad I did. Trombone cases are honestly REALLY expensive, and this is a mid-level price for a top-level product. Definitely recommend!!!



Protec MX309CT Bass Trombone MAX Contoured Case Review:


I was hesitant to buy this case for my Besson 943GS bass trombone because I read on the Q&A here that larger bells wouldn't fit well based on other people's experiences. But for this price, what could be wrong with what the company says the case fits? I went with my gut and trusted Protec's word.

They were right. My bass bone bell section fits nice and snug!

There are 2 generous compartments for oils, lubes, a mouthpiece pouch and a G tuning slide for the 2nd valve. The attached backpack straps are very convenient, I feel. The outside pocket can accommodate a trombone stand, and the filled Protec case doesn't weigh that much more than the original case when empty!

Oh, and it holds a slide rod!?

My only concern so far is with the slide compartment, as the straps to hold it in place are too long. Even at their tightest as I can get, there is still some vertical play. (Side to side and lengthwise aren't as big of an issue since the slide is wide and long enough to cover the spans.) A quick fix here could be in the works. Sturdiness and Durability remain to be seen as I just got it.

Be aware that this case will not accommodate dependent axial flow valve sections, and perhaps some others.

Still, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the Protec Max case to anyone looking for a good, if not great, bass trombone case at a tremendous value.



Andoer 600D Water-resistant Trombone Gig Bag Oxford Cloth Backpack Adjustable Shoulder Straps Pocket 5mm Cotton Padded for Alto/Tenor Trombone Review:


Product does the job, but i would only recommend this if you are using it for student or child. The trombone being used for this is an older one to which i don't care if it gets dented. But i would not recommend this as a professional travel case, There is minimal padding to protect from heavy dings but enough that it did the job. This did what i was looking for which was to provide my 4th grade child a lighter case to carry to and from school. the back pack function works well too



Pro Tec C239P Trombone Gig Bag for Pbone Review:


This is an excellent case for a pBone. I am quite happy with it. Buyers should understand this case is ONLY for a pBone, Tromba, or similar plastic trombone. It is not designed with padding to protect a real brass instrument. Protec makes other excellent light-weight cases designed to hold a real brass trombone .



Pro Tec Gig Explorer Series Tenor Trombone Bag with Sheet Music Pocket (C239X) Review:


Perfect case for my middle schooler. It’s light enough and has an assortment of handles for him to move it around. It has sufficient padding for the day to day back and forth to school. Fits a student trombone perfectly. Even has a pocket for his music book and score cards.

Most important purchasing decision for us was that there is a pocket for the slide. With other cases the foam would come loose and cause the slide to hit the bell.



Pro Tec MX306CTS Straight Tenor Trombone MAX Case - Contoured Review:


Great lightweight case for transporting and protecting a straight tenor trombone around town for gigs. Built-in backpack straps are very useful. I have other ProTec cases and they are fantastic.

Docking one star because the 2 accessory storage spaces inside the case are so shallow they are hardly useable. The one next to the horn won't even close all the way with a mouthpiece inside a case in it. The one by the tuning slide can hold a bottle of RapidComfort and that's it. I have to put my spray bottle in the outside zipper compartment with my trombone stand.



Andoer 600D Water-resistant Trombone Gig Bag Oxford Cloth Backpack Adjustable Shoulder Straps Pocket 5mm Cotton Padded for Alto/Tenor Trombone Review:


Product does the job, but i would only recommend this if you are using it for student or child. The trombone being used for this is an older one to which i don't care if it gets dented. But i would not recommend this as a professional travel case, There is minimal padding to protect from heavy dings but enough that it did the job. This did what i was looking for which was to provide my 4th grade child a lighter case to carry to and from school. the back pack function works well too