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Hardcase cases are excellent. Very strong, waterproof, adjustable click shut straps, padded in a wide variety of colours or fully lined in all colours except black(?). Available for a variety of instruments, not just drum kits - marching drums, Brazilian, marching, steel band, accessories, even bagpipes! Bigger cases come with wheels and a variety of carry handles. As an example, let's concentrate on the utterly brilliant cymbal case: a. It has wheels and a retractable handle if you need to pull not carry. b. Hinged lid. c. two click shut heavy duty straps. d. Fixed centre spindle that's sheathed with plastic tubing to stop damage to cymbal holes. e. A big (bright yellow so you don't loose it on stage) fixing nut. f. Padded support bottom. h. A set of 8 foam dividers (4 large / 4 small) to stop cymbals rubbing against each other.