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Maplins cases on offer


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Apparently I have heard that they also have the foam filled ones on offer from time to time. I have the small one of those and was waiting for the larger one to come back on offer but I might get a set of these instead and add some foam.

Dont know if there are any quality differences between the two types but this seems like a very good deal.

Can someone let me know what they are like?

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Ok, got some of these today. First impressions are they are excellent at this price. They are not as well finished compared to the foam filled type and i dont think they would last forever but as super cheap storage for kit to throw in the boot of a car they are unbeatable.

I'm in the process of customizing them and have managed to get my startravel 102 into the large one after separating the dew shield and quite a few other bits aswell. My eq3-2 mount head with all associated bits including weights goes in the medium one but only just. They also come with a few blocks of solid foam which is useful for supports.

As i already have a foam type for my eyepieces I gave the small one to my daughter so she can keep her rather expensive hot toys assassins creed figure safe. Fits perfect so she will be happy.

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Heres the cases with my stuff in. Had to cut and glue some of the dividers on the large one but overall im pleased with the result.

Large size

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Medium size

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Small foam case as a comparison

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Just got mine. First impression: More than adequate. A little lighter and less sturdy than other cases. Would not like to stand on one as I think the surface would crumple but still strong enough to protect the contents from a kick or two.

Note also that each comes with a pair of keys. My keys were all identical and probably identical to every other key in the shop. There no padlock holes to augment security.

I have no complaints for the price.

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