The most important feature of any soft case is the padding. We use EVA closed cell foam for the body and sides of the case. We also laminate an additional 1/2" pillow of open-cell foam in the peghead area of stringed instruments as a shock absorber. In the peghead area Cordura and leather protect the interior ripstop from sharp string ends. There is also leather in the bridge area.
The foam is sandwiched between the interior lining of lint-free Ripstop Nylon and the tough, water-repellent, 1000 denier Cordura exterior fabric.
For strength and durability, Blue Heron Cases feature a large #10 nylon coiled zipper with two long-lasting nickel zipper pulls for ease of use. Cases are available in 5 colors including black.
For carrying convenience our padded handles are surrounded by supple leather for a comfortable grip.
The case comes with a detachable 2" strap which can be used as a sling, or used as a single strap backpack carry. This method is both secure and comfortable. Click here to see the shoulder strap carry method.
For storage we have provided a large, zippered pouch pocket on the top of the case.
For those small accessories (picks, cards, etc.) there is a flat pocket inside the neck area of the case.