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SKB Freedom ATA Stand Transport Case with Wheels - for Audio or Lighting Stands up to 48 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2"

B&H # SKR4913S Mfr # 2SKB-R4913S
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You Pay: $157.55

The SKB ATA Freedom Stand Transport Case is a rotationally molded case with slide-in cap design for compact shipping and storage. It uses computer design to provide roto-molded indestructibility in a rolling stand and hardware case. The case accepts a padlock for security and top loading and unloading is assisted by perfectly located foot slot. There are in-line skate wheels for easy transport through busy airports and a molded-in sure-grip handle that balances the case while carrying or loading.

Meets ATA specifications for transit and shipping cases
Top loading and unloading is assisted by perfectly located foot slot.
Molded in sure-grip handle balances the case while carrying or loading.
Accepts a padlock for security
Material Exterior: Roto molded Polyethylene
Interior: Padded interior
Type of Closure Latch
Optional padlock
Exterior Dimensions 49 x 13 x 13" (124.46 x 33.02 x 33.02 cm) (LxWxD) 1
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Interior Dimensions 48 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2" (121.92 x 31.75 x 31.75 cm) (LxWxD)
Accommodates Audio or lighting stands
Padded Yes
Carrying/Transport Options Sure-grip handle 
In-line skate wheels
Weight 14.2 lb (6.44 kg)
SKB Freedom ATA Stand Transport Case with Wheels - for Audio or Lighting Stands up to 48 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2"
  • Limited lifetime warranty
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    SKBFreedom ATA Stand Case
     
    3.5

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (9)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (4)

    65%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Durable (10)
    • Good protection (5)
    • Easy to carry (4)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Experienced (4), Pro photographer (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (12)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      True Freedom!

      I love this case--I've got four of them! These are premier cases for lightstands and a lot of other gear, such as umbrellas and Westcott Apollo softboxes. Although they are extremely rigid...Read complete review

      I love this case--I've got four of them! These are premier cases for lightstands and a lot of other gear, such as umbrellas and Westcott Apollo softboxes. Although they are extremely rigid and tough, the major benefit is that they load upright (like golf bags) instead of having to be laid down and opened like clamshells. They'are also wheeled--at my age, I don't buy any cases without wheels. Moreover, they're relatively inexpensive (especially with free shipping). I do a lot of on-location work, and I carry everything but my cameras themselves in these cases.

      Expertise: Professional photographer, 30+ years experience

      Problems Encountered: They don't come filled with cash, but they help me make cash.

      Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Clamshell-style cases. Soft cases.

      Items I Recommend: Westcott Apollo softboxes, Reflectasol umbrellas

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Doesn't stay securely closed!!!

      Just received this case to use for an upcoming job where I'll need to transport my gear with me while traveling by plane. Wanted something secure and sturdy to stand up to the abuse...Read complete review

      Just received this case to use for an upcoming job where I'll need to transport my gear with me while traveling by plane. Wanted something secure and sturdy to stand up to the abuse that is on par for airport checked packages. Opened the box, latched the top to the bottom picked up the case from the top and gave it a slight shake and the top came unlatched from the bottom. Tried it a few more times to make sure the latches where positioned properly but each time the case top would come lose from the bottom. Latches remained in the closed position but wouldn't keep the case securely closed. I'm returning this case, because I need peace of mind that my gear will not be damaged or lost while in transit due to a poor design. If you value you equipment do not buy this case. Go with the SKB coffin style cases instead. Remember you get what you pay for!!

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      5.0

      Perfect for mic stands

      By Paul and The Sidecar Studio

      from New York, NY

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Light weight
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Concerts
        • Storage
        • Travel

        Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

        I do a lot of on-location recording, and I needed a good way to transport several microphone stands. This case is strong, light weight, and holds all of my stands without any problem. Also since the top fits inside the bottom, it allows my stands to be stored in there for regular use in my studio.

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        3.0

        good protection (when closed!)

        By KOPHOTO

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Pro photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Price
        • Sturdy
        • Wheels

        Cons

        • Weak Latches

        Best Uses

          Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

          Solid case for protecting stands and tripods for flight but be prepared to do some modifications. The latches do not hold up. On 3 out of 4 flights so far, one or both of the latches were not secure when collecting the case at arrivals. We riveted a luggage strap to the two halves to keep it securely closed in transit. So far, so good.

          Also, it's a good idea to stuff some foam padding around the stands to keep them from damaging each other and to separate them from the sides. This also makes it easier to fit the lid as it goes inside the bottom half not over the top as one would expect.

          Wheels are a huge plus. The top handle is awkward when pulling behind you. Easier out in front.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          2.0

          durable plastic faulty locks

          By nyc photog

          from new york, new york

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

          While this is a good hard case for traveling unfortunately the locks are substandard.I just got back from my first trip with this case and I had to completely tape it up with Gorilla tape to keep it together, for when I arrived on my location it came down the baggage shoot completely separated with light stands and tripod spilling all over the baggage carrousel! The latch does not provide a tight grip even with locks, as I found out.

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          5.0

          I would reccomend it.

          By Felipe Gombossy

          from Sao Paulo - Brazil

          About Me Practical

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Saving Space

              Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

              Works just fine. Very rigid case and enough room for lots of stands.

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              1.0

              More of the same

              By Sphault

              from Cupertino, CA

              About Me Drummer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Difficult Setup
                • Flawed design
                • Unstable

                Best Uses

                  Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                  Like many others here, my latches broke on the first use and it's just about impossible to slip the top half into the bottom when it's loaded, especially after a hard gig. Embarrasing trying to wheel it out the door while holding the two halves together after the latches break. Stay away from this one.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Inexpensive case but need gaffer tape

                  By Britographer

                  from Texas, USA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • inexpensive
                  • Large

                  Cons

                  • Flimsy latches
                  • Poor handle design

                  Best Uses

                  • Car transport

                  Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                  This is a great sized case. It is awkward to roll by dragging around by a non-ergonomic handle arrangement, especially when dragging around other luggage. Plus the first time it came off the airport luggage conveyor the latches on both sides of the case had failed and the top was loose from the bottom. The latches had been latched and secured with zip ties on both sides, but the latches don't line up well and don't have enough take-up to catch securely. We now gaffer tape the ends together for shipping. Gaffer tape is still cheaper than buying a more expensive shipping case for your stands, but it would be nicer not to have to use it.

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                  • No

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                  3.0

                  Best value for large tripod transport

                  By Wheaton Wolf

                  from Chicago, IL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Hard Shell Case
                  • Low price

                  Cons

                  • Flimsey Latches

                  Best Uses

                  • General Use

                  Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                  As others have pointed out, this case can be a bit tricky to use. The top fits inside the bottom, so overfilling it means that the two wont go together properly. The little latches are pretty bad and easily separated while pulling it, spilling tripods on the ground.

                  However, that being said, it is many hundreds of dollars less than the next comparable case of its size. A few added luggage straps and light modification will hold the pieces together firmly. If you need perfection, then look elsewhere. If you are on a budget, can stand a few workarounds, and would rather have better lights instead of a fancy case this might be for you.

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                  • No

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                  2.0

                  Loved it at first..

                  By HD Denver

                  from Denver CO

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Easy to wheel around

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                      DO NOT BUY THIS CASE IF YOU PLAN TO TRAVEL COMMERCIAL AIR. I love the case, I love the easy wheels and handles, but when I travel by air, it always comes down the carousel UNLATCHED. This was a concern for me until yesterday, and now it's a dealbreaker: Southwest Air only delivered the bottom-half of the case... the top half and EVERYTHING inside of it wound up in Tampa. My gear was damaged. I will continue to use this case for local work, but only when I have it in my control at all times. Even locks and additional attachments do nothing to keep the latches from coming undone. I first I thought it was lazy TSA... but it happens every time, so it must be the case.

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                      • No

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Perfect case for stackable mic stands

                      By AmazinAzian

                      from Pinole, CA

                      About Me Pro Audio / DJ

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                          I purchased this product to store and transport 6 atlas stackable mic stands and it works perfectly. I am in a weekly setup situation, so this helps to keep the gear from getting damaged from other equipment and the wheels save your back some effort.

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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                          3.0

                          Great case, but the latches a problem

                          By Professional Photographer

                          from Brooklyn, NY

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Unstable

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                              The case is great for my needs, however, it is true that the latches only stay closed if you put a separate lock or tie on them. Otherwise they are quite flimsy and open on their own during transport. Beware of this and make sure to lock up!

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

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                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Failed the first time I used it

                              By Sad about SKB

                              from Dallas, TX

                              About Me Video Production Pro

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Badly designed latches
                                • Completely untrustworthy

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                                  I used this case for one job. I shipped a couple of light stands and a tripod which I hope to see again some day.

                                  Outbound, the latch that I locked with a padlock popped open. Fortunately, the latch I zip-tied stayed closed. When I shipped it back to myself, FedEx called to tell me that half of an empty case had arrived in their distribution hub and that all my equipment was missing.

                                  The latches on this case are pathetic. This case might be okay for local work, but if you plan on traveling, it will not do the job. SKB should be ashamed of this model. Too bad I had to give it even one star.

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                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  So far so good

                                  By Harro

                                  from DC

                                  About Me DP

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                                        Haven't as yet used this unit to travel via aircraft but have thrown it around in the back of the crew van and it has come through with shining colours so far. As other reviewers have mentioned there is a bit of a design flaw with the top section sliding down in side of the bottom section. Not much of an issue but a little annoying at times. Other than that the unit seems strong and I particularly like the wheels.
                                        Have some heavy air travel coming up so I guess the latches will see some work. Stay tuned.

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                                        • No

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                                        1.0

                                        Doesn't stay securely closed!!!

                                        By Slaveeye

                                        from Dallas, TX

                                        About Me Pro photographer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design

                                        Cons

                                        • Poor latch design

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                                          Just received this case to use for an upcoming job where I'll need to transport my gear with me while traveling by plane. Wanted something secure and sturdy to stand up to the abuse that is on par for airport checked packages. Opened the box, latched the top to the bottom picked up the case from the top and gave it a slight shake and the top came unlatched from the bottom. Tried it a few more times to make sure the latches where positioned properly but each time the case top would come lose from the bottom. Latches remained in the closed position but wouldn't keep the case securely closed. I'm returning this case, because I need peace of mind that my gear will not be damaged or lost while in transit due to a poor design. If you value you equipment do not buy this case. Go with the SKB coffin style cases instead. Remember you get what you pay for!!

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          4.0

                                          Good travel case

                                          By Martin

                                          from Bloomington, IN

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Sturdy

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                                              I use this case to take large light and c-stands along when I travel by airplane. It also fits large collapsible reflectors.

                                              The quality is great, the price is equally good.

                                              I only have one quibble: the top fits inside the bottom. This makes closing the case a pain, although turning it upside down can help in that respect. It also means that rain will run down the side of the top and get inside the case. Other than this, the case performs flawlessly.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No

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                                              4.0

                                              Excellent for shipping

                                              By dspmpls

                                              from Minneapolis

                                              About Me Production Professional

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Quality Mounting Hardware
                                              • Sturdy

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                  Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                                                  I use this to ship light stands and accessories around the country for various productions. It's great for this purpose. I can get 3 10' stands and a small tripod in it, and then I put stingers and mic cables, etc. inside, too.

                                                  As others have noted, it can be mildly tricky putting the top on when fully loaded, as it has to slip inside the bottom shell.

                                                  The handle can be a bit awkward for pulling the case a long way, but I usually don't have to do that.

                                                  All in all it does exactly what I wanted it to do.

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                                                  • No

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                                                  5.0

                                                  Best Solution for stand transport yet

                                                  By Photomark

                                                  from So Cal

                                                  About Me Experienced

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Compact
                                                  • Easy To Carry
                                                  • Good Protection
                                                  • Sturdy

                                                  Cons

                                                    Best Uses

                                                    • Travel

                                                    Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                                                    I have searched long and hard for a way to transport my light stands to my location gigs. They were either too expensive, bulky or impractical.

                                                    This works perfectly!
                                                    I can load three full size Manfrotto stands, three umbrellas, two or three smaller stands and assorted soft goods that fit in the spaces.

                                                    Some reviewers have noted that the top is hard to put on if the case i heavily loaded. I found the same thing but I just flipped it over and used the top as the bottom.

                                                    You can then fill it without any worry that the case will not close as the top/with wheels goes over the outside of the bottom. You then flip the whole setup over and wheel off.

                                                    Well made easy to load into my van. What more could I want?

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                                                    5.0

                                                    Good Case for Photographers

                                                    By MGW

                                                    from Illinois

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Good Protection
                                                    • Sturdy

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Everyday
                                                      • Travel

                                                      Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                                                      I am a professional photographer working both in the studio and on location. I've used one for 2 years and I am purchasing a second. It holds an adequate amount of stands, and umbrellas with a tripod. It's not wise to overload the case. Since the top fits inside the bottom and locks, it has to be free to move into place. I put a nylon laundry bag inside mine (not the mesh kind). The equipment fits in the bag and then I cinch it up first. Then I put the top on and lock it. Rolls easy. Overloaded it can be heavy to put in the back of your vehicle. Very Durable. Not latch problems like discussed in other reviews, but I am not flying with them.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Great Case at a Great Price

                                                      By J-Dog

                                                      from New York, NY

                                                      About Me Experienced

                                                      Verified Buyer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Carry
                                                      • Good Protection
                                                      • Sturdy

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Bulky

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Travel

                                                      Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                                                      I love this case because it can transport large light stand as well as c-stands. It is a great travel case for tripods that you might otherwise be worried about traveling with in a soft case. It is very sturdy and lightweight. I also like that is has locking latches that can be zip tied or locked. The wheels seem to be quite durable. The only downfall is that it is sometimes difficult to put the cover on when filled with a lot of stands.

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                                                      5.0

                                                      Revised Locks

                                                      By RDKirk

                                                      from Illinois, USA

                                                      About Me Experienced

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Compact
                                                      • Easy To Carry
                                                      • Still love it
                                                      • Sturdy
                                                      • Stylish

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Everyday
                                                        • Travel

                                                        Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                                                        I recently bought yet another of these cases. I see that SKB has changed to the more common ATA-style of twist-lock rather than the earlier lever-lock.

                                                        Although I never had a problem with the earlier lever-lock, the ATA twist-lock is more secure.

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                                                        1.0

                                                        Doesn't stay latched.

                                                        By KT

                                                        from San Francisco, Ca

                                                        About Me Experienced

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                          • Not Functional
                                                          • Poor Protection

                                                          Best Uses

                                                            Comments about SKB Freedom ATA Stand Case:

                                                            Thought this was an economical way to travel with my light stands. I've owned the case for 1/2 a year. Flew across country roughly 4 times. Only once has it come out of baggage with the clasps still locked (and they were secured with small locks). This last time the locked clasps came undone while I was putting the case on the conveyor belt at the airport. I worried the whole time that it was going to come apart and I'd lose my new tripod. All came back together, but the top was 1/2 way off. The clasps are worthless; completely. Trying to find a way to make the case secure so I can continue to use it, but I'd buy a golf traveling bag if I could do it all over again. Don't recommend this case for those needing to travel with it.

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