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Porta BracePB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue)
 
4.5

(based on 11 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Strong construction (6)
  • Well padded (6)
  • Durable (4)
  • Stylish (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Protecting gear (6)
  • Storing gear (6)
  • Transporting gear (6)
  • Travel (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good product and good company

I use this case to protect my Canon XH-A1s. The outer shell feels very sturdy. The retractable handle is also very sturdy because the bars are much thicker than other handles I've...Read complete review

I use this case to protect my Canon XH-A1s. The outer shell feels very sturdy. The retractable handle is also very sturdy because the bars are much thicker than other handles I've seen.

It comes with a TSA safe combo lock for travel. One tip for taking the foam out; take out the perimeter foam of the shape of your camera/camcorder so that you can have one big chunk instead of a whole bunch of little ones.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Sturdy but heavy; lacks compartments

I bought this case for my Panasonic AG HMC40 camcorder -- my previous camcorder got destroyed in a car crash and I thought it would be good to have some extra protection and be...Read complete review

I bought this case for my Panasonic AG HMC40 camcorder -- my previous camcorder got destroyed in a car crash and I thought it would be good to have some extra protection and be able to bring it on a plane if necessary.

The case seems extremely solid; customizing it for my camera was pretty straightforward once I got some advice from B&H. It's got wheels so it's pretty easy to transport.

On the downside, it has nothing in the way of compartments or pouches to store manuals, extra batteries, attachments and such (although you could create areas in the foam I suppose -- but that's not quite the same), so it's not the most convenient choice for grab and go. It's also quite heavy. Strangest of all there is no documentation either printed or online as to how best to customize the foam to fit your camera. Granted it's not rocket science, but once you pull out an area of foam it's pretty permanent, so it would be helpful if they would provide some pointers.

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4.0

Great Case

By Thousand Hills Cowboy Church

from Ethridge, TN

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Cant Replace Foam

Best Uses

  • Travel
  • Underwater

Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

Love this box for the price. don't have to worry about our new camera getting wet from rain or damaged if box is dropped. the foam inside could be a little more versatile but really great for the price. holds our camera and all the accessories inside.

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4.0

I needed this!

By cjswood

from AK

Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

I looked around for the best carry-on sized case I could get and this one does the trick. Now I'm confident my gear is safe when I travel all over the place. My only wish is they would have maxed out on the allowable dimensions.

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5.0

Seems durable and protective

By Professional Presenter

from Georgia

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable

Cons

  • Bulky

Best Uses

  • Travel

Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

Heavy duty locks secure the contents. Case is bulky but not unmanageable, it seems very durable and protective. This review is based on initial review of the product but product has not been placed in service yet. We are hopeful that time will prove the case to be as durable and protective as it seems. First impression is great.

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  • No

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5.0

The best case I've bought

By Brian

from Honolulu, Hawaii

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Strong Construction
  • Stylish
  • Very Protective
  • Well Padded

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Benq Projector
    • Protecting Gear
    • Storing Gear
    • Transporting Gear

    Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

    With the simple design and the ability to customize the use for this case, it's a must purchase case for those that are always on the go!

    I bought this case for our church projector and it fit perfectly. It took me minutes to figure out how I wanted to design.

    The greatest feature is the handles and the wheels so that you don't have to carry, but just roll this case around.

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    • No

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    5.0

    DA KINE

    By KAIMU

    from KALAPANA, HAWAII

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

      Aloha-We use this case to transport our cameras in all sorts of weather here in Hawaii. Lots of rugged terrain and wet weather and this case is a must have for camera transpartation and protection. In the immortal words, "It takes a lickin'and keeps on tickin"!!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Big enough - and Rugged

      By CaseyP

      from El Dorado, AR

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Carry
      • Good Protection
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Everyday
        • Travel

        Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

        This case is big enough to securely house my Sony HDR-FX7, Canon 5d Mark II, rhode mic, and a lavalier mic, with room to spare for extra stuff. Several layers of foam to customize the fitting, and it still maintains a relatively compact form-factor. It's not going to fit in an overhead bin, but it's rugged enough to check at the airport.

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        5.0

        Great case

        By 3CrowsB4Midnight Films

        from Summersville, WV

        About Me Film Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Strong Construction
        • Stylish
        • Well Padded

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

          Surdy hard shell case. Easy to customize & great for all thing that need to be cased

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          • No

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          3.0

          Sturdy but heavy; lacks compartments

          By Paul Egon Theory

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Aspiring Film Maker

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Has Wheels
          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Heavy
          • No Documentation

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

          I bought this case for my Panasonic AG HMC40 camcorder -- my previous camcorder got destroyed in a car crash and I thought it would be good to have some extra protection and be able to bring it on a plane if necessary.

          The case seems extremely solid; customizing it for my camera was pretty straightforward once I got some advice from B&H. It's got wheels so it's pretty easy to transport.

          On the downside, it has nothing in the way of compartments or pouches to store manuals, extra batteries, attachments and such (although you could create areas in the foam I suppose -- but that's not quite the same), so it's not the most convenient choice for grab and go. It's also quite heavy. Strangest of all there is no documentation either printed or online as to how best to customize the foam to fit your camera. Granted it's not rocket science, but once you pull out an area of foam it's pretty permanent, so it would be helpful if they would provide some pointers.

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          5.0

          Safety that Can't Be Beat!

          By Jean the Trainer

          from Clearfield, Pennsylvania

          About Me Technically Challenged, Trainer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

          • Not enough Storage

          Best Uses

          • Protecting Gear
          • Storing Gear
          • Transporting Gear

          Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

          This case was exactly what I hoped for to protect the investment I made on the projector. Tough enough to keep the projector safe, but easy to handle and transport.

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          5.0

          Good product and good company

          By Sam

          from Los Angeles, CA

          About Me Tech Savvy

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Strong Construction
          • Well Padded

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Protecting Gear
            • Storing Gear
            • Transporting Gear

            Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

            I use this case to protect my Canon XH-A1s. The outer shell feels very sturdy. The retractable handle is also very sturdy because the bars are much thicker than other handles I've seen.

            It comes with a TSA safe combo lock for travel. One tip for taking the foam out; take out the perimeter foam of the shape of your camera/camcorder so that you can have one big chunk instead of a whole bunch of little ones.

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Great Case

            By El Direktor

            from Flushing,NY

            About Me Film Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lots of Compartments
            • Strong Construction
            • Stylish
            • Well Padded

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Protecting Gear
              • Storing Gear
              • Transporting Gear

              Comments about Porta Brace PB-2650F Wheeled Hard Case with Foam Interior (Blue):

              I found this case to be excellent for the money.Not only it protects your gear in a best way possible it also makes you look professional despite the low price.I use it to transport HVX200A and its accessories,2 batteries,charger,cables,uv lense and totally happy with it.

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