BLF GT cases, soft or hard

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BLF GT cases, soft or hard

Any ideas on a good case for the BLF GT. Here are a couple of cases linked by others.
adsum link
bwl1213 link
zortan link
southland link
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LOL, sorry I can’t help but laugh when I clicked the links. I always seem to underestimate how big it actually is…no pun intended!

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Found this one, the same as in link #2 but cheaper, there is a limit of one. link for $3.64 USD

Edit: somehow the original link was wrong, changed now.

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How about this one?
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Looks a lot bigger than the listed dimensions. Like the single strap.

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Yes,so many bags I found that would have been otherwise fitting and about the proper shape were just exactly 32cm long and I think if thats their outside length,it may be too short.

With this one you have at least compartments for extra batteries etc..

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Ordered two of the cases, this is the one from the 4th link in OP. Cheaply made, padded only on one side, way too big. The water bottle inside the case is .5 inch smaller in diameter than the GT and .5 inch shorter.

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This is the case in the 1st link in OP. Not sure if the GT will fit. This water bottle is only .5 inch smaller and it’s a snug fit. It will be tight if it does fit the GT.

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I´m hoping it fits inside this. Extra pockets for batteries etc..
Sling Back Pack

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I have a pair of super thick winter boot socks and I think the GT will fit nicely. It will provide enough protection to avoid little dings and scratches to the lens without being too bulky.

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Just brainstorming…

I don’t think adsums pack is padded, but I like the concept. WJs idea isn’t really a carry case, but put both ideas together, now I really like that! Maybe a piece of closed cell foam cut to fit the bottom to protect the lens (or will the lens be up?).

Or for the hardware store look, a piece of PVC pipe with closed cell foam inside. One end capped and glued the other with a screw on end. No doubt something could be rigged for a sling. It would be bombproof. It would also turn a 3# light into a 6# light. So maybe not so practical unless one is going into a combat zone and has transport (or is car camping).

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Something like this?


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I ordered that sling backpack in black and was planning to carry GT lens up.That thick top should offer enough lens protection.For extra padding in a case like this I usually use some extra gloves or some other soft stuff at the bottom of the pack.
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adsum wrote:
I´m hoping it fits inside this. Extra pockets for batteries etc.. “Sling Back Pack”:http://www.ebay.com/itm/Men-Nylon-Military-Travel-Hiking-Sling-Back-Pack...

adsum, please let us know if you think it will work when you get it. Looks nice.

thanks,

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Does anyone have the dimensions for the GT? I’m after the diameter of the bezel and length, please!

I want to see if a “trumpet gig case” might work.

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I’m going to try the

SRA Cases EN-AC-FG-C401 Silver Aluminum

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NQ0FYCU/ref=asc_df_B00NQ0FYCU5293418/?tag=h...

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gravelmonkey wrote:
Does anyone have the dimensions for the GT? I’m after the diameter of the bezel and length, please!

I want to see if a “trumpet gig case” might work.


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134mm head OD
85mm fin OD at button
56mm battery tube
62mm battery cap OD
~315mm total length with long battery tube (ruler only goes to 305mm, guessing on the last 10)

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Lights-Out wrote:
I’m going to try the SRA Cases EN-AC-FG-C401 Silver Aluminum

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NQ0FYCU/ref=asc_df_B00NQ0FYCU5293418/?tag=h...


Best hard case I have seen with correct dimensions for the GT.
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I’m planning on making slots at the end for extra cells

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Dimensions to the best of my knowledge are roughly….
320mm in length (12.6 inches)
134mm in diameter at the head (5.3 inches)

With those dimensions I have been looking at padded camera lens cases. I am after a well padded case, but not sure I want the bulk of a hard case. With a light of this caliber and cost, plus the batteries, I am not going to be overly cheap about protecting it in storage.

~$40 and near perfect fit
https://www.amazon.com/Lowepro-Lens-Case-13-Black/dp/B004KJE8H8/ref=pd_s...

~$35 and a little on the big side.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009KY5YYO/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?pd_rd_i=B009KY...

Also a plus for me is the loop on the top/back of these. I can hang it in the back of my cabinet where all my flashlight/electronics stuff goes. Easy to grab when desired, but near impossible to accidentally knock over/out of the cabinet.

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I am not sure if the GT will fit but Harbor Freight offers these protective cases in three sizes.

Large Case

Harbor Freight has 25% discount coupon running until 12/10/2017

I haven’t the opportunity to put my hands on these yet, but being familiar with Harbor Freight I can’t expect to be exactly like the “Pelican Case”
These cases at the price point with coupon , appear to be a deal.

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Another good option would be this case, i like how u have dividers so that u can make it a tight fir for the GT and any other accessory’s, and maybe on top where the tools go i can put my Cells ??? they do offer a smaller size but from the pics i cant tell if it has the dividers

https://www.harborfreight.com/18-in-x-6-in-x-13-in-Silver-Aluminum-Case-...

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I bought the one from harbor freight it has a spare inch and half lengthwise on both sides and an inch in height. So it should fit snugly, it’s made very well considering the price.