Best Trumpet Gig Bags And Cases

“The Gator GL is a very good trumpet gig bag if you are looking for a protective, nice looking and professional single trumpet case…”

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Best Trumpet Gig Bag And Cases

Nothing makes you feel more professional than arriving at the gig, carrying a nice looking gig bag over your shoulder…

…even if your an amateur.

I remember thinking exactly this, as a teenager, many years ago. In fact I still do, but today I also realize how practical and useful a good trumpet case can be…

…so in this article I’m going to review a couple of them to find, what I consider to be, the best gig bags for trumpet.

What you should keep in mind when reading the gig bag reviews

As you read the reviews you should keep in mind that some of them are designed for holding only one trumpet while others can carry up to two or three trumpets. It is you job to know what you need…

…it would, for example, be pretty unnecessary ordering a trumpet case for three trumpets if you only have one.

Also, do you want a trumpet case that you can carry over your shoulder or is a normal handle enough? Personally I love to be able to carry mine over the shoulder but you’ll be the judge here…

…my job is to provide you with the review, presenting all the details, and the rest is up to you…

…so, best trumpet gig bags, here we go:

For Two Trumpets:

Trumpet gig bag for two trumpets – cornet – flugelhorn or smaller trumpets

The Protec IPAC Dual

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Specs

  • Room for 2 trumpets
  • 7,3 pounds
  • 10 x 22.5 x 10.5 inches
  • Soft nylon lining
  • Adjustable velcro foam blocks and walls allows you to configure the case to your needs
  • Roomy exterior pocket with built-in organizer
  • Water and abrasion resistant 1680 gauge ballistic nylon exterior
  • Shoulder strap

Pros

  • High quality build
  • Feels very comfortable to carry
  • Room for a lot of accessories

Cons

  • Some flugelhorns are to big to fit when also  having a B-flat trumpet in the case

About the gig bag

The Protec IPAC is a very good trumpet gig bag. In fact it’s one of the best cases for trumpets you can find. It’s protective and nice looking and in addition to that it also comes with a pretty decent storage pocket. Sure, you won’t be able to fit all your music in there but it is good enough. The adjustable foam blocks make sure you can fit smaller trumpets in it as well. Not just your Bb trumpet.

The Pricing

At the time of writing this article, and testing the cases out, the price for this gig bag was under 200 bucks. You can click here to check current pricing on Amazon.

F.A.Q´s

Q: Will it fit all Bb-trumpets?
A: Yes it will!

Q: Can I use it for smaller trumpets like my C-trumpet?
A: yes you can

Q: Is there a special place for mouthpieces inside this case?
A: Yes!


For Up to Four Trumpets:

Trumpet gig bag for four trumpets – cornet – flugelhorn or smaller trumpets

The Protec IP 301Q

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Specs

  • Room for 4 horns
  • 11,7 pounds
  • Back packable with optional backpack strap
  • Lightweight shock absorbing wood frame
  • Weather-resistant 1680 ballistic nylon exterior with reinforced zig-zag stitching
  • Large front-side zippered pocket
  • Built-in organizer with two interior sleeves to hold pens, keys, and small accessories
  • QuickLock allows you to securely shut an empty case without zippering
  • Long lasting custom molded zippers
  • Durable molded rubber feet
  • Soft padded nylex lining
  • Modular blocks, walls, and (4) mouthpiece pouches for a customized fit

Pros

  • Very well made with strong and protective properties
  • Holds four trumpets for just a little over 200 bucks
  • Strong straps comes along if you don’t want to carry the trumpet case in your hand
  • Big outside pocket with room for a lot of sheet music
  • Water resistant, protective and nice looking

Cons

  • Some flugelhorns may be too big /deep for this trumpet case if it’s fully loaded with four horns.
  • There is no extra storage room for mutes IF you have loaded the case with four horns (one option is to have it loaded with three horns, then you have some extra room for additional stuff like mutes…or a bottle 😉  )

About the gig bag

This is a good quality trumpet gig bag for the trumpeter owning several different horns. The case can hold up to four trumpets. The trumpet case is surprisingly light yet, with its shock absorbing wooden frame, it’s still protective and you can feel secure about carrying your expensive trumpets around in this gig bag.

The zipper and the straps are very well built and radiates quality and I’m confident they will hold the test of time. The straps are strong and will securely hold the case when fully loaded.

The Pricing

I don’t have any problems at all with the pricing of this trumpet case. For the quality you get and the case with room for four trumpets, I think it is a reasonable price. At the time of writing this article the price for this gig bag was just over 200 bucks. You can click here to check current pricing on Amazon.

F.A.Q´s

Q: I’m interested in this gig bag but I would only use three trumpets. Would this make them be to loose inside the case?
A: Not at all, It just means you get some additional storage space for whatever you might want to bring along to the gig.

Q: I have a cornet and also a flugelhorn. Can the case handle them as well? A: Yes indeed unless your flugelhorn is an extra big one. The different pads that come with the case makes the case configurable and easy to make the horns you need fit tight and snugged.

Q: What about the storage space for my sheet music?
A: There is a big pocket that can hold a lot of music. A gig book with over 300 songs, no problem!


For one trumpet:

The Xinlinke 1200D is a very nice looking trumpet gig bag, holding one trumpet

The Xinlinke 1200D

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Specs

  • Room for 1 trumpet
  • 1.5 pounds
  • 12 x 9.5 x 4.5 inches
  • 14x14cm  Exterior Pocket for mouthpieces, sheet music, straps etc.
  • Water resistant
  • Adjustable Single Shoulder Strap and Comfortable Soft Leather Gripped Handle
  • Internal Foam Cotton Padding Thick Enough to Protect Your Trumpet from Scratch During Transport and Carrying

Pros

  • Very well made
  • Protective yet very nice looking
  • Comfortable shoulder strap
  • This trumpet gig bag look very professional

Cons

  • It can only fit one horn. Well, to be fair, that’s not really a negative since it is designed for only one trumpet
  • Would be nice with a bit more room for accessories

About the gig bag

This one is sweet and well worthy as a candidate in the “best gig bags for trumpet”, article. If I was in the market for single horn trumpet gig bag I think I would go for this one. It feels light yet it does a good job at protecting the trumpet. First impression when holding it = quality!

It is certainly not a hard case, but definitely does a good job at protecting the trumpet and it is a dependable transport bag. If you want a good trumpet gig bag that carries only one trumpet you can’t go wrong with this one.

The Pricing

The price tag for 1200D should be about 40-70 bucks, you can
click here to check the exact pricing on Amazon.

F.A.Q´s

Q: Will it fit all Bb-trumpets?
A: Yes it will!

Q: Can I use it for smaller trumpets like my C-trumpet?
A: Yes you can, you will have no problems with that.


For Three Trumpets:

Trumpet gig bag for three trumpets – cornet – flugelhorn or smaller trumpets

The Protec C248 Delux

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Specs

  • This trumpet case can fit 3 horns in it
  • 5,2 pounds
  • Weather resistant ballistic nylon exterior
  • Large front side pocket for sheet music. It also has a built in organizer. Includes rear-side removable mute storage (5 mutes have room)
  • Rear-side removable mute bag
  • Built-in organizer to hold pens, keys, and small accessories
  • Weather-resistant 1680D ballistic nylon exterior
  • Front-side zippered pocket
  • Music stand secure straps

Pros

  • Very nice looking
  • Decent protection
  • Plenty of room for accessories like mutes, valve oil etc.
  • Good room for sheet music

Cons

  • It’s not a hard case and therefor it’s not super protective

About the gig bag

This is my personal favorite and I will buy this one for myself, since my old gig bag that I got 15 years from now, (another brand) is starting to give up on me.

The case easily fits three trumpets or one flugelhorn and two trumpets. I will use it fro my Bb-trumpet, my Eb-trumpet and my Getzen piccolo trumpet. It’s very protective, nice looking and it feels great to carry over the shoulder.

The Pricing

I think this is the best trumpet gig bag you can find for under 200 bucks. At the time of writing this article it was around $150, you can click here to check the current pricing at Amazon.

F.A.Q’s

Q: Does it come with back straps
A: No only shoulder strap. You carry it in your hand OR you throw it over your shoulder, using the shoulder strap

Q: Can it carry a flugelhorn and two trumpets?
A: Yes it can. No problems here


For one trumpet:

Trumpet case for one trumpet. More protective than the Xinlinke

The Gator GL

 

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Specs

  • Room for 1 trumpet
  • Lightweight durable Nylon exterior
  • 2,18 kg 
  • Rubber grip feet to protect from wear and tear
  • Exterior accessory storage pocket
  • Removable shoulder strap with no-slip rubber gripping and reinforced D-rings

Pros

  • Very well made
  • More protective than the Xinlinke
  • Big storage pocket

Cons

  • Not as nice looking as the Xinlinke, in my opinion, but then again it is a harder, more protective case

About the gig bag

If you are looking for a good trumpet case, and you don’t like the softer ones, then this trumpet gig bag might be just what you need. As one of the best cases for trumpet it really is very protective and it comes with a pretty big storage pocket on the outside. Since it is a harder case and more protective than the Xinlinke it is a bit heavier as well but it’s still very comfortable to carry on your shoulder.

The Pricing

The pricing for the gator single trumpet case is a bit higher than for the Xinlinke but it is still well under 100 bucks. You can click here to check the exact pricing on Amazon.

F.A.Q´s

Q: Can I use this for my C trumpet as well?
A: Yes you can!

Q: Will it fit all Bb-trumpets?
A: Yes it will!

Q: Can I use it for smaller trumpets like my Eb-trumpet?
A: yes you can

Q: Is the storage pocket big enough to hold a big folder of sheet music
A: No, a folder is too big for this gig bag


For one trumpet:

Trumpet case for one trumpet but with A LOT of storage room

 Specs

  • Room for 1 trumpet
  • 7,37 pounds
  • Extremely protective
  • 6 pounds 
  • Extremely durable and weather resistant 1680 ballistic nylon exterior
  • Strong shoulder strap and optional backpack strap
  • Very well made
  • Big storage room for mutes, sheet music and other accessories

Pros

  • One the most protective trumpet cases I have seen
  • Lot’s of storage
  • Practical yet nice looking

Cons

  • Some people might find it a bit heavy (6 pounds)

About the gig bag

If you want a protective and practical trumpet case with room for your accessories then this is for sure the one you should choose. It can hold several mutes along with other stuff you want to bring to your gigs or rehearsals.

The Pricing

The pricing for this gig bag surprises me. In all honesty I have a hard time understanding how they can sell it at a price this low. Perhaps they will increase the price as soon as people start to notice the quality. ( You can click here to check the price on Amazon)

F.A.Q´s

Q: Is this case strong enough to be checked in as luggage in the airport?
A: Yes it is!

Q: Will it fit all Bb-trumpets?
A: It sure will.

Q: Can I use it for smaller trumpets like my C-trumpet?
A: yes you can

Q: I use three different mutes and I also have a tuner…room for all?
A: Should be no problem!

Q: Can I use it for my C-trumpet?
A:
That should work!


For Three Trumpets:

Trumpet gig bag for threetrumpets – cornet – flugelhorn or smaller trumpets

The Protec BLT 301T

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Specs

  • Room for 3 trumpets
  • Lightweight telescoping handle adjusts to 2 heights with custom designed smooth rolling in-line skate wheels for optimum control and maneuverability.
  • Includes 2 straps to carry over the shoulder or on your back
  • Soft modular padded dividers and fit blocks to fit your ideal mix of horns, mutes, and other accessories 

Pros

  • Very protective
  • Great handle and easy to move with the wheels and all
  • Storage room for sheet music

Cons

  • Perhaps some people will find the 7,2 pounds to be a bit heavy but it’s difficult to make a triple gig bag this protective any lighter
  • No room for mutes if you have three trumpets in the case

About the gig bag

This is a very nice and professional trumpet gig bag. If you travel a lot and do gigs then this is the right choice for you since it’s easy to move with the wheels and the lightweight telescoping handle.

The Pricing

This triple gig bags is only about 200 dollars, you can click here to check the exact price on Amazon, which again surprises me a bit. But hey, I’m not complaining, the case is well worth the money!

F.A.Q´s

Q: Will it fit all kinds of trumpets?
A: Yes it will.

Q: Is there room for mutes if I put all my three trumpets in the case?
A: No, unfortunately not.

Q: Can I use it for smaller trumpets like my C-trumpet?
A: yes you can

Q: Is there a motor for the wheels?
A: Come on…really? No comments!

 Best Trumpet Cases / Best Gig Bags For Trumpet
Final Words

So there you have it, those are, what I consider to be, the best trumpet gig bags on the market right now. Sure, it is possible to find others but when talking about the quality to price ratio, I really consider these to be the best trumpet gig bags.

I hope you found at least one of them interesting and worthy of taking a closer look at….

…oh and one last tip:

…if you want more storage room then buy a gig bag that is made to be able to carry one more trumpet than you aim to use. You have two trumpets and want a trumpet case with a lot of storage? …why not buy a gig bag for three trumpets?

Thanks for reading!

-Robert Slotte-

 

 

 

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