I'm looking at buying a new trumpet case and am trying to decide between the Protec double and triple IPac case. I can get either for exactly the same price but don't know which to go for.
I own a trumpet and cornet and am also looking to have somewhere to store my mutes (I use a separate mute bag at the moment and find it a bit of a pain). I hardly ever use the cornet and trumpet at the same time but always need my mutes when I use either. I am looking to go to music college in the near future so will need to travel on a plane with the case - I believe the double is slightly out of the length requirements for hand luggage, however I don't think it would necessarily matter. I would also be looking into getting an Eb in the future, however that is quite out of reach at the moment.
Double W=10.5in, H=23.5, D=10
Triple W=14.25, H=22, D=8
The main thing I am worried about is the weight of the cases, double=8lbs and triple=11lbs. I am quite small and so am worried the triple is going to be too heavy.
Firstly has anyone ever used either of these cases and can comment on the weight and features etc and opinions on wether I get the double or triple? Can you fit music books in the double?