Let’s face it; unless you’ve got a roadie, your gear weighs enough without the ATA case.
Since it’s a bag, and not just a slipcover, the Clamshell Gig Bag protects your gear completely: top, sides and bottom with an opening for the handle(s). Our handle openings are reinforced so they will never fray or come apart like the more commonly bound openings.
Our revolutionary design makes putting heavy equipment into a soft bag incredibly easy because the bag opens flat and the fit is always perfect. The Clamshell can be made in most any shape.
Studio Slips Clamshell Gig Bags are made with tough water resistant 1000 Denier nylon canvas (Cordura) on the outside and thick quilted padding on the inside to cushion and protect your gear from bumps, scratches and weather. We use heavy duty top quality zippers that glide open and closed and super strong nylon thread to hold it all together.
Choose between our super reinforced handle opening(s)
Handle opening (strap handle)
Handle opening (recessed opening)
Wrap-around webbing strap handles with a grip, like a duffel bag (formally known as the Briefcase Gig Bag)
Wrap-around handles Board
Wrap-around handles Rectangular cabinet
Or, sewn-on molded plastic handle (see weight restrictions below)
Molded Plastic top** and side*** handles
** Top molded plastic handle weight limit 15 pounds (38 kg) due to the strain on the zipper. Please choose the Wrap-around webbing handles for anything over 15 pounds.
*** Side molded plastic handles do not put strain on the zipper and can handle a much greater weight. While they can handle up to 75 pounds (165 kg) for maneuvering in and out of a vehicle or onto a cart, we recommend the wrap-around webbing strap handles to carry the load.
You can add leather strips for extra protection on the bottom of the bag, a shoulder strap with shoulder pad and even Caster Openings to roll your gear on wheels into the bag. And of course, you can add a pocket to carry a foot switch, extra cords, or a clean tee shirt.