This is the best gig bag on the market for a banjo. Very lightweight, yet very sturdy. It is not entitled a "Gig Bag" because it is actually hard on the outside, but it is meant to be carried on your back and is as lightweight as any other gig bag. I prefer these cases to a hardshell case.
When flying on a plane, I always try to bring my instruments on board with me and it is much easier to do with a gig bag than a classic hardshell case. But in the event that I can't get my instrument on board and I am forced to gate check my instrument, a typical gig bag would not hold up in the cargo area of a plane. With the Reunion Blues Continental Case I am much more comfortable giving my instrument to the "gorillas" who will handle my instrument and toss in under the plane in the cargo area.
Used by artists such as Noam Pikelny, Ryan Cavanaugh, Jens Kruger, and Abigail Washburn.
All RB Continental cases feature a Ballistic Quadraweave exterior, quilted "double helix" velvet interior, high-strength corded edges and seams, and double-stitched with high tensile thread and reinforced at tested stress points. This banjo case has a thick shock-absorbing Flexoskeleton with reinforced impact panels, a neck brace suspension system with an adjustable locking security strap, and rubberized foam headstock grip. The adjustable, padded hideaway backpack straps makes travelling with this beauty a breeze. Each case is reinforced at tested stress points and double stitched with extra-strength high tensile thread. A knurled abrasion grid on the top and bottom resists scuffing, and interior pads at the headstock and endpin provide long lasting protection. The case is finished with custom plated hardware, including industrial strength zippers and a Zero-G palm-contoured handle with weight distributing foam core for unsurpassable longevity and comfort. Ballistic Quadraweave exterior Shock-absorbing Flexoskeleton Zero-G palm-contoured handle EVA-reinforced laptop-compatible multipocket.