We've sampled many lightweight cases from various suppliers over the years and found only a few that had long lasting durability if they were under $1000. The Carlisle Prestige Cello Case has been painstakingly designed with heavy duty latches and durable, crush proof exterior. At only 9.75 lbs. it is over 4 lbs. lighter than our Bobelock fiberglas cases. Offered with a 1 year warranty and free shipping in the lower 48 US states.