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#1 Julius Koivistoinen

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:48 AM

I own Exovest with the new Steadicam Aero 30. My plan is to custom cut a foam padding for Pelican Air 1615 case fitting everything but the vest inside (attached photo), so that I have thought out. Now, the Exovest came in a cloth bag though which is great for short travels but when flying I wouldn't trust checking it in like that.

 

I was thinking about disassembling it for travels into two pieces (front and back) like vests usually do so that way it could be fitted into another mid-sized Peli case but I'm not sure if that's the best option. What solutions have you come up with for traveling with the Exovest?

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#2 Lisa Sene

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 01:15 PM

Hi Julius,

 

I have flown with my Exovest twice recently, with two different cases. To clarify I have the full size Exo, not the Exolite. 

 

The first time I flew with the vest built normally inside the soft case, with that inside a Pelican Storm iM2975 case, without foam:

 

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Since I had the soft case as padding and also had clothes in the case, the vest was plenty protected. Personally I like the latches on the Storm cases because I find them easier to open with the button-release instead of just the latch. 

 

The second time I used an older, small case, a Pelican 1620, again with no foam:

 

https://www.bhphotov...2,&A=details&Q=

 

This time I flew one direction with the bottom section of the vest taken off, turned around, and put back on upside-down (trying to attach a picture but having trouble). That bought me a little more room in the case, but the vest is slightly less stable that way, so on the return trip I packed it in the normal configuration. "Normal configuration" for me is a small form factor to begin with since I have a short torso and small frame, so the vest was in the smallest form it could be in to fit in this case. 

 

Both ways (bottom upside-down and normal) were fine, and both cases worked great. If you're able to, find a local rental house that will let you test out a few different cases so you can find one that works for your needs before you purchase one. 

 

Happy flying!

 

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#3 raveen

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Posted 28 November 2016 - 01:47 AM

These ways were definitely good and custom cut a foam padding for Pelican Air this also good for fitting.  


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