I purchased this after using the same wooden oblong case for more than 20 years. As I got older, the wooden case became too heavy. When it's loaded down with music and I'm walking all over the various campuses, my arm will actually become numb.
The Pedi NiteFlash Oblong case is EXTREMELY light in comparison. I'm looking forward to carrying it around campus with the backpack straps. Currently, I've only used it in my home studio. With the zipper pocket for music being on the bottom of the case, I was worried it wouldn't lay flat, but it does. I'm including a photo for reference. You can see that the case is level, even though it's resting on the zipper pocket. It does not teeter-totter like I was afraid.
-I'm really pleased about the light-reflective strips on the exterior too. It makes me feel better about walking to my car late at night after rehearsals.
-The storage compartment inside the case is the perfect size for all my strings, rosin, shoulder pad, teaching tape, mute, etc.
-I don't know why it was a surprise to me, but there is no latch to close the case. The zipper is the main closure, and there is a rain-guard that covers where the zippers meet. I guess there doesn't need to be a latch since the zippers are sturdy; it's just a little unsettling since I've always had a latch AND a zipper.
-Over all, I'm very pleased!