Tonareli has always had an incredible reputation for making some of the most beautiful and sturdy cello cases in the market today. The VCDB series may not be as strong as the carbon fiber series. But it really depends on what you need as a cellist since these cases are also much more affordable.
These cases have a full 16 mm of padding, large music pockets, and pockets for 2 bows. They have fully adjustable backpack straps, and heavy-duty zippers.
Even though these cases don't have wheels, they only weigh 4.6 pounds, which makes them fairly easy to carry. These cases are ideal for cellists who rehearse and perform locally and find it easier to carry their cellos, rather than wheeling them around.
I bought this cello case for times when I need to practice somewhere within walking distance, or take it on public transport. For those purposes, it’s great! Light, snug fitting, with moderate protection. But I found it a bit awkward when I needed to keep my cello in it for any period of time. If I laid it down on its side, it was prone to tipping over toward the bridge - not ideal, given the moderate protection. Standing it up required a suitable corner - which I don’t really have, something I wasn’t aware of till my cello couldn’t stand on its own. Overall, I’m pretty pleased with it, but will still mainly use my hard case.
Light, comfortable to carry on my back or with handles
Case is as protective as a soft case can be. I like having space for 2 bows, so I can keep my spare with me. The back straps easily hook together so they don’t drag when carrying with handles, but must be unhooked before carrying on one’s back. Unfortunately there is no external pouch for carrying music, rosin, rock stop. Overall, I am happy with the case.