For the amount of storage space, this case is very light. Most scratches can be removed with rubbing alcohol or even hand sanitizer. The locks are very nice and solid and the shoulder straps are reinforced with airplane wire. It’s very comfortable to carry on your back. Inside the storage pouch is big, and it’s nice to have a separate, secure spot for your shoulder rest—as long as you have on where the feet fold down (it could fit in Velcro if not, but Personally I’d be nervous). If the feet do not fold on your shoulder rest, there is probably enough space in the pouch for larger shoulder rests.
The suspension is absolutely wonderful. The violin definitely floats, and I can nearly slip my whole hand under my violin when secured in place.
The design is fabulous and compact, but the lack of subway handle adds a perception of clunkiness when handling.
I will say the plastic components (the case feet, black seal, handle) will definitely scratch, but I suppose it might be why the case is lighter. It just looks/feels cheap for the price of this case, but the locks are amazing. The case seals well too.
Winters in my area are intense, and insulation has been ok/average so far as long as you’re mindful of what you’re putting your violin/case through. For long car rides in the winter monitor the temperature of the exterior a bit more closely.
The case handle is a little noisy when carrying on your back, and the shoulder straps tend to squeak when walking, but…