A reliable bag that includes several smaller bags for other equipment. The adjustable dividers help to prevent scratches, and the zipper is durable. Can be carried with the shoulder strap or hand straps. Measures 29.7 inches by 10 inches by 9.5 inches.
No guidelines on how to store telescope and other equipment, so some experimenting may be necessary. Does not always fit a telescope and a tripod.
Durable shoulder strap and carry handles. Holds the tube in an internal, padded sleeve. Room for the tripod and mount too. Outside pocket for eyepieces and accessories. Also comes with a much-liked drawstring accessory pouch. Perfect for carrying Polaris and Meade Instruments telescopes but also fits other brands such as Explore Scientific, Gskyer, and Celestron (depending on model).
Padding is limited and may not fully protect the telescope. Counterweight on end of bag makes it difficult to balance.
Made of rugged, water-resistant polyester and nylon material. Holds up in travel to harsher environments. Interior is soft and separated into 2 compartments for scope and tripod with a thick pad to prevent damage. Full-length zipper offers easy access. Will fit other models of telescopes than Orion within the bag’s dimensions of 47 inches by 11 inches by 14 inches.
Lacks a shoulder strap and inner compartments for accessories. Too tight a squeeze without completely disassembling some telescopes to fit.
This soft carrying case has sufficient padding for storing your scope and great protection for transporting it. Trusted by reviewers to protect expensive scopes. Handle straps not centered on purpose to balance when carrying it and long enough to use as a shoulder strap. Well-made from heavy, water-resistant polyester/nylon material.
Expensive. Minimalist construction lacks accessory pockets or internal divider.
Shock-absorbing foam keeps your telescope safe in this one-size-fits-all bag. The water-repellent polyester fabric keeps your equipment safe and dry. Sturdy full-length zipper. Includes internal dividers and straps to protect equipment and keep everything in place. Measures 40 inches by 10.6 inches by 7 inches.
This bag is a snug fit for some telescopes, and the outer pockets are useless when the bag is filled to capacity.
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A telescope bag safeguards your telescope when you travel. It features padding that minimizes the risk of damage to your telescope during transport. Some telescope bags are constructed from water-resistant materials. They may offer space for your telescope, along with your tripod and other telescope essentials. Bags sometimes provide pockets for eyepieces and various telescope accessories. A bag often includes a shoulder strap and handles that allow you to carry the bag in your hand or over your shoulder. Telescope bags are sold in myriad sizes and colors. Most of these bags are designed to fit telescopes from Orion, Celestron, and other prominent brands.
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