If its just a case to store top kits,you can't beat the preston monster kit case.i use the compact for my two peice kits (24 kits,2 no 4s),and use the xl for my one peice kits(16 ).much cheaper than other brands,very well made,and strong.I am looking to get a new top kit case and am looking at either:
- the Guru,
- the Cresta identity protect 190
- the Milo one.
ideally this will fit in a pole hold-all to keep things tidy, but potentially still open to any of the above if they don’t fit.
Would anyone who has any of the above models mind just giving their views and feedback on how many top kits they can hold, whether they will fit into a pole hold-all or need to be used separately, and whether long kits ( I know browning for example have long topkits) would fit?
Hi PaulFrom what i've seen the reason the guru top kit case is cheaper is because its smaller than the cresta one, thats why i bought a cresta one, i've got 2 16m poles in it ( incase of breakages ) plus about 10 top kits, which is more than enough for me on any given day. The only ones that i know that are pretty much identical are the cresta & MAP ones, although trying to get hold of either at the minute is damn near impossible. I'm pretty sure most of the manufacturers will have the same version with there own logo on pretty soon as there a very good seller.
Cheers matePhil, just using it for 2 piece topkits, i would imagine somewhere around 24 pretty comfortably, as to whether its waterproof, is anything waterproof with a full length zip ?, i have to say the only day i've been out when it rained i left the case open & therefore got a lot of water in, but it soon dried out.
I do have a Preston XL compact. Yeh dividers really frustrate me so I will give it a go removing them. Was ideally looking for something with a zip all the way round to get to the kits a bit easier, but as you say it does provide good protection. CheersPreston innovations monster compact xl.you could pick one up second hand for around £40.you could get 28 two peice kits in,if you remove the top divider. They are much more compact than guru,milo and in my opinion offer more protection. I have two in my holdhall, the compact, and the longer one for my one peice kits.once I know where I'm going I just swap them to suit if I need a mix of short and long kits.i have had a few of the milo and guru,but the preston ones work best for me and save a good amount of space.