If you’ve invested in some pretty expensive equipment for your career or your passion, chances are you’re going to want to keep it as safe and sound as possible. The threat of someone pinching your kit or even losing it somewhere can all be covered by an annual insurance policy, but what about the threat of accidental damage?
Some insurers won’t replace your equipment or pay for the repairs, if the damage is something that could have been avoided. That’s why it’s so important to protect your equipment as much as possible, alongside having the right insurance policy in place.
If you don’t know much about our custom foam inserts, they are specially designed so that your equipment can fit into its own space within your protective case, providing that added bit of extra protection to your things. A protective plastic carry case with foam is the perfect combination for preventing damage as much as possible when you’re out and about.
Is it really necessary to buy a protective case and a custom foam insert? If that question is lingering in your mind, read on to see 5 situations where this perfect pairing would come in handy.
1. Pre-flight flinging
It’s not uncommon for our luggage to suffer some flinging and throwing about on its way to the plane. Even if you’re taking it on as hand luggage, there’s always a chance that your flight case could fall out of the overhead bins at any random moment.
Having a plastic flight case with foam added into it can help to reduce or even prevent any potential damage to your equipment.
2. On the road
If you’re out and about on the road with your equipment, you’ll want to make sure any bumps in the road or sharp turns won’t knock your kit about. Not only can things on the outside of the case damage your gear, but when it’s thrown around the boot of a car, even with standard pick and pluck foam, each component can bang into each other and cause damage to one another.
That’s where custom foam inserts can really help. With each component having their own slot within the foam, they’ll sit snugly away from one another within your protective case, without the chance of banging into one another during a bumpy road trip.
3. Stored away safely
You’ll see collectors of prized possessions doing everything they can to protect their things whilst they’re stored away. Take figurine collectors, for example. Some keep their collectables within their original packaging and also store them away in a protective case to maintain their condition and increase the value of them over time.
When you won’t be using your equipment for some time, you’ll want to make sure it’s stored away as safely and as snugly as possible. Not only will this help to protect it from the dust that gathers, but you never know what could happen whilst it’s stored away and having the added protection of custom foam inserts can really help.
4. Everyday effects
Whether you’re travelling in the car, heading out on a windy day, or even just moving things around at home, there are some everyday environments that could cause chaos for your valuables. A trip in the car could see your expensive kit being thrown about in the boot, whilst a drop down the stairs could see it tumbling to a frightful fate.
Even some of the simplest everyday tasks could cause some damage to your belongings, if they aren’t adequately protected. However, with a quality plastic carry case and bespoke foam inserts to hand, you can significantly reduce the chances that its contents will have even a scratch on them.
Compared with the common pick and pluck foam, our custom foam inserts can offer a better, more protective and long lasting solution for your case’s contents. Carefully tucked away within their own cosy foam spaces, they’re much less likely to suffer from knocks from the external environment and from other items in the case, too.
5. Foam for the forgetful
Not only can custom foam inserts help protect your equipment from damage, they can also help you to keep on top of what equipment you need to take with you. By having a particular space within the foam for each vital component of your equipment, you’ll never forget an important piece of your kit again!
Head over to The Workshop where you will be able to get in touch with our expert team and begin the process of having your very own custom foam inserts made. If you’re yet to buy a protective case to fit your foam into, take a look at our Dave 300 case, one of our most popular products and the perfect place to keep your kit safe.