The Limitations of Pick ‘n’ Pluck Foam

The Limitations of Pick N Pluck

What is Pick ‘n’ Pluck Foam?

Pick ‘n’ Pluck is a soft foam insert designed to fit within your existing case. It’s made up of pre-cut foam cubes that can easily be picked out to create pockets to securely fit your items.

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 Whether it’s camera equipment you’re working with or expensive audio recording equipment, custom foam is an excellent way of protecting your valuables safely and securely. One of its biggest strengths is versatility, allowing you peace of mind that your equipment is safely stored away.

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As an alternative to Pick ‘n’ Pluck, you can even cut your own foam. Though it can be quite tricky, buying foam in bulk sheets allows you complete control over the storage of your valuables. Just be sure you have the shapes right when you’re cutting!

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Because we want you to have as much input and control over your valuables storage, our foam products come in a vast range of colours and sizes. It’s important that you can customise your storage as you see fit. 

If you are looking for an easy to customise, off-the-shelf solution, then Pick ‘n’ Pluck is a great accessory to add to your case. It does, however, come with its limitations.

  • Not reconfigurable – Switching between kit that differs substantially in shape and size could prove to be quite difficult without the use of multiple inserts. Extra care also needs to be taken in customising your Pick ‘n’ Pluck layout, as any mistakes cannot be rectified.
  • Lifespan – As Pick n Pluck is a low-density foam, time and heavy-use means that the insert will eventually start to disintegrate.
  • Complex items – Creating pockets would be difficult for any items of a more complex shape, or items that are thinner than the Pick ‘n’ Pluck cubes.

Best Pick ‘n’ Pluck Alternatives

If you don’t think that Pick ‘n’ Pluck is the best option for you, there are plenty of alternatives to consider.

Padded Dividers

Padded dividers are soft, yet still sturdy enough to keep your keep your kit safe and sound. As padded dividers are secured with velcro, they can quickly and easily be reconfigured whenever necessary, particularly if your setup often needs changing, making them an excellent way to protect your gear.


Trekpak is an innovative divider system that can be customised and installed within minutes.

Where padded dividers are simply velcroed into place, Trekpak uses a unique and flexible cut and pin system. Trekpak comprises of divider pieces that can easily be measured, cut and pinned together in many different configurations to create a protective case layout completely tailored to you.

Custom Foam

Custom Foam Inserts

Bespoke Custom foam inserts are designed and manufactured specifically to meet your requirements, whether it be to tools, instruments, camera gear, or any other valuable equipment. Custom foam inserts make an ideal alternative to Pick ‘n’ Pluck foam, since their highly durable properties mean that they are significantly longer lasting – protecting your kit for years to come.

Looking for your own custom foam inserts? Get in touch!

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