Over the years, I have seen many people carry their bagpipe investment in flimsy cases and duffle bags. I bought a set of pipes back in 1978 for $800.00 and sold them 8 years ago for $2500.00. Bagpipes do appreciate in value as they are not superceded by new models. The wood and metal parts of the bagpipe are what appreciate in value. The accessories are disposable. A good case will protect your bagpipe investment for many years as will good judgment, like never leaving them anywhere you wouldn’t leave your dog.
We have a variety of cases to choose from. Starting at the top. Personally I think one of the great advantages of the "Bagpiper Case" is the ability to put it under your Airplane Seat. The Bagpiper was designed specifically to take the Ross Canister System setup. This case even has enough room to carry your small pipes as well.
The Hard Cases are great for storing your pipes and carrying them to band practice locally. I personally use the Regular Hard Case though I find it hard to travel on an Airplane. If you'd like to spend a little more the Bagpiper Pack Back Pack Case is a great investment that can be carried, worn or dragged.
As you can see there are a variety of cases depending your price range and needs.
Bagpiper Backpack Case
A great product can be worn as a back pack, and trolled behind you.
Piper's Choice Bagpipe Case
This light weight Pipe Case is made by Piper's Choice. It can be carried or worn. It costs about $30 to ship a pipe case in the Continental USA.
R G Hardie Practice Chanter Case
This product gives you a place to carry not only your practice chanter but your books as well.!