Thursday, 23 August 2012

KR Multicase Kaiser2 Case and Bag Review

I received my Kaiser2 bag from KR Multicase this week and wanted to post a very quick review. Before I delve into the product itself, I just want to say I ordered it on Monday and received the bag on Wednesday. That is lightning quick for free delivery!

The Bag
The bag itself is made of sturdy stuff, I own a KR Lite (for my Stormraven) and was expecting the same kind of material, but was pleasantly surprised when it turned out to be kind of a tough canvas-like, bullet proof vest esque material supported by hard plastic inserts. I can see it standing up to some punishing use. There is a crap-tonne of pockets as well, as you can see, ideal for holding all your gaming paraphernalia.

As you can also see from the photo above the case is a lot more 'squat' than the GW case meaning a lot more transportable in my opinion. In fact it is the perfect size to sit on a passenger seat in your car (tested!). It also feels infinitely more well made and secure than the GW plastic cases - I've never had faith in the plastic 'clips' on the GW cases after a bad experience I had with them (it involved metal models taking a close encounter with Warhammer World's car park...).

The Cases
The reason I ordered a Kaiser bag in the first place is to have somewhere to store my Lizardmen, which has ended up overflowing the capacity of a large GW case! It took a while, and a message on the KR Facebook wall to decide what foam to get, but I eventually chose a case worth of infantry foam (three larger size for the saurus, and a single skink sized foam) and a case worth of pick and pluck (two different sizes: one for 50mm chariot bases, and one designed for 40mm krox/slann/terradons).

The foam itself is great and very soft, ideal for spiky lizards that don't fit! I was torn between getting card cases and an aluminium case, but I'm glad I chose card as it really does seem to protect the foam well and holds it all in place snugly. Because the saurus models are so fat, they actually stick quite a far bit out of the foam. The squidgy foam does a good job of cushioning them though, and compresses very well to fit them all in the case.

The pick and pluck is a bit difficult to remove and I had to get a knife in the end as I was afraid of ripping through the support bits of foam. Having said that, it is a lot better than the GW vehicle foam that just falls apart. As you can see from the photo the stegadons are a little too wide for the 50mm 'lanes' of pick and pluck but still fit due to the soft foam.

The card cases themselves seem rugged enough, but only time will tell if they can withstand as much as I hope. Card isn't usually the most lasting material in my experience, but I'm hoping to be pleasantly surprised. They don't seem to be easily torn, and the bag should keep them nice a dry.

Overall I'm very impressed with the build quality and design of the bag, a lot of thought has gone into making it really sturdy and secure. It's amazing how much stuff you can fit in the cases with a bit of planning - compared to my GW case. I have managed to fit in all my lizard models, plus plenty of room for expansion... and expansion there will be!

Darth Meer

1 comment:

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