Gator Cases are a shop favorite. Well made, durable, and on the affordable side of things to boot. Many a saxophone, bass guitar and mandolin has been wrapped safely and securely in a Gator case or bag. Here, Gator does their thing with an effect pedal tote.
The tote itself is heavy-duty nylon and features a similarly heavy-duty double-zip and Velcro front pocket. The board is a serious construction job, well built and well designed. There are mounting screws on the bottom to affix your favorite multi-tap power supply, and a routing space in the top. The board is upholstered with the ‘carpet’ side of a Velcro set, as it well should be.
The last – and my favorite – feature of this board is the carrying handle. There’s only one, it’s attached to the board, and it peeks out of the tote so your weight is supported by the big heavy part and not by a nylon bag (which, heavy-duty or not, can only take so much weight before it gives).
This is a well-engineered piece of equipment and, despite being literally designed to get stepped on, is in great shape.