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Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope

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  • A best seller with rave reviews
  • Meade-brand hard-sided telescope case
  • Custom foam interior holds telescope and accessories
  • Designed for use with Meade's ETX-80 telescopes
  • Perfect for storage and travel to your favorite dark site
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Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope
 
4.3

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good padding (24)
  • Strong construction (15)
  • Strong handles (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (16)
    • Travel (12)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (23)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A must have

    A must have for the Meade EXT-80AT scope. The best viewing is often away from town and the scope travels best in a padded carry case like this one. There is a bit ...Read complete review

    A must have for the Meade EXT-80AT scope. The best viewing is often away from town and the scope travels best in a padded carry case like this one. There is a bit of room to store the eye pieces but little more room for extras like a laser pointer, spare batteries for the scope, or red lens flash light would be welcomed.

    The case's walls are a bit thin so if on a camping trip with a packed trunk the telescope needs to be on top.

    The scope needs to be focused with the lens retracked to shorten the tube enough that it will fit. If you find that you can't fit the scope in spin the focus enough to shorten the tube.

    A must have to protect your fragile scope

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Dissapointed at best.

    Although this case offers a fairly good 'fit' for the ETX80 I am very disappointed with the construction quality.

    Upon my FIRST use of the item the molding on the lower ...Read complete review

    Although this case offers a fairly good 'fit' for the ETX80 I am very disappointed with the construction quality.

    Upon my FIRST use of the item the molding on the lower back seam snapped off. I was not exerting undue pressure nor did I drop or bang the case.

    The case contained only the ETX80 and eye pieces all snug in their respective locations. When I lifted the case from the trunk of my car the rear molding strip 'skipped' against a tripod that was in the car. The molding snapped off quickly and the seam of the case pushed open.

    This incident is proof enough to me that that case would not withstand even a slight drop or bang to a hard surface.

    I now have to repair and reinforce the case - which is not something one should have to do with a "protective" case. I do not think a protective case should be this delicate.

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    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Good Case for Meade 80mm scope

    By Stanley K

    from ROSE,OK

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Padding

    Cons

    • But Modifiyable
    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy
    • Astrophotography

    Comments about Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope:

    The case is fine and all was in order.. But don't put this case through the gorilla test... Had to modify the foam a little. The scope is about and inch longer then the cut out in the foam. Real snug fit. All and all I would recommend this to a friend.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    YES !! Fits ETX 90-AT scopes

    By Malvina

    from NYC NY

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Good Padding
    • Strong Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope:

      The question was : Whether this case fits Meade ETX 90-AT scopes ??!! Not a single dealer mentions that on the web !!
      1. Well, the answer is : Yes, it fits ETX90-AT perfectly !! , even better than ETX- 80 refractor scopes, because on ETX-80 U have to retract front tube to fit it in the case.
      With ETX 90-AT U have plenty room left. Just remove one "precut" removable foam layer in the middle of the case bottom, U still have more than enough foam layer on the bottom for protection.
      2. If U cut out a little bit of foam for Dot FInder ( see picture ) , U even don`t have to remove Dot Finder for storing scope in the case.
      3. Case is unusually good looking ( I got silver version ). Strong enough & light. I so like it, i ordered the second one for Celestron Mac 90 scope. Actually, U can use it for EyePieces as well , especially for 2inch EP, Flashlights and , u name it, any accessories which u can fit vertically , U just need some custom/pluck foam ...
      Overall , it`s perfect wondrously made case. I just love it...

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Good but a pricey investment...

      By Natarajan Ganesan

      from Arlington, VA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Padding
      • Must-have

      Cons

      • Rip-off

      Best Uses

      • Travel

      Comments about Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope:

      Though the product is a must-have, the price is a rip-off. If you are a do-it-yourself person, you can make one by yourself with a bot of an effort. Also, I didn't know the box came in two forms. I got the one with a non-metallic finish (unlike the one advertised on this site). I guess both should be qualitatively the same.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I had to order this separately since my telescope came as a gift.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      1.0

      Poor packaging equals damaged product

      By btmj

      from Ohio

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope:

            Product arrived dented due to being shipped in box the same size as case...only wrapped in some plastic

            Returned for refund and reordered....New order never arrived...turns out was lost

            Reordered and arrived dented again due to same poor packaging...

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Just what i needed

            By paula

            from wichita, ks

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Good Padding

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope:

              Just what we needed to transport the telescope and protect it.

              Service and delivery comments:

              excellent, quick delivery on time

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes

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              Q: "What is the shipping weight for this product?"
              A: The Meade Hard Case for ETX 80 telescopes has a shipping weight of 10 pounds.
              Q: "What are the cases dimensions?
              A: The dimensions of the case is 18.75" x 16.5" x 8.25"
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