I got this case specifically for travel - I have an investment uke and was nervous about any bumping the case could get in the overhead bin on my flight. So far, so good as interior of case is nicely padded (but I make sure no one puts anything on top of my case!) I also needed a lightweight, padded, back-pack-style-case & this one is great for schlepping around the airport. The well-padded handle is comfy too. Very satisfied w my purchase.