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  • Started 2 months ago by jojoc
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    I don't travel a lot, but a few times a year I am gone for anywhere from few days to up to 10 days. I'm looking for suggestions for an affordable way to pack 4 - 6 pipes.
    My criteria:
    1. it needs to be compact enough to fit within my computer bag
    2. provide some protection for the pipes and hold them in place so they are not bumping around
    3. help contain the smell
    4. look good enough so that I wont get laughed into shame using it
    5. affordable

    Thank you in advance and I appreciate the suggestions.

    jojoc

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    This is what I use and throw in a couple of cobs.

    Pipe Case Link

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    I use this for when I'm gone longer than a couple of days:
    [url=https://www.smokingpipes.com/accessories/smokingpipes-gear/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=305834][/url]

    It holds enough and is slim enough to fit in a satchel. If you want to carry more than 4 pipes at once, I think you'll need to invest in a pipe BAG.

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    Wish I hadn’t seen that Spartacus. I use a smallish leather Toiletry bag for about $40 jojoc
    It holds 6 four oz jars, or 4 jars and 2 pipes + accessories. It’s 3” or less thick so it might fit in a computer bag.
    I pack the pipes in thick velvet or leather socks for protection.

    Only now I’m thinking about that bison roll bag dang it

    Goo Goo g’joob
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    IMHO, there is not an all encompassing system. You will end up needing different cases and bags for different events. I have lots of cases, from 2-pipe to 4-pipe and I also have a few different bags, from 4-pipe to 8-pipe. I use them all but for different reasons.

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    1. it needs to be compact enough to fit within my computer bag

    Now that is a requirement I understand well. In this specific instance, look for a compact 2-pipe hard shell case. Many people here know that I love the Castello Opera 44 pipes, but few know that one of the main reasons I love them is because the oval shaped stummel allows for very easy packing in hard shell cases that then fit perfectly in my briefcase and overnight travel bag.

    Here is an example of my 2-pipe workhorse setup for daily use and overnight travel. This case is no longer available from Claudio Albieri, but similar style cases are available, for example: https://www.smokingpipes.com/accessories/pipe%20accessories/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=286433 and for less money (but with the Rossi logo): https://www.smokingpipes.com/accessories/pipe%20accessories/moreinfo.cfm?product_id=197242.

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    These hard shell foam cases (marketed to the glass pipe crowd) hold 5-6 pipes and fits in carry-on briefcase (with laptop, etc.). I have all manner of other cases, up to a pricey Smokin Holsters case, but this one is my go-to for air travel. $20 or so on Ebay. I have a red and Pink one my wife loves to laugh at - but it is definitely not getting missplaced/forgotten at the TSA etc. The TSA never gives this second glance.


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    I use a SCooSA - the Self Contained "oot the hoose" Smoking Attache. Two or Four pipe available in Black, Tan, or Cordavan leather. Gasketed, food safe, stainless steel tins hold 1oz of tobacco. Food safe, removable, flexible, UHMW PE cutting board for working plugs and flakes. Pipe rest. Accessory tray. Ashtray with cork knocker.

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    here's a small pack I do

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    and here's a large pack, those are both really big pipes too, One's a 7.5" Canadian, and the other is a Ser Jacobo maxima maxima

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    I would quibble with NPod that the SCooSA is an "all encompassing system" - but having followed his posts here for a year and having met him while he was buying pipes at the Chicago show - I think I am stocking my travel case from a collection of pipes and tobaccos that is maybe 2-5% of his. So it's not really apples to apples.

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    Kind of loving those hard cases. Might have to get over feeling the need to carry jars

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    There is a large selection of pipe bags, but I think most of them are overpriced. So I use a simple bigger dressing case - my wife got is as a promotional gift for free by nivea - and it serves well for many years now. Not fancy, but I really don't care. I can put 5 pipes in it without any problem.

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    smell proof with adjustable dividers here

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    @alexnc, just put any case into a thicker plastic bag, knot it and you have a smell proof bag. If I put it among clothes, this is my "trick".

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    There are many beautiful leather (or other material like canvas) pouches that look fabulous and do the job. However. The more beautiful they are, they more they tempt theft. People might like your pipes, but what they are really after are the handguns they visualize inside that handsome leather case. For that reason, I choose a nylon toilet kit, that makes a thief think he'll only get my deodorant and dental floss. Also, I don't take the treasures of my rotation, though I dearly love the cobs and work horse briars I do take along. Your call. I want to be cagey in this context.

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    Thanks guys! This gives me some good ideas.
    I have been tempted in the past with some of the leather pipe rolls - I really like the look, but I don't like the price, and I question really how functional it would be. Seems that they are a bit bulky once rolled up with a couple pipes in them.

    npod - that is a nice setup. Really like the look of that bag and the hard case seems like a good fit for me needs.

    ssjones - your case looks perfect for the longer trips. I'm not too worried about the pipe accessories, I just want a compact way to pack and protect my pipes in travel.

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    These hard shell foam cases (marketed to the glass pipe crowd) hold 5-6 pipes and fits in carry-on briefcase (with laptop, etc.). I have all manner of other cases, up to a pricey Smokin Holsters case, but this one is my go-to for air travel. $20 or so on Ebay.

    Al, those are great cases! Thanks for sharing. They are similar to what I was showing, but at $20, that is a great option for pipe case for briefcase. What is the name of those cases? Do you have a link?

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    I found a leather (or leather-ish) Dopp kit in a luggage store for $15. Holds 3 pipes, all my tools and some tobacco. Stylish enough to carry anywhere.

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    I have one of the Northwest Gentlemen pipe rolls as well and I love mine. I carry my Ardor and a Savinelli in it most times. They go with me everywhere in it.

    "If you can't send money, send tobacco." - George Washington

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Some of you have asked me about the hardshell EVA foam cases I use. I can't find that larger size on Ebay any more, which is odd. I did google EVA Hard Shell case, and got this list:

    https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=EVA+hard+shell+carry+case&_sacat=0

    Some are aimed at gaming systems, but that might get you close to what is needed and the prices seem good. Drug paraphernalia cases are out there, but a bit more expensive. What I bought was definitely aimed at the glass pipe/herb crowd....

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    Don't overlook you can put two or three pipes in a shoe (4-6 per pair) for safety while traveling. The shoe smell ghost is easily exorcised. (And the shoe smells better!)

    I know that you believe you understood what you think I said, but I'm not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.
    Posted 1 month ago #
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    Thanks Al

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    And also remember that Xikar cigar hard cases make excellent cases. I have used the 10 and 15 cases shown below with great results. They are what use when on fishing trips because of the water seal.

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    npod - Didn't think about the cigar case. I have a 10 count case. Looks like I might be able to fit 3 pipes in there.

    I also found this that is similar to the one Al posted:
    EVA Gun Case

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    I bought this little leather bag to hold two pipes, pouch of tobacco, cleaners, lighter and tamper. I load it with two cobs and a pouch of Granger and it lives in the glove box of my car. For $12.99 it is a bargain and looks very nice.
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