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    It sure looks a lot like another popular case brand....
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    This looks like a very classy case. And compared to the Airloom "Recurve", surely there must be functional benefits to this case. That said, on first impression, I still much prefer the look of the Recurve. In particular, the materials, textures, and color options of the Recurse are more appealing than the glossy and teal finish of the Tura.

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    Love that seafoam green case! Wish these had been out when I was buying a case to fly home with my Girouard a couple of years ago, I would've been all over one!

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    The 'Seafoam' model has a different latch. I'm a big fan of 'subway handles', or at least some way to hold it upright in a vertical position witch would require some 'feet' on the bottom end.
    They are about 5.5 lbs however and that's a big deal for me.
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    Default Re: Article: Northfield Airloom Tūra & Tūra DLX Cases Announced

    The black one looks much the same as my 198? Calton - except for the carbon fibre finish and the latches (how I hate those latches!).

    5.5lb doesn’t sound heavy to me. The Calton wighs in at 7lb 10oz.

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    Sure looks to be a Hoffee-inspired case with an Ikea-inspired name!

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    Default Re: Article: Northfield Airloom Tūra & Tūra DLX Cases Announced

    Quote Originally Posted by joh View Post
    This looks like a very classy case. And compared to the Airloom "Recurve", surely there must be functional benefits to this case. That said, on first impression, I still much prefer the look of the Recurve. In particular, the materials, textures, and color options of the Recurse are more appealing than the glossy and teal finish of the Tura.
    I have had two Recurve cases (still have one) and have a Tura DLX. It is MUCH tougher, stiffer lid, etc. The storage area in the DLX is also significantly bigger. The Recurve is a great lightweight case too, but this one combines the lightweight with a lot more protection.
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    I am wondering about the memory foam? Is it comparable to a Calton on the inside? I like the idea of a smaller and lighter case, but it would cost me money to sell a Calton and get one of these so I am wondering if it feels super solid. One of my gripes with the Recurve was that the padding felt kind of weak.

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    The Tura DLX looks fantastic... wish I could afford one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh Levine View Post
    I am wondering about the memory foam? Is it comparable to a Calton on the inside? I like the idea of a smaller and lighter case, but it would cost me money to sell a Calton and get one of these so I am wondering if it feels super solid. One of my gripes with the Recurve was that the padding felt kind of weak.
    It feels really solid to me. Being that I got the case on it's own it basically had not had a mandolin in it before other than any test fit they might have done. Took a little wedging it get my 4th Gen in there with the Tone Gard and armrest attached. Now it has some small indentions there and fits much more smoothly, but it is a very snug and secure feeling fit.
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