I looked for hard cases for tripod and slider travel for a long time. There's lots of well-built, sturdy cases for sale - at a big cost. I ended up purchasing a hard case for golf club travel...for $10 at a yard sale. It's awesome, fits my Vinten 10 in it's Portabrace soft case and I pack light stands and slider in their soft cases around it. And it locks. Have had no trouble with airlines...some even give us "golfers" a break on checked baggage.