Maximum protection and ease of use are crucial when it comes to selecting a spotting scope case. The Kite Skua case for the Swarovski ATX modular objective scope body provides exactly that. A waterproof neoprene case fits securely around the body for protection while transporting and offers quick access to scope functions in the field.
Excellent Field Case
Donner from Northern California
Looking for more rugged field protection against water,dust and bumps for the ATX scope than the stock offerings, I came across the Kite Skua cases, a product of the U.K. Not having more than the brief online info, I contacted an E.O. staff member, who was extremely helpful with questions about the features and fit of the objective and eyepiece cases. He took the time to try them on an ATX angled eyepiece and 95 mm objective and quickly followed up with a return phone call along with my order for the 95 and 65mm objective and eyepiece cases.
Using them in the field, I've been impressed with their protection and ease of use. They fit snugly and the neoprene is thick enough for further protection to an already armored scope body. Extra neoprene layers provide padding for the optics at the front of the objective and top of the eyepiece cases. Both eyepiece and 95mm cases total a little over eight ounces.
User access is fast. Unzip the objective case, fold back the covering (which can be used to store the objective cap)over the zoom/focusing rings, and remove the top portion of the eyepiece case (snug enough to securely hold the standard eyepiece cover). The DRSM adapter (for the TLS Apo) will fit inside the Kite Skua eyepiece cover to facilitate digiscoping. The neoprene material minimizes noise.
Minor quibbles. Padding for the carry strap could be wider for comfort, especially for a 95mm scope w/photo adapter and scope rail attached. The strap is also rather long. It was replaced. In addition, for additional security, I reinforced the area, where the D-rings are held in place to the cases, by sewing some additional strap material to the neoprene to further assure that the weight of my outfit does not pose a potential future issue.