When it comes to traveling, there is nothing that can substitute those sturdy portable storage cases to protect your belongings. But there are some points that you need to remember when you buy the cases, because otherwise you might end up wasting money or buying something heavy; and while traveling, something heavy is the last thing you want to carry around.
While packing your objects in travel cases, you might have thought of using foam - the usual foam lining around the case to make sure your equipment is safe and does not break. This is a bad idea, however. While foam does keep your equipment from breaking, it will evidently also add to your container's cost and weight. This is something you surely will not want. Getting custom cases made with appropriate partitions particularly for your equipment, is a far better idea.
Using industrial shipping cases for carrying your equipment is also not quite a good idea as they are quite heavy. Think about using the much smaller graphics style cases. If you can correctly design the interiors of such a case to fit in your equipment nicely, you would be able to efficiently get rid of about ten to fifteen pounds of extra weight.
If you are a traveling musician or someone in the broadcast industry, you probably love your wooden cases and take them for traveling. However, this is another of those things that add to the weight you have to carry around. All the small enough equipment should be strictly packed into molded plastic cases. This would give you the same protection as your beloved wood cases, but also do away with all the extra weight.
Traveling salespeople face another problem. They have quite a habit of carrying around all of their product line in every trip, whether necessary or not. If you get made an arrangement of removable trays, you will probably be able to tailor the contents suitably for each trip and be able to make do with smaller cases.
Remember that while traveling you would be better off carrying lighter items for the ease of transport. Plan carefully and do away with all the extra weight. A little wise assessment will help you choose your best travel equipment cases.