Traveling with freediving equipment and protecting it during transit can be cumbersome, especially with delicate materials such as fiberglass and carbon fiber.
To that end, Molchanovs has unveiled the Hard Case, a new 100-liter (26-gallon) case designed for multiple pieces of freediving equipment, including a monofin.
The new hard-shell case can house a monofin, a pair of bifins, a wetsuit, and other freediving accessories, all in one place. The Hard Case can also be used for finswimming equipment, mermaid tails, and any other equipment for water activities. The case features a telescoping handle, four premium 360° spinner wheels, and an interior compression system for easy transit, whether a freediver is taking a weekend trip to a nearby town or flying internationally for their next adventure.
While Molchanovs already provides the community with functional soft and semihard bags for freediving equipment, a truly hard case on four wheels that can fit a monofin, a pair of bifins, and multiple wetsuits, along with every other piece of gear, didn’t exist until now.
Molchanovs identified this particular issue, especially with traveling freediving athletes and monofin enthusiasts, and decided to come up with a solution: While lightweight bags are excellent for transporting equipment directly to a dive site, the Hard Case provides the protection a freediver needs for longer periods of transit with the added comfort of four wheels.
World Record Freediver and Molchanovs co-founder Alexey Molchanov said:
“I travel a lot with my monofin. My students, friends, and dive buddies frequently asked me for something on wheels for their own monofins, something convenient, so their requests fuelled this project. This is how we do things; we look at what freedivers really need and we make it. I’m really proud of this product.”
The Hard Case sports a hard shell in blue or black that can be checked as baggage on flights, and is now available for purchase. It measures 70x20x71cm (27.6×7.9x28in) and weighs 5.6kg (11lbs). It retails for 380 Euros (~US$450).
For more info, go to molchanovs.com or check out the video below.