Telescopes and Telescope Accessories from Celestron, Meade, iOptron, Zhumell and More at Telescopes.com
1-800-303-5873
GUEST#   0
Telescopes Super Sale

Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope

Item# MEAD023
 
4.5

(40 Ratings)

Customer Q & A
Details & Dimensions
Guarantee & Returns

What's Included?

Telescope case

Description

Protect your investment with the Meade Hard Case for ETX 80, which provides secure portability of ETX Astro telescope models in the field.  The custom foam interior cushions have been pre-cut to match the specifications of Meade's ETX-80 telescope, with additional cutouts to secure the eyepieces and other accessories. There are two latches and a folding handle. This locking, hard-sided case provides both safe storage at home and the security you need while traveling.

 

Originally founded in 1972 as a small start-up, Meade Instruments Corporation is a world leader in both the design and manufacturing of telescopes for amateur astronomers. Meade combines innovation, technological advances, and a commitment to customer satisfaction, product quality, and value. This case comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty.

Supplier Sku:
07385

Dimensions & Specifications

Warranty

1 Year

Brand

Meade

Telescope Accessories Series

Meade Telescope Cases

Zhumell Eyepiece Carry Bag
$59.98
Zhumell Eyepiece Carry Bag
Celestron Case for NexStar 8SE and 9/11 Inch OTA's
$349.95
Celestron Case for NexStar 8SE and 9/11 Inch OTA's
Celestron Case for NexStar 4/5/6 and 8 Inch OTA's
$219.95
Celestron Case for NexStar 4/5/6 and 8 Inch OTA's
Nanuk 940 Waterproof Hard Case
from $159.98
Nanuk 940 Waterproof Hard Case
Nanuk 920 Waterproof Hard Case
from $95.59
Nanuk 920 Waterproof Hard Case

The Perfect Accessories

Customer Reviews

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope
 
4.3

(based on 40 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good padding (24)
  • Strong construction (15)
  • Strong handles (10)
  • Easy to use (9)
  • Waterproof (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Astronomy (17)
    • Travel (13)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (24)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A must have

    A must have for the Meade EXT-80AT scope. The best viewing is often away from town and the scope travels best in a padded carry case like this one. There is a bit...Read complete review

    A must have for the Meade EXT-80AT scope. The best viewing is often away from town and the scope travels best in a padded carry case like this one. There is a bit of room to store the eye pieces but little more room for extras like a laser pointer, spare batteries for the scope, or red lens flash light would be welcomed.

    The case's walls are a bit thin so if on a camping trip with a packed trunk the telescope needs to be on top.

    The scope needs to be focused with the lens retracked to shorten the tube enough that it will fit. If you find that you can't fit the scope in spin the focus enough to shorten the tube.

    A must have to protect your fragile scope

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Dissapointed at best.

    Although this case offers a fairly good 'fit' for the ETX80 I am very disappointed with the construction quality.

    Upon my FIRST use of the item the molding on the lower...Read complete review

    Although this case offers a fairly good 'fit' for the ETX80 I am very disappointed with the construction quality.

    Upon my FIRST use of the item the molding on the lower back seam snapped off. I was not exerting undue pressure nor did I drop or bang the case.

    The case contained only the ETX80 and eye pieces all snug in their respective locations. When I lifted the case from the trunk of my car the rear molding strip 'skipped' against a tripod that was in the car. The molding snapped off quickly and the seam of the case pushed open.

    This incident is proof enough to me that that case would not withstand even a slight drop or bang to a hard surface.

    I now have to repair and reinforce the case - which is not something one should have to do with a "protective" case. I do not think a protective case should be this delicate.

    Reviewed by 40 customers

    Sort by

    Displaying reviews 1-5

    Back to top

    Previous | Next »

     
    4.0

    A must have for any etx 80

    By Tony

    from Virginia Beach, VA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Travel

      Comments about Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope:

      Good tight fit, way better protection over the backpack version.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      Good Case for Meade 80mm scope

      By Stanley K

      from ROSE,OK

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Padding

      Cons

      • But Modifiyable
      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

      • Astronomy
      • Astrophotography

      Comments about Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope:

      The case is fine and all was in order.. But don't put this case through the gorilla test... Had to modify the foam a little. The scope is about and inch longer then the cut out in the foam. Real snug fit. All and all I would recommend this to a friend.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      YES !! Fits ETX 90-AT scopes

      By Malvina

      from NYC NY

      About Me Avid Adventurer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Padding
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope:

        The question was : Whether this case fits Meade ETX 90-AT scopes ??!! Not a single dealer mentions that on the web !!
        1. Well, the answer is : Yes, it fits ETX90-AT perfectly !! , even better than ETX- 80 refractor scopes, because on ETX-80 U have to retract front tube to fit it in the case.
        With ETX 90-AT U have plenty room left. Just remove one "precut" removable foam layer in the middle of the case bottom, U still have more than enough foam layer on the bottom for protection.
        2. If U cut out a little bit of foam for Dot FInder ( see picture ) , U even don`t have to remove Dot Finder for storing scope in the case.
        3. Case is unusually good looking ( I got silver version ). Strong enough & light. I so like it, i ordered the second one for Celestron Mac 90 scope. Actually, U can use it for EyePieces as well , especially for 2inch EP, Flashlights and , u name it, any accessories which u can fit vertically , U just need some custom/pluck foam ...
        Overall , it`s perfect wondrously made case. I just love it...

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Good but a pricey investment...

        By Natarajan Ganesan

        from Arlington, VA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Good Padding
        • Must-have

        Cons

        • Rip-off

        Best Uses

        • Travel

        Comments about Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope:

        Though the product is a must-have, the price is a rip-off. If you are a do-it-yourself person, you can make one by yourself with a bot of an effort. Also, I didn't know the box came in two forms. I got the one with a non-metallic finish (unlike the one advertised on this site). I guess both should be qualitatively the same.

        Service and delivery comments:

        I had to order this separately since my telescope came as a gift.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        1.0

        Poor packaging equals damaged product

        By btmj

        from Ohio

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Meade Hard Case for ETX-80 Telescope:

              Product arrived dented due to being shipped in box the same size as case...only wrapped in some plastic

              Returned for refund and reordered....New order never arrived...turns out was lost

              Reordered and arrived dented again due to same poor packaging...

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              Displaying reviews 1-5

              Back to top

              Previous | Next »

              Customer Q & A

              Q1: What is the shipping weight for this product?

              A: The Meade Hard Case for ETX 80 telescopes has a shipping weight of 10 pounds.

              Q2: What are the cases dimensions?

              A: The dimensions of the case is 18.75" x 16.5" x 8.25"

              Ask a Question  

              Don't see the answer you need? Ask a Product Expert! The answer will be emailed to you and then posted here.

              Satisfaction Guaranteed
              1-800-303-5873
              GUEST#   0
              Hayneedle, Inc., Internet Shopping, Omaha, NE
              Telescopes.com is a Hayneedle Inc. store. Copyright 2007 - 2014 , Hayneedle Inc., all rights reserved.