Savior Equipment is a firearm case brand that I first stumbled across while at Shot Show this past January. I was immediately impressed with the design elements of the cases and their impressive build quality and function. A few months ago, I was able to get my hands on a couple of Savior Equipment cases and found them to be as good as my first impression implied. In fact, those first Savior Equipment cases I reviewed have become my new go-to rifle cases, and I’ve used them multiple times now in the field.
About a week ago, a rep from Savior Equipment reached out and asked if I’d give them some feedback on one of their newest releases, a case they’ve named the “33-inch Pro Touring Single Rifle Case,” also called the “Pro Touring.”
As with some of their other specialty cases – like the Ultimate Guitar Case – this newest offering by Savior Equipment embodies the phrase “hidden in plain sight.” This case is modeled after a traditional 12-racket tennis racket case and doesn’t garner any extra attention from the casual observer. Savior states the purpose of the bag’s design is for the user to maintain a “low profile in public.” I’m sure some wonder why carrying a weapon in a traditional case would be an issue, but for readers who live in an apartment complex or those who have that one nosey neighbor, being able to transport a rifle from residence to vehicle without drawing unwanted attention is key. Beyond that, if for some reason you have no choice but to briefly leave your weapon in your vehicle (which literally nobody recommends), I’d bet dollars to donuts that thieves are much more likely to ignore tennis racket cases than they are traditional gun cases.
Keeping in alignment with all other Savior Equipment cases I’ve reviewed, this newest case came well-packed in a sturdy box. As with their other boxes, the box the Pro Touring case arrived in had a hidden Easter egg printed inside of the box. It’s a thoughtful touch and a good secondary use for all that cardboard before it hits the trash (or the recycling bin; I get it).
The Pro Touring Single Rifle Case is decked out in what Savior Equipment calls a “highly weather-resistant” 1680D Ballistic Nylon, and it keeps the items within safe using a compressed EVA shell filled with foam padding. As a rugged bag, the Pro Touring case also features the following items:
- 72TPI 600D Polyester Interior Fabric
- YKK® RC Zippers
- Duraflex® UTX Buckles & Trim
- Loop LCM Panel
- Knitted Elastic Bands
- Double-Stitched Seams
- Hook & Loop Fasteners
- Morale Patch Panel
Additionally, the YKK® zippered compartments are lockable via an external lock/cable (not included).
Once unpacked, I found the case had two main zippered openings (one on each side of the case) in addition to multiple internal zippered mesh compartments (one of which is expandable) that would be good for storing extra hearing protection, cleaning kit items, ammunition, etc. One bonus I wasn’t expecting was the large Ziploc-esque bag with 10 velcro straps and holders that add up to roughly $100 worth of accessories when purchased separately. I thought including those was a great touch.
I tested the fitment of my trusty AR-15 in the case, and it fits without issue. Because my AR-15 contains a traditionally-sized barrel (16″), I had to break mine down into the upper and lower for it to fit. Since the hook and loop lockdown straps can be repositioned anywhere within the case, I had no problem hooking them where they best fit my particular rifle setup. I was actually able to secure both the upper and lower on one side of the case, which allowed for even more space for accessories in the other cavernous opening. Having positionable straps was another nice touch. Since essentially no two AR’s have the same customizations, it was wise for Savior Equipment to allow for simple adjustment of the hook and loop straps.
A rifle is not the only item that will fit this new case, though. In addition to my AR, I put my shooting headphones, a couple of boxes of ammo, a tourniquet, and a few magazines (both pistol and rifle), and I filled up the included battery holder pouch with some spare SureFire batteries that power my EOTech…and I had room to spare.
The last piece of this new case I’ll discuss is how you get it from point “A” to point “B.” In other words, how do you carry this thing around?
I’m happy to say that this case includes backpack straps as a carry option, similar to other Savior Equipment cases. Also, like other Savior cases I’ve tested, the backpack straps are thick and well-padded, making for an enjoyable carry experience. If carrying the case on your back doesn’t sound appealing, then you can also carry it via the two thick carry straps on its side. Another great feature of the case is that the backpack straps are completely removable if a more seamless look is what you prefer.
Savior Equipment has hit another home run with this case. I absolutely love companies that make functional items that can be hidden in plain sight, and this case fits the bill with perfection. If you are looking for a new gun case that is as functional as it is aesthetically pleasing, then give this case a second look.
Even when considering the beautiful aesthetics and the functionality of their cases, the company’s best feature of all may be that all Savior Equipment products are covered by a LIFETIME WARRANTY that covers defective materials and faulty workmanship. They are a company that stands behind their products, and it’s easy to see why. I’ve yet to be disappointed in any way with a Savior Equipment product. The Pro Touring Case is just another in a long line of great cases from Savior Equipment and is a case that I highly recommend for anyone in the market for a new rifle case.