This bag makes the SCT easy to carry and protects against dust. It is not a hard case, and has minimal padding, so it is not good against bumps.
Ordered the Pacific Design case for a 9.25” SCT by mistake. OPT sent out the correct case for the 8” right away and issued a refund right away. Great customer service.
I bought this for an Astro Tech 8 RC. The scope barely fit with the focuser attached to the rear. I sure it would easily fit an 8 meade or celestron. The Pouch is nice for carrying the extra attachments.