Whether at home or on stage, I need two things: protection for my gear and being able to set things up fast. The Thon Effect Pedal Case offers both.
The case feels sturdy, in large part due to its weight (careful when moving it around, it can cause damage), but also because it's obvious that detail has been paid attention to, both during design and construction. All parts, fixed and moving, look and feel durable. It looks great and will probably look even better after some natural wear.
When on stage, dead time between bands usually needs to be as little as possible. When at home, every minute that goes towards setting up gear is a minute lost from practice. This case is easy to open (place on the floor and unhinge) and a bit more difficult to shut (align the rims to each other, then align the hinges to the slots), but it only takes seconds to do either so, when time is of essence, this pedal case delivers.
When open, the flat, black, carpet-like bottom surface is just serene. There's enough headroom inside to fit a wah-wah, as well as even taller pedals.
My wah-wah pedal sits near the middle of the board and I like to step on it with all my weight every now and then. That can't be done anymore. Maybe it could with an extra pair of feet at the centre, but it's not a big deal.
The package contained two adhesive stripes of hook-and-loop tape (both hook side), which, although I'm using at the moment, I'm not confident they hold up very securely on either side.
If I ever outgrow this case, I'll probably go for the bigger one.
Thomann's delivery was, as always, perfect.