I have a pro-tec case now for my tenor and have worried about the same thing in the past. From what I have seen, there is no reason to believe that the BAM trekking cases will be any more or less protective. It is virtually the same design and construction. Of course the Pro-tec cases are not going to protect as well as an ATA style case or even a solid hard plastic case like a Walt Johnson. I do think however that they are fine for everday usage. I wouldn't put it on a plan or drop it from a high place, but for carrying it from point to point you should be fine.