I might actually be playing gigs fairly soon on upright bass so my bass will need to leave my comfortable apartment for the first time. There are many options out there so I'd like to get some recommendations and feedback before spending 200€+ on a solution. First up, I'll be using public transport. I know it'll be a pain for me and for everyone who is travelling alongside me but that's just the way it is. So not only do I need to carry/roll the bass for some distances but I also need it to be able to stand on its own or only require minimal support from me ideally. My options include the bass buggy, but my teacher has advised me against getting it since he thinks it's too expensive and clunky wheras an endpin wheel works just fine and can be stashed in the gigbag if not needed. He has used it for years and it hasn't caused him any issues so far. That said an endpin wheel will be tricky and annoying on the subway/train or on the bus. I assume you'd remove it before you enter and just hold the bass during transport? Then leave with the bass and put on the wheel again? The last option I've found is this gigbag from GEWA for just over 200€ with included wheels. https://gewabags.com/product/24512/gewa-double-bass-gig-bag-prestige.html They seem like the kind of wheels you have on large suitcases or other luggage items. It also claims that it is reinforced along the enpin and the scroll but I couldn't find any pictures from the inside of the gigbag. This seems like a really nice all in one solution for me but I'd like to hear from people who have used it or gigbags/cases like it before. Thanks in advance for your feedback.