Just wrap every instrument in a fluffy towel and put it in the tub. Plenty of protection and it's not weight-prohibitive.
If you get one of the really big tubs (more easily found at Home Depot) then you can even store your hardware in it. I have a 40" tub that holds every snare stand, cymbal stand, etc that we need at contest. It's heavy as all hell, but a few bungee cords and a luggage rack make it easy to move around.
: I am looking for something to carry our small
: percussion accessories and hardware in for
: contest. Do you have suggestions for a good
: way to protect and get our equipment from
: here to yon?