Pod style opening. They unzip all the way around the lid at the top and also down the length of the case for easy entry & exit of drum. Carry handle & padded ruck sack straps fitted as standard. 7" x 10" x 2" outer pocket for accessories. The sizes shown above refer to the head size of the djembe, the internal dimensions take into account the circumference of the belly of the conga and all fixtures & fittings.